New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was impressed with the performance of Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving in Game 2 of the NBA first-round series against the Indiana Pacers. Brady shared a video of him watching the latter part of the Celtics’ 99-91 win over the Pacers to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven series.

Irving scored a game-high 37 points to go with six rebounds and seven assists.

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Brady, who was sporting a new haircut, was in the gym for his regular workout, but he took the time to watch the game where the Celtics recovered from an 11-point deficit at the start of the fourth period. In the video, Brady was heard saying “good game, that’s awesome,” “Go Celts,” and Let’s f****** go!”. Brady then posted the 13-second video on his Twitter account with the caption “I see you @KyrieIrving.”

Aside from Irving, Jayson Tatum was also instrumental in the Celtics’ win, scoring 26 points, including the go-ahead three-pointer and an assist to Gordon Hayward for a 94-91 lead.

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Tatum capped his performance with a thunderous dunk with a foul to boot from Bojan Bogdanovic. Hayward added 13 points off the bench for the Celtics, who will travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for Game 3 on Friday (April 19).

Several Patriots on hand to watch Celtics’ win

While Brady was absent, several Patriots players and head coach Bill Belichick were on hand to watch the Celtics’ Game 2 victory at TD Garden.

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Aside from Belichick, also present were Julian Edelman, Devin, and Jason McCourty and Duron Harmon. The crowd at TD Garden celebrated when the Patriots were spotted on the jumbotron. Brady skipped phase one of the Patriots’ voluntary workout because he wants to give more time to his family and to bulk up in preparation for their Super Bowl title defense.

Recently, the Patriots were also honored by the Boston Red Sox for winning their sixth Super Bowl title.

Several Patriots attended the Red Sox’s home opener at Fenway Park, and some of them threw ceremonial first pitches. Retired tight end Rob Gronkowski damaged the Lombardi Trophy when he used it to bunt a practice pitch by Edelman.

No coaching update yet for Patriots

The Patriots lost several coaches in the offseason, including defensive coordinator Brian Flores, who took the head-coaching job with the Miami Dolphins.

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The Patriots are also without and official cornerbacks coach, but the situation doesn’t concern cornerback Stephon Gilmore. "We got a lot of good players in the secondary. We all coach each other up. We all make each other better and we push each other,” said Gilmore, who expects Belichick to be more focused on running the defense in the 2019 season, with Flores now gone.

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