The triumphant return of (Brian) "Scal-a-brin-e"

Ah, memories...
Being one of the more dominant teams in the league from 2007-2010, the Celtics had more than their fair share of blowout victories at the TD Garden.  In addition to "Gino Time," there was another tradition that often occurred in these games: The "Scal-a-brin-e" chant.  As a fan favorite and one of the last players on the end of Boston's bench, the crowd would regularly demand the appearance of Brian Scalabrine in games the C's had well in hand.

Last night Scalabrine returned to the Garden floor as an assistant coach with Golden State (quick sidebar -- when Jordan Crawford checked in late in the 1st quarter for his first appearance back in Boston since being traded in January, the moment was met with dead silence.  I honestly think I may have been the only person in the building clapping).  There's not much to watch for from an assistant coach during the course of a game; the most excitement we got from Scal was seeing him walk out onto the court during timeouts.

With the seconds winding down at the end of the 3rd quarter, the Warriors were pummeling the Celtics by the score of 84-54.  It was time for Golden State to empty their bench, and the famous "Scal-a-brin-e" chant broke out once again among the longtime Garden faithful.  Unfortunately Scal did not rip off his suit (like Clark Kent becoming Superman) to reveal a jersey underneath and enter the game. 

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