Game 4 is scheduled for Sunday, and could be the first time that the Garden is packed with fans.
Thompson got to experience Brooklyn fans in nearly full force in Saturday night’s Game 1 loss, with just over 14,000 fans – or 81 percent capacity of the Barclays Center – on hand for the first game of the series.
“It finally feels like a basketball game. I’m not going to lie to you guys – thank God I didn’t play in the bubble because I can’t play without fans, so that setup was terrible. It was fun being in the Barclays with all the fans in the arena, especially during the playoffs. I hope Governor sees how important having 75 percent of an arena can help. It gives us life. That’s what makes TD Garden so special, fans are so close and they have that energy that can kind of ignite our team.
“If our Governor is listening, and he’s got TNT and ESPN so he should be watching, it’s good to have fans in the arena,” he added.
“I remember battling against them and I loved playing the Garden because of how the fans are.