The serenade, however, was for Michael Beasley — not the 0-for-11 shooting Kristaps Porzingis.
Up was down and down was up Thursday at the Garden. Beasley continued his stunning rampage, hearing more chants across the fourth quarter. He came off the bench for a season-high 32 points — 28 in the second half — and 12 rebounds in 24 minutes to repel the mighty Celtics in a resounding statement and 102-93 triumph.
“It felt awesome,” Beasley said. “[The chant] was probably for KP. It’s nice to hear but I’m pretty sure it was for KP.’’