Ersan Ilyasova Says Heat Arena Was ‘Half-Empty’ During Playoff Series vs. 76ers

Ersan Ilyasova Says Heat Arena Was ‘Half-Empty’ During Playoff Series vs. 76ers

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Philadelphia 76ers forward Ersan Ilyasova was not impressed with the crowds at AmericanAirlines Arena during his team’s first-round series against the Miami Heat.

“When we were in Miami … the gym was half-empty,” Ilyasova said when discussing the comparisons between the Boston crowds he is about to face, per Ian Begley of ESPN.com. “But when you go to Boston, you will feel it. Even in the regular season, you know when you play that team, the arena is full, and they’re really committed fans.”

The 76ers’ second-round series against the Boston Celtics begins Monday at TD Garden.

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