The Celtics’ Game 7 win to advance to the NBA Finals brought joy to people in Boston and around the country.
Perhaps no one was happier though than Nia Long. The legendary actress is the wife of Celtics coach Ime Udoka.
Long sent out a tweet not long after the game ended, writing “Yes!!!” with a video of her dancing in celebration.
She didn’t make the trip to Florida for Game 7, but that didn’t stop her from celebrating in the aftermath:
Udoka has taken the Boston Celtics to the NBA finals for the first time in 12 years as they overcame a determined Miami Heat 100-96 in game-seven win.
Udoka was a player on the Nigerian national team. At the 2006 FIBA World Championships, Udoka led Nigeria in scoring, assists, and steals. He also played for Nigeria in the 2005 and 2011 FIBA Africa Championships, winning a bronze medal in both tournaments.