"The way the game is officiated is basically a caste system. If this were India, Alonzo and Michael would be members of the Gandhi family and guys like me would be the peasants. Alonzo's bitter because he lost. But that's the way the NBA works for Michael and Alonzo. They get calls. Me and Joe Wolf don't."

--Steve Kerr, Chicago guard, after a non-call against Michael Jordan in the final seconds helped the Bulls beat Charlotte 85-84 and take the Eastern Conference first round series 3-1.

"It's perfect. I got to my seat and said,' This is awesome, there's a big yellow pole'. That's the best part, because you know you're in the old Boston Garden when you can't see."

--Joan Meissner, who paid $40 to a scalper for an obstructed-view seat, to (not) see the final Celtics game in the Boston Garden.

"This building is the best building in the history of basketball."


--Magic guard Anfernee Hard-away, after Orlando's 95-92 victory which eliminated Boston from the playoffs.

It was the final NBA game to be played at Boston Garden.