KJ, Hondo: Celtics stars, according to Mayor Menino

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June 7, 2012, 11:55 am
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(NECN) - The Boston Celtics are looking to advance to the NBA Finals as they head into Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Miami Heat.

Boston Mayor Tom Menino is among fans rooting for the Celtics in Thursday night's big game.

He may want to double check the team's roster before tip-off.

"There's a lot of heart in this team, let me just tell you," Menino said to reporters, "KJ is great but Hondo is really the inspiration. Hondo drives that team."

The mayor was, of course, referring to KG - Kevin Garnett - and Rajon Rondo.

"Hondo" would be Celtics legend John Havlicek.

After gaining media attention, Mayor Menino was a good sport about the blunder. He posted on Twitter: "You know it's championship season when I flub our athletes' names! Sorry KG & Rondo, it's kind of my thing- another Menino-ism! #GoCeltics".

KG, Rondo, and the rest of the curent Celtics players tip off Thursday night at 8:30 p.m.

Tune in at 7:30 p.m. to Comcast SportsNet for a special pre-game show.

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