BOSTON -- The Celtics payed tribute to Eddie House Tuesday night with a video montage of highlights from his two-plus seasons in Boston, culminating with the message, "Thanks for the memories, Eddie!"
House returned to Boston as a member of the New York Knicks after being traded to the Big Apple as part of a five-player swap last Thursday at the NBA trade deadline in exchange for Nate Robinson and Marcus Landry.
As the video played, fans gave House a standing ovation and began chanting his name, "Eddie! Eddie!" House initially didn't acknowledge the crowd until he checked into the game coming out of the timeout, and waved to the Garden faithful. His former teammates playfully joked with him as he came onto the court.
Nate Robinson made his Boston debut in the final minute of the first quarter. He, too, received a standing ovation from the crowd.
(Update: House reacts to the crowd's ovation in our postgame notes).