"It's great to see with everything going on this past year," said Donny Jones of Queens, New York, outside Madison Square Garden. "This is what we live for. This is what New York bleeds is blue and orange."
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this month that stadiums and arenas that can fit more than 10,000 people would be permitted to allow fans up to a 10% capacity, so long as the state Department of Health gives the green light.
In order to attend the game, fans had to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within the last 72 hours, keep masks on and maintain social distancing.
DONNY JONES: It's great to see with everything going on this past year, to finally be back at something that-- you know, it's crazy.
- To have something to root for.
DONNY JONES: Let's go, Knicks, baby.
- Getting back in the stadium, let's go.
DONNY JONES: This is what we live--
- I expect to see the Knicks play great. But as far as the atmosphere, I really don't know, because I've never experienced anything like this.
- Go, New York, go, New York, go!