*Monica has been recruited to perform the national anthem at Game 3 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night in Boston, the league announced.

The R&B singer will belt the “Star Spangled Banner” at the Boston Garden before the hometown Celtics take on the Los Angeles Lakers. The teams are tied 1-1 in the best-of-seven series.

Monica released her fifth CD, the gold-selling “Still Standing,” in March. The lead single “Everything to Me,” which taps Chad Ochocinco for the video [watch below], was No. 1 on the R&B charts for seven weeks.