The Boston Celtics’ 81st regular season game was supposed to be against the Indiana Pacers. What would have been Boston’s last regular season home game has been cancelled by the NBA, due to the bomb explosions at the Boston Marathon. This means both the Pacers and Celtics will finish with 81 regular season games. This game will not be rescheduled as the Celtics (7th) and Pacers (3rd) are locked into their seed.
The Celtics also released a statement on the cancellation of Tuesday’s game:
Out of respect to all those who have been impacted by the tragic events today in Boston, including members of the extended Celtics family, the Boston Celtics and the NBA have decided to cancel the game scheduled for Tuesday April 16 between the Boston Celtics and the Indiana Pacers.
The game will not be rescheduled. Instructions for any fans holding tickets to the game will be provided on Celtics.com after 3 p.m. tomorrow.
Our sincere sympathies go out to all those affected by this senseless tragedy. The entire Celtics organization would like to acknowledge the heroic efforts of the brave civilian, police, fire and medical personnel responding today in the City of Boston. - Chris Forsberg (Celtics reporter, ESPNboston.com)
The Celtics game against Toronto will still go ahead as planned, but it is not known when the team will fly out. Thoughts are with those affected by the bombings.
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