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In light of Monday afternoon’s tragic events at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the NBA has decided to cancel the Celtics final home game against the Indiana Pacers
Tuesday’s scheduled game did not not carry any playoff implications. Indiana, which is currently in third place in the Eastern Conference, cannot catch the second seeded Knicks, and cannot be caught by the Nets by virtue of a tiebreaker. Boston clinched the seventh seed on Saturday night with a win over Orlando, and they are unable to catch the sixth seeded Bulls because Chicago holds a tie-breaker.
Both teams will finish the season with 81 games played, and the Celtics will take on the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs.
The Celtics released the following statement:
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.
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If it's worth anything: Kevin Garnett is standing as still as a statue in the middle of the practice floor, staring up at the banners.
— Greg Payne (@GregPayne_ESPN) April 16, 2013
The Celtics official twitter account relayed some comments from Celtics president Rich Gotham on the cancellation of tonight's game. In light of the events of yesterday, I think everyone can...
Before we get to the upcoming playoff series with the Knicks, let’s address the roster situation for the final two regular season games – Tuesday vs Indiana and Wednesday at Toronto. According to ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg:
* PIERCE (ILLNESS) SITS OUT: Celtics captain Paul Pierce is battling a stomach bug and was told to stay home from practice on Monday. He’s still expected...
With the playoffs quickly approaching and the Celtics seeding set in stone, there really is no reason to play their key guys other than get a rhythm going heading into the playoffs. That especially goes for the veterans.
The 35-year old Jason Terry for one missed the last game against Orlando. Apparently he could miss more than that with some "bothersome" legs.
An expected, but classy gesture. Win this one for Boston.
Celtics president Rich Gotham said they're working on commemorative patches. Would wear them Wednesday & in playoffs.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) April 16, 2013
I expect all of the Boston teams to give gutsy, emotional performances when the playoffs kick off. And for this kind of tragedy to happen to a city...
In light of the tragedy that occurred at the Boston Marathon today, the game scheduled to take place tomorrow night in Boston between the Celtics and Pacers has been cancelled.
RT @nbapr The April 16 game between the Pacers and Celtics at TD Garden has been canceled. The game will not be rescheduled.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 16, 2013
I'm not sure anyone would be...
Brandon and Nick are very excited to give you an extended Playoff Preview Show tonight with Mr. Sean Grande. Grande is the play-by-play voice of the Boston Celtics. He has been featured on NBATV, the NBA on TNT, his home is WEEI Radio - the radio home of the Boston Celtics. Grande, Gelso and B-Paul will be giving you a playoff preview of the Boston Celtics. We will be taking your...
At least JET's trash talk didn't come back to bite him in this game. The terrible Magic lived up to their reputation. I'm with Orlando fans on this one, though. I really wish he's just be quiet. We don't need to give teams any added motivation. They all hate the Celtics enough already as it is. It sure was good to get a convincing victory for once...
In a press release tonight, the Celtics announced that the NBA has canceled Tuesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers: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...
Yesterday, the unspeakable happened in Massachusetts when two explosives went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Whenever tragedy strikes, it impacts everyone and everything around it and helps in keeping thing in perspective. The Boston Celtics were […]
Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce, still hasn’t let go of the feelings of betrayal he felt was exhibited by former teammate and Miami Heat guard Ray Allen, when he took his beautiful jump shot to South Beach last summer.
According to a story via HoopsWorld, Pierce and Allen have yet to have a conversation, with the Celtics forward conceding that his feelings were hurt.
We are about 48 hours past one of the worst events to happen in our lifetime in the city of Boston. There are still many in shock from what happened, whether it is the disbelief that we were caught so off-guard, or unfortunately having a loved one who was involved in the attacks. The entire state feels as if it has a blanket of disbelief and sorrow hanging over its head.
Celtics beat-up on the Orlando Magic last night, 120-88. C’s are now resting up for “Fan Appreciation Night” at TD Garden on Tuesday. Tip-off for the final home game of the regular season is at 8pm EST. Boston wil play the Pacers, and no word yet on who Doc will play/rest.
Check out some pics & GIFs from last night’s win via HoopChina..
Donnie Walsh, 72, isn't sure he'll return as president of the Indiana Pacers next season.
Boston is a city almost without borders. People within 50 miles of the concrete monster we know as city hall can stake a rightful claim to being from Boston or “the Boston area.” And people from all over the world who root for our teams can feel a very special connection to the city.
Yet Boston is very small when compared to some of the other major cities in the world. New...