Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 4/17/13
While the tragic events that took place at the Boston Marathon are still fresh in their minds, the Boston Celtics will try to shift their attention back to the court. In its final tuneup before the playoffs, visiting Boston goes for a four-game season sweep of the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. The Celtics (41-39) will only play 81 games this season after Tuesday's matchup against Indiana was canceled in response to the Boston Marathon bombings. "Out of respect to all of the people who were affected by this, the families, we felt like it's just not circumstances we wanted to play under and felt it would be the best way for us as an organization to show our respects to all of the people who are impacted by this," team president Rich Gotham told the Celtics' official website. "I just think it was more of an emotional decision to try to do what's right and respect the families and understand that people might not want to be out." With Indiana and Boston locked into the Easter...
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