Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/16/13
On Monday at around 6 p.m., the Boston Celtics announced than their Tuesday home game against the Indianapolis Pacers would be cancelled. While no one is questioning that it was the right decision, it’s also lead to a unique NBA scheduling quirk. According to STATS, the fact that the game is being cancelled — rather than postponed — marks the first time in NBA history that all the league’s teams won’t play the same number of games. While all other teams will play 82 games this season, the Celitcs and Pacers will only play 81. Both of the squads have clinched their playoff seed — No. 3 and No. 7, respectively — and can’t rise or drop, making the game all but irrelevant. The game was supposed to be the last regular season contest at TD Garden, however, so now Game 3 of the Celtics’ Round 1 playoff matchup against the Knicks will be the next time the team plays at home. The next time any team plays at TD Garden is scheduled for Wednesday, as the Bruins host the Sabres. Photo via Facebook/TD Garden

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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