The NBA has just announced the decision to cancel the Celtics-Pacers game Tuesday night in TD Garden due to the tragic bombings today at The Boston Marathon. Given the fact both teams are locked into the 7th and 3rd seeds respectively, the game will not be made up, and both teams will conclude the regular season playing 81 games.
The Celtics will play their final game of the season as scheduled, Wednesday night in Toronto, against the Raptors. Based on today’s events, the cancellation was definitely the right decision by the NBA and I applaud them for it.
On a personal level, since we’ve had readers reach out to us, I want to say the CelticsHub crew based in Boston (myself and Brendan) is safe. I was out watching the Boston Marathon today, like many residents in the city of Boston, and I was a couple miles from the finish line when this tragedy unfolded. Speaking as a lifelong resident of the Boston area, the outpouring of support today from everyone has been incredible and appreciated on such an awful day. The work done by first responders everywhere you look in Boston has been tremendous as well.
My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the thousands of people directly affected by this horrendous incident, and the same goes for the rest of the crew here at CH.
Official statement from the NBA, after the jump
The National Basketball Association game scheduled for Tuesday, April 16 between the Indiana Pacers and the Boston Celtics at TD Garden has been canceled. The game will not be rescheduled.
The NBA expresses its sympathy to all those affected by the tragedy in Boston earlier today.