NBA cancels Celtics game after tragedy
by USA TODAY Sports, USA TODAY
In the wake of devastating explosions at the Boston Marathon, the NBA has canceled Tuesday’s game between the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers at Boston’s TD Garden.
The league expressed sympathy to the victims in a news release Monday night announcing the cancellation.
The game will not be made up, as the regular season ends Wednesday, when both teams play. The Pacers are locked in to the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference, while the Celtics have the No. 7 seed.
NBA spokesman Tim Frank said the league has not completely canceled a game and had a team play fewer than 82 games since switching to the 82-game season for the 1967-68 season.
The NHL’s Boston Bruins already had postponed their Monday night game at TD Garden.