|The game between the Celtics and Pacers was canceled and will not be rescheduled due to the tragedy |
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The NBA has canceled Tuesday's game between the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers after explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday. The game will not be rescheduled and neither team's playoff seeding will be affected by only playing 81 regular-season games.
The explosions at the Boston Marathon have left three dead and more than 140 injured as the detonations went off at 4:09:00 into the race. The Celtics are not the only team to be postponed as the Boston Bruins game against the Ottawa Senators Monday night was also canceled.
The Celtics released a statement following the decision:
"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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