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NBA cancels Tuesday night Celtics’ game in Boston in wake of marathon tragedy

Apr 15, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

Runners continue to run towards the finish line as an explosion erupts at the finish line of the Boston Marathon Reuters

This is simply the right thing to do.

The NBA has cancelled the Indiana Pacers visit to the TD Garden in Boston scheduled for Tuesday night in the wake of the terrible tragedy Monday at the Boston Marathon.

The game will not be replayed at a later date. This game will not impact the final standings in the East — the Celtics are locked in as the seven seed (and will face the Knicks in the first round). The Pacers are locked in as the three seed (they will face either the Bulls or Hawks).

Bombs set off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday killed two people — one an eight-year-old — and more than 100 people have been injured.

The thoughts of all of us at PBT are with the people of Boston and those who know people hurt in this horrific tragedy.

  1. mungman69 - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    The right move.

  2. sidneyz - Apr 15, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    I’m a Lakers season ticket holder and am always vigilant with my surroundings. It’s everyone’s responsibility to keep an eye out for suspicious behavior and unattended baggage of any sort. My prayers go out the the people of Boston who have been affected by this senseless cowardly act. Unfortunately this is the world we live in today and I’m sure the culprits will be found and brought to justice.

  3. eboneseagles - Apr 15, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    The right thing to do, just like when the knicks vs nets first game of the year got rescheduled due to Sandy.

  4. 13arod - Apr 15, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    can you just play the game in indina

    • eboneseagles - Apr 15, 2013 at 9:19 PM

      Why to risk injury in a pointless bench filled game in wake of a tragedy that’s shaken the nation? Fine idea.

  5. thenew013 - Apr 15, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    i dont understand humans. a few of them are okay but most of the species are greedy, corrupt, and violent.

  6. 1972wasalongtimeago - Apr 15, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Boston is a wonderful city. Spent many happy days on and around the corners of Exeter and Boylston. Will they ever learn that trying to hurt us only makes us stronger.

    Thoughts and prayers to all of our brothers and sisters from Boston, and all of our friends around the world who were in Boston today to celebrate the city through friendy athletic competition.

    Love That Dirty Water!

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - Apr 16, 2013 at 6:16 AM

      Who gave me thumbs down for this? I want names.

      • yuwannano - Apr 16, 2013 at 9:38 AM

        Probably someone from Philly! :)

      • cantonbound13 - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:37 PM

        Wasn’t me, even though you deserve it most of the time.

  7. dexteruk - Apr 16, 2013 at 3:42 AM

    sending all our love and prayers to our brothers and sisters in Boston. From all the celtics fans in the uk and ireland. As a nation that has had a lot of bombings you will get through this

  8. blazabull - Apr 16, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    Thoughts go out to all injured in the Boston Marathon blast. To show support, the TD arena should take all the money from advanced ticket sales for that canceled game and start a donation site for the victims.

  9. eugenesaxe - Apr 16, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    I doubt the NBA had any say in the matter. Can’t play a game when the rest of the city is a madhouse, roads are blocked, emergency people are tied up…

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