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Boston Marathon bombing victims honored at Celtics game (VIDEO)

Apr 17, 2014, 12:07 AM EDT

It was one year ago last Tuesday that the senseless tragedy of Boston Marathon bombing took place, an explosion that killed 3 people and wounded 264 more near the finish line of the race.

Wednesday night the Celtics honored some of the victims of that tragedy near center court.

Next Monday the race will be run again, because that is a resilient city filled with resilient people.

Boston Strong.

  1. RavenzGunnerz - Apr 17, 2014 at 12:42 AM

    Don’t like the celtics but boston fans are probably the best in the NBA. Teams playoffs hopes none. Bad season, meaningless game, game sold out and fans there at the beginning of the game.

    Try the same scenario in Miami….

    • antistratfordian - Apr 17, 2014 at 1:58 AM

      I don’t know about that. Their attendance wasn’t great before Garnett and Allen arrived. It’s taken a dip this year as well, to its lowest level since 2007. Next year it will probably slide even further unless something intriguing happens.

  2. jcmeyer10 - Apr 17, 2014 at 7:53 AM

    The Celtics also do a thing called “Heroes Among Us” for things like someone saving a life, made an impact on the community or veterans who received some kind of merit. All in all very touching stuff.

    Last night they honored 11 nurses and doctors From Brigham Women’s Hospital who treated 39 bombing victims, most of whom were in critical condition, all of which surivived. Of the 15 games I have been to, this had the loudest ovation by far. The Heroes always end up with a standing O but people got out of their seats in record time for this one.

    Packed game for something so meaningless.

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