Boston (WGGB) — The NBA has officially cancelled Tuesday’s game between the Boston Celtics and the Indiana Pacers, in the wake of Monday’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon. Here’s a portion of the release:
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.
Neither team’s playoff standing will be affected, as both teams are locked into their respective seedings in the Eastern Conference.
Here’s what the Celtics statement had to say:
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.