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Celtics-Pacers game canceled

4/15/2013

The NBA canceled Tuesday's game between the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers. Here's the release from the league:

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.

Both teams will finish the season with 81 games played. The Eastern Conference playoff seedings are not affected by the cancellation.

The Celtics also released a statement on the cancellation of Tuesday's game:

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.