Celtics-Pacers game on Tuesday canceled

Celtics-Pacers game on Tuesday canceled
April 15, 2013, 8:15 pm
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BOSTON — The rippling effect of the Boston Marathon bombings Monday afternoon have spilled over into the NBA schedule with the league and the Celtics announcing that Tuesday night's game between Boston and Indiana is canceled.

"Our sincere sympathies go out to all those affected by this senseless tragedy," a statement sent by the Celtics read. "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."

The league also announced that the there will not be a make-up date, which makes sense when you consider the playoffs begin for both teams this weekend.

Boston, the seventh-seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, will play at New York while the third-seeded Pacers will host either the Chicago Bulls or Atlanta Hawks.

"The NBA expresses its sympathy to all those affected by the tragedy in Boston earlier today," read the league's announcement of the game's cancelation.

Monday's Bruins-Senators game was postponed, but will be played at some point. The Red Sox will be in Cleveland Tuesday night and are expected to play. And the Patriots have postponed a pre-NFL draft press conference that had been scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.