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SBD/April 16, 2013/Franchises
Boston Marathon Bombings: Bruins Game At TD Garden Postponed; Pacers-Celts Cancelled
Published April 16, 2013
81 IS ENOUGH: USA TODAY reported the Celtics' home game tonight against the Pacers was cancelled instead of being rescheduled, as tomorrow is the last day of the NBA regular season and the "outcome of the game would make no difference in the playoff standings" for both teams. This marks the first time the league has "had a situation in which any team played fewer than 82 games in the regular season since adopting that schedule" for the '67-68 season (USATODAY.com, 4/15).
RED SOX CAN HELP HEAL: In DC, Victor Morton notes there was "no immediate word" on the Red Sox' official team site concerning the status of "their next home game," which is Friday against the Royals. The Red Sox are "on the road for the next few days" (WASHINGTON TIMES, 4/16). FOXSPORTS.com's Jon Paul Morosi notes the Red Sox "could play a unique role in the development of civic resolve." They are "more closely associated with Patriots' Day than the other pro teams, because their early start is designed to allow fans to exit the ballpark and watch the leading runners pass through Kenmore Square" (FOXSPORTS.com, 4/16). Meanwhile, the Red Sox today announced the Fenway Park Open House scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed (Red Sox).