The NBA has canceled the Pacers' clash with the Celtics on Tuesday night in Boston following the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon today, which has so far killed 3 and left more than a hundred injured.
The game will not be rescheduled given that the Pacers and Celtics are both locked into their respective seeds for the playoffs — the Pacers at No. 3 and the Celtics at No. 7. This means both teams will finish their season with just 81 games.
For the struggling Pacers, this cancelation gives them the rest they seek, but also takes away an opportunity to get back on track with a strong showing against a veteran team. They will play only one more game in the regular season — a home game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.