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Boston Celtics End Regular Season in Toronto in First Game Since Boston Marathon Explosions

The Boston Celtics will end the 2012-13 regular season on the road in Toronto on Wednesday night, looking to gather a little momentum before the playoffs begin this upcoming weekend.

The Celtics — who have clinched the No. 7 seed — already know that they will play the New York Knicks in the first round of the playoffs, but Wednesday night’s regular season finale holds some equal importance for this Boston squad. After their Tuesday contest with the Indiana Pacers was canceled following the horrific bombing at the Boston Marathon, the Celtics hit the road to play the Toronto Raptors in their first game since Monday’s tragic events unfolded.

The Celtics are fresh off a blow out victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday, but Boston has not played since. The Celtics will be looking to enter the 2013 NBA Playoffs with back-to-back wins, but more importantly — gather a win for the city of Boston in their first action since the marathon.

Celtics head coach Doc Rivers lives just a few blocks away from the finish line of the Boston Marathon and like many Bostonians on Monday, he had troubling getting through to friends and family who were trying to reach him. Rivers was fine and is now ready to get back to business for the city.

The Celtics will be looking to gather some additional momentum for Boston fresh off the Boston Red Sox 7-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. The Boston Bruins will also return to action on Wednesday night — at home, at the TD Garden.

 

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