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Man reportedly stabbed during Celtics game

NBA Finals Game 5:  Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

BOSTON - JUNE 13: Fans show their spirit as the Boston Celtics take on the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Five of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 13, 2010 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Shem Roose/NBAE via Getty Images)

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On the court, the Celtics got one of their biggest wins of the season, a 95-92 victory over the Grizzlies that keeps Boston in the thick of the playoff race.

Off the court, things were much uglier.

M.G. Lee of The Boston Globe:

Police responded to TD Garden tonight after a man was stabbed during the Boston Celtics game.

The victim was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, according to David Estrada, a spokesman for Boston police.


This is unfortunate, and hopefully the man makes a full recovery.

If he was stabbed with a knife smuggled past security, this could lead to widespread changes in how fans enter NBA arenas. More invasive searches might not be the right answer, but they could still be coming. That’s usually how this works.