Boston police warn Celtics fans of counterfeit NBA Finals tickets
BOSTON, Mass. (WLNE) — Boston police warned Celtics fans on Monday to be cautious about buying counterfeit tickets ahead of the NBA Finals.
The warning comes just after the C’s beat the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday. They are now headed back to NBA Finals for the first time since 2010, where they will face the Golden State Warriors.
Jayson Tatum was given the inaugural Larry Bird trophy, which is given to the MVP of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Tatum scored 26 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and dished out six assists in Sunday’s Game 7 victory.
In a statement, the Boston Police Department encouraged fans to buy tickets only through authorized ticket agencies.
“Fans who purchase tickets from a secondary source are taking a chance and do so at the buyer’s own risk,” police wrote.
Anyone who has information about the selling of counterfeit tickets is asked to contact police through the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463).