Police Prepare In Case Celtics Pull Off Upset Win

BOSTON (AP) – Authorities are deploying hundreds of state

troopers and local police officers in case the Boston Celtics win

Game 7 of the NBA Finals over the Los Angeles Lakers and take an

unprecedented 18th championship.

Boston police are closing some streets and ordering bars not to

take in new customers at the end of the third quarter of Thursday

night's game in Los Angeles.

Streets affected are in and around the Celtics' home court of TD

Garden and around Fenway Park, where the Boston Red Sox have a home

game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

State police also will have more than 100 troopers from various

units staged in the city to assist Boston police, including canine,

mounted, tactical and helicopter units.

Some Boston sports celebrations in the past decade have ended in

tragedy, including three deaths since 2004.


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