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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