Fans in no mood to party after Celtics loss
BOSTON -- Local and state police were prepared for a celebration in the streets of Boston, but fans were in no mood to party after the Celtics loss Tuesday.
Police closed several streets around TD Garden and Fenway in hopes of keeping things under control in the event of a Celtics championship win. However, the L.A. Lakers held a comfortable lead for most of the night, causing many Celtics fans to head home early.
"The Celtics were kind of out of it in the beginning, so it was kind of an annoying guess, I guess. But we only need to win one out of two so hopefully we'll win the next one," Ram Meyyappan said.
Brian Casella said he wished the Celts would have finished the series in six games.
"It's actually heartbreaking because Game 7, you know they're getting old and Kobe Bryant is the best player in the NBA so I would have liked them to wrap it up," Casella said.
Fans are hopeful the C's can bring home the title in Game 7 Thursday night.
“I think my confidence level for Game 7 is pretty good…I think they’re gonna win in Game 7,” said one fan.
All the roads were reopened Tuesday night. There were no reports of any problems or arrests. Police said they plan on having the same presence Thursday night when the NBA Finals concludes.
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