Man reportedly stabbed during Celtics game

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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.