On Sunday, the Boston Celtics secured their third playoff win towards the Atlanta Hawks to go up 3-1 towards Trae Younger and firm within the first spherical of the NBA playoffs. Most individuals assumed that the Celtics would deal with enterprise on Tuesday when the groups returned to Boston to presumably shut out the sequence with a Celtics. Sadly for the staff up north, the Hawks snuck away with a sport 5 win backed by Young’s 38 points to make the sequence 3-2 and drive a sport 6 again in Atlanta. That’s excellent news, proper? Nicely not significantly. A short while after the sport, followers seen that the Hawks’ sport 6 matchup was set to happen on the identical time and place as Janet Jackson’s Together Again Tour cease in Atlanta.
State Farm Enviornment double-booked the Hawks playoff sport and a Janet Jackson live performance for a similar evening 😅
(by way of Ticketmaster) pic.twitter.com/dSuFAxYMrs
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 26, 2023
Yup, that’s proper. A scheduling error by the State Farm Enviornment induced a double-booking of the Hawks’ subsequent playoff sport and Janet Jackson’s Collectively Once more Tour cease. Video games 5-7 in an NBA playoff sequence are often marked as “if obligatory” as they gained’t be wanted if the staff accomplishes the coveted four-game sweep. So, the error may have been a results of a slight slip-up in remembering that these video games may very well be wanted. Then once more, it may have additionally been an excessively assured Hawks fan who believed that their staff would sweep the second-rank Boston Celtics in 4 video games. (As a Celtics fan, this motive could be nice merely due to the “point-and-laugh” alternative it offers me now that we’re up 3-2). Nonetheless, a slight error extra instances than not wants a slight correction.
State Farm Enviornment will host Recreation 6 of Hawks and Celtics on Thursday, transferring Janet Jackson’s live performance to Friday. Each occasions have been beforehand scheduled on the identical day.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) April 26, 2023
Chris Haynes, the Senior NBA Insider for TNT & Bleacher Report, reported that the Hawks-Celtics sport 6 matchup would happen on Thursday, April 27 whereas Janet Jackson Collectively Once more Tour cease in Atlanta will probably be moved to Friday, April 28. Identical to that, all is effectively in Atlanta as town’s week of leisure can proceed with out concern. Let’s simply hope the Celtics can lastly deliver this sequence to an finish.