October 23, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Staples Center won't host an NBA Finals
viewing party as Game 6 of the Lakers and Celtics playoff series
moves to Boston.
The Lakers say the decision not to show upcoming Boston playoff
games was made after a meeting with law enforcement and city
The Lakers hung on Sunday night to beat the Celtics 103-98 to send the NBA Finals back to Boston. Game 6 is Tuesday night in Boston with the Celtics leading the best-of-seven series 3-2.
The Lakers organization says in a statement that the decision was made after weighing "concerns for resources needed to ensure the safety of fans" as well as "potential financial burdens on various city departments."
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