Boston will not host a watch party for NBA Finals Game 5

Boston will not be hosting a watch party Monday for Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Celtics and the Golden State Warriors, city officials said. The city previously hosted outdoor watch parties near Faneuil Hall, for Games 1 and 2, and at Copley Square for Game 4. Weather prevented the city from hosting an outdoor watch party for Game 3. Mayor Michelle Wu said the city didn’t have enough time to organize an event for Game 5 but said the decision for Game 6 was not yet made. “We simply didn’t have enough time in between the last party and this one to regroup and prepare. There’s so much excitement across the city the team and the parties that it is a major large sale event. There’s a lot that is happening across the city this week, lots of events that are planned, so for staffing and for planning and preparation, we’re not having it tonight,” said Wu.The Celtics and Warriors are tied 2-2 in the best-of-seven series. Game 5 is being played at the Chase Center in San Francisco and the series will return to Boston for Game 6.Hundreds of people gathered for the Game 4 event at Copley Square on Friday night. Things were mostly positive but while the Celtics struggled in the fourth quarter, cameras saw a man being brought down to the ground and pummeled by multiple attackers behind the big screen set up in the square. While Boston is not hosting a Game 5 watch party, the Mendon Twin Drive-In said it will again offer a free watch party on Monday night.

Boston will not be hosting a watch party Monday for Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Celtics and the Golden State Warriors, city officials said.

The city previously hosted outdoor watch parties near Faneuil Hall, for Games 1 and 2, and at Copley Square for Game 4. Weather prevented the city from hosting an outdoor watch party for Game 3.

Mayor Michelle Wu said the city didn’t have enough time to organize an event for Game 5 but said the decision for Game 6 was not yet made.

“We simply didn’t have enough time in between the last party and this one to regroup and prepare. There’s so much excitement across the city the team and the parties that it is a major large sale event. There’s a lot that is happening across the city this week, lots of events that are planned, so for staffing and for planning and preparation, we’re not having it tonight,” said Wu.

The Celtics and Warriors are tied 2-2 in the best-of-seven series. Game 5 is being played at the Chase Center in San Francisco and the series will return to Boston for Game 6.

Hundreds of people gathered for the Game 4 event at Copley Square on Friday night. Things were mostly positive but while the Celtics struggled in the fourth quarter, cameras saw a man being brought down to the ground and pummeled by multiple attackers behind the big screen set up in the square.

While Boston is not hosting a Game 5 watch party, the Mendon Twin Drive-In said it will again offer a free watch party on Monday night.

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