‘Whatever it takes’: Celtics poised to win 18th NBA championship on 617 Day in Boston

BOSTON — “Whatever it takes” is the message to Celtics fans on the morning of Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

If the Celtics win Monday night, it would be their 18th championship in franchise history. It would also be significant for the Celtics to win Monday because of the date.

June 17 is 617 Day, the city’s area code, and the date of the last Celtics championship back in 2008.

Game 5 also brings similar road closures to what we saw during the last 4 games. That means delays are expected around the TD Garden and the closure of Canal Street.

The closure also gives bars and restaurants the ability to expand their capacity and have more foot traffic.

Boston police are reminding people to celebrate responsibly and like the watch parties, they’ll have additional officers to assist with traffic congestion and general public safety.

The only tickets available right now are resale tickets, whether through a third-party website or Ticketmaster.

Looking at Ticketmaster, the cheapest seat on Monday morning is $1,325.

Courtside seats, Row A, are selling for $25,000 each.

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