A 22-year-old college student was stabbed on Thursday night after the Celtics beat Miami Heat 98-79. Nicole Grant, a spokeswoman for the Boston police, said the unnamed victim was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
According to police, the altercation took place at about 11:26 pm outside of TD Garden, when the victim, a Boston Celtics fan and a group of Heat fans "became vocal about the results of the Celtics game."
"The groups started to argue loudly and the unnamed suspect brandished a large switchblade and stabbed the victim in the right thigh," stated the police report.
The suspect has yet to be named, but is described by the victim as a short Hispanic man of medium build who was wearing a Heat jersey.
"That's just the worst kind of passion I've ever seen, and to be carrying a kitchen knife with you. You're clearly looking to maim, possibly kill somebody," the victim, whose wound required ten stitches, told CBS Boston.
Though the Heat came back with a win over the Celtics on Saturday, the victim isn't looking for revenge.
"I'm so lucky... it's a lesson learned," he said. "I'll think a lot, got to turn the shoulder, kind of tune it out. I think that's the lesson to take away."