2023 Playoffs: East First Round | Celtics (2) vs. Hawks (7)

Hawks' Game 5 victory pushes Janet Jackson concert back

Atlanta's victory on Tuesday sends the series back to State Farm Arena, where Janet Jackson's concert is now delayed until Friday.

With the Hawks’ Game 6 and Janet Jackson’s concert, State Farm Arena had been double-booked for Thursday.

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are still alive in the playoffs and that will force fans planning to attend Janet Jackson’s concert in the city this week to wait a day to see the music star.

The Hawks rallied to beat the Boston Celtics 119-117 in Game 5 of their playoff matchup on Tuesday night, sending the series back to Atlanta for Game 6 (8:30 ET, TNT).

It means that State Farm Arena is double-booked for Thursday night. The casualty will be Jackson’s concert, Live Nation said in a statement following the team’s victory.

It will be moved to Friday. All tickets for Thursday’s show will be honored for Friday night. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase for those who are unable to change their plans.