Fans Lose It Seeing Hawks Playoff Game Get Double-Booked With Janet Jackson Concert

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NBA fans are losing it after seeing the Game 6 of the Atlanta Hawks postseason series get double-booked with a Janet Jackson concert. The reaction to the situation is going viral online.

Atlanta pulled off an incredible upset in the TD Garden in Game 5, keeping their season alive for at least one game more. The Hawks currently trail the Boston Celtics, 3-2, in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Trae Young was the hero on Tuesday night, drilling a go-ahead three-pointer with just two seconds remaining in regulation. Young scored 38 points on the night, with none more important than that final shot.

In what was a thrilling comeback, Atlanta actually found themselves down 10 to start the fourth quarter of play. They’d trailed the entire second half before taking back the lead in the game’s final minutes.

The victory gave the Hawks a second win in the series while forcing the Celtics to make a trip back to Atlanta for another matchup on Thursday. Unfortunately, there was a bit of a hiccup in the scheduling for the upcoming sixth game.

State Farm Arena also had a Janet Jackson show booked the same night as she travels on herΒ Together Again tour.

In all likelihood, this concert had been booked months in advance, with arena staff having no way of knowing that the Hawks would be playing a playoff game on the same night.

Still, the scheduling snafu caused quite a stir online as NBA fans rushed to social media to post reactions.

Most are joking that even the home venue wasn’t planning on Atlanta to make it this far in the postseason.

The Hawks had no regard for the NBA script…

One fan offered a quick solution to the problem that would suit everyone’s needs.

Instead, the arena opted to move the Janet Jackson concert to the following Friday. The Hawks will suit up for Game 6 of their playoff series on Thursday night with hopes of pushing the set to a decisive seventh contest.