NBA Rumors: When Celtics-Raptors Game 1 Will Take Place

The protest movement likely will impact the NBA Playoffs schedule

by Marcus Kwesi O'Mard

Aug 27, 2020

The Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors probably will wait a few days to lock horns.

Game 1 of the second-round NBA playoff series between Boston and Toronto will take place Sunday, The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn reported, citing a source. The Boston-Toronto set is scheduled to tip off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, but it’s likely to join other NBA playoff games that have been postponed after players decided to boycott the previous night’s contests as a protest against police violence and racial injustice.

NBA players reportedly considered ending the campaign altogether but voted to resume the postseason Thursday.

Sources have told Washburn and other NBA reporters games might resume Friday or Saturday.

Game 2 of Celtics-Raptors was originally scheduled to take place Saturday. If the timeline Washburn reported becomes reality, that would have delayed the start of the highly anticipated series by three days.

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