Report: Celtics-Raptors Game 1 postponed; NBA playoffs to continue

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Darren Hartwell
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The 2020 NBA playoffs apparently will continue -- just not Thursday night.

UPDATE (Thursday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. ET): According to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, Game 1 of the Celtics-Raptors second round series will be played Sunday.

--End of Update--

Players in the Orlando bubble decided to resume the postseason Thursday in a meeting, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. Their decision comes a day after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted their first-round playoff game with the Orlando Magic following the shooting of an unarmed Black man, Jacob Blake, by a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisc., on Sunday.

Two other playoff games Wednesday were postponed after the Bucks' boycott, and Thursday's three playoff games will be postponed, as well, per Wojnarowski.

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That means the Boston Celtics won't play the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series Thursday night, and that Game 6 of Nuggets-Jazz and Game 6 of Clippers-Mavericks are also postponed.

Players were still discussing at midday Thursday when to resume the playoffs, according to Wojnarowski, and another meeting will be held later Thursday afternoon with two players per team, ESPN's Tim McMahon reports.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Report: Celtics-Raptors Game 1 postponed; NBA playoffs to continue originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston