Celtics-Raptors Game 1 reportedly postponed, but NBA playoffs expected to continue


It appears the NBA playoffs will resume, but the Celtics' Game 1 against the Raptors, originally scheduled for Thursday at 6:30 p.m., will still be postponed.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report Thursday that players have decided to continue the playoffs, but he added that the three games scheduled for Thursday would all be postponed.

Wojnarowski later reported that the resumption of games is expected to come by the weekend and could come as soon as Friday.

The NBA's players have decided to resume the playoffs, source tells ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 27, 2020

Today's three playoff games will be postponed, source tells ESPN. Discussion underway on when teams will resume play. https://t.co/A2PazNKDhy

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 27, 2020

The resumption of playoff games could come as soon as Friday, but there is expected to be a return to this season by the weekend, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/A2PazNKDhy

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 27, 2020

This comes a day after the Milwaukee Bucks began a players' walkout in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin that resulted in Wednesday's three games all being postponed. During a players meeting Wednesday night, the Lakers and Clippers reportedly unofficially voted to end the season, while most other teams voted to continue playing.

It's unclear what the schedule will look like once the playoffs resume. We will have more once we know when the Celtics are playing.