Today, the NBA resumed the first round of the playoffs, as the Milwaukee Bucks finished off the final four in the East by beating the Orlando Magic. Shortly after, the schedules for the second round were set in stone — as expected, the Raptors and Celtics will play every other day, beginning with tomorrow afternoon’s Game 1.
As announced by Toronto Raptors PR and reported by various sources (all times in EST):
Game 1 — Sunday, August 30 at 1pm
Game 2 — Tuesday, September 1 at 5:30pm
Game 3 — Thursday, September 3 at 6:30pm
Game 4 — Saturday, September 5 at 6:30pm
Game 5* — Monday, September 7 at 6:30pm
Game 6* — Wednesday, September 9 at 6:30pm
Game 7* — Friday, September 11 at 9pm
The Bucks and Heat will begin their series on the other side of the Eastern Conference bracket on Monday.
Though it still feels strange to shift the focus back to basketball, you can read more about what to expect in this highly anticipated series in our preview. If you want to continue the action started by NBA walk-outs earlier this week, we’ve collected some things you can do in your own community to support the cause.
We will return tomorrow with your game day coverage. For now, keep on keeping on.