Boston Celtics: Series vs. Toronto Raptors will begin Sunday

Boston Celtics (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)
Boston Celtics (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) /

The NBA’s postseason schedule is back on track with the Boston Celtics now holding their opening Eastern Conference semifinals matchup against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

The Boston Celtics will return to the hardwood this Sunday afternoon from the Lake Buena Vista bubble in Walt Disney World’s Wide World of Sports complex against the #2 seeded Toronto Raptors:

Boston-Toronto will be the game one appetizer for a pair of intriguing Game 6’s in the Western Conference quarterfinals. The underdog Utah Jazz have the chance to send Nikola Jokic and the #3 seeded Denver Nuggets home early, while Kawhi Leonard‘s Los Angeles Clippers can shut down Luka Doncic‘s first playoff run with a victory in their series.

Of course, the larger effects of the player-led NBA boycotts were the voting rights gained by the league’s decision to open up the 29 home arenas into polling stations during the 2020 election, as I mentioned earlier today:

"Change has occurred because of the protests of NBA players to the recent tragedies that have resulted in the loss and destruction of black American lives at the hands of law enforcement. The Boston Celtics’ home arena, the TD Garden, and the other 28 home arenas (remember the Lakers and Clippers share the Staples Center) will serve as polling sites to effectively secure safe voting places for everyone."

It has been a roller coaster couple of days for the NBA in what has been one of the wildest rides of a  calendar year on record for human civilization. The games will be coming back to our television, but more importantly, a greater push for the eradication of racial violence at the hands of the law and more voting opportunities for oppressed communities will be at the forefront of the league’s return.

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