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Garden Report: Will Celtics and Raptors decide to boycott NBA Playoffs?

Discussing both the possible boycott and matchups that’ll dictate the final 24 hours leading up to Celtics-Raptors Game 1 with Sierra Goodwill, Bobby Manning and Jimmy Toscano.

The storylines ramped up quickly in recent weeks. The Philadelphia 76ers collapsed in the first round and fired their coach. The NBA named a coach of the year, while Luka Doncic made analysts rethink his standing in the league for the better.

All those basketball storylines, once video emerged of Jacob Blake taking seven shots to the back from police in Wisconsin, superseded the primary goal of the NBA Bubble to players like George Hill, Fred Van Vleet and Jaylen Brown. Now as protests intensify into their fourth month, Van Vleet and the Toronto Raptors pondered boycotting the next round of the NBA Playoffs to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Garden Report discussed both the on and off-court storylines revolving around the Celtics and Raptors one day before they’re scheduled to tip-off.

Boycott? —

Series Predictions —

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