Celtics vs. Raptors live score, updates, highlights from Game 7 of second-round series

The Heat surprisingly eliminated the Bucks from the 2020 NBA playoffs in five games. The Clippers and Lakers haven’t encountered much resistance in the Western Conference semifinals.

But hey, at least we can rely on the Celtics and Raptors to give us some drama.

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Toronto kept its season alive with a double-overtime win in Game 6 behind a stellar performance from All-Star guard Kyle Lowry. Now the Celtics and Raptors will fight for the opportunity to face the Heat in the Eastern Conference finals. If the previous contests are any indication, then the series finale should be one to remember.

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Game 7 of Celtics vs. Raptors. Follow along below.

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Celtics vs. Raptors live updates, highlights from Game 7

(All times Eastern)

10:10 p.m. — Strong minutes from Serge Ibaka. He’s already got 12 points and five rebounds.

10:05 p.m. — Just Kyle Lowry doing some Kyle Lowry stuff.

10 p.m. — A rough start for Marcus Smart. The Celtics guard is 3-of-9 from the field, and he just tossed a floater over the top of the backboard. Brad Stevens is not happy.

End of first quarter: Raptors 27, Celtics 26

9:45 p.m. — Norman Powell with some ENERGY off the bench.

9:35 p.m. — The Celtics are launching 3-pointers. Boston has taken 13 shots from the field, and nine of those attempts have come from beyond the arc.

9:25 p.m. — And here we go. Kyle Lowry scores the first points of Game 7.

8:50 p.m. — Yes, Gordon Hayward is on the floor. No, he is not playing. Still listed as out on the injury report.

8:30 p.m. — The Celtics and Raptors can agree on at least one thing: The best two words in sports are “Game 7.”

8:20 p.m. — Celtics guard Brad Wanamaker is excited! Loud noises!

What time does the Celtics vs. Raptors game start?

Friday night’s Game 7 between the Celtics and Raptors is scheduled for a 9 p.m. ET tipoff. The playoff matchup can be seen following the conclusion of Game 5 between the Nuggets and Clippers.

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