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Tip time for Game 7 of Celtics-Raptors set for Friday night

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The Celtics will play the Raptors in Round 2
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There's a first time for everything.

The Toronto Raptors are in their 25th season as an NBA franchise, and they'll play their first ever playoff series against the Boston Celtics beginning this week.

These teams will meet in a second round matchup that should be among the most competitive of the entire 2020 playoffs. The C's and Raptors are two teams with plenty of depth, excellent coaches, loads of playoff experience and impressive versatility at both ends of the court.

The Celtics had the upper hand during the regular season with three wins in four games versus the Raptors.

Here's the schedule for the Celtics vs. Raptors second round series. (All times are Eastern.

Game 1: Celtics 112, Raptors 94

Game 2: Celtics 102, Raptors 99

Game 3 -- Raptors 104, Celtics 103

Game 4 -- Raptors 100, Celtics 93

Game 5 -- Celtics 111, Raptors 89

Game 6 -- Raptors 125, Celtics 122

Game 7* -- Friday, Sept. 11, 9 p.m.

*If necessary

NBC Sports Boston will have complete coverage of every matchup in the series with an hour of "Celtics Pregame Live" and an hour of "Celtics Postgame Live" featuring analysis from Kyle Draper, Brian Scalabrine, Kendrick Perkins and Abby Chin.