There are two NBA games on Friday’s schedule, one being a Game 7 — and the other likely to have a Game 7 feel, especially for the Denver Nuggets. Denver trails the Los Angeles Clippers 3-1 in their Western Conference semifinals matchup, so it’s win-or-go-home time for the Nuggets, who are already 3-0 in elimination games this season after rallying to top Utah in the first round.
The Clippers could reach the Western Conference finals for the first time.
Raptors and Celtics will play Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series tonight and decide who’ll face the Miami Heat in the East finals next week. Boston won the first two games of the series, Toronto won three of the last four.
The Raptors and Celtics — who played for 58 minutes in Game 6 before Toronto found a way to extend its season to Friday — both had the day off Thursday. A few guys did some light work, but the rotation players spent the day tending to their bodies and minds.