NBA Boycott: The Resumption of Playoff Games on Saturday

 

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The NBA Playoff games season 2019-20 was postponed last week due to protests in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year old black man in Kenosha. The Milwaukee Bucks sparked the boycott after they refused to play with the Orlando Magic. Then the other games following the Bucks versus Magic match were also rescheduled after the delay.

 

NBA announced the schedule for the resumption of the playoffs on Saturday, August 29. The league and Players Association with the Board of Governors had a meeting on Thursday to address the raised issue with regards on racial injustices. Players have decided to continue the postseason as long as the owners would make further support to fight against police brutality and all racially motivated violence.

 

NBA Schedule:

 

Saturday, Aug. 29

Game 5: Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)  Bucks won 118-104

Game 5: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets, 6:30 p.m. ET (TNT) Rockets won114-80

Game 5: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 9 p.m. ET (TNT) Lakers won 108-116

 

Sunday, Aug. 30

Game 1: Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors, 1 p.m. ET (ESPN) Raptors won 94-112

Game 6: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN) Clippers won 97-111

Game 6: Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz, 8:30 p.m. ET (TNT) Nuggets won 107-119

 

These were the same schedule before the cancellation of playoffs except for the moved times. As of the latest game updates, The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics were the first teams to have their semi-final series set, and they were joined by the Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat when Milwaukee won its first-round series in five games. Western Conference semifinal series is not yet set while the NBA finals will expectedly end in the middle of October at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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