The NBA announced all playoff games scheduled for tonight have been postponed.
This action has been taken in response to the Milwaukee players intention to boycott their game in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. Wisconsin. Blake who was unarmed was shot be police seven times in the back at close range in full view of his children. All players are in support of the boycott.
Kenosha is approximately 40 miles from Milwaukee which weighed heavily on the minds of the Bucks players, one of whom said we just can’t do this and they refused to leave the locker room effectively boycotting the game.
Orlando players were already on the court and when they were told of the Bucks decision they followed in solidarity.
The NBA announced that postponed games will be rescheduled. Although not confirmed the rumour is that the other teams will follow suit and boycott at least one game including the Raptors first game of the semi finals.