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NBA play-offs to resume on Saturday

WNBA team wear T-shirts with ‘bullet holes’ to protest over Blake shooting

The NBA has confirmed there will be no games for a third straight day but the play-offs will resume on Saturday.

Blake, a black man, was shot seven times in the back by police on Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, near Milwaukee.

The WNBA has said it will resume play on Friday having postponed all its games the previous two days.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Michele Roberts, executive director of the players’ association NBPA, released a joint statementexternal-link on Friday, saying there had been “a candid, impassioned and productive conversation yesterday between NBA players, coaches and team governors regarding next steps to further our collective efforts and actions in support of social justice and racial equality”.

It added “all parties agreed to resume” play-off games on Saturday provided “the league together with the players will work to enact the following commitments”:

  • The NBA and its players have agreed to immediately establish a social justice coalition, with representatives from players, coaches and governors.
  • In every city where the league franchise owns and controls the arena property, team governors will continue to work with local elections officials to convert the facility into a voting location for the 2020 general election to allow for a safe in-person voting option for communities vulnerable to Covid.
  • The league will work with the players and network partners to create and include advertising spots in each NBA play-off game dedicated to promoting greater civic engagement in national and local elections and raising awareness around voter access and opportunity.

Game five of the Bucks’ series with Orlando Magic has been rescheduled for 20:30 BST on Saturday, followed by Oklahoma City Thunder’s game with Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers’ fixture with Portland Trail Blazers.

Sunday’s games begin with Boston Celtics facing Toronto Raptors at 18:00 BST, before LA Clippers play Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz take on Denver Nuggets.

Read more: ‘It felt like it was me against the world’ – the man who tried to arrange an NBA boycott in 1991

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