The NBA players and Board of Governors have decided to resume the NBA Postseason after two days of boycotting playoff games.
After the Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court for their Game 5 against the Magic yesterday, the other four teams slated to play were quick to follow suit. Reports suggest there was a level of frustration with the Bucks blindsiding the other players with their decision to boycott.
The three games scheduled for August 26th were postponed, as well as the three scheduled for August 27th. After an all-inclusive player meeting held during the timeframe of the first boycotted games, everyone was still left in uncertainty about what to do next.
After simultaneous meetings between the players and Board of Governors on Thursday morning, the decision was made to continue playing the 2020 postseason. As mentioned, games scheduled for Thursday evening will be postponed, but reports suggest the playoffs could resume as early as Friday, per Woj.
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