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NBA players decide to continue playoffs; Thursday's games postponed

Posted at 10:18 AM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 14:29:05-04

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — A person with knowledge of the situation says NBA players decided Thursday that they want to continue the season, coming to that consensus one day after three postseason games were postponed in a protest of racial injustice.

It was not clear yet when the season would resume, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the league nor the National Basketball Players Association had announced anything publicly. The NBA’s board of governors were meeting separately Thursday to decide next steps.

Adrian Wojnarowski with ESPN was first to report the move.

In a series of tweets Thursday morning, Wojnarowski said sources told him the playoffs will resume, but discussions are still underway about when to restart the playoffs in Orlando.

The ESPN report also says Thursday's scheduled games have been postponed. That includes the game 6 between the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets.