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NBA playoffs resume Saturday as sides detail new commitments

NBA playoffs resume Saturday as sides detail new commitments
Posted at 11:44 AM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 13:48:37-04

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The NBA playoffs will resume Saturday after the league and the National Basketball Players Association detailed the commitments that made players comfortable continuing the postseason.

In a joint statement released Friday, the sides say they will immediately establish a social justice coalition, made up of players, coaches and owners, that would focus on issues such as voting access and advocating for meaningful police and criminal justice reform.

Earlier Friday, Larry H. Miller Sports and Entertainment, owner of the Utah Jazz, announced that Vivint Arena and select Megaplex Theatres will be set up as polling centers on Election Day, Nov. 3.

Other teams, including the Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets and Charlotte Hornets will open their arenas for voting according to ESPN.

Play stopped Wednesday when the Milwaukee Bucks didn’t take the court for their playoff game against Orlando, showing their frustration with the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin and acts of racial injustice.

The official schedule has not been announced.