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NBA Players Decide to Resume 2020 Playoffs; Games to Start Friday or Saturday

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The league is aiming to restart games on Friday.

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NBA players in Orlando have decided to resume the playoffs after participating in a strike on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Three games on Wednesday — Bucks-Magic, Thunder-Rockets, Blazers-Lakers — were postponed after Milwaukee players, followed by other teams, staged a protest in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Thursday’s slate of games is also postponed, according to Wojnarowski:

Players want to expand their influence during the current social justice movement, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania:

The league and its players are eyeing Friday or Saturday as the first return to the court:

According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, some players had a change in position on cancelling the season: