NBA Rumors: Playoff Games Thursday Likely To Be Postponed After Boycott


NBA players held an emergency meeting Wednesday night to discuss the fate of the rest of the 2019-20 season.

In the aftermath of teams boycotting its playoff games scheduled for that evening, players in the NBA bubble met to discuss how to proceed with their protest in a way that calls for meaningful change.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers reportedly were the only teams to vote to forgo the rest of the season all together. But the poll wasn’t a final verdict, and discussion also involved the financial implications of ending the season.

Ultimately, no plan of action was finalized, and players decided to continue talks Thursday morning. And that doesn’t look good for Thursday’s slate of playoff games.

“Discussions on continuing season will extend into tomorrow, sources tell ESPN, but appears unlikely the three playoff games on Thursday will be played,” Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Wednesday.

The NBA’s Board of Governors also will meet Thursday at 11 a.m. ET to discuss Wednesday’s events.

Game 6 between the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz and Game 6 between the Clippers and Dallas Mavericks were scheduled for Thursday, as well as Game 1 of the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors’ second-round series.

Source: NESN

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