A decision on the status of the Toronto Raptors’ playoff game Thursday has not been made following the NBA’s postponement of three games Wednesday in the wake of a weekend police shooting in Wisconsin.
Raptors and Boston Celtics players said they were considering boycotting the series opener hours before the Milwaukee Bucks took that action Wednesday prior to their contest against the Orlando Magic. The NBA eventually postponed all three games Wednesday at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
A person with knowledge of the situation says the NBA’s board of governors have called a meeting Thursday to discuss the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the meeting plan was not revealed publicly.
The moves comes after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, about 65 kilometres miles south of Milwaukee.
Meanwhile, Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo says there will be discussions about whether to play Thursday’s game against the Boston Red Sox in Buffalo, N.Y.
The NHL went ahead with three playoff games in Toronto and Edmonton on Wednesday. Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and the WNBA all postponed some or all games Wednesday and the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament in New York says it will not hold play on Thursday.
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