Three NBA teams cancel media sessions scheduled for Friday


The Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors — the first three teams scheduled to speak to reporters Friday — all cancelled media sessions while players and coaches await the issuing of a joint statement from the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association.

“As we return to the court today, our team focus will be on our overall performance and well-being,” the Bucks said in a statement. “That said, we will not have media availability today.”

A spokesperson for the Toronto Raptors conveyed the same sentiments just before Raptors coach Nick Nurse was scheduled to speak.

The Lakers and Clippers are set to practice Friday, and the Clippers released plans for press conference times Friday morning.

No players, coaches or league officials have taken questions since the Bucks refused to leave their locker room before Game 5 with the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, leading to the postponement of playoff games Wednesday and Thursday.

After the players decided Thursday morning to continue on with their season, the league issued a statement saying the league was “hopeful” games would be rescheduled Friday or Saturday. No formal schedule has been announced.