The Milwaukee Bucks have decided not to play Game 5 of their first round series with the Orlando Magic.
After the team’s move, the NBA formally postponed all three playoff games on Wednesday.
The match was originally scheduled at 4 pm ET, but the Bucks remained in the locker room with the start approaching. The Magic were warming up but later left the pitch as well.
Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium gave further details on what went into the decision:
“We are tired of murder and injustice,” Bucks guard George Hill told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.
Bucks owners Marc Lasry, Wes Edens and Jamie Dinan released a statement, saying, “We fully support our players and the decision they made. Even if we didn’t know it in advance, we would have fully agreed with them. L “The only way to bring about change is to shed light on the racial injustices that are happening in front of us. Our players have done it and we will continue to stand by their side and demand responsibility and change.”