Clippers – Mavericks game 6, which was originally set to take place Thursday evening, has been rescheduled for Sunday at 12:30pm Pacific time, the league announced.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported the updated schedule:
Games originally scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday were postponed after the Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court Wednesday afternoon in protest of the shooting of Wisconsin resident Jacob Blake by police officers. The Bucks, and NBA players at large, have been vocal advocates of police reform following from multiple incidents of Black people murdered and shot by police officers.
After meetings Wednesday and Thursday, the NBA and NBPA released a joint statement making tentative commitments to furthering social justice and civic engagement. The statement is vague and short on details, but building new organizations takes time. The success of this short strike in creating substantial and ongoing commitments from NBA owners to effectuate change will have to be judged in the long-term.
In the meantime, the NBA Playoffs press onward. The winner of Clippers – Mavericks will face the winner of Denver vs Utah, with the Jazz leading that series 3-2. If the Clippers and Jazz both win on Sunday, expect game 1 of their second-round series to begin Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. If one or both of the Mavericks and Nuggets win and force game 7, that game would be Tuesday, and game 1 of the second round would likely be Thursday.