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.

Lucas Hann

Lucas Hann

Lucas has covered the Clippers since 2011, and has been credentialed by the team since 2014. He co-founded 213Hoops with Robert Flom in January 2020.  He is a graduate of Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, CA and St. John's University in Queens, NY.  He earned his MA in Communication and Rhetorical Studies from Syracuse University.

7 Comments

  • Avatar Alan Ng says:

    No Porzingus. Has a meniscus tear on his knee.

    Come on Clips. Finish them this Sunday.

    • Lucas Hann Lucas Hann says:

      KP has really struggled to stay healthy. Not sure what timeline is for next season but hope he comes back at full strength.

      Clips shouldn’t have lost 2 games and shouldn’t lose a 3rd with or without him. I don’t like that a guy getting hurt helps LAC, but I do hope that DEN forces a game 7 vs UTA to give LAC extra rest.

    • Avatar chogokin says:

      That sucks for the Mavs, man – they signed him to a long-term deal, so I hope this isn’t a recurring issue. As Clippers fans, we all know what it’s like having an injury-prone superstar -_-

      I would’ve wanted the Clips to beat them at full strength obviously, but given our history of horrible luck in the postseason, I’ll take whatever breaks we can get.

    • Avatar osamu6238 says:

      wonder what his timeline is. I thought meniscus tear, could have it cut and be back in 2 weeks. But with previous knee issues, maybe he’ll choose just to rehab.

      I wonder if there was a reason why they made the Clips the middle game. I like the late game, so I can record it and enjoy by myself late (at least that’s how I watched Game 3 and 5, and has worked out for me so far). Another like 3 hours without accidentally seeing the score is going to be tough, I might just have to try and watch it live.

  • Avatar John Maclean says:

    A meniscus isn’t the end of the world for KP and Dallas has already made a worthy run at us—-especially if we end up champs. If the Mavs can add one more bell or whistle to that team along with the return of Powell and Brunson watch out NBA. #lukatheGOAT:-)

    • Avatar osamu6238 says:

      If they just knew how to close out close games, they could easily have like 5 more wins on the year and be in that 2-4 seed range. Luka seems to be getting the hang of that part of the game at least.