The NBA playoffs are underway. Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors have already secured their spot in the next round, Donte DiVincenzo and the Milwaukee Bucks are trying to do the same.
Milwaukee has a chance to close things out on Wednesday afternoon.
The Bucks have a 3-1 series lead on the Orlando Magic. They boycotted their Game 5. With more teams expected to follow suit, the NBA postponed all three games that were supposed to take place on Wednesday. It’s not clear when they will be played, but it won’t count as a loss. The playoff schedule is unclear, as the NBA players and executives are expected to meet on Wednesday night to determine what will happen moving forward.
Up Next: vs. Orlando, TBA
The Bucks players made this decision in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting in Wisconsin, ultimately deciding that they wouldn't leave the locker room for the start of Game 5 against Orlando. https://t.co/COJ6E0aJLj— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 26, 2020
Statement from the Milwaukee Bucks about Wednesday’s boycotts:
The Milwaukee Bucks have boycotted Game 5 of their First Round series vs. the Orlando Magic this afternoon.— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) August 26, 2020
The team provided the following statement: pic.twitter.com/ul5rMlitlS
Kyle Lowry/Toronto vs. Brooklyn:
- Game 1: Toronto won, 134-110 (1-0, Toronto)
- Game 2: Toronto won, 104-99 (2-0, Toronto)
- Game 3: Toronto won, 117-92 (3-0, Toronto)
- Game 4: Toronto won, 150-122 (4-0, Toronto)
The Raptors will play the Boston Celtics next in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Boston advanced with a 4-0 series sweep of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Donte DiVincenzo/Milwaukee vs. Orlando:
- Game 1: Orlando won, 122-110 (1-0, Orlando)
- Game 2: Milwaukee won, 111-96 (1-1, tie)
- Game 3: Milwaukee won, 121-107 (2-1, Milwaukee)
- Game 4: Milwaukee won, 121-106 (3-1, Milwaukee)
- Game 5: Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 4 p.m. ET
- Game 6: Friday, Aug. 28, TBA
- Game 7: Sunday, Aug. 30, TBA