In a historic decision, the Milwaukee Bucks appear to have boycotted Game 5 of their playoff series against the Orlando Magic due to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, according to social media reports.
The game was originally scheduled to tip-off at 4 p.m. ET, but the Bucks remained in the locker room.
The Milwaukee Bucks have decided to boycott Game 5, source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 26, 2020
Players around the NBA Bubble have been discussing boycotting games in the wake of the shooting of Blake. Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown was a victim of police brutality two years ago.
Game balls are being put away, as the Bucks decide to boycott game 5 against the Magic. pic.twitter.com/Cy32q2CJH7
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) August 26, 2020
The Bucks were set to play Orlando in the fifth game of their first-round series. The Bucks lead the Magic in the series 3-1.
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