Celtics, Raptors won’t play Thursday as NBA player walkout continues

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The Celtics and Raptors took part in a player meeting on Wednesday night involving all 13 teams remaining in the NBA playoff bubble in Orlando. The meeting occurred in the wake of the Bucks electing not to take the floor ahead of their Game 5 matchup with the Magic on Wednesday afternoon to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Wisconsin earlier this week.

The surprise decision by the Bucks to not play ultimately led to all three games across the NBA being postponed on Wednesday after players voted not to play those games. Player discussions will continue on Thursday morning about whether teams will want to continue the postseason or not but multiple sources tell BSJ that no games will be played on Thursday at a minimum as more player discussions are held. The Celtics and Raptors were scheduled to open Game 1 of the series on Thursday evening.

The Bucks' decision not to take the floor led to several other teams following suit in other sports. Three MLB games were postponed after teams voted not to play and all WNBA and MLS games were postponed as well on Wednesday. Bucks players released a lengthy statement on Wednesday after