The Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder are planning to boycott Game 5 of their first-round series at 6:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Rockets-OKC players are planning to boycott Game 5 of their series, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 26, 2020
It looks like this one is official from the Rockets-Thunder, but still awaiting confirmation from someone within the teams.
Decision made. Thunder and Rockets are boycotting Game 5, sources said. https://t.co/SCNAjsQYea— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 26, 2020
The Bucks decided not to play in their Game 5 against the Magic on Wednesday afternoon. As a result, the Rockets and Thunder are both joining in with Milwaukee. As of 4:45 p.m. ET, the Magic are still at the arena and haven’t accepted the Bucks’ forfeit of the game, seemingly joining in on the boycott as well.