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Report: Rockets-Thunder players won’t play Game 5 in protest

Following suit with the Bucks and Magic, OKC and Houston will not play Game 5 of their first-round series on Wednesday.

Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder is interviewed after defeating the Houston Rockets in game four of the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 24, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images

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.

It looks like this one is official from the Rockets-Thunder, but still awaiting confirmation from someone within the teams.

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.