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Report: NBA players agree to resume the playoffs

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Postseason basketball is set to restart one day after the league came to a halt.

NBA Playoffs: Orlando at Milwaukee, Game 2 Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

The NBA players have agreed to continue with the rest of the postseason after several meetings with coaches, owners, and executives, according to reports from ESPN Senior Insider Adrian Wojnarowski.

There is no official restart date for the playoffs, though The Athletic Senior NBA Insider Shams Charania reports the players and the league are aiming to recommence games this Friday.

The NBA and NBPA announced the postponement of all games on Thursday afternoon after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted Game 5 of their first-round series with the Orlando Magic in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Players made it known their top priority was keeping the Black Lives Matter movement at the forefront of viewers’ minds when the NBA resumed play from the initial Coronavirus-induced hiatus, and Shams Charania reports they are looking to find better ways to make social justice statements.