Official: the playoffs restart from this Saturday

The NBA and NBPA have issued a joint statement announcing the return of the competition and some of the new social measures that will take effect.

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The waiting and the uncertainty is over. The NBA, after meeting with players, coaches and franchise owners, has announced that this Saturday the games will return to the fields of the Orlando bubble.

This Friday the times of the matches scheduled for Saturday and Sunday have been announced. In the case of the first day of the weekend, the postponed matches will be played on Wednesday. The day will open the fifth game between Bucks and Magic (19:30), and the fifth game between Rockets and Thunder (00:30) will also be played, as well as the fifth between Lakers and Blazers (03:00). Both the Bucks, who would close the Eastern semifinals, and the Lakers could seal their pass, since they dominate the series 3-1.

For its part, Sunday will begin, starting at 7:00 p.m., with the first game of the Eastern semifinal between Raptors and Celtics. Two and a half hours later, the sixth game of the tie between Clippers and Mavericks will start. The Angelenos lead the series 3-2 and could qualify this Sunday. The Sunday session will close from 02:30 with the sixth stake of the duel between Nuggets and Jazz- Utah's lead 2-3 and could go to the semifinals if they manage to win.

In parallel, the NBA and the NBPA have agreed to draw up a joint action plan with the aim of seeking greater social equality and trying to address the problems of racism that are experienced in the United States. The first agreement that the two have reached is the composition of a coalition of composed of NBA representatives, players, coaches and franchise owners. The objective of this body will be to address various issues of social importance such as increasing access to vote, promoting civic engagement, as well as police and criminal justice reform.

The agreement also includes that in all those cities in which the franchises own their pavilions, owners and local electoral officials will work together to convert the pavilions into electoral centers for this year's general elections. The objective of this agreement is to be able to preserve the right to vote of those affected by COVID-19 and provide them with a safe place to vote. If the deadline is exceeded, the pavilions could be used as vote registration centers or vote reception points.

In addition, the NBA will work together with players and sponsors to design publicity announcements that will be included in all playoff games in which electoral participation is promoted in both local and general elections, as well as in the objective of raising awareness in the society of the significance of the vote

The WNBA restarts this Friday after 2 days of suspension

Like its counterparts in the men's competition, the WNBA has announced that this Friday the competition will resume after the 2 days in which the boycott, promoted by the Milwaukee, has been extended Bucks. The competition will resume from 01:00 Spanish time will be the duel between Atlanta Dream and Minnesota Lynx. An hour later the Connecticut Sun and the Los Angeles Sparks will play. The day will be closed, starting at 04:00 Spanish time, Phoenix Mercury and Washington Mystics.

Currently the WNBA ranking is led by the Seattle Storm, with 12 wins in 15 games played, followed by the Las Vegas Aces with one win less in one game less and the Los Angeles Sparks, who have won in 10 of the 13 games played. have disputed to date. The start of the playoffs is scheduled for August 21, while the Finals will start on September 17.

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