Read the Entire NBA and WNBA Statements Here and Find Out How They Could Effect Game Schedules

Following the players' decision to boycott games in the NBA and WNBA, both leagues have postponed games on Thursday.

Each league issued statements regarding rescheduling games Thursday night, after players refused to play on Wednesday night, in a call for justice following the shooting of Jacob Blake.

The decision to reschedule the games affects playoff games in the NBA and regular season games for the WNBA. The NBA said that it hoped to begin games again Friday or Saturday, but the WNBA did not provide a time line of when it hoped to return. The NBA's statement is below:

"NBA playoff games for today will not be played as scheduled. We are hopeful to resume games either Friday or Saturday. There is a video conference call meeting later this afternoon between a group of NBA players and team governors representing the 13 teams in Orlando, along with representatives from the National Basketball Players Association and the league office and NBA Labor Relations Committee Chairmain Michael Jordan, to discuss next steps."

The WNBA's statement is below:

"As the WNBA players continue discussions and reflections on recent events, the WNBA announced that the three games scheduled for this evening (Chicago Sky vs. Indiana Fever; Dallas Wings vs. New York Liberty; Las Vegas Aces vs. Seattle Storm) have been postponed. Information regarding rescheduling of yesterday and today's games will be provided when available."

While it's unclear when new games will be played and when games will be added if necessary, if the NBA playoffs resume on Friday, the Game 5 matches will presumably be played on that day in place of Game 6 face-offs. The Game 6 and Game 1 matches scheduled for Thursday will presumably take place Saturday.

The affected NBA schedule is included below. (The bolded games are TBD, per the NBA's schedule on its website).

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic; Game 5 (Wednesday 8/26) Postponed

Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; Game 5 (Wednesday 8/26) Postponed

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers; Game 5 (Wednesday 8/26) Postponed

Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz; Game 6 (Thursday 8/27) Postponed

Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors; Game 1 (Thursday 8/27) Postponed

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks; Game 6 (Thursday 8/27) Postponed

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic; Game 6 (Friday 8/28)

Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; Game 6 (Friday 8/28)

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers; Game 6 (Friday 8/28)

Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz; Game 7 (Saturday 8/29)

Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors; Game 2 (Saturday 8/29)

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks; Game 7 (Saturday 8/29)

With the WNBA still in its regular season, it's unclear when the games from Wednesday and Thursday will be rescheduled. The following games were postponed:

Washington Mystics vs. Atlanta Dream (Wednesday, 8/26)

Los Angeles Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx (Wednesday, 8/26)

Connecticut Sun vs. Phoenix Mercury (Wednesday, 8/26)

Chicago Sky vs. Indiana Fever (Thursday, 8/27)

Dallas Wings vs. New York Liberty (Thursday, 8/27)

Las Vegas Aces vs. Seattle Storm (Thursday, 8/27)

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An empty court and bench is shown following the scheduled start time in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 26, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Getty/Kevin C. Cox