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Milwaukee Bucks owners issue statement in support of players

The Milwaukee Bucks ownership group has issued a statement in support of their players in response to NBA playoff games scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 26 being postponed.

"We fully support our players and the decision they made," the Bucks ownership group said in a release. "Although we did not know beforehand, we would have wholeheartedly agreed with them.

"The only way to bring about change is to shine a light on the racial injustices that are happening in front of us. Our players have done that and we will continue to stand alongside them and demand accountability and change."

The Bucks were scheduled to play Game 5 of their first-round series with the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.

The Bucks players never took to the court before the game for warmups. The game was later postponed as were the other two games scheduled to take place on Wednesday.

Milwaukee became the first NBA team to boycott a playoff game to protest social injustice.

More to come on this developing story.

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