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Report: Milwaukee Bucks boycott Game 5 against the Orlando Magic

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The Bucks are protesting the game in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting in Wisconsin

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The Milwaukee Bucks reportedly are boycotting Game 5 of their first round series against the Orlando Magic in protest, following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.

The Magic came onto the court to warm-up shortly before the scheduled 4:10 p.m. ET tip-off, but the Bucks never took the court.

The Magic eventually returned to the locker room.

Woj then reported than the Bucks are indeed boycotting Game 5.

We’re awaiting word on what this means for the ruling of Game 5, whether it will be rescheduled or the Magic will be awarded a win. The Magic should stand with the Bucks and in no way accept victory under the circumstances, and I’m sure the players and organization feel the same way.

This is obviously much bigger than basketball as the Bucks take an unprecedented stand against social injustice and police brutality, following an incident that took place in their home state.

Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times at close range by police officers in Kenosha, Wis., leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.

Much more to come on this story...