UTAH JAZZ

Game Six Between Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets Officially Postponed

Aug 27, 2020, 10:11 AM | Updated: Apr 18, 2021, 5:17 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Game six of the first round of the NBA Playoffs between the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets has been postponed.

The postponement comes one day after the Milwaukee Bucks opted to sit out their game five meeting with the Orlando Magic to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Three games were postponed from Wednesday’s schedule including the Bucks and Magic game. All three games scheduled for Thursday, including the Jazz and Nuggets game six have been postponed.

The Jazz hold a 3-2 series lead over the Nuggets after losing Game 5 on Tuesday, 117-107 after Utah won the three straight games of the series after Denver took Game 1.

Playoffs Will Continue

While Thursday’s games have been postponed, the NBA does plan to continue its season according to reports.

“The resumption of playoff games could come as soon as Friday,” Wojnarowski tweeted. “But there is expected to be a return to this season by the weekend, sources tell ESPN.”

Wednesday night NBA players gathered to discuss the Bucks protest and whether to proceed with the rest of the season. According to The Atheltic’s Shams Charania, both the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers voted to boycott the remainder of the NBA season, while the 12 other teams remaining in the bubble voted to continue the games.

According to Yahoo Sports Chris Haynes, Lakers start LeBron James changed his position from last night’s vote, “relaying it was in their best interest to finish out the season.”

The players met again Thursday morning, and are planning an additional meeting later in the afternoon with representatives from each team.

Utah Jazz Statement

The Jazz issued a statement condemning violence towards the Black community in light of the Bucks decision to protest game five of their opening-round series with the Magic.

“We support and join with the National Basketball Association, its teams, the players and the Utah Jazz in condemning social injustice and violence against Black people,” THe statement read. “Our family and organization remain fully committed to and focused on building a country that is equitable, just and safe. We also echo Jacob Blake’s mother’s plea to ‘use our hearts, our love and our intelligence to work together to show the rest of the world how humans are supposed to treat each other.’”

 

The NBA’s Board of Governors also met Thursday morning to lay out plans in light of the recent developments inside the NBA bubble.

 

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers drives to the basket against Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mave...

Ben Anderson

NBA Playoffs Rooting Guide For Utah Jazz Fans

If you're a Utah Jazz fan wanting to watch the NBA playoffs, but don't know who to cheer for, this rooting guide is for you.

3 days ago

Jordan Clarkson #00 of the Utah Jazz...

Ben Anderson

Jordan Clarkson Wants NBA Title, Second Sixth-Man Trophy

Now the elder statesman of the Utah Jazz, Jordan Clarkson has a few to-dos left in the NBA before calling it a career.

3 days ago

Kenneth Lofton Jr. #34 of the Utah Jazz is guarded by Jonathan Kuminga #00 of the Golden State Warr...

Ben Anderson

Three Utah Jazz Players Earn G League Honors

Kenneth Lofton Jr., Jason Preston, and Darius Bazley all took home G League honors after signing with the Utah Jazz this season.

4 days ago

Lauri-Markkanen-Utah-Jazz-NBA...

Ben Anderson

Will Lauri Markkanen Sign Contract Extension With Jazz?

The Utah Jazz enter the 2024 offseason with their eyes set on signing Lauri Markkanen to a contract extension.

5 days ago

Utah Jazz Notes season outcomes Lauri Markkanen...

Chandler Holt

Jazz Notes Season Grades: Did Utah’s Season Go As Planned?

The Utah Jazz had a very interesting season. With a bottom-10 record, many fans were left wondering if this was the plan all along.

5 days ago

Keyonte-George-Utah-Jazz-NBA...

Ben Anderson

Utah Jazz Mailbag: Is Keyonte George’s Shooting A Concern?

Welcome to the Utah Jazz mailbag where every week our NBA insiders answer your questions on social media about your favorite team.

6 days ago

Sponsored Articles

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...

KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Game Six Between Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets Officially Postponed