According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, the Thunder-Rockets first-round series with resume on Saturday, along with the rest of the NBA, after the league went on a brief strike to address social justice issues in America.
The NBA postponed games on Thursday after the Milwaukee Bucks held out of playing Game 5 against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday. Milwaukee’s sudden decision not to play started a domino effect, prompting the rest of the league, including the Rockets and Thunder, to refuse to play their games as well. The goal was for the entire league to be on one accord.
The sudden fallout was in response to a 29-year-old black man, Jacob Blake, from Kenosha, Wis., who was shot seven times in the back by Kenosha police.
Russell Westbrook was listed as out on Wednesday for Game 5, but on Saturday, he’ll test his strained groin during warm-ups with the plan to play. Both the Rockets and the Thunder will practice on Friday.
The series is tied 2-2 after the Thunder seemed to figure out Houston’s game plan, but Westbrook hasn’t played. So, how will things look on Saturday if Westbrook is able to play against his former team?