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Postponed Nets at Timberwolves game to be played Tuesday without fans

LA Clippers v Minnesota Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MARCH 26: An exterior shot of Target Center before the LA Clippers game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 26, 2019 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The NBA chose to postpone the Brooklyn Nets at Minnesota Timberwolves Monday for all the right reasons. The players were consulted but didn’t think it felt right to play after another unarmed Black man — 20-year-old Daunte Wright — was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

However, that created a logistical problem: If that game was not made up on Tuesday when both teams were off, it would force a three-games-in-three nights situation for at least one of the teams at a future date.

The NBA has decided to play the game Tuesday, at 3 p.m. central time at the Target Center in Minneapolis. From the NBA’s official announcement:

After consulting with both teams as well as local and state officials, the decision was made to reschedule the game today.

The Timberwolves announced soon after this game will be played without fans in the building.

It is not an ideal situation, but it may be the logistically best one.

We will see what the players from the Timberwolves and Nets do to honor Wright.