The National Basketball Association has issued a statement to postpone the game between the Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright and the potential unrest in the area.
The shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright occurred Sunday after a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, a suburb adjacent to Minneapolis. The death sparked violent protests, with officers in riot gear clashing with demonstrators into Monday morning. The Brooklyn Center police chief said the shooting was accidental, as the officer involved intended to fire a stun gun and not a handgun during a struggle with Wright. Police were trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that the Nets-Timberwolves matchup could be played on Tuesday, April 13.