WNBA to resume play Friday after two days postponed in protest

After postponing games Wednesday and Thursday, the WNBA said play will resume Friday.

The league announced the resumption in a tweet that included a photo of players kneeling on the court.

Three games -- Minnesota-Atlanta, Los Angeles-Connecticut and Washington-Phoenix -- are scheduled to be played Friday.

WNBA games had been postponed the previous two days as part of the protests among professional sports teams in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Sunday.

The WNBA spread the six games that were postponed this week over the course of three makeup dates. Chicago will play Indiana and Los Angeles will face Minnesota on Monday Aug. 31. Connecticut meets Phoenix on Monday Sept. 7. The final three games will be made up on Sept. 13 -- a day after the regular season was supposed to end with Dallas-New York, Las Vegas-Seattle and Washington-Atlanta all playing that day.

The WNBA has made social justice the primary platform for its 2020 season, with players wearing Breonna Taylor's name on the backs of their jerseys. Taylor, a Black woman killed by Louisville police after a no-knock raid on her home in March, and other women who have been killed or wounded in police shootings have been a focus of the WNBA and the "Say Her Name" campaign, which seeks to raise awareness.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.