Nets' game against Timberwolves on Monday postponed in wake of police shooting in Minnesota

Colin Martin
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Steve Nash James Harden Joe Harris huddle

The Nets' game on Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves has been postponed in the wake of a police shooting in Minnesota.

20-year-old Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer on Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis.

The decision comes after the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox chose to postpone their game on Monday night in Minnesota as well.

Brooklyn may end up playing their game on Tuesday in Minneapolis, as the Nets play in Philadelphia on Wednesday while the Timberwolves are playing at home on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The NBA released the following statement regarding the postponement:

The National Basketball Association announced today that in light of the tragic events in the Minneapolis area yesterday, tonight’s game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center has been postponed. The decision to postpone was made by the NBA after consultation with the Timberwolves organization and local and state officials.

Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Daunte Wright during this difficult time.