The Minnesota Timberwolves will play the visiting Brooklyn Nets at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday with out followers. The uncommon weekday matinee tilt comes after Monday’s sport was postponed following the police capturing of Daunte Wright.
Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, died Sunday after a police officer shot him within the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Heart throughout a site visitors cease. The Brooklyn Heart police chief mentioned the capturing was unintentional, because the officer concerned meant to fireside a stun gun and never a handgun throughout a battle with Wright. Police had been making an attempt to arrest Wright on an excellent warrant.
The Wolves’ matchup was one among a number of video games postponed in Minnesota on Monday.
The Minnesota Twins had been to open their collection towards the visiting Boston Pink Sox on Monday afternoon, however that was postponed. As an alternative, the groups will play Tuesday at 2:10 p.m. ET, with Monday’s sport being made up on Wednesday as a part of a doubleheader.
The Minnesota Wild additionally postponed their Monday night time dwelling sport towards the St. Louis Blues to Might 12.
Wright died of a gunshot wound to the chest, and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office.
The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is investigating the shooting, identified the officer who shot Wright as Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran who has been placed on administrative leave.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced a curfew from 7 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday for the three counties that include Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis and the capital of St. Paul. The Wolves and Twins play in Minneapolis, while the Wild play in St. Paul.
Security around downtown Minneapolis already has been heightened because of the trial of Derek Chauvin, whose knee prosecutors say was pressed on George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes as the unarmed Black man was handcuffed and pinned to the pavement on May 25, 2020.
Floyd’s death sparked a summer of unrest and a national reckoning over racial injustice that was felt poignantly and painfully in Minneapolis. Chauvin’s trial at the county government center is about eight blocks from the Twins’ Target Field.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.