The Minnesota Timberwolves will play the visiting Brooklyn Nets at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday without fans. The rare weekday matinee tilt comes after Monday’s game was postponed following the police shooting of Daunte Wright.
Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, died Sunday after a police officer shot him in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center during a traffic stop. 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 Wright on an outstanding warrant.
Officer Kim Potter, who shot Wright, and Brooklyn Center police chief Tim Gannon both resigned on Tuesday.
The Wolves’ matchup was one of several games postponed in Minnesota on Monday.
The Minnesota Twins were to open their series against the visiting Boston Red Sox on Monday afternoon, but that was postponed. Instead, the teams will play Tuesday at 2:10 p.m. ET, with Monday’s game being made up on Wednesday as part of a doubleheader.