The NBA season is set to resume on Saturday with three games, a restart negotiated between players and owners after a social justice-driven boycott that began on Wednesday.
The league announced that Saturday's schedule will begin with the Milwaukee Bucks facing the Orlando Magic in game five of their eastern conference first-round series.
The boycott began when the Bucks declined to take the court against the Magic due to Sunday's shooting of Jacob Blake by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul - who is president of the players association - said he is tired, just simply tired of the same type of situation occurring over and over when it comes to social injustice issues in America.
"Right now what we're doing in our league is huge," Paul said on Friday.
"We're all tired of seeing the same thing over and over and everybody expects us to be OK because we get paid great money.
"You know, we're human. We have real feelings..."
Paul and the Thunder will also return to play on Saturday when they face the Houston Rockets before the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Portland Trail Blazers.
The top-seeded Bucks and Lakers will advance to the next round with wins while Houston and Oklahoma City are locked at 2-2 in their western conference first-round series.
Commissioner Adam Silver said in a joint statement on Friday with the National Basketball Players Association that games would resume after the two sides agreed to work together on multiple commitments bolstering supporting of social justice initiatives and racial equality.
Reaching the conclusion to continue the season wasn't an easy process with emotions high and terse exchanges didn't only occur among players.
Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley reportedly had a tense confrontation with NBPA executive director Michele Roberts when she was informing players of the financial ramifications if the playoffs were cancelled.
Beverley addressed the situation in an availability session on Friday.
"We had a very interesting conversation," he said.
"The (players association) is like a family. You don't always agree with your family members and that's OK.
"You communicate about it and you try to make it better.
"Whatever the dialogue is and whatever you guys think it is, we made things better yesterday, meeting with the owners, and that's what most important."
Sunday's schedule lines up with the Boston Celtics to face the Toronto Raptors in game one of their eastern conference second-round match-up before the Los Angeles Clippers meet the Dallas Mavericks and the Denver Nuggets take on the Utah Jazz.