NBA Postpones Tenth Game as COVID-19 Cases Surge

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The NBA has postponed Thursday’s Indiana Pacers vs. Phoenix Suns game – which marks the tenth postponed game of the 2020-21 season.

COVID-19 cases have been surging in recent weeks due to a variety of factors, including but not limited to holiday gatherings, air travel, and increased transmission risk due to the prevalence of contamination.

Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported that 16 new players have tested positive for COVID-19 since January sixth.

The Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics have had multiple games postponed due to COVID-19 cases and contact tracing.

Today, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that three Wizards players have tested positive for COVID-19.

 

The league is reviewing whether or not the Wizards’ games on Sunday and Monday will have to be postponed.

The Celtics are scheduled to return to action Friday against the Orlando Magic – albeit without Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker, Romeo Langford, Carsen Edwards, and Robert Williams.

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