Report: NBA postpones two games due to COVID-19 outbreaks initially appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The NBA has postponed Sunday’s Cavaliers-Hawks, Nuggets-Nets and Pelicans-76ers video games, as well as to Monday’s Magic-Raptors sport and Tuesday’s Wizards-Nets sport, the league introduced.
The 5 video games deliver the whole variety of postponed video games to seven on the season. The league postponed two Chicago Bulls video games in the course of the week following an outbreak inside the staff that despatched 10 gamers into protocols.
A scarcity of Cleveland gamers led to the Cavs-Hawks postponement, in accordance to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Five extra Cavs examined constructive on Sunday, becoming a member of rookie Evan Mobley and second-year participant Isaac Okoro in NBA well being and security protocols. Cleveland’s subsequent sport is scheduled for Wednesday in Boston in opposition to the Celtics.
Along with the Cavs’ COVID-19 outbreak, Hawks star Trae Young reportedly entered NBA protocols on Sunday. The Hawks are scheduled to play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, Sixers on Thursday and New York Knicks on Christmas Day.
The Brooklyn Nets have one other notable COVID-19 outbreak. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving entered protocols on Saturday, whereas James Harden has been in protocols since Tuesday. The staff has 10 gamers whole in protocols with yet one more video games on the schedule earlier than its Christmas matchup in opposition to the Los Angeles Lakers.
As for Denver, Michael Porter Jr., who’s out indefinitely with a again harm, and Bol Bol are in well being and security protocols. The staff’s subsequent sport is slated for Wednesday in Oklahoma City in opposition to the Thunder.
The Philadelphia 76ers reportedly struggled to area eight wholesome gamers for Sunday’s contest, however there reportedly is optimism that the staff may play Monday in opposition to the Celtics.
The New Orleans Pelicans would not have any gamers in well being and security protocols.
The Magic positioned three gamers in protocols on Friday, whereas the Raptors positioned two gamers in protocols on Saturday.