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NBA reportedly postpones multiple Sunday games as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

More NBA games have reportedly been postponed.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Sunday’s matchup between the Cavaliers and Hawks has been postponed due to “Cleveland’s scarcity of gamers.”

An hour earlier, Wojnarowski reported that the Cavaliers have a COVID-19 outbreak on their roster, with 5 gamers having examined optimistic.

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Cavaliers middle Jarrett Allen is likely one of the 5 gamers coming into the league’s Covid protocols, sources inform ESPN. Allen’s having an All-Star-caliber season with averages of 16.8 factors, 10.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 19, 2021

Hawks star Trae Young has additionally entered the league’s well being and security protocols, per Wojnarowski.

MORE: Updated team-by-team listing of gamers in well being and security protocols

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Additionally, Sunday’s assembly between the Nets and Nuggets has reportedly been postponed.

The Nets at the moment have 10 gamers in well being and security protocols, together with their All-Star trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving. The Nuggets have two gamers listed in well being and security protocols in Bol Bol and Michael Porter Jr.

The Denver-Brooklyn sport as we speak has been postponed, sources inform ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 19, 2021

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According to Wojnarowski, the NBA was “nonetheless contemplating the destiny” of Sunday’s sport between the 76ers and Pelicans, as Philadelphia was “struggling to ship eight out there gamers.” Andre Drummond and Shake Milton have reportedly joined Georges Niang in well being and security protocols, and the 76ers had multiple gamers both out or questionable with accidents.

That sport has reportedly since been postponed as properly.

New Orleans-Philadephia has been postponed, supply tells ESPN>

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 19, 2021

These will mark the third, fourth and fifth games postponed thus far this NBA season. The Bulls lately had two games postponed — Dec. 14 in opposition to the Pistons and Dec. 16 in opposition to the Raptors — after as many as 10 gamers entered the league’s well being and security protocols.

Brooklyn’s sport in opposition to Washington on Tuesday has additionally reportedly been postponed.

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