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Woj: NBA Will Likely Continue Season Without Fans at Games

Adam Silver is expected announce a decision in this direction on Thursday, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Update: Wednesday night’s game between OKC and Utah has been postponed due to illness.

The NBA will likely continue its season without fans at games given concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. This direction was the “consensus” following the board of governors’ conference call on Wednesday and is likely to be announced by commissioner Adam Silver on Thursday, per Wojnarowski:

The league going on hiatus was also seriously discussed, but Wojnarowski’s report indicates the board of governors would rather games continue instead of postponing.

The NBA’s likely decision to play games without spectators follows news that the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments will be closed to fans, along with various other sporting events around the country—including upcoming games for the Golden State Warriors.

The Portland Trail Blazers are currently scheduled to host the Memphis Grizzlies Thursday night, with fans.