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NBA Announces 14th Postponement Due To Coronavirus

The league has suspended the game beween the Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder.

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The NBA announced Sunday afternoon that the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder will be postponed due to the coronavirus. Due to contact tracing, the 76ers were left without the league minimum of eight players.

The Sixers coronavirus woes started on January 7th, when shooting guard and former Blazer Seth Curry tested positive. Since then, several other players have been held out due to coronavirus protocols. Currently, Joel Embiid is out due to knee pain, and Mike Scott is out due to knee swelling.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the contact tracing is a result of the game against Memphis.

Given that Philadelphia played Memphis, the situation could have some bearing on the Portland Trail Blazers’ future schedule. The Blazers are due to play the Grizzlies twice this upcoming week in Portland.