Wednesday’s postponed matchup between the Grizzlies and Trail Blazers is set to be re-scheduled for the second half of the season. Following the news regarding the postponement of tonight’s game due to the NBA’s COVID-19 contact tracing, the Blazers revealed how today’s events will impact the schedule.
With health and safety at the forefront this year, tonight's game vs. Memphis has been postponed. Because of ongoing contact tracing within the Grizzlies, the team will not have the league-required 8 available players. The game will be rescheduled in the 2nd half of the season. pic.twitter.com/Vx2UQvkmqO— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) January 20, 2021
Wednesday’s game was scheduled to be the first of a two-game series between the Grizzlies and Blazers. As of now, Friday’s game between the two sides is still on the docket. It is unclear if Memphis will have the adequate amount of players available for Friday’s contest.
For the Grizzlies, they last played on Monday against the Suns. Before that game, the Grizzlies faced the 76ers on Jan. 16. On Jan. 17, the Sixers’ game with the Thunder was postponed due to the NBA’s COVID-19 protocol.
Moving forward, the Blazers will host the New York Knicks on Sunday.