After the Boston-Miami game scheduled for Sunday, two other NBA regular season games had to be postponed to a later date due to fears related to the coronavirus.
The NBA seemed relatively immune to the coronavirus. But the situation is very clearly changing in the United States. While, so far, only one meeting had been postponed to a later date at the very beginning of the season, the duel between Oklahoma City and Houston over the behavior of James Harden, who had been spotted at a club ahead of the encounter, this number is increasing very rapidly. While a second game, between Boston and Miami, was postponed this Sunday due to doubts about a Heat player who had forced the NBA to consider the entire workforce of the Florida franchise as a “contact case”, these are two new meetings scheduled for Monday and Tuesday that will not take place on the scheduled date.
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Boston at a standstill again, Dallas outnumbered
After seeing their match against Miami postponed, the Boston Celtics are once again at a standstill. Indeed, not having at its disposal the minimum number of eight players to enter on the scoresheet for the match against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, having seven players excluded due to the application of the health rules in force, the NBA recorded the postponement to a later date. The other meeting concerned, scheduled for Monday, is that between the Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans. According to the journalist ofESPN Adrian Wojnarowski, this postponement is justified by the inability for the Dallas Mavericks to line up eight players on the scoresheet. Faced with what could be an epidemic outbreak, the NBA has already scheduled a meeting with the players’ union as well as another concerning its Board of Directors to make the necessary modifications to the protocols in place.