Multiple Spurs, Hornets Games Postponed After Four Spurs Test Positive

Four Spurs players have tested positive for the coronavirus and the team’s next three games will be postponed, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). The Hornets, who faced San Antonio on Sunday, will enter the NBA’s contact tracing protocols and will have their next two games postponed as well, per Wojnarowski.

The NBA has issued a press release confirming Woj’s report and noting that additional contact tracing is required for players on both teams’ rosters.

The Spurs already had their Tuesday game vs. the Pistons postponed after one positive COVID-19 test was confirmed, so they’ll have a total of four games pushed back in the next week. That includes Wednesday’s contest in Cleveland vs. the Cavaliers, Saturday’s game in New York vs. the Knicks, and next Monday’s game in Indiana vs. the Pacers.

If possible, San Antonio would resume its schedule next Wednesday in Oklahoma City against the Thunder. For the time being, the Spurs remain quarantined in Charlotte, where they’ve been since Sunday, tweets Wojnarowski.

As for the Hornets, they’ll have home games against the Bulls on Wednesday and the Nuggets on Friday postponed. If further testing and contact tracing doesn’t reveal any positive tests on the roster, the team could be cleared to host the Warriors on Saturday.

A total of 29 NBA regular season games have now been unexpectedly postponed due to the coronavirus, as our tracker shows. A 30th game was pushed back to the second half to accommodate another rescheduled game.

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7 thoughts on “Multiple Spurs, Hornets Games Postponed After Four Spurs Test Positive

  1. scotthhh

    It is a blessing that with the state of the world right now, that we can tune into a live NBA game on TV every night if we want to. Thank you players, coaches, referees, everyone involved for providing us with this much needed entertainment during a very difficult time.

  2. BO don't know Ball

    This story started as another Corona virus postponement, and keeps delivering worse news daily. Hope the Hornets don’t have additional games postponed, but I would expect it.

  3. In Western Australia we have had one community covid case in a year. A hotel worker caught it working at a international travelers quarantine hotel. We had a mild lock down for two weeks. Other than that we are covid free in the community. We had a 6 week lock down in March to get rid of covid. All travelers must provide clear covid test before entering Australia, then do mandatory two week quarantine in hotel and pass three covid tests before released. Besides the one hotel worker. We coming up to a year of zero community covid. Feel for you guys in the U.S and U.K.

    • formerlyz

      Things were looking better as May approached, but instead of waiting until mid june for things to be very minimal, they had to reopen everything, defeating the entire purpose of shutting things down previously. Had they waited just a short time longer, we would be in similar position where the occasional situation might cause a 2 week stoppage. Instead, this will never go away, ever

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