12:55pm: The game has officially been postponed, tweets Eric Woodyard of ESPN.
10:58am: The Pistons will have back-to-back games in Texas postponed this week, as their contest against the Mavericks in Dallas on Wednesday will no longer be played as scheduled, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).
As Charania explains, this postponement is entirely unrelated to COVID-19 and is instead due to the weather-related state of emergency in Texas. Winter storms and unusually cold temperatures have hit the Dallas area and have caused massive blackouts in parts of the state.
The weather has also resulted in two postponements for the NHL’s Dallas Stars, who were initially scheduled to host the Nashville Predators on Monday and Tuesday.
The Pistons also had their Tuesday game in San Antonio postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak among the Spurs.
The fact that this postponement doesn’t have anything to do with the coronavirus is a silver lining for the NBA, but it’s still another game in a long line of them that will need to be made up at some point later in the season. The league has now postponed over 30 regular season games in 2020/21.
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so strange this is happening in Texas lol
If there are no fans, why cancel?
It’s canceled to conserve power. Half the city of Dallas doesn’t have power, and those that do are being told to use as little as possible. So it’d be a pretty poor look to light up the arena for a basketball game.
Imagine if Pistons games were canceled everytime it snowed in Detroit!
Detroit most likely wouldn’t face the same complications as its normal weather there. This is historic cold that the city just isn’t prepared for.
I am fully aware of how unprepared southern Texas is for snow & ice. Its a different Beast when it hits that part of America.
I thought it was a funny coincidence Detroit is the team they canceled the game for Snow on. Its a little humorous anyway…
I had my house burn down last summer, know all about inclement weather & the tragedy that follows. Not fun. Hope everyone in Texas is OK, and do not freeze to death!
The weather was crazy for Texas. But worse is the greed of Power Companies. Who should have winterized their grids and systems for this. They were suppose to have done it since early 2000. Even Alaska doesn’t shut down cause of 10* degree weather. Got family in Houston. Water systems are still down in some cities.