The NBA is postponing Wednesday night’s game in Detroit between the Pistons and Wizards, according to Omari Sankofa II of The Detroit Free Press (Twitter link).
The Pistons played the Mavericks in Dallas on Monday night and have been unable to travel back home since then due to a winter storm, as well as plane issues and other logistics, tweets James L. Edwards of The Athletic.
According to Edwards and Sankofa, the Pistons were still in Dallas as of 11:00 am Central time today, with tonight’s game just seven hours from tipping off, so a postponement became necessary.
A date for the rescheduled game remains up in the air. As Sankofa notes (via Twitter), the Pistons and Wizards are off Thursday, so it could theoretically be played one day later. However, both teams already have games scheduled for both Friday and Saturday, making a Thursday matchup (which would result in a back-to-back-to-back) far less practical.
The NBA was forced to postpone dozens of games during the last two seasons for COVID-related reasons and typically rescheduled them for weeks or months later. This is the first time in 2022/23 that the league has had to postpone a game.
5 thoughts on “NBA Postponing Wednesday’s Pistons/Wizards Game”
A shame such a marquee matchup must be delayed. How will this affect the playoff picture?
You joke, but the Wizards do need every win they can get if they want to stick in the play-in.
Yes. That’s a good plan. They should definitely max out Kuzma and Porzingis to keep this thing together.
DC & Detroit tv stations should replay this classic game at 7:30pm since their regularly scheduled programming is out… link to m.youtube.com
Is there any way to postpone the rest of the Pistons season since it’s a lost cause anyway?