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Spurs-Pelicans game called off, as NBA's virus woes continue

Added 01-25-21 09:03:02pm EST - “San Antonio's game in New Orleans was called off Monday night in the latest virus-related postponement for the NBA, one that came when the league determined that neither team would have enough players available.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Spurs-Pelicans game called off, as NBA’s virus woes continue”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

San Antonio’s game in New Orleans was called off Monday night in the latest virus-related postponement for the NBA, one that came when the league determined that neither team would have enough players available.

As has been the case with most of the other games that have been postponed, contact tracing was cited as the cause. But instead of it involving just one team - as has been the case with each of the season’s previous 21 postponements prior to Monday - this one involved both clubs.

“Because of ongoing contact tracing within both the Spurs and Pelicans, neither team has the league-required eight available players to proceed with the scheduled game,” the NBA said, sending that announcement less than two hours before the planned tip-off time.

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San Antonio became the 24th team to have at least one game postponed so far this season because of the virus. The Spurs played Washington - a team that went 13 days between games because of six players testing positive for COVID-19 and three others missing time because contact tracing suggested they may have been exposed to the virus - on Sunday night.

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