76ers-Thunder postponed due to contact tracing
Tonight’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder is postponed. The 76ers are ineligible after they were under the eight required players available due to contact tracing. The tracing is related to last night’s game against the Grizzlies. This postponement will be the 76ers first this season and the league’s 14th. Sixers were expected to tip-off at 8:00.
As of right now there have been no new positive tests for the Sixers. Still, it is not the first COVID issue for the Sixers. Philadelphia lost Seth Curry to a positive test ten days ago during their game against the Brooklyn Nets. The Sixers are still without Curry but he’s expected to become available in the coming days. Last week the Sixers had to have an injured Mike Scott suit up to avoid forfeit.
Last night’s opponent the Memphis Grizzlies last night are dealing with COVID issues. Memphis had their previous game postponed against the Minnesota Timberwolves due to Minnesota not being eligible following positive tests. That game was going to be the second half of their two game series. The game played between Memphis and Minnesota is the cause for the contact tracing tonight.
Philadelphia was already shorthanded without Joel Embiid and Mike Scott alongside Curry going into tonight. The announcement came late with several 76ers already on the court preparing for tonight’s game.
The 76ers now have a three-day break before hosting 8-4 Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. That game is in the air also depending on what the result of this contact tracing is.
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