Sixers-Thunder Game Postponed
The NBA has postponed the Sixers-Thunder game in Oklahoma City Sunday night in accordance with the league’s health and safety protocols. Because of contact tracing, the Sixers did not have the minimum of eight players.
A team source said there are no new positive tests to report at this time for the Sixers. There is ongoing contact tracing because of a COVID-19-related issue involving a recent opponent.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Memphis’ Jonas Valanciunas has entered the league’s health and safety protocol. The Sixers just lost to the Grizzlies on Saturday night, a game in which Valanciunas played 20 minutes.
The Sixers are still without Seth Curry – who tested positive for COVID-19 in Brooklyn back on Jan. 7 – and big man Vincent Poirier because of the league’s health and safety protocol. Joel Embiid (right knee pain) and Mike Scott (right knee swelling) did not go on the team’s road trip.
With Curry’s test, the Sixers were left without several players – including Tobias Harris, Shake Milton and Matisse Thuybulle – because of contact tracing guidelines. All three players returned to the lineup this past Thursday against the Heat.
The Sixers, who currently sit at 9-5 on the season, don’t play Monday or Tuesday. They’re set to host a home “series” against the Celtics starting Wednesday.