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Jazz vs. Thunder, Pelicans vs. Kings Postponed After Positive Coronavirus Test

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistMarch 12, 2020

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Wednesday's game between the Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma City Thunder was postponed just after the teams were set to tip off. Shortly thereafter, the NBA announced it is suspending its season indefinitely after a Jazz player tested positive for COVID-19.

While the other in-progress games on Wednesday were allowed to finish, the league later canceled the scheduled game between the New Orleans Hornets and Sacramento Kings. 

Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported Rudy Gobert is the player who has the coronavirus. 

Tony Jones of The Athletic reported the teams were quarantined in their respective locker rooms and have not been allowed to leave Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Before the announcement, the NBA Board of Governors met Wednesday and was reportedly leaning toward continuing playing games without fans in the arena amid concerns about the pandemic, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe.

There have been more than 1,000 cases of coronavirus confirmed in the United States. Twenty-four states have declared a state of emergency. 

Twenty-four states have declared a state of emergency because of the coronavirus, which has reached over 1,000 cases in the United States. 

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