NBA Player Tests Positive for COVID-19; NBA to Suspend Season Following Wednesday Night’s Games

Report by Paula Antolini, March 11, 2020, 9:43PM EDT

The NBA announced that a player on the Utah Jazz has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19, according to  The test result was reported shortly prior to the tip-off of tonight’s game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena.  At that time, Wednesday’s game was canceled.  The affected player was not in the arena. 

The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of Wednesday night’s schedule of games until further notice.  The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic. 


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