The coronavirus pandemic gives no truce and NBA continues to suffer the blows after suspending the meeting between Phoenix Suns and Atlanta Hawks that was to be played tonight, thus reaching six the total of games postponed so far this season.
The suspension comes as part of a domino effect, since although the Phoenix team did not present positive cases, He did play the Washington Wizards on Monday and, since they do have infected, the entire Arizona squad that played that game must be tested to control close contacts. In this way, they do not get to present eight players and the NBA was forced to suspend the game.
The Wizards, for their part, had already received the news yesterday of the postponement of their game against Utah Jazz, after what was the internal coronavirus outbreak they suffered that even implied the cancellation of their practices to avoid more infections.
Meanwhile, the NBA in conjunction with the NBAPA decided modify and further adjust the health protocol for at least the next two weeks to try to contain the situation. While the commissioner Adam Silver I had already anticipated that January would be “a complicated month“, the truth is more and more teams are affected and games postponed so no one dares to rule out a temporary cessation of activities.