OKLAHOMA CITY (ABC4 Sports) – The Utah Jazz game at Oklahoma City was postponed at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City just minutes before tipoff Wednesday night.
The Thunder’s public address announcer said the decision was made “due to unforeseen circumstances.”
Jazz center Rudy Gobert was ruled out before the game with an unspecified illness. It was later reported that Gobert had tested positive for coronavirus.
The starting lineups were announced, and it appeared the game was ready to start. Then, after conversation among the officials, the teams went back to the locker rooms and the officials left the floor.
The Thunder mascot and their hype crew, the Storm Chasers, tried to keep a full house of fans entertained during the delay. The halftime entertainment was moved up to pregame.
The Jazz next home game is scheduled for Friday against New Orleans, but a short time of the initial game delay, the NBA announced it would be suspending the season “until further notice.”
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