Covid: NBA defers Sunday’s Philadelphia v Oklahoma City game

NEW YORK (AFP, REUTERS) – The National Basketball Association game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder that was booked for Sunday (Jan 17) was delayed by the alliance hours before clue because of Covid-19 wellbeing convention issues.

The meeting Sixers didn’t have the base eight players accessible for the game because of progressing Covid-19 agreement following inside the club.

Cameroonian star community Joel Embiid of the 76ers had been governed out of the challenge because of a sensitive right knee that sidelined him from Philadelphia’s 106-104 misfortune at Memphis.

The Sixers rank fourth in the Eastern Conference at 9-5 while the Thunder are among four 6-6 clubs sharing eighth in the Western Conference.

The 76ers-Thunder game was the second of the day to be deferred after a Cleveland versus Washington challenge had been postponed because of six Covid-19 positives on the Wizards’ program.

It denotes the seventh day in the previous eight where the NBA has had at any rate one game deferred because of Covid-19 wellbeing conventions in a season that started a month back and includes groups playing in home fields.

Enormous successes for Knicks, Bulls

In Boston, the New York Knicks snapped their five-game losing streak in earnest style on Sunday, holding the Celtics to a season-low complete in a 105-75 victory win.

In Dallas, Lauri Markkanen had a season-high 29 focuses to go with 10 bounce back and Garrett Temple scored 17 of his season-high 21 focuses in the primary half as the Chicago Bulls snapped a four-game losing streak with a 117-101 triumph against the Mavericks.

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