Memphis Grizzlies – Portland Trail Blazers game postponed Wednesday

By Malcolm Michaels
Jan 18, 2021; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins talks to a player in the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns at FedExForum. Grizzlies won 108-104. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis was postponed Wednesday because of COVID-19 protocols within the Grizzlies, the NBA announced.

“Because of ongoing contact tracing within the Grizzlies, the team will not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with the scheduled game against the Trail Blazers,” the league said in a statement.

The Grizzlies (7-6) traveled to Portland to meet the Trail Blazers (8-6) with games scheduled for Wednesday and Friday. No announcement has been made about the status of Friday night’s game.

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(Field Level Media contributed to this report)