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Nuggets-Warriors game postponed (COVID protocol)

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Dec 23, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone in the second quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 23, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone in the second quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Nuggets’ home game Thursday against the Golden State Warriors was postponed hours before the scheduled tipoff due to COVID-19 protocol.

The Nuggets made the announcement Thursday afternoon on social media but did not provide further details.

Earlier in the day, reports said that Denver coach Michael Malone had entered the protocol. The Nuggets began the day with three players on the COVID-19 list: Jeff Green, Bones Hyland and Zeke Nnaji.

Four other players were deemed questionable entering Thursday: Aaron Gordon (hamstring), Monte Morris (knee), Austin Rivers (thumb) and Vlatko Cancar (non-COVID illness). Eight healthy players are required for a team to compete.

Golden State, meanwhile, is without Draymond Green, Damion Lee and Moses Moody due to COVID-19.

–Field Level Media