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Report: Nuggets-Nets game to join Cavaliers-Hawks in being postponed

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Oct 10, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; A general view of the NBA 75th Anniversary logo on a backboard at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 10, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; A general view of the NBA 75th Anniversary logo on a backboard at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA will have at least two postponed Sunday games because of COVID-19 issues, ESPN reported.

The game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and host Atlanta Hawks already has been called off, and the contest matching the visiting Denver Nuggets and Brooklyn Nets will be postponed, the outlet reported.

The Sunday game pitting the New Orleans Pelicans and host Philadelphia 76ers also is in jeopardy as the latter reportedly is struggling to cobble eight available players for the contest.

ESPN reported Sunday morning that five Cavaliers players are joining Evan Mobley and Isaac Okoro in the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

Atlanta All-Star guard Trae Young tested positive for COVID-19 and entered the league protocols on Sunday.

The Nets, in turn, have 10 players in the health and safety protocol — including star Kevin Durant.

Per The Athletic, Andre Drummond and Shake Milton joined Georges Niang in the health and safety protocols for the 76ers.

Philadelphia already is without Furkan Korkmaz (illness), Jaden Springer (concussion), Grant Riller (shoulder) and Ben Simmons (back), while Joel Embiid (ankle), Tyrese Maxey (quad) and Danny Green (hip) are listed as questionable to face the visiting Pelicans.

Under league rules, teams must have at least eight players available to avoid a postponement.

–Field Level Media