San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Hornets face postponements due to COVID restrictions

Feb 14, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Charlotte Hornets Head Coach James Borrego signals to his team against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half at Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Three games involving the San Antonio Spurs and two involving the Charlotte Hornets have been postponed as part of the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Four Spurs players have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to an NBA statement, while the Hornets are sidelined due to contact tracing after playing San Antonio on Sunday.

The league didn’t name the players who had tested positive.

Tuesday’s game between the Spurs and host Detroit Pistons already had been postponed on Monday, due to a positive test within the Spurs’ roster and subsequent contact tracing preventing the team from having the league-required eight players available for the game.

The three additional games were scheduled for Wednesday at Cleveland, Saturday at New York, and Monday at Indiana.

The Hornets were scheduled for home games against Chicago on Wednesday and Denver on Friday.

Instead, the NBA announced that the Nuggets will visit the Cavaliers on Friday. The game initially was targeted for the second half of the season.

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