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Jazz release statement following postponed game vs. Thunder [UPDATE]

Players and referees were sent to the locker rooms and now it’s been decided that the game will not be played.

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell shoots the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena.  Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Here’s a statement from the Jazz pertaining to the situation:

UPDATE — Due to the cancelation of tonight’s Jazz-Thunder game, bets on this game have been voided on DraftKings Sportsbook and the funds returned. Parlays involving the game will be settled with adjusted odds.

UPDATE: 9:32 p.m. — Following the cancellation of the Thunder and Jazz game, the NBA has suspended the season.

UPDATE: 9:27 p.m. — Rudy Gobert has tested positive for coronavirus according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

UPDATE: 9:17 p.m. — It’s been a while since the Thunder-Jazz game was postponed and Young is reporting again that players from both teams have not left the arena yet.

UPDATE: 8:58 p.m. — ESPN’s Royce Young reported that the game between the Jazz and Thunder on Wednesday night was postponed due to medical reasons.

UPDATE 8:46 p.m. - Chesapeake Energy Arena is not being closed by the police. Officers are there for traffic control and security. The only reason being given as to why the game was postponed appears to be “unforeseen circumstances.”

UPDATE 8:31 p.m. - The game has officially been postponed and Chesapeake Energy Arena is being closed by the police. Here’s video at the arena, per Sportscenter.

The OKC PA announcer repeatedly told the crowd they are “safe” while asking fans to calmly exit the arena.

We have a weird scene in Oklahoma City. The players and refs have left the court and the game is being delayed. It’s unclear what the next course of action will be although it seems possible the game gets canceled. It’s worth noting that Rudy Gobert was ruled out before the game with an illness, which comes amidst concerns around sporting events and the coronavirus.