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Report: Friday night’s game between Grizzlies-Timberwolves postponed

Another one bites the dust. The NBA was forced to postpone another game due to health and safety protocols.

Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves shoots the ball against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second quarter of the game at Target Center on January 13, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The game Friday between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies has been postponed due to health and safety protocols, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported late Friday evening. The number of games being postponed due to Covid-19 concerns is getting too high to count at this point. The NBA has been forced to postpone multiple games over this weekend and even some leaking into next week. The Washington Wizards announced they have 6 players who have tested positive for Covid-19.

Update: Karl-Anthony Towns has announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19. This is likely why the game was canceled because players needed to be placed in health and safety protocols as a result.

This likely ruins the potential return of Grizzlies PG Ja Morant (ankle), who was considered questionable for Friday’s game. He has missed the past eight games for the Grizzlies after suffering a bad sprained ankle on Dec. 28. So Morant will need to wait until possibly Saturday against the Philadelphia 76ers for a return to the lineup.