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Spurs vs. Pelicans game on Monday night postponed due to contact tracing

San Antonio and New Orleans won’t play to start off the week. The NBA has now postponed over 20 games due to Covid-19 concerns.

Head coach Stan Van Gundy of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts during a game against the San Antonio Spurs at Smoothie King Center on December 27, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The NBA has postponed Monday’s game between the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans in accordance with health and safety protocols. The game was supposed to be played at 9:00 p.m. ET on NBA League Pass. The League says that neither team is able to field an 8-man roster, so the game won’t be played. This means that contact tracing took place on both teams and multiple players were forced into health and safety protocols. We’ll see which players are involved and if it means both teams have to miss multiple games.

The NBA has now postponed over 20 basketball games due to health and safety protocols. The League refuses to stop the season to try and get things right. There were new guidelines put in place a few weeks back to try and make things safer for players and staff, but we’re still getting a ton of postponed games. This is the first game the Spurs will miss due to health and safety protocols. This is the second game for the Pelicans that has been postponed.