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Sport Grizzlies have three games postponed due to COVID-19 protocols

20:07  21 january  2021
20:07  21 january  2021 Source:   performgroup.com

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Wednesday’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies has been postponed because of COVID - 19 contact tracing among the Grizzlies . Wednesday’s is the 16th game of the season postponed due to coronavirus health and safety protocols . The NBA started the season in

Due to contact tracing within the Memphis Grizzlies , Wednesday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers has been postponed , it was announced. It becomes the 16th NBA game to be postponed this season, and the second time that the Grizzlies have been affected after having their game

The NBA has announced the Memphis Grizzlies' next three games have been postponed in accordance with COVID-19 protocols.

FedExForum, which is home to the Memphis Grizzlies. © Joe Murphy/National Basketball Association/Getty Images FedExForum, which is home to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Memphis had already seen Wednesday's scheduled meeting with the Portland Trail Blazers called off, the Grizzlies not having the league-required minimum of eight players available for action.

The same teams had been due to meet on Friday, however that clash will no longer be going ahead as planned.

Back-to-back games with the Sacramento Kings, set to take place on Sunday and Monday, are also postponed due to the combination of unavailable Grizzlies players and contact tracing for others on the roster.

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"The health and safety protocols were designed with a challenging circumstance like the one facing the Marlins in mind," MLB said in a statement in July. COVID - 19 carries up to a 14-day incubation period (the time from exposure to development of symptoms) with a median of five days.

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"The Memphis Grizzlies' next three games - Friday, January 22 at Portland and Sunday, January 24 and Monday, January 25 vs Sacramento - have been postponed in accordance with the NBA's health and safety protocols," the NBA said in a statement.

"The games are being postponed due to unavailable players for the Grizzlies and contact tracing for other players on their roster, and in order to ensure the health and safety of players on both teams."

In total, 20 games have been postponed during the NBA regular season as the competition deals with the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Grizzlies are 7-6 on the season and on a five-game winning streak. Following the postponements, they are next due to be in action on January 27, when they host the Chicago Bulls.

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