NBA: Cavs, Knicks, Celtics, Pistons, Raptors to undergo self-quarantine
Five NBA teams the Utah Jazz have faced over the past 10 days have been told to self-quarantined after center Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Jazz were supposed to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night when the game was delayed moments before tip-off.
About 30 minutes after, it was announced the game has been postponed.
News then broke out that Gobert has tested positive for the illness, which had affected more than 100,000 individuals worldwide.
Gobert was not at the Chesapeake Energy Arena Wednesday night as he was ruled out prior.
As a precautionary measure, ESPN reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, and Toronto Raptors will all have to undergo self-quarantine.
The said teams played against the Jazz within the last 10 days. Symptoms of coronavirus appear about 2 to 14 days after incubation.
Utah beat all 5 teams in that stretch. They were on a 6-game winning streak entering Wednesday’s supposed encounter against OKC, and are 4th in the Western Conference with a 41-23 record.