WATCH: Exact moment OKC Thunder-Utah Jazz game was cancelled due to COVID-19
The Oklahoma City Thunder-Utah Jazz game scheduled for Wednesday night was cancelled suddenly as the NBA took the necessary steps in light of recent coronavirus (COVID-19)-related developments.
Just moments before tip-off at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, the Thunder’s homecourt, a medical official from the Jazz rushed to approach the three game officials to inform them of a serious situation.
That is Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus. Gobert was not in the arena during the contest.
Moments after, the referees spoke with the two teams’ head coaches, Quin Synder and Billy Donovan, before teams went back to their locker rooms.
Less than an hour after, the Thunder PA announcer mentioned the postponement of the game “due to unforeseen circumstances.”
Then, it was reported that the league is cancelling the rest of the season indefinitely.
It could be seen in the video that even OKC guard Chris Paul tried to approach the Utah bench, asking about what happened to Gobert, when Jazz players told him to stay away.