NBA suspends season because of COVID-19 concerns
The National Basketball Association said Wednesday night, March 11, that it would suspend the season beginning Thursday.
The announcement came after a game between the Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma City Thunder was postponed and then canceled after a Jazz player tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The player, who was not identified, was not at the Oklahoma City arena.
In a short statement, the NBA said it would suspend its games "until further notice." The NBA said it would "use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic."
Portland's Trail Blazers were supposed to play the Memphis Grizzlies Thursday evening at the Moda Center.
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