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NBA reschedules 11 games that were postponed in December due to COVID-19 outbreak

NBA reschedules 11 games that were postponed in December due to COVID-19 outbreak

The NBA is trying to keep its schedule on track this season

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The NBA announced on Monday afternoon the rescheduling of the 11 games that were postponed in December due to the spike in COVID-19 cases across the league. The recent increase in COVID-19 cases has caused many teams to be short a handful of players on a night-to-night basis, resulting in games being postponed. 

As a response, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association adopted new changes to the league’s health and safety protocols to ensure as few games would be postponed as possible. Some of those new changes are reduced quarantine time for asymptomatic players who are no longer deemed contagious and mandating that teams must use hardship exceptions to add replacement players on 10-day contracts so that games can continue to be played.

Here are the times and dates for the 11 rescheduled games so far this season:

Game

Previous Date

Rescheduled Date

Time

Brooklyn Nets at Portland Trail Blazers

Dec. 23, 2021

Jan. 10, 2022

8 p.m. ET

Detroit Pistons at Chicago Bulls

Dec. 14, 2021

Jan. 11, 2022

8 p.m. ET

New Orleans Pelicans at Philadelphia 76ers

Dec. 19, 2021

Jan. 25, 2022

7 p.m. ET

Denver Nuggets at Brooklyn Nets

Dec. 19, 2021

Jan. 26, 2022

7:30 p.m. ET

Toronto Raptors at Chicago Bulls

Dec. 22, 2021

Jan. 26, 2022

8 p.m. ET

Chicago Bulls at Toronto Raptors

Dec. 16, 2021

Feb. 3, 2022

7:30 p.m. ET

Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs

Dec. 29, 2021

Feb. 3, 2022

8:30 p.m. ET

Washington Wizards at Brooklyn Nets

Dec. 21, 2021

Feb. 17, 2022

7:30 p.m. ET

Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors

Dec. 20, 2021

March 4, 2022

7:30 p.m. ET

Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets

Dec. 30, 2021

March 7, 2022

9 p.m. ET

Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks 

Dec. 19, 2021

March 31, 2022

7:30 p.m. ET

Though there’s still a chance more games could be postponed this season. Right now, the league will try to do everything possible to keep its schedule somewhat on track with the NBA Finals expected to start on June 2.

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