Following a Wednesday afternoon full of speculation around the status of the Houston Rockets and their availability for the the Oklahoma City Thunder’s season opener, the announcement about the game was finally made:
A game being postponed due to COVID-19 is nothing new to Thunder fans, unfortunately, as we all remember that Wednesday evening back in March when the entire league was shut down, starting with OKC’s matchup against the Utah Jazz.
This time the postponement was made due to Houston rookie Kenyon Martin Jr. testing positive, followed by a number of other players being forced to isolate due to contact tracing.
On top of that, James Harden is currently being investigated for violating coronavirus protocol. In the end, the Rockets were left with fewer than the 8 required players in order to play the game.
Now, we have to wait again; fortunately, it should only be a few days.
The new date for the Thunder-Rockets game has yet to be announced, but Oklahoma City’s new season opener will now be on the road against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday. The Hornets open up their season tonight in Cleveland against the Cavaliers.
This season is bound to have its frustrations due to COVID-19, so don’t get your hopes up that this will be the last time a Thunder game is postponed. Meanwhile, we will appreciate the games that we do get and maintain hope that the season does not come to a halt at some point.
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