Covid strikes again as Sunday’s matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Philadelphia 76ers in OKC has been postponed.
The postponement is due to covid-19 contact tracing within the 76ers organization, leaving them short of the league-minimum required 8 players.
This is nothing new for Oklahoma City. In March 2020, the entire NBA was put on hold starting with the Thunder-Jazz matchup in OKC, and then the Thunder’s season opener was pushed back after the Houston Rockets were short players and forced to postpone that game as well.
The game will have to be made up at a later time, and while this isn’t the first time its happened, it also likely will not be the last. The postponement benefits the Sixers for obvious reasons. It also technically helps OKC’s chances at tanking, if you’re into that sort of thing. Either way, Thunder basketball will have to wait another couple of games.