Four San Antonio Spurs players have tested positive for coronavirus and the team’s next three games have been postponed, the NBA says.
It means the Spurs, the team of Australian point guard Patty Mills, will not play until the middle of next week at the earliest.
The NBA has also postponed the next two games for the Charlotte Hornets while contact tracing is completed.
Their games have been halted because they were the last team to play the Spurs, losing to them on Sunday.
Charlotte’s next possible game is now Saturday at home against Golden State, in what would be Warriors guard Stephen Curry’s annual return to North Carolina, where he grew up.
San Antonio’s next possible game is February 24 at Oklahoma City, meaning the Spurs will have more than a week between contests.
The postponements announced on Tuesday push the total number of games moved back this season to 29, including the Spurs’ game at Detroit that was scheduled for Tuesday night. The NBA called that game off on Monday.
The NBA does not reveal which players tested positive, but its announcement said the Spurs had positive tests among players, and did not mention coaches.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich announced last month, on his 72nd birthday, that he has received the vaccine that protects against the effects of COVID-19.