"Honestly, we have a problem seeing the logic behind taking a break now," NBA boss adam silver told TV station ESPN, according to the U.S. News agency AP. One is now in a situation that could have been expected for months. The coronavirus won’t just go away "and we have to learn to live with it. This is what we are currently experiencing in the league."
The NHL has extended its christmas break and suspended all team activities between the 22nd and 22nd of december. And 25. December prohibited, only on 26. December the 32 ice hockey teams were allowed to train or travel again. In the NBA, on the other hand, the games on the christmas holidays are among the most important in the schedule, since the games traditionally have high ratings. Only on 24. December the league has no games on the calendar.
The NBA informed the ten teams that will be playing on the 25. December should play that there may be postponements until the day before, if a game must be canceled because of corona. The most important three time slots are therefore the meetings at 20.30 o’clock and 23.00 o’clock german time on saturday as well as the game at 2.00 o’clock in the morning on sunday german time. So far, the boston celtics vs. The milwaukee bucks, the golden state warriors vs. The phoenix suns, and the brooklyn nets vs. The los angeles lakers are scheduled in order.
The NBA, like the NHL and the national football league (NFL), is currently affected by numerous positive coronatests. By tuesday afternoon in the u.S., 82 players from 20 teams were in the league’s health and safety protocol. The nets are the hardest hit, with ten professional players out of action.