Pistons-Nuggets game held off 15 minutes prior to set up tipoff
The Detroit Pistons and Denver Nuggets were slated to take on Monday night after the latter’s thrilling triumph over the Utah Jazz Sunday, however the game was delayed simple minutes prior to tip-off according to reporting from Shams Charania of The Athletic.
As anticipated, it was an inconclusive COVID-19 test from the Pistons which required this postponement, joining the cavalcade of held off video games due to the continuous pandemic.
After the outstanding success of the NBA’s bubble in Orlando, in which no reported cases of the infection were reported throughout 2 months, this year’s shambolic attempt at restarting the season has actually been absolutely nothing brief of dreadful.
Despite the league’s efforts to “stop the spread” by not permitting gamers to fraternize after games, that preventative measure is negated by the truth that teams need to travel on planes and through airports to get where they’re going. Then, when they get here, many arenas are allowing a minimal variety of fans in to watch the action. All of this amounts to a relatively shoddy strategy entering into the season.
Certainly, fans are delighted to be able to see their preferred teams and players once again, and the gamers often preach that an audience is what genuinely gets their adrenaline pumping.
Nevertheless, there is absolutely no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic is worse now in the U.S. than it ever was back in March and April of 2020– with truly no end in sight.
While it appears not likely that the whole season will be held off, as prepare for an ill-conceived All-Star weekend remain in the works, it should be kept in mind that a severe bubble or several bubbles in a couple of cities would’ve likely been the finest way for this season to advance.
The Pistons play next on Tuesday against the Utah Jazz, and the Nuggets don’t play again till Thursday against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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