The NBA suspended its season after a player tested positive for the coronavirus, the league announced in a statement Wednesday. The test result was reported before the cancellation of Wednesday night’s game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder.
The player was not present at the game, the league said.
“The NBA is suspending gameplay following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic,” the statement said.
NBA To Suspend Season Following Tonight's Games pic.twitter.com/2PTx2fkLlW— NBA (@NBA) March 12, 2020
The Toronto Raptors next scheduled game was Saturday, March 14 at home against the Detroit Pistons.