Wednesday was the league's announcement. This is the eighth season-ending postponement due to virus-related reasons, and the third consecutive Nets game that has been pushed back.
It means that Brooklyn's next game could be Saturday. This is part of the NBA’s five-game Christmas slate. The Nets are scheduled to visit Los Angeles Lakers.
Wednesday saw 84 players from 20 different teams enter the league protocols. This number fluctuates almost hourly. Commissioner Adam Silver stated earlier this week that the NBA does not intend to suspend the season.
The NBA reserves the right to move another Nets-Lakers game into the 8 p.m. Eastern Time slot to meet ABC's needs. The league informed the 10 teams that they have Christmas games that it is possible to shift starting times and that priority is filling ABC’s 8 p.m., 5:m. and 2:30 p.m. slot slots.
These games would be played in the following order: Boston at Milwaukee; Golden State at Phoenix; Brooklyn at Lakers.