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Report: Jazz Preparing To Stay Overnight In OKC, Possibly Bused Back To Utah

Mar 11, 2020, 11:07 PM | Updated: Mar 12, 2020, 2:00 am
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Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz reacts to a call during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Vivint Smart Home Arena on December 9, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Plans are being made for Utah Jazz players to stay overnight at Chesapeake Energy Arena after being tested for COVID-19.

The Jazz and Thunder were originally scheduled to play at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, March 11.

Seconds before the game was scheduled to tip-off, officials and coaches from both teams met for a lengthy conversation. A few minutes later, players and personnel from the Jazz and Thunder were asked to leave the court.

Shortly thereafter, the NBA announced that the game had been postponed and the 2019-20 season suspended.

Jazz players were quarantined at the arena and tested for COVID-19. Results for the tests were said to be available four hours after being administered according to ESPN’s Royce Young.

Young also reported “plans are being made for the Jazz players to stay overnight at the arena.” He highlighted the possibility of the Jazz being bused back to Utah instead of flying.

 

Young later reported the Jazz would stay overnight in an Oklahoma City hotel.

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