Rockets, Thunder NBA opener postponed

Rockets, Thunder NBA opener postponed
The NBA logo at center court is shown during the second half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (Source: AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

(KTRE) - The NBA season opener for the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder has been postponed.

According to the league offices, the Rockets did not have a minimum of eight players for the game. According to the league, three Houston players returned tests that were either positive or inconclusive for the coronavirus. Because of contact tracing, four other players were put into quarantine.

Star James Harden was not available to play due to a violation of the Health and Safety Protocol after a video surfaced that appeared to show Harden at a Houston club and maskless. Harden’s teammate, Chris Clemons was unavailable because of injury.

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