Pelicans will not play Wednesday after NBA suspends season because of COVID-19

Pelicans will not play Wednesday after NBA suspends season because of COVID-19
Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight (20) passes the ball against Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (10) and center Rudy Gobert (27) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) (Source: Duane Burleson)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Pelicans game was canceled Wednesday, despite the NBA said the team would play its final game before the league’s suspended season started.

The NBA said it was suspending the season after Rudy Gaubert, a player for the Utah Jazz, tested positive for COVID-19. The test result was reported shortly before tip-off against the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The New Orleans Pelicans were scheduled to play the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento. It was discovered that a referee in the game was an official in a Jazz game earlier this week.

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