It’s the 22nd game that the league has postponed due to health and safety protocols. Eric Bronson-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA postponed Monday’s scheduled game between the Spurs and Pelicans, according to a league press release.

What made this late postponement even more noteworthy was that both teams did not have the league-required eight available players due to COVID-19 contact tracing.

The Pelicans had a Jan. 11 postponement due to coronavirus issues surrounding the Mavericks. This is the first game they have not had enough players due to COVID-19 positives and contact tracing. This is the first postponement of any kind for San Antonio.

It’s the 22nd game that the league has postponed due to health and safety protocols.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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