The Detroit Pistons just weren't meant to face NBA opponents from Texas this midweek.
On Tuesday, the NBA confirmed that Wednesday's Pistons-Mavericks game has been postponed due to the winter storm that left tens of thousands of residents in the Dallas area without power as temperatures fell to minus-1 degrees.
Tuesday's scheduled showdown between the Pistons and San Antonio Spurs was scrapped due to COVID-19 issues impacting the Spurs. Since that time, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that four San Antonio players recently tested positive for the coronavirus. As a result, the club's next three games have been postponed.
Extreme winter weather conditions also resulted in the NHL postponing a pair of contests between the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators.
"After further discussions with Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson's office, tonight's game between the Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center is also being postponed due to the continued power outages in the Dallas area caused by severe weather," the Stars said in a prepared statement on Tuesday morning.
The Pistons will go on to face the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday. Meanwhile, the Mavericks will hope to play at the Houston Rockets that same night.