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Sixers-Thunder Game Postponed

A league spokesperson said the game was postponed in accordance with the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

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The Sixers' scheduled game Sunday night against the Thunder has been postponed, the NBA announced.

According to the league, the Sixers don't have the required eight players because of ongoing contact tracing.

NBC10 spoke to a Sixers team source who said there are no new positive cases to report at this time. The contact tracing is due to a COVID related issue involving a recent opponent.

Leading into Sunday's scheduled game in Oklahoma City, Seth Curry and Vincent Poirier had been listed out on the NBA's 5:30 p.m. injury report because of the league's health and safety protocols. Joel Embiid (right knee pain) and Mike Scott (right knee swelling) did not travel with the team for reasons unrelated to COVID-19.

The Sixers learned of Curry testing positive for COVID-19 during the team's Jan. 7 game against the Nets. He's since been away from the team. Tobias Harris, Shake Milton, Matisse Thybulle and Terrance Ferguson returned Thursday after being sidelined for health and safety reasons. 

It appears the Sixers had been warming up in Oklahoma City and expecting to play a game.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the postponement is due to contact tracing connected with the Sixers' game Saturday night against the Grizzlies. The 9-5 Sixers are next scheduled to play the Celtics on Wednesday and Friday in Philadelphia.

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