Utah Jazz/OKC Thunder game postponed after Rudy Gobert tests positive for coronavirus

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Basketball fans clear out after it is announced that an NBA basketball game between Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz in Oklahoma City has been postponed, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)

The Oklahoma City Thunder's game against the Utah Jazz was postponed Wednesday night, with the only explanation a public address announcement citing "unforeseen circumstances."

It was later discovered that Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. This happened two days after Gobert jokingly touched several media microphones.

The starting lineups were announced, and it appeared the game was ready to start. Then, after conversation among the officials, the teams went back to the locker rooms and the officials left the floor.

The Thunder mascot and their hype crew, the Storm Chasers, tried to keep a full house of fans entertained during the delay. The halftime entertainment was moved up. Finally, the announcement that the game was called off came about 35 minutes after the scheduled start time.