The league announced Wednesday that the NBA is suspending its season after a player preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the report, the affected player is not present in the arena and the test results were reported shortly before tip-off.
The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic,” the league said in a statement.
A referee assigned to work the game had previously worked in a Utah Jazz game, the NBA reported.
Gary Herbert and Lt.Gov. Spencer Cox said in a joint statement.
Meanwhile, this announcement has left fans confused at the game.
Juan Guerra II, who says he is an avid Thunder fan, told to CNN they had presented the National Anthem and announced the starting lineups.