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Nuggets Home Game Against Golden State Postponed, Head Coach Malone In COVID Protocol

DENVER (CBS4) - The NBA has postponed the Nuggets home game against the Golden State Warriors set for Thursday night due to COVID outbreaks on both teams.

Denver Nuggets v Atlanta Hawks
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 17: Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets drives tot he basket against Clint Capela #15 of the Atlanta Hawks during the first half at State Farm Arena on December 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

The Nuggets were not able to field the league-minimum eight players to start the game through a combination of COVID cases and injuries.

The Nuggets would have played without head coach Michael Malone, who has entered COVID protocol. Six other coaches in the league are also unavailable due to COVID cases.

Nuggets Coach Michael Malone
Head coach Michael Malone of the Denver Nuggets at Footprint Center on October 20, 2021. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Around the league, a total of 120 players and an untold number of team staff members are on the sidelines due to COVID outbreaks.


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