NBA postponing Pistons game vs. Wizards

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The NBA is postponing Wednesday night’s game in Detroit between the Pistons and Wizards, according to Omari Sankofa II of The Detroit Free Press.

The Pistons played the Mavericks in Dallas on Monday night and have been unable to travel back home since then due to a winter storm, as well as plane issues and other logistics, tweets James L. Edwards of The Athletic.

According to Edwards and Sankofa, the Pistons were still in Dallas as of 11:00 a.m. CT today, with tonight’s game just seven hours from tipping off, so a postponement became necessary.

A date for the rescheduled game remains up in the air. As Sankofa notes, the Pistons and Wizards are off Thursday, so it could theoretically be played one day later. However, both teams already have games scheduled for both Friday and Saturday, making a Thursday matchup (which would result in a back-to-back-to-back) far less practical.

The NBA was forced to postpone dozens of games during the last two
seasons for COVID-related reasons and typically rescheduled them for weeks or months later. This is the first time in 2022-23 that the league has had to postpone a game.

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