Golden State Warriors

Warriors’ Friday night game vs. Suns postponed due to pandemic

Well, the headline to this article is the bad news. But there is a bit of good news. A bit.

Though the Warriors’ game against the Suns has been postponed due to the spread of Covid-19, it’s the Suns that have compromised players, not the Warriors. (Let’s all hope they’re okay.) Also, Eric Paschall, the Golden State forward that missed his team’s loss against the Pacers due to the pandemic, was out due to a false negative result.

But what does this mean in the short and long term? Here’s a bit of what Connor Letourneau wrote on the subject for the San Francisco Chronicle.

The postponement means the Warriors will have three days off after playing in Denver on Thursday. Barring further postponements, that will be the team’s longest break in the 37-game first half of the season and erases the first of what was to have been three back-to-back sets in a 15-day stretch.

The now-two-game road trip will conclude with a Monday night game against the Lakers.

San Francisco Chronicle/Connor Letourneau

So is that more good news? In the short term and strictly for the Warriors, somewhat, yes. They avoid a back-to-back and will get more rest. It’s anyone’s guess when the game will be rescheduled, however, so stay tuned.

But overall, this is not good. More and more teams are having issues with cases of Covid-19, and it’s likely just a matter of time before the Warriors have more disruptions to deal with, despite new, more strict measures mandated by the league this week. The pandemic is raging in he U.S., unfortunately, for myriad reasons. Everybody hang in there and do your best to enjoy the Warriors’ Thursday game against the Nuggets.

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