NBA postpones Houston Rockets’ season opener over COVID-19 cases

first_imgDecember 24, 2020 /Sports News – National NBA postpones Houston Rockets’ season opener over COVID-19 cases Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailcmannphoto/iStockBy JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Houston Rockets were slated to kick off their regular season Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder but the game was postponed due to COVID-19.The NBA put Houston’s season opener on pause after three players tested positive or inconclusive for the novel coronavirus. Also on Wednesday, video surfaced of Rockets star James Harden attending a private indoor event and not wearing a mask. The league fined the 31-year-old shooting guard $50,000 for violating its COVID-19 protocols.ABC News’ Will Reeve has more on these developments and what it means for the team:Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more