The second half of Sunday's WNBA playoff doubleheader was postponed after the league received inconclusive COVID-19 tests from players for the Seattle Storm.
The Storm were supposed to tip off against the Minnesota Lynx in Game 1 of their semifinal matchup, but the game was postponed "out of an abundance of caution," according to a statement released by the league, 90 minutes before the scheduled start.
Everyone inside the WNBA bubble is tested daily.
There was no immediate word on when the game will be made up, though WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert hopes the series can start Tuesday, the day Game 2 was set to be played. Engelbert said there would be additional testing Sunday night.
“We needed more testing and data,” Engelbert said in a TV interview. “As soon as I talked to them, they were concerned about health and safety, and it wasn’t about basketball at that point.”
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