Hawks-Suns is the seventh game that the NBA postponed due to covid-19

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The NBA postponed the duel between Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns that was scheduled for Wednesday night, due to the security protocols implemented by the league in relation to covid-19.

"Due to contact tracing within the Suns, the team does not have the required number of eight players available to appear in tonight's game against the Hawks," the league said.

It is the seventh game to be canceled in three weeks of action in the 2020-2021 regular season and comes as the NBA and its players union updated coronavirus protocols, with the goal of stopping the spread of the virus.

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The new measures were imposed "in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases across the country and an increase among NBA teams," the league added.

For at least the next two weeks, the players and staff of each team must remain at their residence when the club is at home, except to attend team-related activities, exercise outside, or perform essential activities, except in extraordinary circumstances.

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