Basketball: NBA postpones New Orleans Pelicans v San Antonio Spurs game due to COVID-19

Kiwi Steven Adams and his New Orleans Pelicans' game against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday (NZ time) has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols.

According to ESPN, a member of each team's non-playing team has had potential exposure to coronavirus in recent days.

The contact tracing each has left both team's without the league-required eight players, the NBA announced about two hours before the game was scheduled to start.

The game is the 22nd postponed by the league already this season, with all but one occurring this month.

The Spurs beat the visiting Washington Wizards on Monday night in the Wizards' first game since January 11 .

The Wizards had their previous six games postponed because they did not have enough eligible players due to the league's COVID-19 protocols.

The Pelicans have not had any COVID-19 issues this season within their team. Their game against the Mavericks on January 12 was postponed health and safety protocols on Dallas' end.

After seven years with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Adams was set to the Pelicans as part of a multi-team trade durng the NBA's off-season.