The opener of the W.N.B.A. semifinal playoff collection between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx was postponed practically 90 minutes earlier than its scheduled tipoff Sunday due to inconclusive coronavirus check outcomes for Storm gamers.
“Players with inconclusive results have undergone additional testing today and are currently in isolation,” the league mentioned in an announcement, including that the postponement was “out of an abundance of caution.”
The Lynx already had arrived on the area and a number of the gamers had been warming up once they had been advised the sport was postponed.
The league didn’t instantly announce when Recreation 1 of the best-of-five collection could be performed. It was to be the second of two playoff video games on Sunday; the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces misplaced to the Connecticut Solar, the No. 7 seed, within the first sport, 87-62.
The second video games in each collection had been scheduled for Tuesday evening.
The W.N.B.A. made it via a shortened 22-game common season with a number of false optimistic checks for the coronavirus, however no gamers had examined optimistic as soon as the season began. The season is being performed inside a bubble setting at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
Everybody contained in the bubble has been examined for the virus each day.
The Storm, the No. 2 seed, are led by Breanna Stewart and Sue Hen. They tied with the Aces for the league’s finest report at 18-4 however misplaced the tiebreaker for the highest total seed within the playoffs. Seattle is up towards the No. 4 seed, the Minnesota Lynx, who’ve this season’s award winners for rookie of the 12 months, Crystal Dangerfield, and coach of the 12 months, Cheryl Reeve.