As previously announced, tonight’s game against the San Antonio Spurs has been postponed due to a positive test within the Spurs organisation.
Today, we also got some news about the Pistons trip to Dallas tomorrow, via Shams Charania.
The Dallas Mavericks-Detroit Pistons game Wednesday in Dallas is being postponed due to the order of Texas governor Greg Abbott because of state of emergency in response to severe weather, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 16, 2021
The last time I can remember a Pistons game being delayed for a weather event was a few years ago in Atlanta, where snow caused the entire city to descend into gridlock.
But with the fluid nature of the NBA this season, the schedule makers were already hard at work finalising a replacement game.
New game being worked on for NBA schedule on Wednesday: Detroit at Chicago, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Pistons and Bulls had prior games postponed Wednesday and teams finalizing logistics for new game.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 16, 2021
This game wasn’t meant to be until later on this season, but due to Detroit’s trip to Dallas snowed out, plus Chicago’s meeting tomorrow with Charlotte postponed due to COVID reasons in the Hornets franchise, this game has been moved up to avoid both teams slipping too far behind.
The NBA has since confirmed the new game, tipping at 8pm Eastern.
NBA officially announces that the Bulls will host the Pistons tomorrow at 8 pm. Pistons were originally going to travel to play the Mavericks, before it got postponed earlier today pic.twitter.com/2i5MepwOSQ— Omari Sankofa II (@omarisankofa) February 16, 2021
The two games this week brings the Pistons total of postponed fixtures up to four on the season, adding to earlier postponements against Denver and Washington. Plans to make up these postponed games have not been announced.