Pacers, IU games this weekend postponed

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CLEVELAND, OHIO – DECEMBER 12: Head coach Nate Bjorkgren of the Indiana Pacers yells to his players during the second half of a preseason game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on December 12, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Pacers 107-104. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS – The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect professional and college sports schedules.

The Pacers’ game in Phoenix on Saturday night has been postponed because of contact tracing with the Suns. The team will not have the required eight players available to play the game.

“We just have to continue to be ready to go and continue to be flexible,” Pacers head coach Nate Bjorkgren said before the team’s game in Portland on Thursday night. “Things are going to change.  There’s going to be some postponements. You just have to keep moving forward and do the best that you can on being as safe as you can.”

Indiana’s game at Michigan State on Sunday afternoon has also been postponed. The Spartans are dealing with positive COVID-19 tests in their program.

The schools will work with the Big Ten to reschedule the game.

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