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Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry returned a positive test for the coronavirus, which the team learned of near the start of its 122-109 loss to the Nets in Brooklyn on Thursday night, sources told ESPN.
The Sixers are staying overnight in New York and will commence contact tracing Friday morning, sources said. The team will do a new round of testing Friday in accordance with the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
Curry, who sat out Thursday’s game with left ankle soreness, spent the first quarter on the bench before the Sixers were made aware of a positive test, sources said. He was wearing a mask and was seated next to assistant coach Sam Cassell and center Joel Embiid.
Curry then left the court area and headed into isolation. He left the Barclays Center separately from the team.
Embiid, who has a 3-month-old son, told ESPN he plans to self-quarantine from his family until he is satisfied he didn’t contract the virus.
Philadelphia is next scheduled to play Saturday at home against the Denver Nuggets.
Sixers coach Doc Rivers, who is Curry’s father-in-law, said before Thursday’s game that Curry had suffered the ankle injury