More NBA games off, as league continues struggles with virus

The NBA gave Orlando coach Steve Clifford a call recently, telling him he had to do a better job of keeping his mask on during games. Clifford’s answer was concise. He didn’t argue. He knows the rules, and how important they are — especially now, in a very rough stretch for the NBA. The league is up to 12 games that were called off this week alone, and the Washington Wizards revealed they have six players who have tested positive for COVID-19. They’re now assured of going at least nine days without a game.