A Philadelphia 76ers player tests positive for Covid-19, forcing team to stay in New York overnight

The Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers stand for the National Anthem at the Barclays Center on Jan. 07, 2021.

(CNN)A player on the Philadelphia 76ers has tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the team to remain in New York City after playing the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night, a team source told CNN.

The source said the team will follow league protocols for Covid-19. The player was not identified.
A reporter for The Athletic and Stadium was the first to report the positive test, adding that sources said the 76ers learned of the positive test during the game.
      Before the game, the team said it would not practice on Friday. The 76ers are scheduled to play the Denver Nuggets in Philadelphia on Saturday.
        The 76ers lost to the Nets, 122-109. They are 7-2 so far in the season.