The New York Knicks, Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers were the three teams to express reservations on eliminating fans from games without receiving a formal government mandate to do so during a conference call of the NBA Board of Governors on Wednesday.

Several teams were willing to put games on hiatus, but the rest wanted to move toward eliminating fans from arenas in order to continue playing games. 

The Rockets were more amenable to pausing the season for three to four weeks and were less enthusiastic about the idea of playing games in the short-term without fans in attendance. 

The NBA decided to suspend the season indefinitely after Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday evening.