Boston-Orlando, 5th game postponed due to coronavirus – Fil Info – NBA

The North American Basketball League (NBA) on Tuesday announced the postponement of the game scheduled for Wednesday between Boston and Orlando due to the coronavirus, the Celtics not having enough players available while a minimum of eight per team is required for to play. This meeting is the fifth postponed in the NBA in three weeks since the regular season began and the third for the Massachusetts franchise which was to face Miami on Sunday and Chicago on Tuesday. After star Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown tested positive, a large number of their teammates have become their potential contact cases and have been observing for around 40 while waiting for the traceability investigation to yield its results. At the same time, on the Washington side, the Wizards canceled their training session for the day, while two of their players, unidentified, must submit to the health protocol linked to Covid-19. The first game to be postponed was Houston-Oklahoma City, originally scheduled for December 23. And Monday Dallas and New Orleans did not take place either, for the same reasons of decimated workforce among the Rockets and Mavericks. None of these meetings have been rescheduled. The NBA has knowingly split its season into two parts, the schedule for the first until March 4 having been unveiled, but not that of the second supposed to start on the 10 after a six-day break. In doing so, it gave itself the possibility of rescheduling any matches postponed from the first part of the season to the second or even during the break.

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