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Boston Celtics' Third Game Postponed, As NBA Announces Clash With Orlando Magic Is Off

The Boston Celtics do not have enough players to form a team to face the Orlando Magic, the NBA said, due to COVID-19 testing and contact tracing.

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Boston Celtics' Third Game Postponed, As NBA Announces Clash With Orlando Magic Is Off
The NBA announced the game could not go ahead as planned.
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Boston Celtics' Third Game Postponed, As NBA Announces Clash With Orlando Magic Is Off
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2021-01-13T09:02:21+05:30

The Boston Celtics have had another game postponed after their clash with the Orlando Magic on Wednesday was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. (More Sports News)

The NBA announced the game could not go ahead as planned, just as Sunday's clash with the Miami Heat and Tuesday's planned encounter with the Chicago Bulls could also not be played.

The Celtics would have been without nine players for the Heat game at the weekend, including seven absentees owing to COVID-19 protocols, but at the time they had the minimum eight players available.

It was a contact tracing matter within the Heat camp, after a player reportedly had an inconclusive coronavirus test, that triggered that postponement, but the Celtics' trip to face the Bulls was then also scratched.

On Tuesday, it was announced the Celtics no longer had sufficient players available to form a team.

The NBA said in a statement: "The National Basketball Association game scheduled for tomorrow between the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics at TD Garden has been postponed in accordance with the league's health and safety protocols.

"Because of testing and contact tracing within the Celtics, the team does not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with tomorrow’s game against Orlando."


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