The Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat game tonight has been postponed, according to Shams Charania.
A Heat player has returned an inconclusive COVID-19 test and as a result, the team doesn’t have the required eight players to proceed with the game due to contact tracing.
Heat guard Avery Bradley was ruled out due to health and safety protocols, so it’s unclear if he was the player with the inconclusive result.
It was reported that Bradley is expected to miss more time with the team.
This will be the second postponed game of the NBA season due to teams falling below the league-required eight players.
Before the game’s postponement, the Celtics were dealing with issues of their own, as they would’ve only had eight eligible players.
Nine players would’ve been out due to health and safety protocols/injury.
Despite these recent developments, the NBA has no plans to pause the season despite thinning rosters because of COVID-19 protocols affecting several teams, notes Adrian Wojnarowski.