Sunday, January 10, 2021

Tonight's Celtics vs Heat game postponed

The Celtics vs Heat game scheduled for Sunday, January 10 has been postponed, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and multiple other sources.

According to Charania, who was the first to report the postponement, a Heat player returned an inconclusive test and Miami didn't have the eight required bodies to field a team against Boston at the TD Garden.

The Celtics, who have health and safety protocol issues of their own, had just the minimum of eight dressed to play on Sunday. Following Jayson Tatum testing positive for the coronavirus on Saturday and Robert Williams III just before the weekend, there are now seven players who are currently in health and safety protocol, along with Kemba Walker (knee) and Romeo Langford (wrist) -- who are also rehabbing injuries.

Jaylen Brown, Javonte Green and Semi Ojeleye are the latest to quarantine, while Tristan Thompson and Grant Williams have already been in isolation for the past few days. The Celtics could be without all seven players anywhere ranging from the next week to 14 days.

Despite the number of players missing in action continuing to rise due to coronavirus protocol around the league, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the NBA has no plan to suspend the season, which is only three weeks old.

In the meantime, the Celtics are still scheduled to play at the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, January 12.   

Joel Pavón

Photo used courtesy of The Associated Press

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