There will be no Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat game on Sunday night.
The matchup has been postponed amid COVID-19 concerns on both teams. Boston would have been forced to play with the minimum eight players due to health and safety protocols, while Miami had a player return an inconclusive test and does not have the required eight players to proceed with the game due to contact tracing.
Read the NBA's official statement below:
There’s the official word from the league ... pic.twitter.com/umomDzrlhe
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) January 10, 2021
Despite the postponement and the spike in COVID-19 cases across the league, the NBA currently has no plans to pause the season, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
ESPN Sources: While the Celtics-Heat game has been postponed tonight, the NBA has no plans to pause the season despite thinning rosters because of COVID-19 protocols in several places.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 10, 2021
A date for the rescheduled Celtics-Heat matchup has not yet been announced.