Celtics-Heat game postponed Sunday following inconclusive COVID-19 test

Celtics-Heat game postponed Sunday following inconclusive COVID-19 test
Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown looks to pass the ball as Detroit Pistons guard Saddiq Bey (41) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Carlos Osorio)

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics will not be playing their scheduled Sunday night game against the Miami Heat following an inconclusive COVID-19 test for a Miami player, the team confirmed Sunday night. The initial report of the postponement came from Shams Charania of The Athletic.

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That inconclusive test means that, after contact tracing was done, Miami does not have eight players available to play tonight, which is the minimum amount required to tip-off for Sunday night’s game.

The Celtics were set to be without a number of players as well Sunday, with seven players unavailable due to the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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