The Celtics postpone third game this week due to COVID-19 related matters, team says

The Celtics postpone third game this week due to COVID-19 related matters, team says
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives around Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) (Chris O'Meara/AP)

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics announced that their scheduled game against the Orlando Magic for Wednesday has been postponed and rescheduled for a later date.

This is the third game this week that has been postponed.

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The Celtics’ scheduled game against the Miami Heat for Jan. 10 was postponed after an inconclusive COVID-19 test for a Miami player. Boston would have been without seven players because of the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Their Tuesday matchup against the Chicago Bulls was also postponed because of COVID-19 related matters.

The NBA called off Dallas’ game against New Orleans scheduled for Monday because of COVID-19 related matters and contact tracing as well, according to the Associated Press.