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Report: Celtics-Heat game postponed Sunday due to Covid-19 [UPDATE]

The Celtics had already ruled out nine players prior to game time and Miami wasn’t expected to have 8 players available. Now the League will re-schedule the contest.

Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics makes a pass against the Washington Wizards at TD Garden on January 08, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

UPDATE: Jan. 10, 4:30 p.m. — The NBA has postponed Sunday’s game between the Heat and Celtics because the Heat don’t have enough players to field a team. Miami got back an inconclusive test and were forced to quarantine due to contact tracing. Adjust your lineups accordingly.

The Boston Celtics are in hot water ahead of their Sunday machup against the Miami Heat and won’t have a large chunk of their roster available because of Covid-19 exposure and injuries. Boston announced on Twitter that nine players have been ruled out ahead of tip-off.

Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Grant Williams, Robert Williams, Semi Ojele, Rome Langford, Javonte Green, and Tristan Thompson have been ruled out due to health and safety protocols associated with Covid-19 while Kemba Walker will miss an 11th straight game because of his recovering knee.

Miami won’t be at 100 percent either in this matchup, as Avery Bradley has been ruled out because of health and safety protocols while Goran Dragic, Meyers Leonard, and Kelly Olynky are questionable to play because of injuries. Tyler Herro, Jimmy Butler, and Bam Adebayo will be available though.

The Heat are 9.5-point favorites on DraftKings Sportsbook and -560 on the moneyline. It’d be surprising if the Celtics (+410) put up much of a fight.