The Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls will not play their scheduled game Tuesday due to Covid-19 and health and safety protocols, the League announced on Monday. This is the second straight game the Celtics will miss after their game against the Miami Heat was canceled on Sunday night. The NBA also postponed the game between the Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night due to contact tracing.
The Chicago Bulls-Boston Celtics game for tomorrow has been postponed in accordance with the league’s Health and Safety Protocols.— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) January 11, 2021
The NBA is expected to meet Monday to discuss adjusting the health and safety protocols. This doesn’t seem like it will do much, but we’ll see. The protocols are strict, which is good because it keeps the players safe. The issue is that the teams can’t adjust their rosters on the fly and then can’t field a team with less than 8 players. The problem with that then becomes the teams are fielding non-competitive rosters and it isn’t a fair outcome. The flip side of that is if the teams did a better job keeping safe from Covid-19, they wouldn’t be in this position. So it’s really an issue on all ends that has created a mess.