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Report: Celtics have third straight game postponed over Covid-19 concerns

Boston hasn’t played since last week and has had three games postponed in the past 48 hours.

Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics takes a shot over Davis Bertans of the Washington Wizards in the second quarter at TD Garden on January 08, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts.  Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The game Wednesday between the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic has been postponed due to Covid-19 concerns, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The two teams were set to play back-to-back games in Boston on Wednesday and Friday. The game on Wednesday has been postponed, per the report. It is unclear if the two teams will play Friday. This is the third straight game the Celtics have been forced to reschedule because the team has too many players in health and safety protocols to field a complete roster (8 players).

The NBA and NBPA are also expected to tighten health and safety protocols in an attempt to solve the current crisis of Covid-19 positive tests and players being forced into quarantine. The Celtics-Magic game is the fourth NBA game since last week that has been postponed. The game Tuesday between the Heat and Sixers is in danger of being postponed as well if Miami can’t get enough players available.