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 Magic and Celtics were scheduled to play Wednesday and Friday in Boston, but Magic won't be traveling today, sources tell ESPN. It is immediately unclear the status of the Friday game, but sources say Wednesday's game has been postponed.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 12, 2021
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.