BOSTON (CBS) — Sunday night’s game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat has been postponed. The news was first reported by Shams Charania.
The postponement comes after a reportedly inconclusive COVID-19 test from a Heat player.
READ MORE: Staff shortage at Greater Boston Food Bank impacting hundreds of food banks statewide
The Boston Celtics-Miami Heat game tonight has been postponed, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. A Heat player has returned an inconclusive test, and team does not have required eight players to proceed with game tonight due to contact tracing.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 10, 2021
After contact tracing, the team doesn’t have the required eight players needed to play.READ MORE: Researchers identify enzyme that could be connected to SIDS
Miami did not mention the COVID test in their announcement of the postponement.
MORE NEWS: "Smart" pacifier could improve care of premature babies in the hospital
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) January 10, 2021
Celtics star Jayson Tatum reportedly tested positive for coronavirus after Friday night’s game, leaving Boston’s roster thin for the foreseeable future due to the league’s COVID-19 protocols.