By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com
For the third time in three days, the NBA has been forced to postpone a scheduled Celtics game. As first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the league has rescheduled Wednesday's matchup between Boston and Orlando.
The Celtics are one of a handful of NBA teams dealing with a potential COVID outbreak, limiting their number of active players. Jayson Tatum and Robert Williams have both tested positive, while a handful of other players are unavailable due to contract tracing. In recent days, games have been postponed across the league as teams struggle to put together a minimum roster due to players in league-mandated quarantines.
Wednesday's game between the Celtics and Magic was scheduled to be the first of a three-day, two-game series. According to Wojnarowski, the status of Friday's game is "immediately unclear."
Leading up to this season, the NBA only scheduled the first half of the year, with a plan to include postponed games in the second half. Expect this Celtics-Magic game, as well as their other two postponements, to be made up after mid-March.
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