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Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics game postponed due to inconclusive COVID test

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The Heat would not have had enough available players tonight.

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After a Miami Heat player’s COVID-19 test has come back inconclusive, the NBA have postponed tonight’s game against the Boston Celtics.

Because of the inconclusive test, the Heat will not have the required eight player minimum needed to proceed with the game. The Athletic’s Sham Charania was the first to report the news.

From the NBA’s official press release:

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2021 – The National Basketball Association game scheduled for tonight between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics at TD Garden has been postponed in accordance with the league’s Health and Safety Protocols.

Because of ongoing contact tracing with the Heat, the team does not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with tonight’s game against the Celtics.

Earlier today it was announced that the Heat would be without Avery Bradley for the foreseeable future.

With the Heat having played the Washington Wizards just last night, it remains to be seen what the league-wide repercussions of today’s development will be.

The Celtics were scheduled to only dress the minimum eight players for tonight’s game. The team has nine players currently out, including seven as a direct result of the NBA’s health and safety protocols for the COVID-19 pandemic.

This a breaking news story, more information will be added as it comes in.