NBA Mavericks-Celtics and Bulls Celtics
The NBA is facing a renewed COVID-19 crisis as a further two fixtures have been postponed, following on from the decision taken to suspend the clash between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat which was scheduled for Sunday evening.
The decision was taken as Miami didn’t have eight players, which is the minimum required to hold a match.
According to ESPN, the fixtures between the Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans as well as the Chicago Bulls against the Boston Celtics.
The Mavericks had four players isolating on Sunday, are now beneath the eight-player minimum for the fixture set to be played on Monday evening.
In the case of the Bulls vs the Celtics, it is the Chicago franchise which don’t have the requisite number of players available.
On Monday morning a meeting was held between the NBA and the Players’ Union in order to perhaps modify the anti-virus protocol, and another meeting is planned between the league and the 30 general managers working for the clubs.
At this moment there isn’t an appetite to either modify the season schedule or to stop the season entirely.
“It’s not planned that we stop the season,” explained NBA spokesperson, Mike Bass, in an interview with ESPN.