A third consecutive Celtics game will be postponed, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reports (via Twitter) that Wednesday’s contest between the C’s and the Magic won’t be played as scheduled.
The NBA issued a press release confirming the postponement, noting within its announcement that Boston doesn’t have the league-required minimum of eight players available.
As Tim Bontemps of ESPN observes (via Twitter), the Celtics’ most recent injury report, released on Sunday, included seven players (Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Grant Williams, Tristan Thompson, Robert Williams, Javonte Green and Semi Ojeleye) out due to health and safety protocols and two more (Kemba Walker and Romeo Langford) out due to injuries. That would leave eight players available, so it seems likely that at least one more player has been ruled out since then.
The Celtics and Magic were scheduled to play a pair of games in Boston this week. The second game, set to be played on Friday, remains up in the air for the time being. According to Wojnarowski (via Twitter), the Magic won’t travel to Boston Tuesday. However, they could do so later in the week.