TORONTO – One other Toronto Raptors recreation has been postponed attributable to COVID-19.
The Raptors’ recreation in opposition to the visiting Orlando Magic on Monday has been pushed again indefinitely, as a result of variety of Magic gamers within the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols.
Toronto’s recreation this previous Thursday in opposition to the visiting Chicago Bulls was additionally postponed attributable to a Bulls’ outbreak.
The Raptors have all-star ahead Pascal Siakam and rookie Dalano Banton in protocols. The 2 missed Saturday evening’s 119-100 win over the visiting Golden State Warriors, which noticed a Scotiabank Area crowd of simply 7,988 followers after the provincial authorities slashed area capability in half to fight the latest surge in circumstances.
Orlando’s Mo Bamba, Terrence Ross, R.J. Hampton, Mortiz Wagner and Canadian Ignas Brazdeikis are among the many greater than 70 NBA gamers at the moment in well being and security protocol because the NBA offers with outbreaks in quite a few groups.
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Toronto’s subsequent recreation is Wednesday in Chicago.
Monday’s recreation was one in every of a number of that the NBA postponed. Sunday’s video games between Denver and Brooklyn, Cleveland and Atlanta and New Orleans and Philadelphia have been postponed, whereas Tuesday’s recreation between the Wizards and Nets has additionally been scratched.
The Raptors are well-versed in COVID-19 challenges. The staff suffered a significant outbreak that impacted a number of key gamers and a lot of the teaching workers final March, and tumbled down the Jap Convention standings throughout that point, lacking the playoffs.
Group president Masai Ujiri additionally introduced he had examined optimistic from his Giants of Africa occasion on Dec. 5. Ahead Valuable Achiuwa simply returned to the lineup on Saturday after being in COVID protocol for 10 days attributable to a detailed contact.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Dec. 19. 2021.
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