For the 34th time this season, the NBA has postponed a game, and for the 30th time, it is due to the fact that one of the contesting teams does not have the league minimum number of players. The league announced that the Chicago Bulls matchup versus the Toronto Raptors in Tampa will not take place due to positive test results and additional contact tracing, leading the Raptors unable to field the eight players to meet league standard.
The NBA has announced a game postponement for the 34th time this season — and the 30th because a team could not dress the minimum required eight players: Chicago at Toronto (in Tampa) is off tonight. pic.twitter.com/cAih3reD0s— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 28, 2021
The Raptors last played on Friday without star Pascal Siakam and most of their coaching staff, including Head Coach Nick Nurse. They beat the Houston Rockets in that matchup 122-111. The Canadian Press indicates that due to testing on Saturday, it is likely more positive tests were uncovered, or another exposure occurred.