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NBA Postpones 34th Game of the Season

Chicago at Toronto has been postponed because the Raptors did not have the league minimum number of players.

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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.

According to Stein, the number of teams who have been able to play their scheduled games so far is only three: the Brooklyn Nets, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Los Angeles Clippers.

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.