The NBA has postponed Sunday night’s Raptors house recreation towards Chicago attributable to optimistic COVID-19 outcomes and call tracing throughout the membership.
With ahead Pascal Siakam, head coach Nick Nurse and 5 members of his employees unavailable for Friday evening’s 122-111 win over Houston, Toronto wouldn’t have the league-required eight obtainable gamers to proceed with Sunday’s contest.
The Raptors introduced Nurse and most of his employees would miss Friday’s recreation a number of hours earlier than tipoff, whlie Siakam was listed on the league’s harm report.
At the time, Toronto basic supervisor Bobby Webster stated it wasn’t clear Siakam’s scenario was linked to the coaches.
“The NBA is being extremely careful here,” Webster stated. “It’s early in what’s going on here, so I think we’re all being conscientious and not taking any risks. … We’ll see what tomorrow brings us.”
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The Toronto teaching employees was already shorthanded given Chris Finch left the staff earlier this week to turn out to be head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Adrian Griffin, Jama Mahlalela and Jon Goodwillie make up the rest of Nurse’s teaching employees.
Coming off back-to-back losses to Philadelphia and Miami that snapped a four-game win streak, Toronto pulled away from the Rockets within the second quarter and, by the point Norm Powell knocked down a three-pointer halfway by way of the third, Toronto was up by 23.
Toronto is scheduled to host the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday at Amalie Arena in Tampa earlier than wrapping up its first-half schedule Thursday in Boston.