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Raptors-Pistons game Tuesday postponed, tentatively rescheduled for Wednesday

SPORTSNET STAFF | posted Tuesday, Mar 2nd, 2021

Tuesday’s game between the Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons has been postponed and tentatively rescheduled for Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET pending additional test results, the league announced Monday.

The postponement is due to positive test results and ongoing contact tracing within the Raptors organization.

Last Friday, six members of the Raptors’ coaching staff — including head coach Nick Nurse — as well as forward Pascal Siakam entered the league’s health and safety protocols and were unavailable for that night’s game against the Houston Rockets, which nonetheless went ahead as scheduled.

The NBA then opted to postpone Toronto’s following game against the Chicago Bulls, which was set to take place Sunday evening, due to the team not having the required minimum eight players available to participate.

This latest postponement marks the 35th of the regular season thus far, with 31 due to the league’s health and safety protocols.

Toronto only has two games — the one against Detroit and then another against the Boston Celtics slated for March 4 — remaining before the All-Star Break.

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