The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
The Boston Celtics listed seven players as unavailable for Sunday’s game against the Miami Heat in accordance with the NBA’s health and safety protocols that were installed to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
That’s the most any team has been without because of virus-related issues so far this season but does not necessarily mean any of the affected Celtics tested positive.
The Celtics ruled out Jaylen Brown, Javonte Green, Semi Ojeleye, Jayson Tatum, Tristan Thompson, Grant Williams and Robert Williams.
A pair of other Celtics are injured, which leaves Boston with the minimum eight players available on Sunday.
Players having to miss multiple days is a very real possibility even if they were exposed to someone with the virus. Boston plays at Chicago on Tuesday and then returns home for matchups against Orlando on Wednesday and Friday.
Georgia Tech has called off its third straight men’s basketball game because of COVID-19.
The Yellow Jackets (6-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) were set to host Pittsburgh (6-2, 2-1) in Atlanta on Wednesday. But the game has been postponed because of positive tests within the Georgia Tech program. No makeup date has been determined.
The Yellow Jackets haven’t played since a Jan. 3 victory over Wake Forest. They also postponed games at Notre Dame and Louisville over the past week.
This will be the second straight postponement for the Panthers, following this past Saturday’s scheduled home game against Florida State.