Pistons-Raptors Game Postponed Until Wednesday

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The PistonsRaptors game scheduled for Tuesday in Tampa has been postponed and tentatively rescheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET, pending additional coronavirus test results, according to an NBA press release.

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

Toronto had its game against Chicago on Sunday postponed for the same reason, as the Raptors didn’t have the required minimum of eight players available.

If the Pistons-Raptors game is played on Wednesday, both teams will finish their first half schedules with back-to-backs. Detroit is playing at New York against the Knicks on Thursday, while Toronto has a road game against the Celtics.

The Raptors are dealing with a virus outbreak that affected star forward Pascal Siakam and most of their coaching staff for Friday’s game against Houston. Siakam, who reportedly returned an inconclusive rapid test on Friday, is expected to be out of action through the All-Star break.

The latest postponement is the 35th since the season began, and the 31th caused by the virus. Three others were due to harsh weather in Texas last week and one was a scheduling choice to accommodate a makeup game.

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