The N.B.A. cited its coronavirus health protocols in postponing two games on Monday, bringing the total number of games postponed for this reason to four.
The affected games are Monday night’s matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans, and Tuesday’s Boston Celtics game against the Chicago Bulls. The league also said that it would be meeting with the N.B.A. players’ union on Monday “about modifying the league’s health and safety protocols.”
On Sunday, after the leagued postponed a game for the second time this season, an N.B.A. spokesman said that there were “no plans to pause the season” and that the league had accounted for postponements when designing the schedule.
The Celtics were slated to play the Miami Heat on Sunday, but the game was postponed after contact tracing on the Heat side left the team without the minimum eight players required to compete.
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