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Pacers, Raptors cancel practices for health and safety precautions

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Dec 28, 2019; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; The parquet floor and the NBA logo are seen before the game between the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 28, 2019; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; The parquet floor and the NBA logo are seen before the game between the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors canceled their practices Thursday out of caution, following the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

Both teams played Wednesday night. The Pacers beat the New York Knicks 122-102, and the Raptors lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 110-109.

With the league requiring increased testing since Thanksgiving, the NBA has seen more players enter health and safety protocols. At least three members of the Chicago Bulls — DeMar DeRozan, Javonte Green and Coby White — have tested positive for COVID-19.

Neither the Pacers nor Raptors announced players entering the league protocols on Thursday.

Both teams are scheduled to play Friday, with the Pacers hosting the Dallas Mavericks and the Raptors at home against the Knicks.

–Field Level Media