Sunday night’s Chicago Bulls vs. Toronto Raptors game postponed due to COVID-19

By Field Level Media
Feb 23, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) moves the ball down the court against the Philadelphia 76ers during the first half at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday night’s game between the Chicago Bulls and host Toronto Raptors in Tampa has been postponed due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

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Positive test results and ongoing contact tracing with Toronto means the Raptors will not have the league-required eight available players for the game, scheduled for 7 p.m. ET at Amalie Arena.

No makeup date was announced.

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The Raptors (17-17) are coming off a 122-111 win against the visiting Houston Rockets on Friday night. Toronto played without star forward Pascal Siakam, head coach Nick Nurse and five assistant coaches due to the league’s COVID-19 protocols.

Toronto had been one of four teams not to have a game postponed yet, along with the Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets. The Raptors are scheduled to host the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday.

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The Bulls (15-17) fell at home, 106-97, to the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. This is Chicago’s third postponement.

–Field Level Media