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— Julius Randle scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and RJ Barrett had 19 and 11 on Sunday to help the New York Knicks snap a five-game losing streak and beat the Boston Celtics 105-75.
Even though they were blown out by the Knicks on Sunday, the Celtics will happily take Sunday's ugly outcome if star point guard Kemba Walker continues to feel as good moving forward as he did after making his season debut.
— Jaylen Brown had 21 points and eight assists, Semi Ojeleye added 18 points and the Boston Celtics rolled to an 124-97 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night in their return to action following an virus-related week-long hiatus.
The Boston Celtics expect to return to game action on Friday against the Orlando Magic after a weeklong hiatus because of coronavirus-related issues.
The Celtics' game against the Magic slated for Wednesday has been postponed.
Adrian Wojnarowski Senior NBA Insider
The Boston Celtics-Orlando Magic game on Wednesday is postponed, sources tell ESPN. The Magic and Celtics were scheduled to play Wednesday and Friday in Boston, but Magic won't be traveling today, sources tell ESPN. It is immediately unclear the status of the Friday game, but sources say Wednesday's game has been postponed.
The NBA has announced Monday's Pelicans-Mavs game and Tuesday's Celtics-Bulls game have been postponed because of COVID-19 issues.
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Sunday night's game between the Celtics and Heat in Boston was postponed by the NBA because Miami does not have the minimum eight players available because of ongoing contact tracing.
In one weekend, the Sixers competed with just seven players and Heat-Celtics was postponed. And they weren't the first teams impacted.
Sunday’s game between Boston and Miami was postponed because of contact tracing concerns within the Heat, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
The Celtics have listed seven players -- including Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown -- as out for Sunday's game against the Heat because of the NBA's health and safety protocols and will have the minimum eight players available.
Nine of the Celtics' 17 players were listed on the latest injury report -- most due to health and safety protocols. The Wizards' Bradley Beal, who played against the Celtics on Friday, is also in the protocol.
— Jayson Tatum had 32 points, Jaylen Brown had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics held off Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards 116-107 Friday night for their fourth straight win.