It appears the Toronto Raptors’ COVID-19 issues aren’t resolved just yet.
The NBA announced on Monday evening that the Raptors’ game against the Detroit Pistons, originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed and tentatively has been rescheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m.
That will depend on the results of additional tests and further contact tracing.
The Pistons initially were scheduled to fly to Tampa on Monday afternoon, but that flight was cancelled.
The NBA did not announce the postponement, however, until just before 8 p.m.
Toronto’s COVID-19 issues began late last week when the team returned from its game in Miami on Wednesday.
First it was announced head coach Nick Nurse and five of his assistants would be held out of Friday’s game against Houston in accordance with the league’s health and safety protocols.
As game time approached, Pascal Siakam was added to that list.
The Raptors won the game, but Siakam, according to an ESPN report on Saturday, already has been ruled out for any remaining games before the league shuts down for the all-star break.
The only other remaining game on the Raptors’ first-half schedule after Detroit is a game Thursday in Boston.
Toronto is the 27th of 30 teams so far in this 2020-21 season to have a game postponed because of COVID-19 issues.