The Toronto Raptors' scheduled Tuesday game against the Detroit Pistons has been postponed and tentatively rescheduled for Wednesday, due to positive COVID-19 results and ongoing contract tracing within the Raptors organization.
Due to positive test results and ongoing contact tracing within the Raptors organization, tomorrow's game between the Raps and Pistons is tentatively being rescheduled to Wednesday at 7:00pm.— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) March 2, 2021
After being rescheduled, Toronto's game against Detroit will be tentatively played at 7 p.m. ET at Amalie Arena, the Raptors' home arena this season in Tampa, Fla.
According to TSN's Josh Lewenberg, officials are hopeful that the Raptors will be able to play the Pistons on Wednesday and then follow that game up with a matchup on Thursday night in Boston against the Celtics. Their scheduled game against the Celtics would be the Raptors' final one before the upcoming all-star break.
If things go according to plan, the Raptors will only have one postponed game (vs Chicago) to make up in the second half of the season. Big IF, though.— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) March 2, 2021
The Raptors' scheduled game against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday was also postponed.
Raptors star Pascal Siakam was held out of the Toronto's most recent game last Friday against the Houston Rockets due to health and safety protocols, as were head coach Nick Nurse and five members of the team's coaching staff.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that Siakam is expected to remain out through the All-Star break.