The Bulls-Raptors game tonight has been postponed.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 28, 2021
Due to ongoing contact tracing, including some positive test results, within the Raptors organization, the Raptors would have been short the minimum eight players required to play tonight.
The NBA has confirmed that Raptors-Bulls will be postponed in accordance with league health and safety protocols.— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) February 28, 2021
It is due to positive test results and ongoing contact tracing with the Raptors.
Under the protocols’ privacy guidelines, we don’t know who has tested positive, or how many positive tests have occurred. We do know, of course, that head coach Nick Nurse, five members of his staff, along with Pascal Siakam, all missed Friday night’s game under the same protocol.
Here is the official word from the NBA:
Naturally, we hope that everyone on the team is healthy and safe. We don’t know how this might play out from here; the Raptors have two more games this week, against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday and the Boston Celtics on Thursday, before the weeklong All-Star break. Those games might now be in jeopardy. We’ll update as soon as we know more.
The Raptors were one of four NBA teams who hadn’t had a game postponed yet this season. This is the Bulls’s third postponement.