Heat game against Pistons delayed because of COVID-19 protocols

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra gestures during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

MIAMI – The Miami Heat were supposed to host the Detroit Pistons on Monday at 3 p.m. at AmericanAirlines Arena, but the start time has been moved to 8 p.m. because of COVID-19 protocols.

The Heat confirmed the time shift to 8 p.m. on Monday afternoon, writing on social media that the game “is still coming your way today ... just a few hours later.”

The Heat have already had one game earlier in the season postponed when they didn’t have enough players available. Just this week Miami played two games with the minimum of 8 players available due to COVID-19 protocol.

It’s not clear if the issue on Monday is with the Heat or Pistons, but for now, the teams will see if they can play later on Monday evening or if the game will be postponed.

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