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BOSTON (CBS) — Six players — five Celtics and Warriors guard Jordan Poole — joined the NBA’s health and safety procedures before of Friday night’s game between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors at TD Garden, as COVID-19 continues to spread around the league.
Five players — forwards Jabari Parker, Juancho Hernangomez, Grant Williams, Sam Hauser, and center Al Horford — were all placed in the protocols in the 24 hours leading up to the game, while guard Dennis Schroder was also expected to miss Friday’s game due to a non-COVID sickness.
“I wouldn’t call it aggravating. Ime Udoka, the Celtics’ coach, said, “It’s something everyone is going through.” “You’ve seen it happen to Chicago, Brooklyn, and other teams.
“We’ve been trying to prevent it, but it seems to be unavoidable for everyone at times. You have to experiment with the lineups from time to time, but we have other individuals who can help, and those minutes will be increased. There isn’t anything more you can do. There are 11 healthy bodies in our group.”
Horford was replaced by Romeo Langford in Boston’s starting lineup, while Poole was replaced by rookie Moses Moody in Golden State’s starting lineup.
Before the game, both Udoka and Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr stated they didn’t expect any further absences.
Both clubs postponed shootaround before the game on Friday morning, as they, like the rest of the NBA, continue to deal with the recent rise of positive instances. Both teams revealed their newest additions to the lineups shortly after: Poole for Golden State, and Horford and Williams for Boston.
Parker went in on Thursday, while Hauser and Hernangomez went in on Friday. Udoka said the Celtics had passed their pregame testing window, so he didn’t anticipate any additional changes to the procedures before Boston’s game against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. Boston was looking to build on its win over the reigning champion Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.
When asked how Boston is dealing with the situation, Udoka answered, “Just being more diligent.” “Our surroundings and mask wearing are important, as is who you’re with outside of the building and off the court, and that’s about it. We’re attempting to adhere to the league’s regulations and be more stringent in our actions. We’ve been affected, and it’s something we’ve all had to adapt to and adjust to, just like the rest of the league. It’s just the way it is. Other people receive opportunity because we have healthy bodies.”
Udoka also said that Boston would not be using the hardship waiver to acquire players, as other teams in the league have done in recent days, including the Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic.
“Everything occurred today,” Udoka said. “We still have 11 capable bodies, and I believe some of the teams who are going through this are losing more members…. We now have five people out, and we expect Dennis to return with a non-COVID sickness. But we haven’t spoken about it.”
Poole, 22, is enjoying a career year for the league-leading Warriors, scoring 17.9 points per game despite starting all 28 games the team has played this season while waiting for Klay Thompson to return from injury.
Horford, who tested positive for COVID-19 in October, is averaging 12.2 points and 7.8 rebounds for the Boston Celtics this season after being acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Kemba Walker and the 16th selection in the NBA Draft in July. Horford is on his second term with the Celtics, having joined as a free agency in 2016 and then left for the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019.
This season, Williams has established himself as a reliable component of Boston’s rotation, averaging 7.5 points and 45.3 percent 3-point shooting on over three attempts per game.
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