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Heat-Pistons delayed at least five hours due to coronavirus protocols

Pistons forward Jerami Grant vs. Heat

MIAMI, FLORIDA - JANUARY 16: Jerami Grant #9 of the Detroit Pistons goes up for layup against the Miami Heat during the second quarter at American Airlines Arena on January 16, 2021 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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The Pistons beat the Heat on Saturday.

Today’s scheduled rematch between the teams?


The Detroit at Miami game will change game time from 3:00 PM ET to 8:00 PM ET.

Ira Winderman of the South Florida SunSentinel:

Whether the game will be played Monday still is being discussed, according to NBA sources.

Plenty of games have been postponed to later dates this season. But delaying within the same day?

Perhaps, there were issues with getting tests processed by the scheduled afternoon tipoff.

Whatever the reason, this is a new way coronavirus is interrupting the NBA.