Jazz's positive COVID-19 test comes days after Boston visit

Nick Friar
March 12, 2020 - 12:01 am

The Celtics’ first game against the Utah Jazz this season wasn’t until February 26. That game was in Utah. The two teams then met up again in Boston on March 6 — five days before a member of the Jazz preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.

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Multiple reports indicate the player who tested positive for the disease is Utah’s All-Star center, Rudy Gobert — but the team has yet to officially name anyone.

According to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe, the Celtics have been in contact with the NBA and will “go through proper protocol considering Gobert’s recent game in Boston.”

Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald is reporting teams who played the Jazz in the last 10 days “have been told to self-quarantine.”

Additionally, The Berkley Beacon is reporting Gobert practiced at Emerson College’s gym when Utah was in town.