NBA commissioner Adam Silver will not attend Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Celtics after entering health and safety protocols, the league announced.
Game 5 is scheduled for Monday night at Golden State.
This is the first time the league has announced health and safety protocol since it began COVID-19 testing before the start of last season. Silver is vaccinated against the virus, and others who have entered protocols throughout the league this season have returned fairly quickly.
Silver’s status for Game 6 in Boston is not yet known, though it hardly seems he will be cleared to return by Thursday without return two negative tests.