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The NBA suspends play immediately

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The Celtics have 18 games left on their schedule

New York Knicks v Boston Celtics - Game Three Photo by Chris Elise/Getty Images

The NBA announced tonight that they are suspending play following a player from Utah Jazz testing positive for novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Multiple media outlets have reported that the Jazz player to test positive for cononavirus is center Rudy Gobert.

The NBA says they “will use this hiatus to determine next steps in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”

The season will be suspended with the Boston Celtics at 43-21. Boston has nine home and nine road games left in their 82-game schedule.