The NBA suspended the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics for next week’s games due to the presence of Zika virus.
The league’s Joint Commission announced the suspension on Friday.
The decision was the result of the health of all teams.
“This is a reminder that teams must be prepared to play without players who have been exposed to Zika, including those who have returned from the virus,” Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement.
“We need to make sure every team has the resources to meet the needs of its players.
This includes players, trainers, and medical personnel who are working to mitigate the effects of the virus.”
The team’s scheduled game against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday has been postponed due to travel restrictions, according to the league.
The NBA also announced that the Miami Heat will host the Brooklyn Hornets on Thursday night.