NEW YORK -- AP -- The NBA rescheduled four games Thursday, along with making several other time changes to upcoming contests. Toronto's game in Boston will now be Feb. 11, moved up from Feb. 12. Detroit will play at Boston on Feb. 12, moved up from Feb. 14. And on Feb. 14, Boston will go to Washington while New Orleans will visit Detroit.

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Both of those games were intended to have been played sometime in the season's second half, which will take place between March 11 and May 16. Also Thursday, the league pushed back the start times of 16 upcoming contests. That's to allow for more time to process COVID-19 tests.

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