NBA commissioner Adam Silver in health and safety protocol, misses Game 5

NBA commissioner Adam Silver speaks to the media prior to Game One of the 2022 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics at Chase Center on June 02, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Commissioner Adam Silver missed Game 5 of the NBA Finals in San Francisco on Monday night after he was placed in the league’s health and safety protocol.

The league did not disclose whether Silver had tested positive for COVID-19 or whether he would be in Boston on Thursday for Game 6 and a potential trophy presentation.

The Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics, 104-94, to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.

COVID-19 has made its way through the finals. Two members of the ABC/ESPN broadcast team, Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy, were forced off the air for part of the series after testing positive.

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