Mexico City Game Canceled
The San Antonio Spurs and the Minnesota Timberwolves were supposed to play in Mexico City on Wednesday evening, but due to a generator malfunction, smoke filled the arena and canceled the game.
The NBA officially says, “The National Basketball Association game scheduled for tonight between the San Antonio Spurs and the Minnesota Timberwolves has been postponed due to a generator malfunction which produced smoke inside Mexico City Arena. The date for the rescheduled game, which will be played at Target Center in Minneapolis, will be announced at a later time."
The fog like smoke filled the arena just 30 minutes prior to tip off. The good news is that everyone was safely evacuated and no one was hurt or injured. The bad news is that this was a historic moment in the NBA because it was the first time that the NBA was going to play a regular season game in Mexico City. The Spurs have played in Mexico City in the pre-season before, but this was a regular season game and unfortunately, the game will not be re-played in Mexico City, but Minnesota. Nevertheless, this was still a positive step forward for the NBA reaching out to its international audience.