NBA Game in Mexico Canceled Due to Generator Fire
The San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves were ordered to evacuate the smoke-filled arena.
MEXICO CITY – A scheduled NBA game Wednesday night between the San Antonio Spurs and the Minnesota Timberwolves was canceled after a generator exploded about an hour before tip-off in a Mexico City arena.
No injuries have been reported, but players, fans and the media were ordered to evacuate the smoke-filled arena after the generator caught fire.
The NBA issued a statement saying, "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 NBA was billing Wednesday night's Mexico City game as an opportunity to showcase the league's international talent, with a combined eight foreign players representing the teams' rosters, including the Spurs' Tony Parker (from France) and the Wolves' Ricky Rubio (from Spain).