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Spurs vs. Timberwolves NBA Game in Mexico City Postponed

Smoke Clogged Arena Evacuated

by Associated Press

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    Members of the Minnesota Timberwolves evacuate The Mexico City arena in Mexico City, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. The NBA says the game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves has been postponed because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena. The arena was evacuated about 45 minutes before the scheduled tipoff when a generator malfunction outside the arena sent smoke pouring into the building, an NBA spokeswoman says. Photo/Christian Palma (AP Photo)




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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The NBA says the game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves has been postponed because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena.

The game scheduled for Wednesday night will be made up in Minnesota at a later date.

The arena was evacuated about 45 minutes before the scheduled 9:30 p.m. EST tipoff when a generator malfunction outside the arena sent smoke pouring into the building, according to NBA spokeswoman Sharon Lima.

About 15 minutes after the scheduled start, the Spurs bus pulled away from the building. The Timberwolves bus followed soon after.

While the teams were warming up for their regular-season matchup, lights went out in parts of the arena and smoke began pouring out of vents in the upper deck.