The game between the
The game 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
"I thought they were practicing fireworks," Spurs TV analyst Sean Elliott said. "A lot of teams do that before introductions. But then the smoke just kept creeping and it wasn't white smoke. It was like a brown dark smoke and it started taking over the whole court."
Fans had not yet been allowed into the arena for the NBA's first regular-season game in Mexico since Houston and Dallas played in Mexico City on Dec. 6, 1997, when the evacuation was ordered. The teams went to their buses, still wearing their practice gear.
at Portland 111, Oklahoma City 104:
Indiana 95, at Utah 86:
at Cleveland 98, Denver 88:
Phoenix 97, at Houston 88:
Dallas 100, at New Orleans 97: