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Earthquake stops NBA Summer League game between Knicks and Pelicans

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Some fans head for the exits after an earthquake shook the Thomas & Mack Center during a game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the New York Knicks during the NBA Summer League on Friday in Las Vegas.
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Midway through the fourth quarter of the New Orleans Pelicans-New York Knicks game, the arena began to sway, the ground rolling beneath those in the building.

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Ridgecrest, Calif., could be felt in Las Vegas.

The game stopped and after a few minutes, the teams left the floor and retreated to their locker rooms. Play stopped at 8:20 p.m. and all of the remaining events at the Thomas & Mack Center were postponed.

Games continued at the Cox Pavilion because there is no overhead scoreboard in the Cox Pavillion. The overhead scoreboard at Thomas & Mack swayed during the earthquake, which was part of the reason those games were postponed.

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