Apr 17, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jose Barea (11) is defended by San Antonio Spurs guard Patrick Mills (8) during the second half at the AT

Elevator Fire Causes Arena Evacuation at Wolves-Spurs Game in Mexico City

A scary scene at the site of the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. San Antonio Spurs game has caused a game delay and total evacuation of the area. An elevator fire set off alarms at Mexico City Arena and filled the stadium with smoke promoting both teams to leave the stadium as well as all of the fans attending the game.

The cause of the fire isn’t yet known and there’s actually some doubt that a fire actually was started. But during warmups there was a strange smell starting to fill the arena which was followed by smoke and then the official word form the NBA that the game had been delayed. According to Timberwolves beat writer Jerry Zgoda, there is some doubt that the game will even be played tonight due to the smoke inside of the building and the smell that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said shouldn’t be breathed in by players exerting themselves.

The NBA really wants to play the game in Mexico City and there was a lot of excitement for the NBA to play a game there. But if the Mexico City game is delayed, it likely won’t be played again south of border and will be played in either Minnesota or San Antonio.

This story is still developing and if any cancellation is announced, we’ll have the news for you so stay tuned to FanSided for more information.

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