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Minnesota Timberwolves players walk off the court amidst smoke after a transformer exploded at the Mexico City Arena in Mexico City December 4, 2013. The incident caused by a malfunctioning generator, according to NBA spokeswoman Sharon Lima, resulted in a blackout and the evacuation of players of both teams, as well as journalists in the arena before the game began, local media reported. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Timberwolves game in Mexico postponed due to smoke

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The NBA game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the San Antonio Spurs that was scheduled to be played Wednesday night at Mexico City Arena was postponed because a generator malfunction, the league announced.


NBA spokeswoman Sharon Lima said the arena was evacuated about 45 minutes before the start when a generator outside the arena sent smoke into the building.

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