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Considering the amount of traveling these teams do, it's kind of amazing weird stuff like last night doesn't happen more often.
Needless to say, practice was canceled.
Long story short, Spurs arrived in SA after last night's debacle around 10:30 THIS MORNING.
Just landed at IAH for a layover to news of Spurs' struggles to get home last night. Mercy.
Home at last
Wow, so apparently the Spurs have yet to reach home. Fog in the arena, fog at the SA airport. What a disaster of a trip.
Of course Patty was right in the middle of all those kids.
If NBA COY vote were held today Terry Stotts is unanimous winner
So that actually happened...thought for a second it might have been some bizarre fever dream.
Some pics from Mexico! Fotos de/do Mexico! http://t.co/ktopRdF1UF
Still have yet to reach home....
Not home just yet...pit stop...Dallas
There is an alternate universe in which I am still at Mexico City Arena right now, waiting on a media shuttle. Universe was smiling on me.
Seriously, it was one surreal night. You people who pick up your morning papers often have no idea how the sausage is actually made.
Before we get on our xenophobic high horse re: Mexico City ... There was a game postponed at MSG not too long ago due to asbestos.
Blazers look awesome right now. But eventually, half the team will be hurt. Because, Blazers.
I can finally explain to my kids what it was like to sit in the upper-deck at HemisFair Arena in the late 70's. http://t.co/h3mlc97fdF
Manu: We are already in the airport ready to return to S.A. A pity that we could not have played. We are sorry about it...Mexican fans.
Ya estamos en el aeropuerto listos para volver a S.A. Una lástima que no hayamos podido jugar. Lo sentimos mucho x los fans mexicanos.
What?!? Watching this NASCAR Triple A commercial. They totally ripped off the HEB steak spot, down to the indubitably.
There was a church carnival shooting off fireworks near arena, apparently. Added to the "we're all gonna die" feel of the night.
The two-second mark of the video in the link I just posted: Puro San Antonio.
Scout's honor, I'm still coughing from standing on the loading dock. Can only imagine if we'd have been forced to play on.
Tim would kill to play an NBA game barefoot.
Also, can't verify this, but I'm told that smoke likely contained traces of cynide and arsenic. So, yeah, I'm probably gonna die in the D.F.
Had some pretty cool anecdotes about the Spurs scrimmaging those barefoot kids yesterday. Will have to wait for a future paper.
Smoke filled half of the arena where Wolves were warming up first. Spurs oblivious. Kind of funny to see players turn around and ... what?
Kevin Damn Durant.
Man, the last 90 minutes just flew by. Thanks Twitter.
Una verdadera pena lo que paso hoy, lo siento mucho por todos los fanaticos!! Estabamos muy ilusionados con este juego. Un fuerte abrazo
I can only hope the D-III women's soccer semifinal I am scheduled to cover on Friday doesn't meet the same fate. Be on it Toyota Field.
Of all the Spurs natural disaster, I have to go with the Alamodome flood. All-time, Lakers emergency landing plane in snowy cornfield.
Rank you favorite: 1. Alamodome deluge; 2. Team forced to sleep on grounded charter plane after playoff game; 3. Mexico City 2013.
Game officially postponed per NBA. Makeup will be in Minny, date TBA.
Game will be made up at a later date in Minneapolis, per NBA.
On the bright side, Jeff will have plenty of fodder for his off day stuff.
Spurs heading to the airport. Game cancelled.
Spurs buses have left.
Spurs game apparently off. Spurs are unloading and leaving the building.
Game off. Hearing from multiple people though no official announcement.
Spurs apparently about to leave arena. Buses loaded up.
And...awesome. Local blackout just went into effect. No more NBA TV. Now I have to watch a piece on Ryan Giggs on Fox Sports SOUTHWEST.
Certainly doesnt feel like this game is getting played. Nothing official yet.
Spurs staffers unloading ALL of their gear from arena. Take that for what it's worth.
Image on NBA TV shows Tim Duncan among the masses, checking in on his phone.
NBA statement describes mishap as a generator malfunction. Updates will be provided "as appropriate."
The fireworks (or whatever!) going off in the distance are not helping.
Check out the photo in that last retweet.
Rodeo Road Trip is about to get one game longer.
Anybody trying to call me, no phone service here. Text me. Until my battery dies.
Setting a personal record for re-Tweets tonight. This is insane.
Just my opinion. But there is no way they are going to play this game. again just my opinion.
Well played, Rockets. Well played.
Official word: We should know by 8:30 whether they can play or not.
Nevermind. Security not letting Wolves re-enter.
Wolves players and staff apparently entering the building to retrieve their belongings too.
Spurs removing personal effects from their locker room. Hearing they might wait half hour to make a call.
You can't ask NBA players to play in these conditions. Just can't. I have a headache and I'm outside.
Good thing those cute bare-foot kids showed up yesterday or Pop would probably have the team loaded back to fly back home already.
Jeez. Tony Parker heading back into building for some reason. Has to use shirt as gas mask.
Mexico, baby. Mexico.
Standing on loading dock, watching smoke billow out of arena. It's like JR Smith was here.
Spurs and Timberwolves Game in Mexico Delayed because of fire and smoke. Spurs evacuated standing outside the building.
Why didn't I give this game to Monroe?!?
Not verified at all. But rumor is perhaps an electrical fire in elevator or escalator.
Media being evacuated outside now
Spurs locker room also filled with smoke, players say. Team is retreating to the bus, ostensibly to breathe.
I mean, one end of the gym is enveloped in a haze of smoke. Smells vaguely of burned plastic. They can't play like this.
No official word on anything but did just hear the phrase "we might have to evacuate."
I'm no scientist but I think I've heard that where there's smoke there's fire.
Players still warming up as if show will go on. But it obviously can't until the lights come back on.
So there's smoke leaking from the ceiling and power is out in one half of the arena. Doesn't seem good.
Pinatas for what I can only assume will be most nightmarish in-game promotion in NBA history. http://t.co/NQmQNt7XmX
Mexico City game program. The Red Mamba is huge south of the Rio Grande apparently. http://t.co/D4DAMh07Ju
Just dawned on me, this arena isn't where Spurs played in preseason three years ago. This arena is new, opened 2012, and is sparkling.
Cabbie's ringtone is that "Up All Night To Get Lucky" song. So awesome.
Tiago Splitter out tonight with calf tightness, per Spurs. Questionable for Sat vs. Indy.
Needless to say, that'd be a substantial loss against the gargantuan Pacers.
Per Spurs, Splitter out with tightness in left calf. Day-to-day. Questionable for Saturday against Pacers.
She has no idea she got directions from Mack Brown.
A little farther down the block, she asked a nice older man in shorts who stopped and smiled and happily pointed her to the right place. ...
Lost lady near DKR asked us for directions to the nearest post office. We said, "Sorry, not sure." ...