Spurs vs. Wolves Game to be Played in Minnesota at a Later Date

By Stephen Shepperd

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The NBA is postponing the Spurs-Timberwolves game that was supposed to go down in Mexico City Wednesday night, and rescheduling it for a later date. The game will take place in the Target Center in Minneapolis.

The official word is a generator malfunction caused smoke to spill from the vents in Mexico City Arena, starting from a short circuit. The arena was built in 2012.

Via ESPN Mexico, the scene inside the arena, as Spurs-Wolves from Mexico City is delayed. pic.twitter.com/4hBCBbyChI

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) December 5, 2013

The scene earlier tonight in Mexico City, where the arena was evacuated about an hour before Spurs-Wolves tipoff. pic.twitter.com/GtrqDZ1Oeg

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) December 5, 2013

From what I can gather, Popovich and the Spurs were the first ones loading up their gear and heading out of the arena on the bus before any official word had been spoken. Pop is not one to wait around and see if the smoke clears (literally). Going into Mexico for a glorified exhibition game is always an iffy situation, and as soon as anything weird happened, the Spurs organization felt that it is best to take precaution and get the heck out of there.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are scheduled to make the trip to San Antonio to play what would have been the second meeting between the two squads on December 17th.

Now, the Spurs get a little break before the Indiana Pacers visit the AT&T Center on Saturday. San Antonio will come into the game on five days rest, which could be beneficial as they face what appears to be the league’s juggernaut so far.