76ers-Kings PPD Rain? NBA Washout Makes Basketball Unplayable

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The Associated Press

The NBA postponed Wednesday night’s Philadelphia 76ers-Sacramento Kings game because of moisture on the court.

The mercury migrated into the sixties on the last day of November in the City of Brotherly Love. Beneath the court, lay the ice, which reacted as one might expect to the unseasonably warm temperatures.

Here’s the explanation from the home team.

The Philadelphia 76ers announced that the November 30th game against the Sacramento Kings was postponed due to an issue with the surface of the court and with player safety in mind. Arena officials worked diligently to address the issue, but NBA officials determined that the court was not suitable for play. Tickets for the game will be honored when it is rescheduled later this season. Parking receipts for the game will be honored at the rescheduled game between the 76ers and Kings. Additionally, fans who purchased tickets for the game will have the opportunity to receive complimentary tickets to one of the following games, courtesy of the 76ers: Dec. 5 vs. Denver Nuggets, Dec. 14 vs. Toronto Raptors, or Dec. 18 vs. Brooklyn Nets.

Fans, journalists, and even players had fun with the unusual situation:

Three years ago, the NBA postponed a game in Mexico City between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves because of smoky conditions inside the arena. Last year, the league called off a preseason game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors in the 3rd quarter because of wet conditions on the floor of a San Diego arena. A similar situation cancelled a preseason game in Tampa between the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat.