LAS VEGAS (AP) - The NBA Summer League game between the New York Knicks and the New Orleans Pelicans has been postponed because of an earthquake.
Preliminary estimates by the U.S. Geological Survey say a 7.1 magnitude quake hit in Southern California on Friday night, and it was felt all the way in Las Vegas. The overhead scoreboard at the Thomas & Mack Center was swaying, and officials elected to delay the game and have the teams leave the floor while gauging if it was safe to continue.
Games in UNLV's other gym, the Cox Pavilion, could continue because that gym lacks an overhead scoreboard.
New Orleans led New York 80-74 with 7:53 remaining. Many fans began leaving just as the quake hit, and more departed when the delay was announced. The NBA says it is working to determine if the game will continue Saturday.
Zion Williamson had 11 points in just nine minutes of play while R.J. Barrett had 10 and Kentucky's Kevin Knox had 17.
Derek Willis and the Suns were set to face off with Jared Vanderbilt after the Knicks and Pelicans. That game has been suspended too.
Keldon Johnson and the Spurs were playing at the time too. That game is suspended after the third quarter.
Mychal Mulder and the Bulls were able to complete their game earlier. Mulder had 4 points.