NBA Summer League game suspended due to earthquake
An NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas was suspended due to an earthquake.
Friday’s game between the New York Knicks and New Orleans Pelicans was suspended during the fourth quarter after an earthquake was felt in the arena.
Initial reports say a 7.1 earthquake has hit near Ridgecrest, California — roughly 200 miles west of Las Vegas.
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) July 6, 2019
The large, hanging scoreboard and speakers here at Thomas and Mack are still swaying
— Joe Vardon (@joevardon) July 6, 2019
UPDATE: After feeling earthquake in Las Vegas, Knicks vs Pelicans NBA Summer League game was paused, and after a few minutes the players have now left the court area and headed to locker rooms.
— NBA InsideHoops.com (@InsideHoops) July 6, 2019
Southern California was hit with a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Thursday that was the strongest to hit the area in nearly 20 years. Friday’s earthquake was measured at 7.1 with an epicenter in Ridgecrest, Calif., close to where the epicenter was the day before.