Monday’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center was put off therefore of a slippery court surface, the Timberwolves reported. The game was planned for 8 p.m. ET, yet it turned out to be clear amid warmups this would be an issue.
Meyers Leonard during warmup on Target Center court: "This is slicker than snot."
— Jason Quick (@jwquick) March 6, 2017
One player: "We can't play on this. It's too slippery."
— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) March 6, 2017
All of the Blazers players have ceased warming up because of the slippery court. pic.twitter.com/4eDld2uWlM
— Jason Quick (@jwquick) March 7, 2017
The Arena facilitated Disney on Ice from last Wednesday until Sunday. Minnesota VP of interchanges Brad Ruiter said the issue was brought about by stickiness bringing about buildup around the court.
This is not the main game to be put off on account of risky playing conditions this season. On Dec. 1, the Philadelphia 76ers’ game against the Sacramento Kings couldn’t be played, even after then-Kings center DeMarcus Cousins mopped the floor .
No word yet on when the game will be rescheduled.