There was a "generator malfunction", the arena filled with smoke, and the conditions were deemed unplayable. There is no date yet on when the game will be made up, but it will be in Minnesota. Unofficially, there was talk that Popovich smelled very faintly of gasoline, and it was rumored that he was missing a little of the hair on his right hand.
UPDATE: The official release-
SPURS-TIMBERWOLVES GAME IN MEXICO CITY POSTPONED
- Game to be Rescheduled in Minneapolis -
NEW YORK, December 4, 2013 - The National Basketball Association game scheduled for tonight between the San Antonio Spurs and the Minnesota Timberwolves has been postponed due to a generator malfunction which produced smoke inside Mexico City Arena.
The date for the rescheduled game, which will be played at Target Center in Minneapolis, will be announced at a later time.
Time lapse of the arena filling with smoke
Courtesy of @cjzero
Tweets of the night
Tiagos tweet in English "A real penalty to what happened today, I'm sorry for all the fans! We were very excited about this game. A big hug"
Tiagos tweet in English "A real penalty to what happened today, I'm sorry for all the fans! We were very excited about this game. A big hug"— Paul Garcia PS (@PaulGarciaPS) December 5, 2013
HEADLINE: Popovich torches starters for poor effort, De Colo scores 45 in loss
HEADLINE: Popovich torches starters for poor effort, De Colo scores 45 in loss— Project Spurs (@projectspurs) December 5, 2013
And my personal favorite, though the Cornballer was close-
Your move Jason Kidd.
Your move Jason Kidd.— Gregory Popovich (@FakeCoachPop) December 5, 2013
- Play Boris Diaw instead of Tiago Splitter if you must, but not Matt Bonner!
- Why it's good that the Spurs experiment with their lineups
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- Manu Ginobili talks about the Spurs start and Kobe's recovery in his La Nación column (Translation)
- GIF: Tim Duncan sinks game winner against Hawks