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The arena in Mexico City was filled with smoke and had to be evacuated. There will be no game tonight, folks.

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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

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Tweets of the night

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The source of the Mexico City arena fire has been identified: <a href="http://t.co/XvKmFVrjii">pic.twitter.com/XvKmFVrjii</a></p>&mdash; Caleb Saenz (@calebjsaenz) <a href="https://twitter.com/calebjsaenz/statuses/408418405012631552">December 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Spurs&amp;src=hash">#Spurs</a> should send Patty Mills out there and towel wave the smoke away</p>&mdash; AP (@Ananth_Pandian) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ananth_Pandian/statuses/408420932173451265">December 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Tiagos tweet in English &quot;A real penalty to what happened today, I&#39;m sorry for all the fans! We were very excited about this game. A big hug&quot;</p>&mdash; Paul Garcia PS (@PaulGarciaPS) <a href="https://twitter.com/PaulGarciaPS/statuses/408437121507004416">December 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>As update: Fire near elevator in Mexico City arena has forced evacuation of building where Spurs/Timberwolves to play <a href="http://t.co/gVFCW6QFa4">pic.twitter.com/gVFCW6QFa4</a></p>&mdash; Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/basketballtalk/statuses/408418969524006913">December 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>HEADLINE: Popovich torches starters for poor effort, De Colo scores 45 in loss</p>&mdash; Project Spurs (@projectspurs) <a href="https://twitter.com/projectspurs/statuses/408421674413854720">December 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>That smoke isn&#39;t from any electrical source. It&#39;s from the aftermath of Tim Duncan&#39;s performance vs. the Hawks. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23spurs&amp;src=hash">#spurs</a></p>&mdash; Jeff Garcia PS (@sa2ny2004) <a href="https://twitter.com/sa2ny2004/statuses/408423033267687425">December 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>In an effort to make up the game, NBA will send the Knicks to Mexico 2 face the shoeless Triqui boys since the boys need a practice <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23spurs&amp;src=hash">#spurs</a></p>&mdash; Jeff Garcia PS (@sa2ny2004) <a href="https://twitter.com/sa2ny2004/statuses/408438257689432064">December 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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And my personal favorite, though the Cornballer was close-

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Your move Jason Kidd.</p>&mdash; Gregory Popovich (@FakeCoachPop) <a href="https://twitter.com/FakeCoachPop/statuses/408429957061173248">December 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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