Wolves-Spurs game postponed due to fire
DEC 04, 2013 8:14p ET
Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman's wish was granted Wednesday night, as a generator malfunction caused the NBA to postpone and move Minnesota's NBA Global Games matchup with San Antonio from Mexico City Arena to the Target Center. An evening aimed at celebrating the league's two most foreigner-laden teams in one of its primary international target markets instead saw players, coaches, officials, media members and team staff escorted out of the venue about an hour before the game's scheduled start time.
No one was hurt by the miniature blaze. That's especially true for Adelman's team, which comes out of an otherwise-PR-nightmarish plight sitting pretty.
Essentially, Minnesota received a team trip to Mexico, some high-altitude training, a five-day layoff ahead of Saturday's home clash with two-time defending champion Miami and a home game against the league's other 2012-13 conference champ sometime down the road (a league statement said a makeup date will be announced at a later juncture).
Perhaps Adelman will be a bit more cheery when he and his team return to the Twin Cities.
It was the cantankerous veteran coach