D-League Game Postponed Because The Floor Was Too Slippery

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 9: Matthew Trigo #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks sled hockey team pushes the puck up ice against the Colorado Avalanche sled hockey team during the semifinals of the first annual USA Hockey Sled Classic presented by the National Hockey League Saturday October 9, 2010 at the Edge Ice Arena in Littleton, Colorado. Colorado won the game 6-4 to advance to the finals on Sunday. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

The NBA Development League never fails to amaze and, on Thursday night, things weren't any different. The D-League game between the Iowa Energy and Erie BayHawks was postponed early in the first quarter on account of a slippery floor.

"When I came off the screen, I started to flare and I almost tore my leg off," reigning D-League MVP Curtis Stinson told the Erie Times-News. "I didn't think anything of it because that happens, but as we kept playing, Mike (Efevberha) slipped twice, Donald (Sloan) slipped once."

Video of the first eightish minutes is available online and, thanks to the excellent broadcasting abilities of the man known as Red, it's a worthy watch. If anyone doesn't have time to watch, however, Duane Rankin has the details.

"The condition of the court was deemed unplayable by both teams," Myers said. "We've postponed the game until further notice and will contact the league office and see what they want to do with it."

The game was called at 8:57 p.m. after a delay of about 90 minutes.

"We've had some ongoing issues with the floor," Erie team president Matt Bresee said. "We have to get better at it between the (Erie County Convention Center Authority) in finding solutions to making it right."

The BayHawks are scheduled to play the Reno Bighorns on the same court Friday night. Hopefully Blake Ahearn's jumper isn't deemed "too wet," leading to another postponement.

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