It was the last minutes of the third quarter in the meeting between the Grizzlies and Bucks when the central panel of the FedEx Forum announced the evacuation of the compound by fire alarm. At that time, the scoreboard indicated an 87-77 in favor of the locals, and this would end after the final cancellation of the match. The evacuation of the public was carried out normally and without any problem. For their part, the players left the court but remained inside the stadium waiting for the final decision to which the Grizzlies, Bucks and the NBA came together.
The incident it was a false alarm caused by the accidental activation of one of the fire suppression systems located in a private area of the premises. Due to the delay in finding the focus of the problem, many players took the suspension for granted. Some of them directly returned to the track with street clothes and ready for dinner right there. Being a seasonal game, both teams understood that it was not worth continuing, awarding the final victory to the Grizzlies. The almost three-quarters played were enough for Ja Morant to sign 27 points and 4 assists and get the game back on track.
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