Southern California earthquake rocks NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, postponing Pelicans vs. Knicks game

All NBA Summer League games on Friday night at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas were postponed due to an earthquake centered in Southern California that caused speakers and the scoreboard to shake above the court. All Summer League games at nearby Cox Pavilion were originally scheduled to continue, but the game between the Orlando Magic and San Antonio Spurs was concluded after the third quarter for precautionary reasons.

Before the New Orleans Pelicans could complete their Summer League opener against the New York Knicks, the game was postponed due to an earthquake that occurred during play.

According to news reports, a 7.1 earthquake shook nearby Southern California, and its effects were clearly felt in Las Vegas as well.

There was 7:54 remaining in the fourth quarter when the Pelicans-Knicks game was postponed, and this is clearly a situation worth monitoring as the Las Vegas Summer League continues until July 15. According to a report from The Athletic's Rod Boone, NBA commissioner Adam Silver will have both Las Vegas Summer League venues inspected before deciding whether to proceed as scheduled.

The earthquake was also felt during the Los Angeles Dodgers' game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. The players apparently continued to play while the earthquake was happening.

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