Severe winter weather has prompted the NBA to postpone another game in Texas.
The league announced on Thursday that Friday's game between the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets will be postponed. The league cited the government shutdown of Houston's Toyota Center because of the severe weather in making the decision.
The NBA also postponed Wednesday's game between Detroit Pistons and Dallas Mavericks, which was scheduled to be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas.
The following has been announced by the NBA. pic.twitter.com/nEI0XjvSXH
— NBA (@NBA) February 16, 2021
Millions of homes and businesses around the state are without electricity after Winter Storm Uri landed on Texas. Temperatures have reached record lows, making power restoration and the strategic use of local resources critical priorities.
NBA joins NHL in Dallas postponements
The Mavs share American Airlines Center with the Dallas Stars, who took a lot of heat on Monday for failing to postpone their game against the Nashville Predators until just hours before the puck was supposed to drop. The American Airlines Center shares the same power grid with the numerous vital local services, and with so many in the area without power, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson requested that the Stars postpone their game so they wouldn't take up valuable resources.
The American Airlines Center is on the critical infrastructure grid (same as the convention center and hospitals). Mayor's spokesman: "We need those up. I don’t know the status of that grid, but frankly, the Stars game is not critical infrastructure. It’s just not."
— Matthew DeFranks (@MDeFranks) February 16, 2021
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