The infamous Wolves-Spurs game that was supposed to be played in Mexico City before it was literally smoked out will be made up April 8 at Target Center, the NBA announced Monday.
Logistics and scheduling stopped the league from rescheduling the game in Mexico City.
Minnesota and San Antonio were set to play Dec. 4 in Mexico City as part of the NBA's International Series, but a generator malfunctioned outside the arene, sending smoke into the arena just before the game was scheduled to begin. Both teams eventually left, hopped on flights and flew back to their home cities without playing the game.
"I thought they were practicing fireworks," Spurs TV analyst Sean Elliot said, via NBA.com. "A lot of teams do that before introductions. But then the smoke just kept creeping and it wasn't white smoke. It was like a brown dark smoke and it started taking over the whole court. It was surprising."
That was the same night Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love found out that his grandmother had died. Love missed a couple of games to spend time with his family.
"During the next few weeks, season ticket members will be contacted by their account representative and given priority to purchase their regular seat before it goes on sale to the public," the Wolves announced in a statement. "Information on how to purchase individual game tickets will be available soon."
As of Monday, the Spurs are 26-8, just one-game behind the Thunder for the best record in the Western Conference. Minnesota is 16-17, 2 1/2 games behind the Mavericks for eighth in the West.