Timberwolves, Trail Blazers Game Rescheduled For April 3

Timberwolves, Trail Blazers Game Rescheduled For April 3

A sub-court sheet of ice and unseasonably humid weather in Minneapolis combined to bump Monday's scheduled game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves to a later date.

An ice rink now sits underneath the basketball court at Target Center, the Timberwolves' home arena.

Robinson, 50, was drafted by the Blazers in the second round of the 1989 National Basketball Association draft and played eight seasons in Portland.

At this point there is no further information, but this situation bears monitoring.

It was the second time this season that a game had to be postponed because of a slippery court. These players are getting paid millions of dollars, and it's just not smart to let them play on an unsafe surface.

It's not the first time that Minnesota has had to deal with a setback like this.

"It is what it is, you go on to the next game and whenever we come back here, we come back".

These two teams still face each other three times in the final stretch of the season, including the make-up game. This rescheduling means that both teams will be playing on the road on the second half of back-to-backs on April 4.

Donovan and Westbrook both placed the blame for the loss on the Thunder's defensive effort, a common theme in the team's four-game losing streak. But temperatures hovered in the mid-60s during the day, and the humidity outside came into the arena and started to create condensation by mid-afternoon. "It was the right decision".

"It was too much risk", Thibodeau said. "A player goes down, he's slips, and if there's an injury, that's tough to live with. So you don't want to put players in that position". Staff had already begun letting fans into the building when officials announced it was canceled. "Made them all game, missed that one".

"I thought he took really good shots", Donovan said of Westbrook.

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