The Miami Heat vs. the Orlando Magic game was cancelled because of slippery spots on the court. The stadium is home to the Tampa Bay Lightning. A lot of people say the condensation caused this----- their wrong.
What caused the cancellation was the cleaning crew putting the floor on the ice the wrong way. The game was a near 18,000 ticket sellout. Arena managers promised full refunds to the upset fans. ESPN televised the game and when the cancellelation was announced they had to keep NBA shootaround for 2 and a half hours.
Stan Van Gundy said that he was glad that the NBA took precautions and not take any risks with the players. He even said that he planned on maybe having a practice that night because his players were so ready for it.
Erik Spolestra commented too saying that his players were dissappointed that they couldn't play. Fans were of course more upset than anyone in the building.
J.J Redick (guard magic) said that when they were practicing the whole court was slippery and they had to go half speed or they would slip. When it came close to game time there was only a few spots that were still very slippery. Officials went to look at the spots and after a while announced no game.