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Nets-Heat delayed 31 minutes by rain at Barclays Center

Brooklyn New Arena

Workers sweep the plaza in front of the main entrance to the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, in preparation for Friday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. A new chapter in Brooklyn’s history begins Friday when the Brooklyn Nets’ new arena opens. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


We don’t often hear about a rain delay in professional basketball, but thanks to some precipitation in Brooklyn leading to a leaky roof at Barclays Center, that’s essentially what we got on Tuesday.

The contest between the Nets and the Heat was stopped with 1:47 remaining in the first quarter, and oddly delayed 31 minutes before the leak could be contained.

The arena’s Twitter account seems to believe that this will be a one-time issue.

Tonight’s delay was caused by a water leak due to the installation of our new green roof. We’ve taken all necessary steps to rectify.

— Barclays Center (@barclayscenter) December 17, 2014

[via The Brooklyn Game]