Bucks’ Court Too Slippery; Game Cancelled
DeMar DeRozan slipped to the Bradley Center floor, saw teammate Amir Johnson beside him and when DeRozan fell again trying to get up, he knew his night was over.
“It was terrible, I was really scared,” DeRozan said after the Raptors’ pre-season came to an unusual conclusion with their game against the Milwaukee Bucks abandoned after just over six minutes of the first quarter.
“It was really bad, no exaggeration at all, it was really bad. I couldn’t even cut to get open. When you tried to take off or cut, it would just give way.”
The new court and the wax-like treatment was like an ice rink in some parts, with players slipping and sliding all over the place.
“We saw the players were having issues with traction,” officiating crew chief Danny Crawford told a pool reporter. “Then when we had a few guys go down, we figured we should have a conference. And both teams wanted not to continue the game.”