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Roof leak causes 20-minute delay in Mavs-Warriors game

May 24, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Members of the arena staff put down towels to absorb water from a leaking roof before the start of the third quarter between the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors in game four of the 2022 western conference finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Game 4 of the NBA’s Western Conference finals between the Golden State Warriors and the host Dallas Mavericks was delayed 20 minutes on Tuesday following the 15-minute halftime break because of a leak in the American Airlines Center roof.

Water from a heavy rainfall dripped onto the court near the Warriors’ bench, requiring crews to work both on mopping up the moisture on the floor as well as creating an umbrella-type tarp under the leak near the building’s ceiling to redirect the water.

The Mavericks also had to delay a regular-season home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 21 for the same reason.

Down 3-0 in the best-of-seven series and facing elimination with a loss, Dallas led 62-47 at halftime.

–Field Level Media