There's a constant worry about players getting injured in a meaningless game and frankly, the quality of play leaves something to be desired when compared to the regular season product.
Still, this isn't how the Raptors anticipated getting out of the proceedings early.
It's over. Raps-Bucks pre-season game called after 6 mins. Court "unsafe". What's a guy to do with idle hours in MKE?
— Doug Smith: Raptors (@SmithRaps) October 26, 2013
Milwaukee led Toronto 14-9 in the first quarter when the court was deemed unplayable by the officials. It was apparent to those watching at the Bradley Center that the floor was unsafe for basketball from the opening tip.
There is something seriously wrong with the Bradley Center court, 4 players have slipped like it's ice in 4 mins of Tor-Mil exhibition game — Doug Smith: Raptors (@SmithRaps) October 26, 2013
It's not the first time that an NBA preseason game was called because of unsafe court conditions and the Raptors have been involved before. It previously happened in 2003 when Toronto was scheduled to play an exhibition game against then super-rookie LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in St. John's, Newfoundland, before condensation on the court that was laid over a hockey rink led to the game's cancellation.Read More »from Raptors’ preseason game against Bucks in Milwaukee cancelled due to unsafe court conditions