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THE SUNS WERE JUST TOO HOT FOR USAIR ARENA
Published December 7, 1994
A slippery court forced the Bullets to postpone their contest against the Suns. The 7:35 tip-off was delayed by close to 90 minutes before an official announcement was made to a sold- out crowd of 18,756. The court surface was unplayable because of a newly laid layer of ice beneath the basketball court for a figure skating event this weekend. The culprit was the unseasonably warm weather the D.C. area has enjoyed lately. No make-up date was announced. Charles Barkely went into the stands to sign autographs. Bullets guard Scott Skiles: "I'm embarrassed by it. It's happened here before and you would think they'd learn (Richard Justice, WASHINGTON POST, 12/7). Bullets GM John Nash: "This is no longer a state-of-the-art facility. It is a downer for the fans" (Frank Hughes, WASHINGTON TIMES, 12/7).