An NBA game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves postponed due to unsafe playing conditions on the arena floor has been rescheduled to April 3, the league announced Thursday.
The contest was wiped out on Monday at the Target Center in Minneapolis due to slippery court conditions caused by condensation created by an ice rink beneath the wooden floor and unusually high temperatures and humidity in the northern Midwest US city.
Both teams are chasing the Denver Nuggets (29-35) for the eighth and final playoff berth in the Western Conference. The Trail Blazers are ninth at 27-35 while the T-Wolves rank 11th on 26-37 with 19 regular season games remaining.
The move means both teams will now play three games in four days and four times in six days.
The Trail Blazers face Phoenix at home on Saturday, April 1 before visiting Minnesota on April 3, Utah the following night and returning home to face Minnesota again on April 6.
Minnesota will play host to Sacramento on April 1, then host Portland before playing at NBA wins leader Golden State the next night and then moving on to play at Portland two days later.