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Earthquake postpones Las Vegas Summer League game involving Kevin Knox

Posted: 12:37 AM, Jul 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-06 00:37:25-04
Kevin Knox

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (LEX 18) — A 6.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Ridgecrest, California sent shocks all the way to Las Vegas causing the NBA Summer League game being played to be postponed.

The Knicks and Pelicans were in the 4th quarter when the quake hit and players began looking up at the large scoreboard hanging over the court. That includes former University of Kentucky forward, Kevin Knox, who was playing for the New York. Several players that are in the NBA Summer League reacted to the earthquake on Twitter.

This was also the first Summer League game for former Duke teammates Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett. When the game was postponed, Knox had 17 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocked shots. Williamson had 11 points and 3 rebounds but only played in the first half because he hit knees with another player and New Orleans officials want to protect him.