MIAMI (AP) — Game 4 of the NBA final halted for about nine minutes Friday night after Miami's Bam Adebayo appeared to bend one of the rims on a missed dunk attempt.
It happened with 2:07 left in the third quarter.
Adebayo missed a two-hand dunk attempt and hung onto the rim for a moment or two afterward. That's when someone noticed that the basket didn't appear to be level.
Play was stopped and within about five minutes, a ladder was brought onto the court for an investigation.
The rim was declared OK — and then the stoppage continued because of an separate incident at the other end of the court by the Heat bench.
Medical personnel brought a stretcher out and wheeled a woman off who was covering her face with one of her hands.
Denver led 76-68 when the game was interrupted.
The Associated Press