The status of Wednesday night's game had been in doubt much of the day due to a winter storm that brought snow to north Georgia. There was only rain in Atlanta leading up to the game, and the water caused the leak with 3:21 remaining in the first quarter.
Play resumed following a delay of about 5 minutes.
In December in Brooklyn, a game between the Nets and Heat was delayed about 30 minutes because of water dripping onto the court. In 1986 in Seattle, a game between the SuperSonics and Phoenix Suns was called off because of rain leaking through the arena roof.