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The tipoff for Monday night’s Heat-Pacers game in Miami was delayed due to a lighting malfunction in the arena. 

By SI Wire
January 04, 2016

The tipoff for Monday night’s Heat-Pacers game in Miami was delayed for roughly 35 minutes due to a lighting malfunction in the arena. 

The lights were dimmed for pregame introductions and the arena staff was unable to turn them back on when the game was supposed to begin. 

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Players initially remained on the floor warming up in the semi-darkness but eventually returned to their locker rooms while the issue was sorted out. 

The lights came back on around 8 p.m. ET, 30 minutes after the game was supposed to begin and the players were granted additional warmup time before the game could begin. 

- Dan Gartland

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