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NBA Stadium Evacuated Over Broken Water Pipe

1/13/2010 12:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Basketball fans in Memphis went streaming for the exits in droves during the third quarter during a game between the Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Clippers -- after signs informed fans there was an emergency -- but it was all a false alarm.



Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the drama was all over a busted water main. Someone in the stadium thought they smelled smoke and officials made the decision to evacuate the stadium.

Fans, coaches, players, TV crew, announcers -- everybody -- streamed for the exits, and the broadcast of the game dipped to black. Now, we're told local authorities have determined there is no danger and are expected to continue the game.

UPDATE: The game has resumed progress.

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jandean61    

BRAIN JONESTOWN MASSACRE

1653 days ago
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jandean61    

brian jonestown massacre

1653 days ago
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O-Dog2009    

Probably finallyrealized it was a LAC game!!!!!

1653 days ago
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Moe    

i'm glad to hear that they actually evacuated.

what if this was a real fire and people died, then everyone would blame the stadium for not evacuating.
thing like this make you feel safer knowing that the stadium didnt want to take a chance with people's lives for the sake of a basketball
game, and look they continued the game and all is good!

Moe K.

1653 days ago
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Bash a Pap    

Memphis kicks so much available ass! It is an ass kickin' mopho/mempho m-f-er ass kicking place don't even think about it! I see you! I know!!!

1653 days ago
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bamarolltide.    

Im sure it wasn't hard to evacuate the 10 people in the stands.

1653 days ago

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