On Thursday night the Spurs hosted the Brooklyn Nets for a non-conference battle in San Antonio. During the early minutes of the first quarter, the game had to be delayed for a few minutes.
Why? Well, there were four bats flying around the court level and interfering with the contest.
No, really. Cameras caught bats flying around the players before officials stepped in and halted the game while stadium staff attempted to catch the bats with what looked to be a pool-cleaning utensil.
Spurs fans started a Manu chant after Bats took over the court ? pic.twitter.com/kzIaASORoi
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 1, 2019
Spurs fans are familiar with bats taking over the game. Nearly 10 years ago, a similar situation happened in a game against the Sacramento Kings.
A bat swooped in an played had to be stopped – although only briefly. Former Spurs star Manu Ginobili swatted the bat out of the air, captured it and handed it to security before the game resumed play.
Unlike that incident, no players stepped in to swat the bat out of the air and no bats were harmed in the process. The bats eventually flew away from the court, but were spotted later flying around the lower bowl.
San Antonio currently holds a 39-34 lead with just over seven minutes left the play in the first half.