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Earthquake Stops Knicks-Pelicans Summer League Game

Zion Williamson makes his NBA debut.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 05: Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans walks on the court during a game against the New York Knicks during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 5, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The NBA Summer League is in full swing, and fans around the world were anxiously waiting to see RJ Barrett battle Zion Williamson. Although the former Duke stars had their share of shining moments, Mother Nature stole the show.

During the fourth quarter of action, the game between the Pelicans and Knicks had to be stopped due to an earthquake that struck in Southern California.

It was 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit that made the scoreboard and speakers shake at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

NBA officials decided to delay the game at first until everything up top was stable. After a brief waiting period, they decided that both teams should head back to the locker room.

The game will not be postponed which means the Pelicans walk away with a 80-74 victory over the Knicks.

ESPN posted several videos of the scene inside the Thomas & Mack Center when the earthquake hit.

Fans started heading for the exits the moment the earthquake happened.

It's obviously unfortunate for the fans to see the game end prematurely. However, the league made the right call by ending it early.

As for those upset that Barrett and Williamson didn't finish their showdown, there is still plenty of time left to watch them in the Summer League.