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Warriors-Sonics game delayed by scoreboard fire

SEATTLE -- The Seattle SuperSonics' game against the Golden State Warriors was delayed about 15 minutes Sunday night when a
small fire broke out on the underside of the large scoreboard above
the court.

During a timeout with 7 minutes left in the first quarter, arena
officials noticed a small fire coming from a spotlight attached to
the bottom of the scoreboard, with smoke shooting from the top of
the scoreboard.

KeyArena staff placed a tarp on the court and lowered the
scoreboard just above the floor. Seattle firefighters then used an
extinguisher to put out the flames and detached the spotlight from
the scoreboard.

Golden State led 17-8 at the time.