Celtics-Nuggets game delayed due to uneven rim after Robert Williams dunk

The Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets’ matchup took a lot longer than expected after a 40-minute delay at Ball Arena. 

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With 6:43 remaining in the fourth quarter, the game had to be paused after the rim was uneven following a ferocious dunk for Celtics center Robert Williams.

Williams threw it down off the alley-oop dime from Jaylen Brown with 8:06 remaining in the quarter, with the game continuing for a few more possessions before the officials intervened. 

The Ball Arena staff brought out the ladders as they attempted to get it level, however, after multiple attempts, they opted to replace the rim altogether, causing an extended delay to the game. 

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With no immediate solution, players from both teams tried to keep warm, or in Marcus Smart’s case, kicking back on the floor, waiting for play to resume. 

Meanwhile, DeAndre Jordan opted for a game of rock-paper-scissors with a fan. 

With the Nuggets leading 110-97 at the time, the workers eventually got the new rim in place, allowing play to resume as Denver held on for a 123-111 win. 

 

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