A preseason game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Memphis Grizzlies came to an ... alarming end on Tuesday.
More specifically, it came to an end because the fire alarm and sprinklers at the Grizzlies' FedExForum went off for no apparent reason at the end of the third quarter. Fans were soon evacuated from the arena while the players adjourned to the locker rooms:
A fire alarm went off during the Bucks-Grizzlies game
Fans were evacuated from the building, and both teams went to their locker rooms pic.twitter.com/y7Iuozsczr
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 6, 2021
More than an hour later, the NBA announced the game had been officially suspended "in the interest of player safety."
Per The Athletic, there was no danger within the stadium. Rather, a sprinkler was inadvertently triggered in a "non-public area," and the resulting delay would have made it dangerous for players to return the court after cooling off for so long.
So the players ended up going home. Bucks star Khris Middleton at least made sure some already prepared food wouldn't go to waste: