ATLANTA (AP) -Atlanta Hawks spokesman Arthur Triche said Philips Arena apparently sustained little damage from the severe windstorm that hit downtown Atlanta on Friday night.
Inside the arena, there were no immediate signs of fallen debris, but small pieces from a ceiling tile landed on the Hawks' practice court.
``From what I hear, we're OK,'' Triche said after the Hawks' win over the Los Angeles Clippers. ``They're checking the roof right now in one corner, but everything looks fine so far.''
The Hawks were playing the Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter when the storm tore a hole in the roof at the Georgia Dome, which is located in the same complex as Philips and less than a half-mile from the arena.
During the Hawks' game, arena officials made no public announcements about the storm.
At the dome, Southeastern Conference officials stopped the next-to-last game of the night in the men's basketball tournament, but play later resumed in Mississippi State's overtime win over Alabama.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Whiteside takes his one-man show to Rip City After a 2-8 start out of the gate, Miami has righted itself quite nicely. But will Erik Spoelstra’s crew be able to sustain that momentum in the Pacific...
Thumbnail Rockets vs. Nuggets Prediction After stunning the Warriors last night as a double-digit underdog, will the Rockets cover again tonight when they visit the Nuggets at 10:30PM...
Thumbnail Butler aims to keep scorching nets The Cavaliers are coming off back-to-back losses heading into tonight’s game at Chicago. Can LeBron James & Co. get back on track in...
Thumbnail Pistons vs. Hawks Pick Can the Detroit Pistons continue their current hot streak on the road when they face the Atlanta Hawks tonight at 8PM...
Thumbnail Lakers vs. Raptors Prediction Is the over the right play tonight when the Lakers visit the Raptors at 7:30PM ET?
More inNBA Articles  
Advertisement

NBA Team Pages