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Bucks-Grizzlies preseason game at FedEx Forum suspended due to fire alarm issue

The preseason contest between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Memphis Grizzlies, one of four games on Tuesday’s slate, was suspended at the conclusion of the third quarter. 

As per the Grizzlies, a sprinkler was inadvertently triggered in a non-public area. Although their update mentioned that the issue was being worked on, the lengthy delay eventually led to a suspension after the league consulted with both teams. 

At the time of suspension, the Grizzlies were in front 87-77, led by an entertaining 27 points by Ja Morant. 

The young guard also recorded six rebounds and four assists on 11-of-18 shooting from the field in just 24 minutes of action. His performance included a couple of nasty dunks. 

Kiwi center Steven Adams, in his debut for the Grizzlies, finished with a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds along with his three assists. 

Although trailing by 10 with one quarter left, it would be important to remember that the Bucks suited up for this contest with nearly every major rotation player – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, Bobby Portis, Rodney Hood, Donte DiVincenzo and Semi Ojeleye rested. 

That resulted in Milwaukee fielding a starting lineup of George Hill, Grayson Allen, Brook Lopez, Jordan Nwora and Thanasis Antetokounmpo. Among those five, Nwora top scored with 16 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals. 

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