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By Brandon Apter, Sports Talk Philly editor  

The Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings match-up scheduled for Wednesday night in Philadelphia has been postponed due to an unsafe playing surface. The floor was covered with moisture and according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the moisture was a result of the high temperature outside and the temperature inside the arena being 75 degrees earlier. Pompey went on to report that someone in the operations department "dropped the ball" and didn't turn the temperature down like they normally do. 

Here's the official statement from the Sixers:

The Philadelphia 76ers announced that the November 30th game against the Sacramento Kings was postponed due to an issue with the surface of the court and with player safety in mind. Arena officials worked diligently to address the issue, but NBA officials determined that the court was not suitable for play. 
Tickets for the game will be honored when it is rescheduled later this season. Parking receipts for the game will be honored at the rescheduled game between the 76ers and Kings.
Additionally, fans who purchased tickets for the game will have the opportunity to receive complimentary tickets to one of the following games, courtesy of the 76ers: Dec. 5 vs. Denver Nuggets, Dec. 14 vs. Toronto Raptors, or Dec. 18 vs. Brooklyn Nets. 

The postponement comes shortly after learning that Joel Embiid's minutes had been increased from 24 to 28. He was set to square off against DeMarcus Cousins, who was coming off of a 36 point, 20 rebound effort against the Wizards. The Kings Twitter account took it upon themselves to poke some fun at the Sixers and the process...

There has not been an official reschedule date, but the Kings do make a seven-game trip out east in January and the game will likely be played somewhere in that time frame. January 30, 2017 seems to be the date that best fits both teams schedules. 

Philadelphia is back in action on Friday night when the Orlando Magic come to town. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.


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