Tuesday , May , 06 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

New Orleans Hornets to Be Fined for Fire Stunt Delay

An NBA spokesperson said Monday that the league continues to investigate the incident that delayed Saturday’s Game 1.

Powerful fire extinguishers required to douse flames in a ring of fire through which Hornets mascot “Super Hugo” jumped during the break between the first and second quarters left a powdery residue on the court. It took more than 20 minutes to remove the residue.

The Hornets likely will be fined for precipitating the delay. [MySanAntonio]