Heat vs. Hawks: Start of Game 3 delayed due to suspicious package outside State Farm Arena

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The begin time of Friday’s Game 3 in between the Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks was postponed for around 40 minutes as cops and security examined a suspicious plan discovered beyond Gate 2 of Atlanta’s State Farm Arena, according to a declaration from the Hawks.

The 3rd video game of the first-round series was initially set up for a 7:15 p.m. ET start, nevertheless, the tipoff was postponed for around 40 minutes while the circumstance was being examined. As an outcome, the arena had extremely couple of fans in their seats prior to the set up start time.

After the examination, the Hawks launched a declaration stating that “the contents of the package were not found to be explosive, and the package was removed safely by the Atlanta Bomb Squad,” with the video game set up to tip off at 7:55 p.m. ET.

The Heat led the best-of-seven series, 2-0, heading into Friday’s video game. Due to the hold-up, the start time of Friday’s Game 3 in between the New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns was pressed back to 10 p.m. ET.

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