LeBron James and the Miami Heat endured a 40-minute delay, as fire retardant from the Cleveland Cavaliers' scoreboard pyrotechnics dripped onto center court. Of course, the gunk that accumulated on the hardwood wasn't enough to douse the scorching Heat, who roared back from a 27-point deficit to win their 24th straight game.
And we haven't even gotten to the fan that ran out onto the court in the fourth quarter.
Aside from that barn-burner, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies put on a controversial show in a big Western Conference matchup that couldn't be settled in the usual 48 minutes.
On an otherwise strange evening, a few things did manage to retain a sense of normalcy. For example, the San Antonio Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors at home for the 29th consecutive time, restoring a little order to an otherwise chaotic night in the NBA.
For the most part, though, Wednesday's games were marked by the extraordinary—both in terms of incredible, game-changing performances and pure strangeness.
Here's a rundown.