Suns vs. Pacers Game Delayed Due to Power Outage in Downtown Indianapolis

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJanuary 12, 2016

Jan 12, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Monta Ellis (11) looks to pass the ball as Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) defends in the first quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday night's showdown between the Indiana Pacers and Phoenix Suns at Bankers Life Fieldhouse was interrupted with less than five minutes to play in the second quarter because of an Indianapolis-area power issue. 

The Pacers' official Twitter account estimated the stoppage in play would be around 15 minutes, but it officially clocked in at 22 minutes, according to the Indianapolis Star's Nate Taylor

Fox Sports Indiana captured video of the scene at Bankers Life Fieldhouse: 

Tuesday wasn't the first time the Pacers were delayed by a power outage. In their Jan. 4 loss to the Miami Heat, the start of play was delayed by almost a half-hour following a lighting malfunction at American Airlines Arena, according to the Associated Press (via 

After falling to the Heat, 103-100, Indiana rebounded to capture back-to-back wins over the New Orleans Pelicans and Orlando Magic. However, the Pacers entered Tuesday night's clash seeking to erase memories of a 107-103 overtime loss to the Houston Rockets on Sunday. 

"There's no consolation prize for losing a close game," head coach Frank Vogel said following the defeat, per the team's Twitter account. "We've got to figure out how to finish." 

With just two games separating the second-seeded Toronto Raptors from the sixth-seeded Pacers, Indiana has a real shot to climb up the Eastern Conference ranks if it can close out games with more composure than it has in recent days.