Players actually began to shoot baskets in the dark in order to try and stay warm before tip off.
Now 7:53. Still nothing. Crew chief Zach Zarba meeting with both coaches. Pacers-Heat was picked up by @NBATV tonight, by the way.— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) January 5, 2016
About one minute after this tweet, officials announced that the lights would take about 15-20 minutes to turn back on and players were sent to the locker rooms. It's not quite Beyonce Super Bowl dark, but it's bad. Here's to hoping this gets sorted out soon for both teams. The game finally tipped off around 8:07pm, about 20 minutes late.