It was slated to start at 7 p.m. on Wednesday but the NBA Kings vs Sixers game postponed due to wet floor. Initial report indicates that the condensation on the floor at the Wells Fargo Center was the cause of the wet court. The Wells Fargo Center staff tried to mop dry the floor but to no avail. Then they also tried wet mopping the surface and used industrial heat-based dyers to dry the floor but still unsuccessful, so at 8:03 p.m., the game was officially called off and there was no immediate announcement of the makeup date.
On Tuesday night, an NHL game was held at the arena hosted by the Philadelphia Flyers and as a standard procedure at the Wells Fargo Center, the ice surface in the basketball court was left untouched. Come Wednesday, the weather during late November in Philadelphia was bizarrely warm and humid. The surface was critically affected and caused mysterious moisture on the court.
All players waited for more than an hour and even joked with the staff members. The mood was light while everyone stood around waiting. Star player DeMarcus Cousins from Sacramento Kings even tried to mop the floor himself.
More than anything, the safety of the players is the main concern. The moisture can easily cause slippage during the game and may lead to injury. Fans who came to watch the game need not worry because according to Sixers, their tickets will still be valid when the game push through.