An NBA spokesperson said Monday that the league continues to investigate the incident that delayed Saturday's Game 1. Powerful fire extinguishers required to douse flames in a ring of fire through which Hornets mascot "Super Hugo" jumped during the break between the first and second quarters left a powdery residue on the court. It took more than 20 minutes to remove the residue. The Hornets likely will be fined for precipitating the delay.
David Stern also indicated he would establish an investigation into why Chris Paul is on fire.