The crew in the arena has to get another rim, and the entire game was stopped for 35 minutes. The worst part of this situation is that it happened 48 seconds into the game. This is one of these times when the game is very hard to play when all the parts are not working as they should. There are a great many people who waited to watch that game,and that kind of delay throws both teams off.
The Wizards and Rockets played in a sort of funk for the rest of the night due to the delay, and there is no other explanation than the odd delay. When sporting events are held up like this, you never know what is going to happen when the game continues.