Jun 5, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) celebrates with San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) and forward Boris Diaw (33) during the fourth quarter in game one of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Spurs withstand the Heat in Game 1


Game 1 of the NBA Finals was a unique one to say the least. Something happened that no one predicted before the game started.

The air conditioning went out.

Doris Burke reported during the game at one point that the temperature was over 90 degrees. That’s just insane.

Throughout the broadcast you could see fans fanning themselves with their game programs. If they were hot, you can only imagine how hot the players were.

LeBron James had to sit out for the last few minutes because of severe cramping, which could be attributed to the heat in the arena. Miami was expecting a hostile environment heading into Game 1 of the NBA Finals on the road, but they probably weren’t expecting a 90 degree arena to have to play in.

In the 4th quarter LeBron looked GASSED. He looked exhausted, very rarely do you see him look that tired.

It was a game that Miami felt they should have won.

San Antonio had 23 turnovers in the game and were still able to win. Not often can you win a NBA Finals game and turn the ball over 23 times.

Despite the cramps, LeBron had a pretty solid game with 25 points and 6 rebounds. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh also had good games, with Wade scoring 19 points and Bosh finishing with 18 points and 9 rebounds. On the Spurs side, Tim Duncan had 21 points and 10 rebounds and former Tar Heel Danny Green hit several 3-pointers in the 4th quarter.

Did the air-conditioning malfunction decide Game 1? Or is it being overblown? Let your voice be heard in the comment section below

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  • Jc Burton

    Can the nba finals be moved to a later time when LeBron is attending? Seems it keeps conflicting with his period.