The NBA gods are something you never want to mess with, and clearly the Indiana Pacers and New Jersey Nets must have done something to upset them.
With 8:10 left in the second quarter of a ho-hum 33-32 Pacers lead, the lights slowly faded to black like somebody trying to set the mood. It really looked like somebody slowly faded out the lights like it was a movie theater.
Unlike the blackout on Monday Night Football at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in December, this power outage lasted for all of three seconds before the lights slowly increased in power. The game was delayed for five minutes before the show went on. The Pacers ended up winning 93-89 by outscoring the Nets by six in the fourth quarter.
Unfortunately, nobody was "shooting the lights out" for the home team, but a certain Net you may be familiar with did so for New Jersey.
Ex-Kardashian victim Kris Humphries shot a blistering 11-of-14 from the field and nailed both of his free throws, proving his point to Kim that he’s most comfortable in a Midwest setting. He finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds.
Danny Granger, painful sprained ankle and all, led the Pacers with 32 points and five boards.
The lighting situation at stadiums has been spotty lately, and it’s kind of a scary thing to think about. Having 15,000-plus people in one big area in pitch blackness can lead to a bad situation if the wrong person is in attendance. The last thing a professional sports league needs is a scandal involving a crime committed because of faulty lights. Lawsuits galore!
Hopefully, the folks at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse have worked out the kinks on the issue. Besides, with the Pacers one of the surprise teams of the season, people want to watch the team play for once.