Updates from Friday, June 6
Sportscenter reported that the Spurs' arena air conditioner was functional again:
But that didn't stop head coach Gregg Popovich from having some fun:
The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs battled back and forth during an exciting first half Thursday night, but their play wasn't creating the most buzz for people at the game.
All attention was on the sweltering temperatures inside the AT&T Center, which reached more than 90 degrees after the air conditioning stopped working:
Bleacher Report's Howard Beck eventually provided an explanation for the issue:
USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt provided the Spurs statement on the issue:
Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears also provided a quote from Adam Silver:
Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post had an update on Game 2 following Thursday's contest:
It didn't really seem to affect the players—the game was somewhat sloppy at times, although the teams combined to shoot 48.7 percent from the field—but as Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins and CNN's Rachel Nichols noted, there was potential for things to get worse:
Jose3030 provided images on Twitter showing how hot things were:
Nichols had a comment from LeBron during the game:
ESPN's Tom Haberstroh was lucky to bring his entire wardrobe, while the San Antonio Express-News' Jeff McDonald compared it to being inside a burning building:
And the United States Men's National Team thought it was in for tough conditions next week in Brazil.
Let's hope officials at the arena get things fixed moving forward. These games are too important to be decided by anything other than the play on the court.