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Should Game 1 of the NBA Finals Have Been Played Under Ridiculous Conditions?

Team Stream NowB/R VideoJune 6, 2014

The air conditioning failure was the big story in Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday after LeBron James was forced to watch from the bench as the Spurs rallied to take a 1-0 series lead over the Heat in San Antonio.

James left the game with cramps in his left leg at the 4:20 mark of the fourth quarter with Miami trailing just 94-92. San Antonio went on to win 110-95. The courtside temperature was in the upper 80s by the fourth quarter and reportedly reached as high as 90 degrees.

With such brutal conditions in the arena, should the game have been called off?

Bleacher Report national NBA columnist Howard Beck, who was in San Antonio for Game 1, answers that question in the video above.

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