The haze was documented by ESPN.com's Ohm Youngmisuk:
"You can smell it," LeBron James said at shootaround, per ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin. "We haven't really gotten up and down [running] like that to the point where you can tell it affects you or not but anytime smoke is around, you know it can affect all of us. Not only us as athletes but everyone. Everyone gets affected by pollution."
James finished Saturday's win with a team-high 25 points.
Kyle Kuzma, who logged 11 points, said it was "a little bit muggier" when it came to breathing in the smoky conditions.