Last night the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat 110-95 in Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals. It wasn’t exactly a night of textbook basketball, as the air conditioning in the AT&T Center went out early in the game, making for some unhappy fans, lethargic players, and a mini-twitter explosion. The biggest story of the night (which I’m sure you have heard from every angle by now) was the departure of LeBron James in the fourth quarter. It seems being made of muscles in a 90+ degree building is not a conducive to athletic performance. However; the highest level of basketball played in the world is not to be entirely overshadowed by a faulty AC unit, so I perused the ol’ Twittersphere for some select, summarial tweets for you and yours to enjoy. Here are a few tid-bits from the game:
Through all the LeBron discussion that will ensue tonight, here’s 1 thing that’s a fact: he’s never won a Game 1 on the road
— J.A. Adande (@jadande) June 6, 2014
Tonight was Tim Duncan‘s 230th playoff game. He’s never shot better than the 9-for-10 he posted tonight. Which you probably didn’t notice.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) June 6, 2014
I’m pretty sure the Spurs turned off the AC in the building to make people more angry. — Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) June 6, 2014
The Heat & Spurs players found out what is was like to play in the Finals at the Boston Garden during the 80′s!
Someone remind Mario Chalmers he’s in a contract year.
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) June 6, 2014
LeBron James gets cramps more often than most athletes, it seems. Maybe that’s the trade off for being a 275 pound athletic behemoth. — Conrad Kaczmarek (@ConradKazNBA) June 6, 2014
Spurs closed on a 16-3 run after LeBron James checked out with 3:59 remaining in fourth
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) June 6, 2014
so are ppl killing bron for cramping, or for not playing with said cramps? or am i stupid for trying to make sense of the reaction? — Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) June 6, 2014
This is beauty of the NBA Finals. Entering game one, the story revolved around health of Tony Parker. Now it’s on LeBron. Will change again
— Lang Greene (@LangGreene) June 6, 2014