After a malfunctioning air conditioning unit caused temperatures to skyrocket at the AT&T Center in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, many wondered if it would be an issue once again for Game 2.
This is to be expected, though. Considering the controversy that arose from Game 1 after LeBron James of the Miami Heat was forced to sit late in the fourth quarter with severe cramps, I seriously doubt the NBA would have tolerated the A/C not working for a second-straight game.
Several members of the media have confirmed on Twitter that the A/C is in fact operating and functional, at least prior to tipoff.
It’s a comfortable 70 degrees in AT&T Center right now. Still keeping my eyes peeled for snakes, tho… pic.twitter.com/fyQI6xeAqv
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 8, 2014
Sixty-seven degrees inside AT&T Center (no word yet on whether the Heat therefore will opt to play in sleeves).
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) June 8, 2014
I can report that the AT&T Center air conditioning is in fine working order.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) June 8, 2014
Five minutes at the ATT and my face is not melting off. Huge improvement from Game 1.
— Dan McCarney (@danmccarneysaen) June 8, 2014
Much cooler than when I left this arena 2 days ago. (@ AT&T Center w/ 29 others) http://t.co/18EJFD81zr
— Paul Garcia PS (@PaulGarciaPS) June 8, 2014
The San Antonio Spurs have a 1-0 series lead after knocking off the Heat in Game 1, 110-95. James led all scorers with 28 points. Tim Duncan had 21 points and 10 rebounds.
You can catch Game 2 tonight at 8 p.m. ET on the ABC television network.