AT&T Center AC system fixed
San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Conditions at the AT&T Center will be much cooler for Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.
An electrical failure shut down the air conditioning system in Game 1 between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat on Thursday and caused temperatures inside the arena to reach 90 degrees in some areas.
"The electrical failure that caused the AC system outage during Game 1 of the NBA Finals has been repaired," said a statement on behalf of Spurs Sports & Entertainment on Friday. "The AC system has been tested, is fully operational and will continue to be monitored. The upcoming events at the AT&T Center, including the Romeo Santos concert tonight, the Stars game on Saturday night and Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, will go on as scheduled. We apologize for the conditions in the arena during last night's game."
The Spurs used a 31-9 game-closing run to beat the two-time defending champion Heat by a 110-95 margin in Game 1 on Thursday.
Heat star LeBron James was forced to the bench due to severe leg cramping.
James exited the game with 7:31 remaining in the fourth quarter because of the cramping but returned a few minutes later for one play, finishing a driving layup. With 3:59 left on the clock, James limped to the bench before having to be carried off the floor.
06/06 13:36:32 ET