Players, Fans Battle Sweltering Temperatures at the NBA Finals

An air conditioning malfunction inside the AT&T Center added heat to round one of the championship.
1:58 | 06/06/14

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Turning now, though, to game one of the NBA finals. And the heat, the big story last night. No, not the team. They lost. But when the air conditioning went out at the San Antonio spurs arena, fans wilted, as the game turned into one, hot mess. ABC's Ryan Owens has the story. Reporter: Game one of the NBA finals was all about the heat. Not the Miami heat, led by Lebron James. But the San Antonio heat, that turned the AT&T center into a hot mess. After the air conditioning just quit. I feel like pouring a bucket right now. Reporter: The temperature on the floor, 89 degrees. Players dripping with sweat. Icing themselves down during breaks. Fans, fans themselves with just about anything they could find. All that heat was just too much for the heat's Lebron James, who cramped up in the fourth quarter, and had to be carried off the floor, literally. They're trying to smoke us out of here, Lebron said to his team. The temperature did not seem to bother the San Antonio spurs. They took charge, beating Miami, 110-95. They now lead the series, 1-0. I don't know what happened to Lebron. But I think all of us were feeling the heat. It was warm. Felt like I was playing in a european championship. We never have A.C. In Europe. If you play basketball, you play basketball where it's hot, like this. I'm sure it would be a lot better on Sunday. Reporter: So, the folks here at the arena are apologizing for what they call an electrical problem. They say they will have it all fixed for game two on Sunday night. So, no worries there. And no need to apologize to the spurs fans. They are very happy this morning. Saying, the heat just can't take the heat. Oh, wow. There is a ring to that. Game two between the heat and spurs is Sunday, 8:00 P.M. Eastern, right here on ABC. I'll be watching in air conditioning.

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