Miami Heat/Cleveland Cavaliers Game Delayed By Scoreboard Leak (VIDEO)

by March 21, 2013

The start of last night’s wild showdown between Cleveland and Miami was delayed because of a leak from the giant scoreboard above the court. Per the Plain Dealer: “Scoreboard is leaking fluid onto floor,’ Gilbert tweeted. ‘We need to lower scoreboard to fix. Never seen this one before. Going to be several minutes to fix.’ It was determined that condensation from a carbon dioxide canister — used during the scoreboard’s pre-game pyrotechnics — was the origin of the moisture. The teams had been introduced and were all set to tip off when a small army of security people and arena workers began mopping up moisture near halfcourt across from benches.The players were sent back to the locker rooms, and the public address announcer said there would be a 15-minute delay before players would return and warm up again. The scoreboard was moved back into position and the players returned to the court at 7:38 p.m. for a brief warmup session. The game began at 7:45 p.m.”