Time out: Toronto shot clock fouls out, PA announcer and stopwatch guy step in
APR 19, 2014 3:56p ET
Some of it even made it onto the court.
Game 1 of the Eastern Conference playoffs became noteworthy even before the first tip-off after a Toronto Suns tabloid poked fun at the Nets' old age and the Raptors' GM dropped a loud f-bomb (he later apologized).
Not to be outdone, the shot clocks in the Air Canada Centre went kaput in the third quarter, putting a stop to the playoff action:
Backup clocks were reportedly slow to warm up, so the game was forced to soldier on, patched together with the timely equivalent of scotch tape and a stapler — a guy with a stopwatch and a PA announcer:
Talk about old school. The best part was how the announcer would say the word "HORN" at the end of the 24-second possession:
Despite these many, many distractions, Brooklyn still pulled out a Game 1 win, 94-87.
And Paul Pierce, one of Brooklyn's old guys, got the last word.
Paul Pierce, on if he'd ever played w/out a shot clock: 'I don't remember. Because I'm a dinosaur.'— cathalkelly (@cathalkelly) April 19, 2014
Thanks to SBNation for the Vine.