Time out: Toronto shot clock fouls out, PA announcer and stopwatch guy step in

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There was a lot of dramatic action in the Toronto RaptorsBrooklyn Nets game on Saturday. 

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.

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