Shots in the dark: Warriors work in Miami with lights out


The final 15 minutes or so of the Warriors’ game-day shootaround apply in Miami on Sunday went on regardless of all of the lights within the area’s bowl being out . A number of the lights on the concourse have been seen, however the flooring was darkish.

Undeterred, the Warriors stored capturing. And since they’re the Warriors, they made a lot.

“That could be a first,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry mentioned. “Good little, I suppose, check of muscle reminiscence. You may considerably see the rim, know the place you’re on the ground, however it’s form of a unique expertise as a result of you do not get it day-after-day. In order that’s fairly cool.”

The lights went out towards the top of the session, when coach Steve Kerr was addressing reporters and the Warriors have been doing capturing drills primarily from the Three-point line. A number of the Warriors yelled in mock anger. There was a minimum of one stretch the place a bunch on one finish of the courtroom made eight Three-pointers in a row regardless of the challenged visibility.

The ability did not fail: The Warriors’ sound system stored working, blaring Miami-centric tunes like Gloria Estefan’s “Conga” and Trick Daddy’s “Take It To Da Home.”

“You want your eyes to have the ability to get a way of notion,” Curry mentioned. “However you do not essentially must see the rim in HD, full, spotlight-type state of affairs to knock it down.”

A few gamers have been completed by the point the lights went out, together with Kevin Durant.

“Fortunately, the lights minimize off proper after I acquired completed, so I used to be good,” Durant mentioned. “However I’ve shot at midnight loads of occasions earlier than.”

The beginning of a Warmth-Pacers sport at Miami in 2016 was delayed 27 minutes as a result of the lights weren’t working.

It wasn’t instantly identified why the lights went out Sunday, and the Warriors did not appear to suppose something peculiar or some kind of gamesmanship was occurring. Warmth gamers went by way of their shootaround earlier Sunday within the upstairs apply facility, not on the sport flooring that visiting groups usually use on sport days in Miami.

They did not know the Warriors have been figuring out at midnight till afterward.

“The best way they shoot, I do not suppose it issues,” Warmth veteran Udonis Haslem mentioned.


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