Nets Raptors 24-second clock

Raptors/Nets 24-second shot clock malfunction? Official blames ESPN.


Toronto fans were pumped — the Raptors are back in the playoffs and thousands showed up just to watch the game on a television outside on big screens. They were ready for the postseason.

Then the 24 second clocks went out. Which led to the amateur hour sounding process with the public address announcer  Herbie Kuhn having to call out the time off a stopwatch. (He did a good job under the circumstances.) Toronto got mocked all over social media for this.

Don’t blame the Raptors or the Air Canada Centre here — blame ESPN, an official told the Canadian Press.

The day after the Raptors were mocked for the debacle, a Raptors official confirmed that an ESPN technician plugged into the same power source for the shot clocks, frying the power system….

“Let’s just put it this way, they’re not the worldwide leader in electricians,” the Raptors official joked, when reporters probed him for the culprit.

The 24 second clock will be active for Game 2 on Tuesday night. The fried cables and wiring have been replaced.

They probably have a big sign on it now, too.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.