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Jason Terry is suspicious of the air conditioning malfunction in Game 1

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Jason Terry isn't buying the air conditioning failure being an accident.  (USATSI)
Jason Terry isn't buying the air conditioning failure being an accident. (USATSI)

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Former Mavericks guard Jason Terry told a local Dallas radio station that the air conditioning going out in Game 1 vs. the Heat in San Antonio might not have been accidental.

“You know what, Pop [Spurs coach Gregg Popovich] has done that so many times. I don't know if it's a conspiracy, but I'm telling you, going into San Antonio is a tough place to play,” Terry said.

“And I can remember very well one time where it was cold showers, there were about a thousand flies in the locker room. This year, there was a snake in the locker room. So, they're going to pull out all the stops to get into your head.

“When you go to San Antonio, expect something like that. And Miami fell victim to it."

The always outspoken guard said he remembered games when the Mavs thought the Spurs had the heat turned up on them.

"Oh, no question,” Terry said. “For an event of that magnitude, to say that the AT&T Center's air-conditioning is not working -- there's definitely something wrong with that."

via Jason Terry suspicious of Gm. 1 AC outage - Dallas Mavericks Blog - ESPN Dallas.

The Spurs later said that an electrical failure experienced a complete failure just prior to Game 1, and that the issue had been fixed. Their statement indicates they don't expect any issues for Game 2 Sunday.

On Friday, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said the Spurs should be fined if there were further air conditioning issues. LeBron James said he expects to be 100 percent on Sunday for Game 2 after missing the fourth quarter with severe cramping in Game 1.

The Spurs won Game 1 110-95 following a prolonged run after James went to the bench.

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