Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Drama, Or Lack Of It

The NBA is an incredibly skilled league right now. It's fun to watch. 

When the clock is running, that is. 

Last night, the last 1:30 (90 seconds) of the Clippers-Suns game took 42 minutes to play.

Don't believe me? I made a breakdown.

1:31  Official review (5 minutes, including 3:30 of commercials)
1:06  Official review (3:00)
0:30  Timeout Phoenix (3:30 commercials)
0:27  Timeout L.A. (3:30 commercials)
0:9.2 Official Review (6:00, including 3:30 of commercials)
0:7.8 Timeout Phoenix (3:30 commercials)
0:0.9 Official Review (2:30)
0:0.7 Official Review (6:00)

The clock wasn't running for all of the rest, but at least the players were on the court. 

The last 0:30, by the way, took 33 minutes. 

It seems like when you show 20 minutes of commercials in the last 90 seconds of the game, you have a problem (not to mention 5 official reviews). And it's too bad, because without the 40 minutes of padding, the ending would have been one of the best I've ever seen to an NBA game. 

Might want to get that fixed, NBA.

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