How excruciating was last night’s 74-69 Cleveland victory? I kept waiting for Jeff Van Gundy to run out of the stands and grab Ben Wallace by the legs. Seriously, while I’m certain the league will reinstitute the 24 second clock by Sunday night’s Game 7, Friday’s turgid affair — Boston’s 6th consecutive road defeat in the postseason — was the biggest aesthetic atrocity shown on ESPN since Zach Selwyn last appearance.
In the aftermath of Utah’s 2nd round exit at the hands of the Lakers, ESPN.com’s A.J. Adande reports it was open mike night in Salt Lake City Friday, claiming one unidentified gentleman “commandeered a public address microphone during halftime and used the arena loudspeakers to urge Jazz owner Larry Miller to trade Andrei Kirilenko.”
Adande’s been in the business for long enough that you’d think he could recognize Jerry Sloan’s voice.