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Start of Cavs game against Heat delayed by malfunctioning scoreboard

By Jason Lloyd Published: March 20, 2013
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Arena workers attempt to fix a leak in the scoreboard at Quicken Loans Arena prior to the start of the Cavs game against the Miami Heat. The malfunction delayed the start of the game.

CLEVELAND: The Cavaliers game against the Miami Heat was delayed about 35 minutes by condensation leaking from carbon dioxide canisters within the scoreboard at Quicken Loans Arena, the Cavaliers said.

Arena workers spotted a leak from the scoreboard just prior to tip, after both teams had been introduced and were about to take the floor. Workers used towels and mops to clean up the substance, but both teams were sent back to the locker room and the scoreboard had to be lowered for repairs to be made.

Workers climbed into the scoreboard and worked on two corners of it. 

The delay took the buzz off LeBron James' return to Cleveland. James was booed heavily again during pregame introductions, but the boos were blended with a smattering of cheers. 

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