The headline is not a typo. Tonight's game between the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat was delayed due to a leak in the roof of the Barclays Center for approximately 31 minutes with 1:47 remaining in the first quarter.
Per a conversation with about 20 members of the media, we believe it to be the first ever rain delay in an NBA game. Please enjoy the three photos, featuring the progression of how the leak was contained before play resumed.
It says something about the way the New York Islanders started the 2014-2015 season that a loss on Saturday night would have led to the team’s first four-game losing streak of the season. After giving up 17 goals in three straight loses and three goal leads in two of those three games, Saturday night’s showdown with the Blackhawks, winners of eight straight, could have been another step towards an early season collapse that Islander fans are used to seeing. Instead, it was another example of this team’s newfound resiliency.
Dave Roach joined us this week for our monthly look at Fordham athletics, the Roach Report. The report covered championships for football and men's soccer, and looks to the future for men's and women's basketball.
The interview features questions about the long term status of football head coach Joe Moorhead and men's basketball coach Tom Pecora. Moorhead was extended through 2022 last week, while Pecora is in his fifth season guiding a program trying to dig out of the Atlantic 10 cellar.