June 16, 2024

DALLAS — The debut of the Mavericks‘ in-season tournament court will be delayed because of a “manufacturing issue,” an NBA spokesman told ESPN.

The Mavericks will use their “core court” during Friday night’s in-season tournament game against the LA Clippers at the American Airlines Center.

Testing of the Mavericks’ court, which is primarily painted with a light shade of gray and has a darker shade of gray as the strip down the middle, determined there was a manufacturing defect and that the playing surface required more work to meet league standards.

The league office made the decision in late July to use a bold court template for in-season tournament games, a marketing tool that made the games easily identifiable. The entire courts are painted, the bulk of each court in a color linked to the home team’s City Edition uniform, with a central strip the width of the lane running down the middle of the floor in another shade. A giant in-season tournament trophy serves as the center court logo, superimposed on the home team’s individual logo, and a tipped-over version of the trophy is in the lane inside the foul line on both ends of the court.

The teams were informed on an Aug. 10 Zoom call, creating a quick turnaround that the league acknowledged would be challenging.

“We started making decisions later than we probably could have,” Christopher Arena, the NBA’s head of on-court and brand partnerships, told ESPN’s Zach Lowe in October. “And it became, ‘OK, how are we going to do this? How are we going to get 30 courts to 30 teams in 29 buildings and do it in time? Are we crazy?'”

The Mavericks opened in-season tournament play with a 125-114 road loss to the Denver Nuggets on Nov. 3, when the court required a game-day adjustment after it was determined that the 3-point line was painted incorrectly. Mavericks forward Grant Williams questioned the measurement after his shot felt off during shootaround, and the correction was made during the afternoon.

The inaugural in-season tournament features three groups of five teams in each conference. The six group winners make the quarterfinals, along with a pair of wild-card teams (the best second-place finisher from each conference).

Quarterfinal games are Dec. 4 and 5 at higher seeds, the semifinals are Dec. 7 in Las Vegas, and the title game is Dec. 9 in Las Vegas as teams compete for the NBA Cup.

All games also count in the regular-season standings except the final.

Get Free Spins in Coin Master: Tips and Tricks
Earn Free Coins on TikTok Like a Pro
تحسين تجربتك على TikTok باستخدام العملات
The Science of Free Coins Farming in LivU Video Chat
Coin Master Free Spins Farming: Your Ultimate Guide
Avakin Life Avacoins Farming Demystified
Bingo Blitz Credits Farming: Tips for Success
Get Free Spins in Coin Master: Tips and Tricks
How to Get TikTok Coins Legally and Quickly
Strategie per Monete TikTok Gratis: Consigli degli Esperti
The Future of Free Coins in LivU Video Chat: Trends and Predictions
Effortlessly Get Free Spins in Coin Master
Legit Ways to Get Avacoins in Avakin Life for Free
Free Credits in Bingo Blitz: Insider Secrets
Boost Your Coin Master Progress with Free Spins
genshin impact step into a vast magical world of adventure
ZEPETO Zems Generator Scams: What to Avoid
match masters free daily gifts and boosters january 2023
Free TikTok Coins: Where to Find Them
Free Gems in Brawl Stars: Your Ticket to Victory
pdf hack genera tor 2022 hack no human survey 6r8f 8y
family island hack free rubies on android ios 2023
real free diamonds generator get free diamonds for hay day
download get free diamond litmatch apk for android apk4k
myths of moonrise 2023 redeem codes new gift code youtube
pull the pin hack mod unlocked no ads 153 0 1 modpda com
evony the kings return hack unlimited gems generator nifty gateway
rune factory 4 special archival edition announced for north
project makeover coins cash gems boosters hack and moves
beach buggy racing mod apk v2023 01 11 unlimited money

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *