The air in the NBA location hastily became stuffy and humid, causing the spectators to start dripping with sweat profusely.
People were fanning themselves with their programs, trying to cool off, but it was clear that the air conditioner had malfunctioned.
As the temperature continued to rise, the players on the court also began to feel the effects of the broken Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system. Their jerseys and shorts were drenched in sweat. The game had only just started, but it was already looking like it would be a struggle to keep up the pace. The Heating, Ventilation, and A/C pros rushed to the control room, frantically trying to figure out what had gone wrong. They could see that the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system had completely shut down, and there was no way to restart it. The only option was to bring in temporary cooling units, but that would take hours, and the game would be over by then. The spectators were becoming increasingly miserable as they started to believe the effects of the heat. Some were leaving the location, unable to take the heat, while others were demanding refunds for their tickets. The players were also feeling the heat, and some were starting to show signs of exhaustion. As the minutes ticked by, the location staff realized that they needed to act fast. They chose to open all the doors and windows to let in some fresh air, hoping that it would supply some relief. Miraculously, it worked. The cool breeze that blew in from outside helped to bring the temperature down, and the game continued separate from any further hiccups. It was a close call, but the location staff had managed to avert a disaster. From that morning on, they made sure that the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system was constantly run tests on to prevent any such issues in the future.