Miami Heat fans leave NBA Finals Game 6 early, not allowed back in for Heat comeback win
One worker expressed actual worry and there was a little bit of fear because of the aggressiveness some were showing.
"They were saying, 'I just left! I just left! Please!'" an arena worker said. "They'd run up there, then they'd run back here trying different doors to see if they could get in."
Asked if there was any consideration to open the door, an arena official said that was firmly against policy — the doors are marked in big red letters "NO RE-ENTRY ALLOWED" — and said if the doors were opened, that could only make things worse. [...]
"I was kind of devastated to see so many people leaving," one Heat fan said. "I said, 'they will feel really, really bad when the Heat get back in this game and win.' And they did."
Heat are going to win Game 7. Bill Simmons's latest column noted that of all the times the home team has been down 3-2 (since the Finals went to a 2-3-2 format), the home team has never lost Game 7 after winning Game 6. Kawai Leonard's missed free throw at the end of regulation is going to haunt him for awhile if the Spurs lose.
^+1. As great as last nights game was, it still doesnt make up for the four rather uneventful games of this series. As a whole, besides the aforementioned lakers-celtics series, i've enjoyed the mavs-heat series and the spurs-pistons series more.