4 In Row on Road and Notes

Posted on May 06, 2014 by Ted Leonsis

The Wizards won on the road last night in Indy, and that marks our fourth consecutive win away from Verizon Center in the playoffs. See here.

The media /blogosphere has pounded out a lot of pixels about the game, and the series, and our players. I am best served to simply link love to them and add no value. They are after all "experts". Click away here, here, here and here. Be sure to check out this one too.

I was touched to read a supportive Tweet from Magic Johnson, see attached here.

I want to thank the people at the Pacers who provided for us as an ownership group last night. Again, they are a classy group of folks, and took care of us in the right way.

The Washington Mystics were in the house and all the players and staff were also provided with a suite to watch the game, our ownership group paid them a visit during the game and we socialized and talked basketball and the upcoming season.

We sat in the stands, row 11 last night, to watch and enjoy the game. It was fun being amongst the fans. The couple sitting next to us were quite friendly and nice.

The Pacers arena is a special one, it has a feel of an old style college basketball field house. The seating is very vertical and close to the floor. The seats are quite wide and comfortable, and all have cushioning. The yellow seats make for a bright and uniformed look, but when seats are not being used, it is really noticed. I believe Verizon Center seats more people for basketball games.

The Pacer's new digital video screen is simply amazing, the HD quality and sizing is world class - it is startling to see the pace of change in technology. If I might say - I believe we program our big screens with more innovation and fun materials.  

I was surprised to see many fans leaving the game, which ended by a very close score, early. We were trash talked early and often, in a polite way by an elevator operator during the night, but post game, she was no where to be seen.

The best cheese steak I have tasted in an NBA arena is in Indy, I did eat a bunch of the meat, and toppings, but no bread. Next game, I shall sample one of their shaved ice snow cones. Red, white and blue.

The traffic flow in and around the arena was handled deftly by local staff, I was impressed with the speed of exit after the game.

Verizon Center suites all have private bathrooms. In Chicago and in Indy, the suites don't have private bathrooms. Indy does a great job of displaying in homage to past players, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, old photography and related materials. Very classy - well done!

Bradley Beal is now the first player in NBA history to score 25 or more points in playoff games, three times, before the age of 21. I was going to link to some blogger's articles and opinions about Bradley Beal, but decided to not bring attention to those past expert pixels.

Thank you - get ready for game 2 on Wednesday night, 700 pm.  

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