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Local TV Anchor Informs Her Audience That NBA Playoff Game Ends in a Tie (It Didn't)

"quick, concise, and inaccurate"

Before we get started, let me just quote the old saying: "He today, I tomorrow." Or rather, in this case, she Sunday.

What you're about to see is a news anchor from a local station WMTW-TV in Portland, Maine. During a newscast from Sunday, she reports that the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat playoff game has ended in astonishing fashion: a tie. As far as our research shows, such a thing is not allowed in the official NBA rules. But Meghan Torjussen didn't seem to know that:

Now Torjussen does mention her producer is the one who whispered the outcome in her ear, but we don't know if the producer was also confused about how a game -- especially a playoff game -- ends.

"Meghan's recap of the Eastern Conference Finals' Game Four was quick, concise, and inaccurate; the game went to overtime just as her report began, and she informed viewers it ended in a tie," Deadspin writes. "We're going to point some of the blame at the show's producer, who is supposed to be responsible for everything that appears on-air. That producer's name? Donovan McNabb."

The reference to McNabb is probably one of the most popular overtime flubs in modern time. Back in 2008, after an Eagles game ended in a tie, he said during the post-game press conference that he didn't know such a thing could happen:

By the way, the Celtics went on to win the game on Sunday in overtime, which does exist in the NBA.

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