Time was of the essence, so (Marshall) Plumlee said he paid a cab driver a $60 tip to run a red light. The traffic was brutal, so Plumlee eventually got out of the cab and started running to the arena.
“Sprinting through the city,” he said. “I got here, they said, ‘Hey, do you need a warmup?’ I said, ‘No, I’m already warm. I ran here.’”
Plumlee arrived at the arena midway through the first quarter. He suited up and made his NBA debut in the second quarter, defending (Dwight) Howard.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN
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