By Diane Pucin
5:33 PM PDT, May 1, 2013
Tuesday night, when the defending champion Los Angeles Kings opened defense of the Stanley Cup title at St. Louis, the game went into overtime and overlapped the start of the Los Angeles Clippers' key NBA playoff game against Memphis at Staples Center.
Because of the conflict, Fox Sports West displayed the Kings and Clippers game in a split-screen format, something that made neither fan base happy.
Clippers fans were able to catch that game on a full screen on TNT.
Wednesday afternoon, Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket issued this apology:
“We sincerely apologize to the Kings and the Clippers and their fans,” said Steve Simpson, senior vice president and general manager for Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket. “We didn't serve them as well we should have with our coverage of last night’s games. Going forward, there is a plan in place to ensure all remaining playoff games are seen in their entirety, which includes lifting local blackouts if necessary.”
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