The stretch run of the Academic Athletic Association boys’ basketball season is no longer a two-horse race.
With the same five players on the floor for the vast majority of the game, visiting Marshall High School upset Mission 77-71 on Wednesday.
Combined with Lincoln’s win over Balboa on Wednesday, the loss knocks the Bears (17-9, 10-2) out of first place in the AAA’s Lang Division and puts Marshall (11-11, 9-3) a game behind Mission and two games behind the Mustangs. Read More
Nahrie Pierce eyes the basket as she drives the lane. In an instant, the 13-year-old post player for the MRC Rebels goes airborne and slams the ball through the hoop, momentarily hanging on to the rim as she basks in the afterglow of the successful dunk.
OK, it may be an 8-foot basket, but the play looks impressive on Pierce’s cellphone. Read More
While the Warriors already knew they’d open their season Christmas night, they learned Tuesday they’ll be spending a whole lot of time at home during the opening months of the season.
Golden State will play its first four games and 17 of its first 26 games in the friendly confines of Oracle Arena. Read More
Playing a three-day basketball tournament between Christmas and New Year’s may not seem to be the easiest feat to pull of — especially when you are running an eight-team bracket each for both boys’ and girls’ prep teams. Read More
The NBA has a problem.
In years past, the basketball fan could shrug off a boring, effortless regular-season game between forgettable teams in the dead of winter, citing an endless schedule and ridiculous travel, and remind themselves that the playoffs would feature some high-intensity hoops.
Unfortunately, this year, the playoffs leading up to the Boston Celtics-Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers-Phoenix Suns failed to live up to the “high-intensity” billing. Read More