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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts during the second half of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns in Milwaukee, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Milwaukee’s 50-year wait ends with NBA title behind 50 from Giannis

Bucks beat Phoenix Suns 105-98 in Game 6 of league finals

 

The FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria from June 29 to July 4. (Facebook/FIBA)

Olympic hoops qualifier tips off in Victoria arena Tuesday afternoon

Canada’s men look to qualify for first Summer Games since 2000, tournament runs June 29 to July 4

 

Friends of Victoria Basketball continues to plan the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for June 29 to July 4 at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria. (Courtesy Canada Basketball)

Olympic basketball qualifier on target to host games in Victoria this summer

FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament set for June 29 to July 4 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

 

Duncan Christian’s Grace George lines up a shot during the three-point portion of the BC School Sports Pandemic Basketball Challenge after taking a pass from Cam Stevens. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Christian leads the way in pandemic basketball challenge

School tops participation numbers for second time this year

Duncan Christian’s Grace George lines up a shot during the three-point portion of the BC School Sports Pandemic Basketball Challenge after taking a pass from Cam Stevens. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet, left, goes up for a shot against Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet, left, goes up for a shot against Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives on Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

On to Game 7: Raptors hold off Celtics in double-OT NBA thriller

Lowry nets 33 points as Toronto trips Boston 125-122

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives on Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Steve Nash speaks during induction ceremonies at the Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Mass. The Brooklyn Nets hired Steve Nash as their coach Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Nets hire Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash as coach

The Nets finished the season under Jacque Vaughn, who they said would remain on staff as Nash’s lead assistant

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Steve Nash speaks during induction ceremonies at the Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Mass. The Brooklyn Nets hired Steve Nash as their coach Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
The Pacwest conference has announced all fall sports have been cancelled. (Facebook photo)

B.C.’s Pacwest conference cancels all fall sports

Men’s and women’s soccer, golf, volleyball and basketball will not compete until 2021

The Pacwest conference has announced all fall sports have been cancelled. (Facebook photo)
T-Birds look good in return to basketball provincials

T-Birds look good in return to basketball provincials

Cowichan Secondary School’s first trip to the provincial girls basketball championships in…

T-Birds look good in return to basketball provincials
Seen here in a game at the Island championships, Brentwood guard Shaw Blaisdell was named a first-team all-star at the provincial AA boys basketball championships in Langley last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Brentwood brings home bronze from B.C.’s

Not expecting a medal, Brentwood places third at provincials

Seen here in a game at the Island championships, Brentwood guard Shaw Blaisdell was named a first-team all-star at the provincial AA boys basketball championships in Langley last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The DCS Chargers celebrate winning the Central Island Grade 8 girls basketball championship. (Submitted)

Duncan Christian wins Grade 8 girls basketball banner

Chargers hold off Sunrise Waldorf School in Central Vancouver Island final

The DCS Chargers celebrate winning the Central Island Grade 8 girls basketball championship. (Submitted)
Duncan Christian’s Candice Bennett drives around Mayu Higashi of Queen Margaret’s during the team’s first-round game at Islands last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Host Chargers leave it all on the floor at Islands

Duncan Christian gives top teams a run

Duncan Christian’s Candice Bennett drives around Mayu Higashi of Queen Margaret’s during the team’s first-round game at Islands last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The DCS Chargers celebrate after finishing second at Islands. (Submitted)

Second at Islands, DCS edged for provincial berth

Duncan Christian takes Maaqtusiis to the limit in challenge

The DCS Chargers celebrate after finishing second at Islands. (Submitted)
Brentwood’s Justin Watt goes up for two points against Highland last Thursday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Brentwood boys make it four Island titles in a row

Mill Bay school off to provincials next week

Brentwood’s Justin Watt goes up for two points against Highland last Thursday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Brentwood College School’s junior girls basketball team is competing for a provincial title this week. (Submitted)

Brentwood jr. girls playing at B.C. hoops championship

Brentwood College School’s junior girls basketball team is making history this week.…

Brentwood College School’s junior girls basketball team is competing for a provincial title this week. (Submitted)
Cowichan T-Birds return to provincials

Cowichan T-Birds return to provincials

After an absence of two decades, Cowichan Secondary School’s senior girls basketball…

Cowichan T-Birds return to provincials
Duncan Christian School is hosting the senior girls single-A basketball Island championships this weekend. (Submitted)

DCS aims for provincials as Islands host

Two berths up for grabs at single-A girls tournament

Duncan Christian School is hosting the senior girls single-A basketball Island championships this weekend. (Submitted)
Cow High T-Birds preserve berth in Islands

Cow High T-Birds preserve berth in Islands

Cowichan boys fend off challenge from Spectrum

Cow High T-Birds preserve berth in Islands
Brentwood hosting 2A boys Island tourney

Brentwood hosting 2A boys Island tourney

Mill Bay school aims for fourth straight provincials berth

Brentwood hosting 2A boys Island tourney
Duncan Christian’s junior girls team celebrates winning the CVIAA banner. (Submitted)

Duncan Christian sweeps to junior B girls basketball banner

Michaela Wall leads Chargers past QMS and Quam

Duncan Christian’s junior girls team celebrates winning the CVIAA banner. (Submitted)