Pitchin' with Pritch: Sometimes I watch professional basketball

For a person who doesn’t really care for professional basketball, I seem to be staying way up past my bedtime here lately to watch some of the games. 

I grew up a Boston Celtic fan, but my desire to spend time watching the pro game has taken a nose dive in the last decade or so because I really don’t like how they play the game. Yes, there is talent everywhere and most teams have players that possess a great amount of skill in the game, but very few teams, in my opinion, play team basketball. 

I also understate that if I were coaching a Michael Jordan type player, I would hope we would get the ball to him as much as possible, just like the Bulls did when he was playing. But I watch a lot of teams that have a really outstanding player and that player has the ball and he doesn’t share much. 

With all of that said, I will stay up and watch the Golden State Warriors play. I don’t care if they win the NBA or not, but if they get to the finals I am sure I will try to watch some of the games. 

Last week I watched them twice in their series with the LA Clippers. The first game was the fifth game of the series and the Warriors looked terrible. They couldn’t shoot very well, couldn’t pass to a teammate most of the time, and they couldn’t have guarded a dead man that night. They lost. 

On Friday night it was different. It was another closeout game for the Warriors but it was at the Clippers’ place. Their play was out of this world. They played together, they guarded, they shot the ball and did I mention they played very well together? 

The Warriors have as many good players as any team and better players than most teams. Kevin Durant is great. Friday night he had 38 points at half-time, second most ever in play-off history for a half. 

The team had 72 points at half. They had 32 assists on 45 field goals for the game. They ended up with 62 points being scored in the paint. They won 129-110. I may watch another game before the NBA season is over.

SPVA track

The Chase County boys and girls pretty much dominated the SPVA Conference Track Meet last Friday, but the PCS boys ended up in second place and the girls in sixth place. 

Although the lady tracksters didn’t have any individual winners, the boys’ side did have a couple. Congrats to Jaden Dietlein for winning the 3200 meter run in 10:59.9 and congrats to the 3200 meter relay made up of runners Caden Waitley, Matthew Hahn, Colton Pouk and Dietlein and their time was 8:57.3.

Just a couple of more weeks and the district track meet will be here and I do mean here as PCS is hosting this year’s meet. A good chance to watch some outstanding athletes and cheer for the home team.

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