The Golden State Warriors started their seven-game road trip in fine fashion with a 104-97 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Klay Thompson caught fire in the third quarter helping lead the Warriors to victory. Thompson scored a game-high 27 points, knocking down five three-pointers. Steph Curry registered a double-double in points and assists for the fourth straight game. Curry had 22 points and 10 assists. The Warriors are now 11-7 on the year.
The Sacramento Kings got a monster game from DeMarcus Cousins and beat the Toronto Raptors 107-100. Cousins scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
High school basketball tournaments reign supreme in the North State for the next few days. The Gridley Invitational begins today. Some of the best teams in the state from Sacramento and the Bay Area make their way to the Bulldog Tourney. Salesian in the second ranked team in the state and Newark Memorial are two of the better squads that are participating in the three-day tournament. Games begin at 4pm in Gridley.
The Pleasant Valley Invitational is at Varley Gym for the next three days. Chico High, PV and Oroville are all participating in the 47th Annual PV Tournament. Chico High plays Downey High from Modesto at 5:30 tonight. PV will take on Oroville at 7pm. Mike Wessels will bring you both the Chico and PV games on 101.7 FM and AM 1340 Fox Sports beginning at 5:20 tonight.
The Chico State men's basketball team resumes CCAA play tonight as they take on Cal State Stanislaus. Chico is 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the CCAA. Chico is coming off of a weekend split, falling to Pomona 67-64 on Friday night, but clamping down and knocking off arch-rival Humboldt 63-48 on Saturday.
The CCAA/GNAC Challenge/Coslet Classic is tomorrow night from Acker as Sonoma State,. Seattle-Pacific and 6th ranked Western Washington make their way to Chico for the two tournament. Chico opens up against Western Washington at 7:30pm on Friday and plays SPU at 7:30 on Saturday. Sonoma will play at 5:30 both nights.
The Raiders try and break a five-game losing skid as they take on Denver in Thursday night football. The Raiders (3-9) are in full scuffle mode, while Denver (9-3) has already clinched the AFC West.