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- n. a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
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I saw a basketball game on ESPN Classic the other day, a game I'd first seen in 1979, the NCAA championship game between Larry Bird's Indiana State Sycamores and Magic Johnson's Michigan State Spartans.
If this basketball game were a prizefight, the Celtics were on the ropes, absorbing body blows and staggering right crosses.
You could twine your fingers with his, phone him, walk around the park or hall or basketball game with your shoulders nudging accidentally with heat, and then, at the afterparties, in the dark, when he might have had a beer or two, you could learn how to kiss, how to be held and touched.
So why is my first mental image of a basketball game a moment from game four of a Celtics-Lakers championship series I saw on CBS in 1984?
Jim wanted to ask Poppy to come to Rye on the following Thursday night and play in a basketball game between prep school boys and the local Rye High School championship team.
In an ironic twist of fate, on January 16, 2004, Yankees third baseman Aaron Boone, who just months earlier provided a swing for the ages, severely injured his knee playing in a pickup basketball game near his Newport Beach, California home, and would be lost for the upcoming season.