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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

 

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

 

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)
Natalie Achonwa scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Canadians to an 80-50 rout of Sweden on Saturday, clinching Canada its third consecutive Olympic berth. Shaina Pellington added 11 points, while Kia Nurse and Miranda Ayim chipped in with 10 apiece. (The Canadian Press photo)

Canadian women’s basketball team punches its Olympic ticket with win over Sweden

Shaina Pellington added 11 points, while Kia Nurse and Miranda Ayim chipped in with 10 apiece

Natalie Achonwa scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Canadians to an 80-50 rout of Sweden on Saturday, clinching Canada its third consecutive Olympic berth. Shaina Pellington added 11 points, while Kia Nurse and Miranda Ayim chipped in with 10 apiece. (The Canadian Press photo)
Kai Leighton feeds a pass to a waiting Brendan Eshom during first half action in the Rainmakers home opener against Caledonia. Charles Hays took full advantage of their boisterous home crowd, coming away with a 95-62 victory. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Leighton’s Heights

Kai Leighton has plenty left to achieve in his final season as a Rainmaker — and beyond

Kai Leighton feeds a pass to a waiting Brendan Eshom during first half action in the Rainmakers home opener against Caledonia. Charles Hays took full advantage of their boisterous home crowd, coming away with a 95-62 victory. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
The Charles Hays Junior Rainmakers in action at the Prince George Polars Tournament in December. (Submitted photo)

Junior Rainmakers rattle off wins at Polars Tourney despite tough draw

Charles Hays comes up a game short of the title, but leave Prince George with several statement wins

The Charles Hays Junior Rainmakers in action at the Prince George Polars Tournament in December. (Submitted photo)
Kai Leighton feeds a pass to a waiting Brendan Eshom during first half action in the Rainmakers home opener against Caledonia. Charles Hays took full advantage of their boisterous home crowd, coming away with a 95-62 victory. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Rainmakers start defence of home court with a splash

The rain was coming down outside and on the court as Charles Hays ran over Caledonia

Kai Leighton feeds a pass to a waiting Brendan Eshom during first half action in the Rainmakers home opener against Caledonia. Charles Hays took full advantage of their boisterous home crowd, coming away with a 95-62 victory. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Rainmakers forward Kai Leighton goes up for the uncontested layup against Prince George during play last season. Leighton, along with fellow Rupert athletes Tyler Jones and Caden Pagens, are all vying for the final 10 spots on the U19 male team. (Nick Laws photo)

Prince Rupert athletes headed to North American Indigenous Games

Team B.C. basketball selections mean plenty of representation for Prince Rupert

Rainmakers forward Kai Leighton goes up for the uncontested layup against Prince George during play last season. Leighton, along with fellow Rupert athletes Tyler Jones and Caden Pagens, are all vying for the final 10 spots on the U19 male team. (Nick Laws photo)
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Rainmakers roll in early season exhibition play

Perfect start on the road as new season begins with a new senior core

(Kristin Moraes photo)
Aaron Sampson shows off his best Steph Curry impression with a shot from deep. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Young athletes showing strides at Minor Basketball Mid Season Tourney

Plenty of progress since kids took to the court earlier this fall

Aaron Sampson shows off his best Steph Curry impression with a shot from deep. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Hudson Veldman of Rupert Green races up the ice against the Kitimat Orange during an Atom Tournament in October. Prince Rupert minor hockey will receive $38,500 through the B.C. Community Gaming Grant. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Arts, culture and sport get a boost in Prince Rupert

More than $140,000 heading to city through B.C. Community Gaming Grants

Hudson Veldman of Rupert Green races up the ice against the Kitimat Orange during an Atom Tournament in October. Prince Rupert minor hockey will receive $38,500 through the B.C. Community Gaming Grant. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
The Old Massett Raiders basketball team is hoping they’ll be off the bench and on the court during the upcoming All Native Tournament in Prince Rupert. (Old Massett Raiders photo)

Basketball team hoping All Native Tournament is in their future

Old Massett Raiders seeking to raise funds to cover costs of participation

The Old Massett Raiders basketball team is hoping they’ll be off the bench and on the court during the upcoming All Native Tournament in Prince Rupert. (Old Massett Raiders photo)
Kids have their eye on the hoop as they go through a footwork and layup drill at PRMBA practice. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Footwork and fundamentals: minor basketball classes return to Prince Rupert

The next generation of basketball talent is getting started on the game’s keys to success

Kids have their eye on the hoop as they go through a footwork and layup drill at PRMBA practice. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Vern Barker was instrumental in bringing organized soccer back to Prince Rupert in 2011. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

MVP of the Week: Soccer saves: Vern Barker sees the sport as a way to better lives

Revitalization of soccer and more in Prince Rupert helped by Barker’s efforts

Vern Barker was instrumental in bringing organized soccer back to Prince Rupert in 2011. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Noah Dahlman talks to the kids at his ND42 summer basketball camp at Prince Rupert from July 2-4. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Professional basketball camp comes to Prince Rupert, only stop in Canada

Noah Dahlman’s ND42 summer camp makes its lone stop north of the border

Noah Dahlman talks to the kids at his ND42 summer basketball camp at Prince Rupert from July 2-4. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Lawrence Brown Sr. and Lawrence Brown Jr. enjoy Game 5 at the Civic Centre. Son went home happier than father on this night, as the Warriors escaped Toronto with a one point victory. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Raptors ‘Jurassic Park’ in Prince Rupert

Basketball fans show up in numbers for NBA Finals watch party at Civic Centre in Prince Rupert

Lawrence Brown Sr. and Lawrence Brown Jr. enjoy Game 5 at the Civic Centre. Son went home happier than father on this night, as the Warriors escaped Toronto with a one point victory. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Terrace Basketball Association president Keith Azak’s goal to bring an open basketball tournament to Terrace was a plan four years in the making. (Brittany Gervais photo)

Hoop dreams for Terrace’s first major basketball tournament

Organizers hope first year rebounds city reputation as regional host

Terrace Basketball Association president Keith Azak’s goal to bring an open basketball tournament to Terrace was a plan four years in the making. (Brittany Gervais photo)