Four teams begin battle to see who faces Bay Raiders in Pro-Am playoffs 

After a thrilling double-overtime game in which more than 300 points were scored determined the final playoff spot, the San Francisco Bay Area Pro-Am men’s basketball postseason begins tonight.

The Bay Raiders (5-2) won the regular-season title and receive a bye into the best-of-three championship series that begins a week from today. However, there was a four-way tie for second at 4-3, with all four teams making the playoffs. Bay Pride beat Dream Team 159-146 in double overtime Thursday for the final playoff spot. The two teams were 3-3 entering the final game of the regular-season schedule.

In the first round, South Bay faces the Oakland Believers today and Bay Pride takes on SF City on Tuesday. The Believers beat South Bay 112-89 on July 15, while Bay Pride beat SF City 110-104 on July 2 in the teams’ first game of the season.

The winners of those two games square off Thursday, with the survivor taking on the Bay Raiders in the championship series next week.

All games are at Kezar Pavilion at 8 p.m.

In the women’s playoffs, Mission Rec beat South Bay 70-66 in Saturday’s semifinal, earning the right to take on Bay City in Sunday’s 2:30 p.m. championship game at Kezar.

Pro-Am playoffs


All games at Kezar Pavalion, 8 p.m.

Today: South Bay vs. Oakland Believers, 8 p.m.

Tuesday: Bay Pride vs. SF City, 8 p.m.

Thursday’s semifinal: South Bay-Oakland Believers winner vs. Bay Pride-SF City winner, 8 p.m.

Aug. 11, Aug. 13 and Aug. 15* (championship series): Bay City vs. semifinal winner (best-of-three series), 8 p.m.


Sunday (championship): Bay City vs. Mission Rec, 2:30 p.m.

* if necessary

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