Weekend poll: Who is the best active point guard in the NBA?

Leading Off: Too hot today? Hunker down in front of a TV

Published: Saturday, Jun. 8, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 1C
Last Modified: Monday, Jun. 10, 2013 - 7:17 am

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• If you want to stay out of the heat today, there's plenty on TV for sports fans. Start with the French Open women's final at 6 a.m. (Ch. 3) and wrap up with the Giants at Arizona at 7:10 p.m. (CSNBA). In between, the A's are at the White Sox at 1:10 p.m. (CSNCA), the first of eight NCAA baseball playoff games starts at 9 a.m., post time for the Belmont Stakes is at 3:36 p.m. (Ch. 3), and there are golf tournaments all day. Check out "On the Air" on Page C2 for even more.

• When the discussion at the sports bar turns to best point guards in the game today, we most often hear the names Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Rajon Rondo and Derrick Rose. But when the game is on the line in the playoffs, we'll take the Spurs' Tony Parker, who had 21 points – including the acrobatic clincher – and six assists in Thursday's 92-88 victory over the favored Heat. If the Spurs win another NBA title – and we say they will in six games – look for Parker to be the Finals MVP. If that happens, Parker's name has to be on any list of the top 10 point guards of all time.

• There's no hotter team in baseball than the A's, who on Friday won for the 18th time in 21 games and moved into first place in the American League West. But they're near the bottom in average home attendance at 20,559 (the Giants are averaging 41,652). When the A's return to Oakland for three games against the Yankees next week, will fans flock to O.co Coliseum to celebrate their success?

What to watch

Baseball, A's at Chicago White Sox, 1:10 p.m., CSNCA: A's starter Tommy Milone goes for his fifth straight win.

Weekend poll

Who is the best active point guard in the NBA?

• Tony Parker

• Chris Paul

• Rajon Rondo

• Derrick Rose

• Deron Williams

• Other

Vote above or leave your comments in the comments field; or go to www.sacbee.com/sports

Friday's results

Will Kings center DeMarcus Cousins be able to repair his reputation?

• Yes, he's still young and can change: 48%

• No, it's who he is, and he can't change: 52%

Total votes: 381

Call The Bee's Victor Contreras, (916) 326-5527. Follow him on Twitter @SacBeeVictor.

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