Humans have been putting spherical objects in hoops for centuries, but until the invention of the dunk, the fast break, and face dribbling, it wasn’t an activity worth watching. See if “basketball” lives up to the hype with today’s GrouponLive deal to see the Maine Red Claws play at the Portland Expo. Choose between the following ticketing options:
- For $14, you get a game outing with one ticket for side-center seating (a $29 total value).
- For $22, you get a game outing with one ticket for center seating (a $39 total value).<p>
Each outing comes with a concessions voucher (a $9 value), which includes the following: * Choice of a pizza slice, hamburger, or hot dog * A soda * An ice cream<p>
Both outings are available for the following games: * Against the Dakota Wizards on Thursday, February 16, at 7 p.m. * Against the Springfield Armor on Sunday, March 4, at 5 p.m. * Against the Austin Toros on Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m.<p>
As members of the Crustacean Nation, fans of the Maine Red Claws savor the rim rattles and sweet swooshes of alumni from some of the top NCAA programs, watching the athletes hustle and sweat for a shot at the NBA through its development league. With just over two months until the season ends and the spring sun emerges from its sky cave, coaches Dave Leitao and Donyell Marshall seek to bank more victories off the win column’s backboard with the help of two-time league-leading scorer Morris Almond. Mo has recently returned to the roster after a stint overseas, and his explosive drives and soft touch around the arc have netted him two 50-plus-point performances, feats rarely seen outside of the imaginations of 12-year-old benchwarmers.
On February 16, bobblehead dolls of DeShawn Sims, former Claws forward and last year’s Rookie of the Year, are taken home by fans to be placed on desks, mantels, or labradors. March 16 treats attendees to Faith & Family Night, with a special postgame concert by Christian artist John Waller.
Maine Red Claws
As members of the Crustacean Nation, fans of the Maine Red Claws cheer on the rim rattles of alumni from some of the top NCAA programs as the athletes hustle and sweat for a shot at the NBA through its development league. In its first four seasons since joining the D-League in the 2009–10 season, the Red Claws—an exclusive affiliate of the Boston Celtics—fostered 10 players who signed NBA contracts.