Images of world sport: Hoop dreams

I usually don’t include basketball in the space — but these were just some incredible shots.

Milwaukee Bucks’ Monta Ellis, right, has his shot blocked by Golden State Warriors’ Carl Landry (7) and Klay Thompson (left) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Portland Trail Blazers center J.J. Hickson, left, and New Orleans Hornets forward Anthony Davis (23) battle for a loose ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, March 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Canon McMillan’s Solomon Chishko, bottom, picks up Garnet Valley’s John Dambro in a 145-pound match at the PIAA Class AAA high school wrestling championships, Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Hershey, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Canada’s Jay Johnson, top left, and Mexico’s Eduardo Arredondo fight during the ninth inning of a World Baseball Classic game, Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Phoenix. No player was suspended as both teams were eliminated. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Winnipeg Jets’ James Wright (17) has his hand come through the photographers hole as he is driven into the boards by Toronto Maple Leafs’ Cody Franson (4) during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)

Bangladesh’s Nasir Hossain, right, celebrates scoring a century as Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne watches during the fourth day of the first cricket test match between them in Galle, Sri Lanka, Monday, March 11, 2013. Bangladesh walked away with a moral victory in the 5-day draw, breaking country records, which included their first-ever 600-plus total. It was also their first draw against Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

And finally, while BYU and NYAC battled it out West, Arkansas State and Life clashed out West. Arkansas State flanker Kirk Pretorius (6) evades Life’s Xander Daniels (6) during a rugby game Saturday, March 9, 2013, in Jonesboro, Ark. Arkansas State won 28-22. (AP Photo/The Jonesboro Sun, Krystin McClellan)

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