PHOTOS: Basketball fills the streets for Hoopfest

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On Saturday, the streets of downtown Spokane turned into the street basketball headquarters of the world, with 42 city blocks taped over for the nearly 7,000 teams expected to play in the 25th Hoopfest. Players and spectators alike enjoyed the sun and cool breeze that swept through downtown all day.


Teams play under fair weather. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Teams play under fair weather.

Spokane streets were turned into a sea of basketball. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Spokane streets were turned into a sea of basketball.

Anthony Parker, center, gets blocked by Will White, right, and Mike Zorich. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Anthony Parker, center, gets blocked by Will White, right, and Mike Zorich.

15-year-old Grace Byrd, center, finds a hole to pass the ball to a teammate. Her team, the Hash Slinging Slashers, won both of their games on Saturday. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • 15-year-old Grace Byrd, center, finds a hole to pass the ball to a teammate. Her team, the Hash Slinging Slashers, won both of their games on Saturday.

The 6-to-12-year-old age group of Built In Athletics performs at center court. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • The 6-to-12-year-old age group of Built In Athletics performs at center court.

Alex Brey, left, Erik Dunkin, Jake Mulean and Chris Sharpless of Madagascar Unleashed pose for a photograph. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Alex Brey, left, Erik Dunkin, Jake Mulean and Chris Sharpless of Madagascar Unleashed pose for a photograph.

Players and spectators walk along Wall St. and Main Ave. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Players and spectators walk along Wall St. and Main Ave.

Spokane local Matt Miller, right, finds his way to the basket. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Spokane local Matt Miller, right, finds his way to the basket.

Players and spectators walk through River Park Square. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Players and spectators walk through River Park Square.

Forty-two city blocks were blocked off for the 25th anniversary of Hoopfest, including Howard Street. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Forty-two city blocks were blocked off for the 25th anniversary of Hoopfest, including Howard Street.

Spokane local Aj Avery, left, plays hard with friends from high school and pushes past Alex Steinmetz on Washington Street. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Spokane local Aj Avery, left, plays hard with friends from high school and pushes past Alex Steinmetz on Washington Street.

Players and spectators filled downtown streets. - MATT WEIGAND
  • Matt Weigand
  • Players and spectators filled downtown streets.