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No place like home for Globetrotters' Franklin

Updated: Monday, March 17 2014, 06:14 PM CDT

Posted by: Jason Bristol

HERSHEY -- He plays more than 250 basketball games a year, but in some ways, this was his championship game.

Chris "Handles" Franklin of the Harlem Globetrotters was on the court Friday night at GIANT Center in Hershey, doing what he does best -- entertaining and playing basketball.

Coming home is extra-special for the graduate of Susquehanna Township High School.

"I've been to 74 countries around the globe, but for me, the best thing and the best place for me is coming home," said Franklin. "This is my favorite city, right here."

Franklin hopes his never-ending trip around the world with a red, white and blue basketball will inspire others, as well.

"It's great for the youth around this area -- to let them know their dreams are attainable and they can be whatever they want to be."

No place like home for Globetrotters' Franklin


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NBA

Tuesday's Games

Milwaukee 112, Boston 111

San Antonio 119, Miami 101

Washington 111, New York 108

Utah 121, Dallas 119, OT

Golden State 123, Houston 110

Wednesday's Games

Charlotte at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Sacramento at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

San Antonio at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Memphis at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Denver at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Toronto at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Utah at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at Cleveland, 8 p.m.

Golden State at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Houston at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

NHL

Tuesday's Games

N.Y. Islanders 3, Columbus 2, SO

Winnipeg 2, St. Louis 1, SO

Los Angeles 9, Boston 2

Florida 7, Buffalo 4

Anaheim 4, Philadelphia 1

Montreal 4, Tampa Bay 2

New Jersey 2, Edmonton 1

Washington 5, Nashville 3

Dallas 4, Minnesota 3, OT

San Jose 2, Chicago 0

Vancouver 3, Colorado 1

Calgary 4, Toronto 3

Wednesday's Games

Ottawa at Detroit, 7 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m.

Vancouver at Arizona, 9:30 p.m.

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? ( 1) Villanova 86 DePaul 59

? ( 2) Maryland 93 Bowie St. 62

? Creighton 70 ( 5) Xavier 56

? ( 6) Kansas 75 (10) West Virginia 65

? ( 7) Virginia 67 Virginia Tech 49

? (18) Purdue 82 ( 8) Michigan St. 81, OT

? ( 9) North Carolina 68 Boston College 65

? (12) Miami 65 Pittsburgh 63

? (19) Dayton 76 Duquesne 74

? (22) Kentucky 82 Georgia 48

? (25) Wichita St. 74 Drake 48

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No. 15 Texas A&M at Alabama, 8 p.m.

No. 16 SMU vs. Tulsa, 9 p.m.

No. 20 Providence at Marquette, 7 p.m.

No. 21 Baylor at Kansas State, 8:15 p.m.

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? (22) South Florida 77 Tulane 65

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No. 24 West Virginia vs. Iowa State, 7 p.m.

 
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