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incredibly dangerous. >> a good samaritan risks her life to race into a burning home and rescue a victim trapped inside. >> and i dropped my phone right here, and i just -- i just went in. >> good evening. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> and i'm dion lim. it certainly took a lot of courage and some brute strength to get the man out before he was overcome by smoke and flames. >> abc 7 reporter with the story. >> reporter: firefighters wear protective gear to clear this burned antioch apartment on peppertree way but moments
earlier samantha saved a man's life with her bare hands. samantha and her family stepped outside around 11:00 to head to the park and that's when she saw smoke. she looked around to see if anybody was responding and when she realized she was the only one there to help she ran across the street. >> the fire's roaring and everything. >> and then she said i can't, she's crying at me, i can't, my roommate, he's paralyzed. he can't get out, i can't get him out, you have to help me. >> samantha ran past the burning stove and kitchen to the bedroom. once she reached 77-year-old lovis burton she grabbed the office chair he was sitting in and pulled. >> i look back in the hallway squ & it's black. >> reporter: she put a robe over burton's face to protect from the smoke. >> obviously incredibly dangerous. >> reporter: the chair cut on the table but samantha yanked it and the two fell out the front door. >> the fire was blowing out of pretty much all front windows as
well as that front door. >> reporter: burton reinjured his hip during the rescue. his son says he underwent surgery tonight but he's doing well. >> i'm just happy that he's still alive and he's not hurt from the fire. >> reporter: a brave, quick-thinking neighbor is the reason why. heroics not lost on samantha's husband of ten years. >> oh, i'm amazed by her. she is the most amazing person in the world. >> in antioch katie utehs, abc 7 news. we are learning more tonight about the florida high school shooter. a child welfare report reveals a long list of behavioral disorders. >> at the same time survivors are speaking up demanding gun control laws be stricter. abc's linda lopez wraps up the latest developments. >> reporter: new details are emerging about the young man who authorities say confessed to killing 17 people at this florida high school. classmates who knew him when he was a student there say he was troubled. >> i feel like he was just alone and off. there was something off about him. >> reporter: and now a new and disturbing report from the
department of children and family services that says nikolas cruz cut himself in september of 2016, sharing video of his wounds on snapchat and saying he wanted to get a gun. >> every sign that you're asked to look at was there. >> reporter: the dcf report first obtained by the sun sent nell and confirmed to abc news by the public defender also shows crews had a history of autism, adhd, depression, and was on medication, which cruz's public defender tells us he stopped taking. this report the latest in a string of what appeared to be missed warning signs. the fbi never investigated worrisome tips it received last month. and over the past few years the local sheriff says they responded to 20 calls regarding cruz. the high school massacre now sparking a call for less firepower. >> enough is enough. >> reporter: anger and frustration boiling over at this gun safety rally in ft. lauderdale. >> if all our president can do is send thoughts and prayers, then it's time for victims to be
the change we need to see. >> reporter: protesters calling on the florida legislature to restrict the sale of guns. >> no one should be able to buy an ar-15. n one. okay? >> reporter: cruz had just turned 18 when he bought his semi-automatic weapon. investigators believe he fired approximately 150 shots in the minutes he was inside the school. linda lopez, abc news, new york. nearly two dozen bay area residents graduated from marjory stoneman douglas high school. many gathering today at baker beach to make a video in support of those back home in florida. >> abc 7 news reporter lisa aminute gulezian spoke with some locke app lums and joins us live in the newsroom. lisa. >> reporter: even high-profile alums are getting involved including oakland a's minor league pitcher jesus lizardo. one of the dead was his mentor and coach. >> and he was a really nice guy. at a baseball game, supporting
us, help us out if we're in trouble. >> reporter: a's pitcher jesus lizardo is talking about athletic director chris hixon. hixon tried to help students escape during the deadly shooting. now lizardo has started this you caring fund for hixon's family. >> this is my graduation announcement from class of '99 at marjory stoneman douglas high school. >> reporter: san francisco transplant jennifer blancas admits she's still in shock after wednesday's shooting. >> i feel helpless because i don't understand. i can't normalize it. i can't make sense of it. >> reporter: these are photos from her time at what alumni call msd. her senior portrait, prom pictures, and her drama class. >> it's hard to believe. it's just hard to believe. >> reporter: what's even harder to accept for jennifer's sister and abc 7's own catherine fisher, who's another msd alum, is that assistant football coach aaron feis, who also died, was in her graduating class. >> i was honored to be a part of both the student body, the same
year that he was there. i thought he -- he is a true hero. >> reporter: feis played football, while fisher was in the marching band. feis jumped between a student and the shooter. >> it's too close to home. >> reporter: blancas, meantime, who hasn't returned to msd in over a decade, plans to attend her 20-year high school reunion next year, specifically because of what's happened. in san francisco lisa amin gulezian, abc 7 news. >> the principal of marjory stoneman douglas high has this message for students and the public. >> i will hug each and every one of you as many times as you need and i will hold you as long as you need me to for all 3,300 of you and your families. and we will get through this together. our community is strong, our students are strong. we will persevere in these trying times. >> the principal in his message also thanked students and staff for what he called heroic efforts. you can make a difference for
the victims and the families in florida. this go fund me page has raised more than a million dollars in just two days. we posted the link on our website. go to abc7news.com. the florida high school massacre has led to an ultimatum tonight from a major donor to the republican party. "the new york times" reports al hoffman jr. will not make contributions to groups or candidates that do not support a ban on military-style weapons. the message came through an e-mail sent to several republican leaders including florida governor rick scott. it reportedly said, "i will not write another check unless they all support a ban on assault weapons. enough is enough." well, lebron james and steph curry are responding to controversial comments from fox news host laura ingramm. she said players should stay out of politics and just shut up and dribble. >> we will definitely not shut up and dribble. i will definitely not do that. >> people kind of try to put athletes and black athletes in a box, to say you know,
basketball's the only thing that you can provide in this kind of -- i mean obviously very upsetting. >> ingram was responding to a video james released earlier this week where he and warriors' kevin durant were highly critical of president trump. durant, lebron and curry will be in the nba all-star game tomorrow in los angeles. abc 7 sports director larry beil is there and we'll get a live report from him in just a few minutes. turning now to a look at our weather and a live look outside at our emeryville camera. you can't see to be, but it's chilly out there. >> yeah, those temperatures about to take a nose dive. let's get to meteorologist drew tuma on more about this. >> yeah, you know those numbers over the next 24 hours are really going to plummet. it's thanks to a cold front that will be moving through tomorrow. the 60s and 70s we experienced this afternoon will be long gone tomorrow. right,00040s and 50s the name of the game. a bit of a chill in the atmosphere but not frigid by any means. the winds right now right along
the coast are beginning to pick up. you can see sfa and half moon bay gusting to 22 and 23 miles per hour respectively. but the dramatic difference that will happen on sunday will be because of those winds. they will gust as much as 40 miles per hour. that's going to pull in colder air, and by the evening wind chills will be in the 30s. with that front moving through there is the chance that a sprinkle could pop up, even some snow on some hilltops. hour by hour future weather, we'll time out the temperatures for you and how long the winter temperatures will last. >> all right, drew, thanks. the cold weather system is expected to bring a few inches of snow over the mountains sunday and into monday. take a look. the national weather service posted this map you see here on facebook, and you can see there a lot of tahoe is expected to get four to six inches with even more snow expected in those yellow areas up at the top. now, snow levels could drop to about 1,000 feet. for the latest on the snow and our big cooldown you can head to the abc 7 news app. make sure to download that to
get the forecast where you live and enable those push alerts to get custom mobile weather updates. one person was hurt this morning when a car plowed into the front of the a little caesars pizzeria in fremont. this photo from the bay area news group shows what happened. the car ended up inside the restaurant. a contractor working outside the building was pinned between a game machine and the car. he was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. police say the 80-year-old driver mistook the gas pedal for the brake pedal. still ahead on abc 7 news at 11:00, neighbors becoming crime fighters. >> how san francisco residents are taking matters into their own hands tonight. >> also, the conference started by a bay area high school student that's helping level the playing field for girls in tech. and a cruise ship brawl. what started this all out.
neighbors in san francisco are standing together to fight property crime, which has increased dramatically over the last year. abc 7 news reporter elissa harrington has the story. >> reporter: at the base of san francisco's famous tiled steps in the sunset are these signs warning people about car break-ins. the city didn't post these. these are homemade. the work of residents fed up with what they call a lack of leadership. they started their own crime watch called stop crime sf. >> there's a lot of frustration in this city. and so people are banding together to really hold the criminal justice system accountable. every aspect from the police to prosecutors to judges and the politicians. >> reporter: saturday the group invited assembly member phil ting to speak at a community meeting. >> san francisco's getting hit like crazy. >> reporter: ting recently introduced a bill aiming to close loopholes that result in many car break-ins being
classified as misdemeanors. >> we can only create the laws or fix the laws and then once the laws are fixed or created then there needs to be -- they nooed need to be implemented. >> there needs to be more community activism. >> reporter: neighbor rachel miller garcia says the warning signs are helping. some residents have installed security cameras. they shared images of car burglars smashing windows in broad daylight. >> they're doing everything from breaking into many tourists' cars in the neighborhood to running up and down our streets and ringing our door bebells toe if someone's home and then breaking in. >> reporter: stop crime sf also follows court cases. members say too many criminals are immediately let back out on the street. the group plans to hold more meetings and attend public hearings on this issue. elissa harrington, abc 7 news. a tech conference today brought together high school girls from around the bay area to inspire them to pursue an education in science and math. abc 7 news was in san francisco, where the girls heard from female tech leaders from some of the most powerful names in tech,
including linkedin, netflix and medium. each imparted a powerful message about why there should be more women pursuing a stem education. >> the stem field's like more powered over by males. so yeah. >> you want to get in the game. >> yeah. >> great message. the event was organized by a fremont high school student who wants to close the gender gap in engineering and technology fields. thousands of people in the bay area are observing what are the most important celebrations in the vietnamese culture, tet, the vietnamese new year. ♪ >> abc 7 news was in san jose, where one of the largest tet festivals in the state brought together family and friends for a day of music, fun, and food. there were fashion shows, lion and dragon dancing, and plenty of traditional foods that are said to bring good luck in the new year. >> saw plenty of sun there. but it's going to be plenty of chill coming up. >> yeah, big changes are in
store. let's get to drew tuma, who is standing by with our forecast that's going to feel finally a little bit like winter. >> yes. finally. we are excited it will feel more like winter. today it felt a lot like spring. tonight the changes are upon us. live doppler 7, a little bit of coastal fog indicating? cooler weather is moving in. right now temperaturewise 40s and 50s out there after a day that was spent well above normal in the '60s and 70s. 44 in santa rosa. 51 in oakland and san francisco. concord 594 degreat 54 degrees. over the next 24 hours we'll continue to see clouds build in. we'll call it partly to mostly cloudy tonight. temperatures chilly but not frigid just yet. upper 30s to mid 40s your starting temperatures for your sunday morning. but changes are upon us. live doppler 7 along with satellite the past 12 hours you can see a cold front defined very nicely right there, pretty much on the border of oregon and california right now, and this is going to sink through the bay
area over the next 24 hours and bring in some colder weather. unfortunately, it doesn't have a lot of moisture associated with it. we really want to see some storms line up, but this is not going to be one of them. however, there is a chance of a sprinkle early in the morning. sunday 8:30 in the morning there's an isolated shower chance mainly along the coast. i think that's the best spot that we could see any wet weather. but what we're watching, later on in the evening future weather showing you by 8:30 we could be tracking a little bit of wintry precipitation, especially in a higher elevations above 1,000 feet and north bay hills and perhaps even in the santa cruz mountains. couldn't be out of the question to see a couple of snowflakes flying. but the bigger story is going to be the blustery winds and the colder temperatures. futuretracker wind gusts, tomorrow morning we get you out the door early in the morning. winds are breezy. generally between 15 and 20 miles per hour. throughout the afternoon they'll start to strengthen. by 2:00 we see those winds over 25 miles per hour and they will strengthen even more later at night. by 8:00, 9:00 at night on sunday
we expect those winds gusting over 30 miles per hour. that will just drag in some colder air throughout the day on sunday. highs tomorrow some 15 to perhaps 20 degrees cooler than we were today. no 60s or 70s on the board. it's 40s and 50s to round out the weekend. 54 in san francisco. about 55 in oakland. 57 in san jose. only 53 in santa rosa. but that wind will make it feel much cooler than that. futuretracker wind chill, we rarely break out this map in the bay area but when the winds are blustery and the cold air is moving through, by 8:00 tomorrow night that wind will make it feel like we're in the 30s areawide. even chillier, by monday morning, by 4:00 monday morning that wind chill will feel like the 20s to low 30s. little bit of snow coming our way in the sierra. winter weather advisory in effect. about four to six inches of snow. not a lot. but any fresh powder we can get
is much appreciated. some travel delays likely with gusty winds. freeze watch will go into effect monday night to tuesday morning. even colder air moves in. the areas shaded in purple mid 20s to loer 30s overnight into tuesday morning. winter it is coming. accuweather seven-day forecast, blustery and chilly on your sunday and that pattern will continue through mid-week here on wednesday with cold mornings and cool afternoons and we'll kind of bounce back to average friday and into saturday but tomorrow going to feel radically different than today felt. >> all right.
in a commercial. in real life she uses it to pay her sister, from her couch, for that sweater she stained. what sweater? (phone buzzes) life, lived michaela's way. chase. make more of what's yours. some people say these burglars got instant karma. okay. watch closely. one of them throws a brick through a window in china, and then his partner goes to throw it and -- >> nice. >> hits the other burglar and knocks him out cold. yeah. he even has to drag the guy away. >> yeah. the cops say if every robber was
like this they wouldn't have any work to do. nice throw, too. bang. >> right in the head. >> it's over. >> it's not even from a far distance. >> now we've got to talk about the slam dunk contest. >> yeah. what a segue, eric. >> all-star weekend. >> it's hard not to laugh. >> exactly. >> instant karma. we had a retro slam dunk contest at the annual nba all-star game tonight. details on deck. and klay thompson trying to win his second three-point shooting contest but he's taken down by a rookie. highlights and one on one with larry be
classic holding their three-point contest tonight at the staples center in l.a. with klay thompson the favorite in his hometown. but a rookie named booker stole the thunder. klay barely made it out of the first round. on the final rack he hit three straight bonus balls. equals two points each. the buzzer beater got him to 19 and a spot in the championship round. clippers' tobias harris went first. 17. suns' booker put up 28. made 20 of 30 shots, four of five on the moneyball rack. the pressure now on klay, who had the previous record with 27 points. but he would fall short, ending with 25. so a new champion was crowned. devon booker of the phoenix suns. and our own larry beil met up with klay after the contest. >> this is so close but so far scenario here tonight. >> yeah. i mean, i thought i had a good final round performance. 25 usually will win it. but when you're going up against a great shooter like devon booker who got incredibly hot and gave it my all, that's you
will i can ask for. >> when you see him put up a 28, what's in your head? is there any more pressure? >> a little more. you've got to be almost perfect. i was a couple of close misses away. >> you had some in and outs that were just heartbreak there. >> yeah. that's life. hopefully i'll get this one more time. but it was fun while it lasted. >> you want to do charlotte next year? >> it's so far away. i'm just going to enjoy the weekend. >> your dad mentioned to me the no practice philosophy going into it, maybe we want to revise that. >> that works. trust me. i'm sticking with it. >> slam dunk competition just like hollywood remaking the classics, nothing original. larry nance jr. dressing up just like his pop who back in '84 the very first dunk contest nance sr. won it with that throwdown. 34 years later junior's tourn, and he got it. worth a hug from dad but it wasn't enough to win.
mitchell pulling out the vince carter jersey. we go back to oracle in 2000. carter 360 windmill dunk, probably the best ever. so mitchell did the same. he takes home the trophy by a mere two-point margin. donovan mitchell your 2018 slam dunk winner. college hoops, cal hosting stanford. looking back at her bench. steals it. thomas back to cowlings for the layup. cal led by as many as ten but in the fourth mcphee with a little revenge steals one of her own, goes coast to coast for two of her 24. stanford got to within two, but aisha thomas hit three of her 25 right here, and that seals the deal. these teams split this year's two-game series, cal upsetting 14th ranked stanford. the last one over the cardinal came back in 2015. this abc 7 sports report brought to you by river rock casino. coming up a look at the santa cruz warriors. worth the wait. stick around as they try to keep their nba dreams alive.
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good evening. thanks for sticking around. i'm eric thomas. >> and i'm dion lim. in tonight's headlines a dare rescue today during an apartment fire on peppertree lane in antioch. a neighbor went into a burning home and pulled a 77-year-old man out. the two fell as they exited. he suffered a broken hip and went through surgery but is expected to recover. in san francisco neighbors in the inner sunset are banding together to fight the rise in car break-ins. they've put together their own signs warning people not to leave anything of value in their cars. assemblyman phil ting went to their community meeting today promising to toughen laws that crack down on auto burglaries.
new details are coming out about the suspected gunman in the florida high school massacre. a report says the suspect nikolas cruz cut himself in 2016 and shared the video on social media, saying he wanted to get a gun. it also shows cruz had a history of autism, adhd, depression and was on medication. his public defender says he had stopped taking it. now to the russia investigation. after 13 russian nationals and three russian companies are accused of interfering with the 2016 election, president trump tweeted that the indictment vindicates his campaign. >> but that conclusion is premature. and as abc's kenneth mouton tells us, special counsel robert mueller is still hard at work. >> reporter: tonight president trump is claiming vindication in the bombshell indictment of 13 russians accused of meddling in the 2016 election. tweeting "russia started their anti-u.s. campaign in 2014, long before i announced that i would run for president. the results of the election were not impacted. the trump campaign did nothing wrong. no collusion." a white house spokesman going a
step further. >> there are two groups that have created chaos more than the russians, and that's the democrats and the mainstream media. >> reporter: still investigators are charging the russians spread fake news on fake social media accounts, and allegedly lured unsuspecting americans to campaign-style rallies like this one in florida three months before the election. >> the defendants allegedly conducted what they called information warfare against the united states. >> reporter: and now a superpower war of words. >> and as you can see with the fbi indictment the evidence is now really incontrovertible. >> reporter: president trump's national security adviser at a security conference in germany. the russians in the same room. fighting back. their foreign minister saying until we see the facts everything else is just blabber. while this latest indictment does not mention collusion between the russians and the trump campaign, it's just one piece of the broader mueller investigation. the probe is also looking into the 2016 trump tower meeting
between donald trump jr., jared kushner, paul manafort, and a russian lawyer. and there's a possible obstruction of justice investigation. >> just because this indictment has no mention of collusion or of knowing participation by americans doesn't mean it isn't going to happen in the next indictment. >> that was kenneth mouton reporting. well, moving on now, what was supposed to be a relaxing cruise in the south pacific turned into a violent nightmare for some passengers. all of this after vicious brawls broke out over the course of several days on board. the carnival legend set sale from melbourne, australia but had to return to port after several days of fistfights. the brawls, some as you see right here, began with one guest stepped on someone else's flip-flops. some blamed a group of 23 people traveling together. >> people screaming, running around, throwing glasses, everything. like nightmare. >> blood everywhere. people's faces getting smashed in. >> yeah, there were full-on
attacks. >> security guards had to intervene. but how they handled the fights also raised some questions. guests said some guards repeatedly punched women and children. a new way to match airline boarding passes with flyers is being tested at los angeles international airport. tsa is using facial recognition technology at l.a.x. to i.d. passengers who are boarding it's being tested on a voluntary basis for the next three weeks, but it has had some hiccups. >> it was good and quick. unfortunately, it didn't recognize my face. >> so what happened? >> i just had to show my boarding pass and scan my passport. >> he was asked to go through a regular screening line to get through security. now, a moving tribute to one of the 17 victims of this week's horrific school shooting in parkland, florida. >> friends of 13-year-old jaime guttenberg celebrated her life in full color.
abc reporter tom lamas has the story. >> today i decided it's been myself. >> reporter: that's 13-year-old jersey roth along with other dancers at this competition in parkland, florida remembering shooting victim jaime guttenberg, a 14-year-old who loved to dance. the dancers wearing orange, jaime's favorite color. >> i was dancing for everyone else that aren't able to dance anymore. >> reporter: jaime's dance school starting a social media movement called orange ribbons for jaime to honor her memory, and responses are pouring in from all over the world. we dance for jaime. a message from jaime's dance troupe to one of their own. uniting before a basketball game and this. this dance troupe in ohio paying tribute. the movement reaching all the way touchlt lu, finland. this group of teens joining hands before a dress rehearsal. and even a salute from the professionals. the american ballet theater honoring jaime at their performance tonight. their caption reading "this one's for you, jaime."
but the most powerful message of all coming from jaime's father. >> parents, love your kids, hold your kids, kiss your kids, and don't ever, ever miss the chance to tell them how much you love them. >> reporter: tom llamas, abc news, new york. a difficult week for so many nearing an end now. tonight we remember each of the 17 lives cut short too soon. ♪ >> carmen schentrup. meadow pollack. peter wang. nicholas dworet. mr. christopher hixon. mr. aaron feis. luke hoyer.
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and after he spotted what looks like a rocket we wanted to know what it was and why it was there. >> abc 7 news reporter jonathan bloom got the answers. >> reporter: they're being awfully quiet about it. quieter than us anyway. >> that's what the helicopters were all about this morning. >> that was our helicopter. >> hey, nice work. it was a beautiful helicopter. >> thank you. >> reporter: the folks at st. george spirits had no idea that just across the fence a stealthy startup was testing a rocket. >> like shouldn't they do that in the des editorial or something? >> reporter: indeed, it's a bit unexpected. >> i heard helicopters, and when i looked behind me i see a giant truck with a huge missile on it. >> reporter: a truck that left the alameda naval air station and headed to a building the navy once used to test jet engines. we caught up with it and learned it belongs to a startup that doesn't have a name yet. they answered the phone stealth space. and yes, they say they're an aerospace company that's already created 100 jobs here. they're just not saying much more. >> it's exciting to see what's going on with the private aerospace industry and to see it this close to home is even more exciting.
>> reporter: they may not be talking to us yet, but they are talking to local officials. in fact, they filed a lease application with the city of alameda that gives some details about what they're working on. days after spacex launched its falcon heavy we found documents showing this company is working on something much smaller, a proposal the city leaders calls it astra and shows this diagram comparing it to spacex and saying it's the world's smallest rocket made to launch the new breed of small satellies. >> i'd be excited to see that. i was kind of bummed i missed out on the elon musk launch. rpt of course we think this was just a ground test. you can see the char marks on the pavement. the company says it's tight with the fire department, the city and the navy and ultimately wants to work with zooschools at turns this into a space technology hub. that means it could mean skyrocketing sales of faction brewing's strattobeer. >> i couldn't see blasting into space without a couple of good gin martinis in my belly. >> reporter: jonathan bloom, abc 7 news.
>> hey. might as well have some fun, right? >> i think some of us prefer vodka shaken not stirred. >> okay. i'll make sure to take that down. >> just like drew tuma. >> how did you know? >> so specific and you got it so right. we'll see cool temperatures tonight. even colder temperatures tomorrow night. overnight 30s and 40s. chilly but not bitterly cold quite yet. with a mixture of stars and clouds out there. tomorrow two things you'll notice. it's cooler in the 50s and it's windy. those winds are going to be gusting over 30 miles per hour at times. that wind chill by 8:00 with that wind it's going to feel like the 30s across the board. even colder wind chills in that early monday morning with 20s and low 30s. it's going to be returned to more winter-like conditions. blustery and chilly sunday. that continues through wednesday. and then temps bounce back to average friday and one week from today next saturday. >> i think that's more like hot chocolate weather. >> that sounds delicious. >> with some marshmallows. drew, thanks.
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visit sleepnumber.com for a store near you. all right. we tip off with college hoops. after losing to gonzaga last week 15th ranked st. mary's fell to usf on thursday. hoping to get back on the winning track tonight in portland. gaels needing a big game from their star. jock landale. they got it. fights through the double-team for the bucket. then draws another double-team, leading to a wide open three from calvin hermanson. st. mary's up five at the half. second half tyler krebs, 16 points, drives. floats it, plus the it foul. landale finished with 23 points 10:00 boards. st. mary's goes on to win 73
life 61 that final. usf coming off that upset of st. mary's. second half don senior. chase foster. mccarthy for the two-handed jam. foster not done five assists passing for the easy layup. 13 points as well. this time he's on the receiving end of a nice pass from frankie ferrari. ferrari had 17 to lead his team sxuchlt and usf beats loyola-marymount 72-63 the final. santa clara taking on pacific. nice ball handling. finds the bucket "waiting for superman" with the right hand five assists. but he'd rather do it himself. driving in the lane. lays it in. then he's going to go up top and hit the three. he finished with 18 points. santa clara wins big. 72-68 that final. sometimes your dreams don't come true on the first try. in the nba there's only 15 men on a roster, so there's only 450
jobs for aspiring players. if you don't make a roster, the aaa of the nba is the g league. the warriors have their g league team in santa cruz with 15 more players trying to keep their nba dream alive. >> let's go warriors, baby. let's go warriors! >> the santa cruz warriors arrived in 2012. they won the league championship back in 2014 and '15 and they've been a popular attraction on the boardwalk. >> a lot of love. i mean, we've been selling out crowds for the last i don't know how many games but it's been amazing having that opportunity to play in front of people that support what they're doing. >> it's not the nba but it's a step away. >> guys who really want to make the nba, guys who are right on the cusp if it's a numbers game or situations, come down to the g league and it gives you another opportunity to make your dream come true. >> reporter: quinn has a two-way contract that guarantees him 45 days on the golden state roster. so he goes up and down for injuries, practice, and even dresses for games. he enjoys the differences but he
knows it's temporary. >> you don't want to do the commercial flights all the time, the middle seats, the roommates and stuff like that. you want the ritz carlton and the charter jets. >> reporter: nba teams can sign a g-league player from any roster. and when yu look at steph, k.d., klay, and draymond, some would say you'll never be brought up. so why stick with the dubs' g-league team? >> i'm learning from the top guys. i'm learning from the best guys. yeah, i could be on a whole different g-league team probably playing a lot but i'm here getting better and my mind is even better. so when i do actually play i'm going to be so much further along. >> reporter: the beauty of the santa cruz and golden state warriors is they run the same schemes and the location. >> we've got so much synergy between the two organizations. you know, i'm in constant communication with coach kerr. you know, they welcome us up here anytime and they can call and help a young coach out like myself. all right. down at riviera country club, third round action. kevin na made a run on 14, nothing but net.
4 under 67 tied for 3rd. patrick cantwell. 55-foot on 18. 1 back at 9 under bubba watson. bubba shot a 6-under 65 has a one-stroke lead at 10 under he's won this event twice but hasn't won in two years. tomorrow is the daytona 500 but it will be hard to top the finish. earlier today in the xfinity series, elliot sadler and tom reddick racing for the finish and who wins? look at this. talk about a photo finish. reddick on the outside will get the win by less than .001 of a second. the closest finish in nascar history. >> wow. >> thais abc 7 sports report brought to you by river rock casino. g-league, they go back and forth from santa cruz to oakland and their biggest complaint is the drive on highway 17. and they don't even drive. they have a driver taking them up and down. they say it's a nightmare.
but patrick mcclellan's injured so cook may be brought up. once you're up you make an nba salary. when you're down you make the g-league salary. they fly commercial jets, they don't fly charter, they've got middle seats like quinn said. >> big difference. >> but it keeps their dream alive. there's no other way to do it. >> mcdonald's. >> he's like i can't wait for my cheeseburger. >> all right. thank you very much. >> that's for tonight. i'm dion lim. >> i'm eric thomas. abc 7 news continues tomorrow morning at
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