A rundown of games and events to watch for locally, regionally and beyond from the world of sports:
NBA, Portland Trail Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns, 7 p.m. (Comcast SportsNet Northwest) — The Blazers come out of the All-Star break looking to end a five-game losing streak when they host the Suns, who own the worst record in the Western Conference. Portland currently is ninth in the conference standings, and only the top eight teams advance to the playoffs.
College basketball, California at Oregon (6 p.m.) and Stanford at Oregon State (8 p.m.) — ESPNU is set to broadcast a doubleheader Thursday night as No. 23 Oregon (21-5, 10-3 Pac-12) is set to host California (15-9, 7-5 Pac-12), followed by Oregon State (13-13, 3-10 Pac-12) taking on Stanford (15-11, 6-7 Pac-12) in the nightcap.
High school Civil War basketball — Bend at Mountain View boys, 7 p.m.; Mountain View at Bend girls, 7 p.m. — Bend’s two oldest high schools finish the regular season with their boys and girls teams playing one another for a third and final time this season. The Mountain View boys have defeated Bend twice this year, while the Cougar and Lava Bear girls have split their two meetings.
Class 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A and 2A/1A wrestling state championships at Memorial Coliseum in Portland — Wrestlers from throughout Central Oregon conclude their seasons looking for state titles. Culver aims for its seventh consecutive 2A/1A crown, while Crook County is hoping to top the field in 4A.
Daytona 500, 10 a.m. PST (Fox) — The 55th running of “The Great American Race" takes place at Daytona International Speedway in Florida, as the NASCAR season opens with the circuit’s biggest race of the year. Two-time winner Matt Kenseth is the defending champion.