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Avinash Kunnath is the producer of Pacific Takes, an editor for the California Golden Blogs, and a contributor to SB Nation Bay Area. He is here to provide additional perspectives on the Pac-12, Cal, and the NBA, along with various other sports topics. He graduated from Cal with a math degree, which is considered the fourth most popular pickup line in Eastern Europe (the first being "I can play Rachmaninov 3 on the guitar.")

Justin Smith still not practicing

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith still remains out of practice, and numerous other team members are banged up in preparation for Sunday's game with the Seattle Seahawks.

Kings snap losing streak to Warriors

The Golden State Warriors could not stop the Sacramento Kings and their hot three-point shooting, falling by a final score of 131-127.

Sacramento drops fifth in a row

The Sacramento Kings have lost five straight games after falling to the Phoenix Suns.

Giants, Casilla agree to new deal

Pitcher Santiago Casilla and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a new deal in principle.

Tough games ahead for the Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have proven they can beat a variety of teams, but the toughest segment of their schedule is just around the corner.

Giants sign Chad Gaudin

The San Francisco Giants signed Chad Gaudin to a minor league deal.

Four 49ers limited in practice

Several San Francisco 49ers are limited in practice while Rob Gronkowski is still not participating for the New England Patriots.

49ers one-score underdogs to Patriots

The New England Patriots are favored by just under a touchdown over the San Francisco 49ers.

DeMarcus Cousins unfazed by O.J. Mayo's comments

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins doesn't particularly think too much of the opinion of O.J. Mayo of the Dallas Mavericks.

Justin Braun with potential wrist fracture

Could Justin Braun of the San Jose Sharks have a wrist fracture?