In a word, performance was stellar. Shot at ISO 3200 with a 70-200/2.8. I intended to shoot at 2.8, but somehow inadvertently changed that to f/3.5 for some of the shots.
Custom function settings for C.FnIII were as follows:
AF was fantastic. No other way to put it. Very fast to engage and lock onto my intended subject, accurate tracking, wasn't easily distracted. I had very few OOF shots. I don't shoot basketball very often, but I don't remember ever having this much success where AF is concerned.
At ISO 3200, these shots are very clean. What's posted here are the jpgs out of the camera with cropping, maybe a touch-up or two to a couple of shots but very little processing and absolutely no noise reduction in post. I shot L sized jpgs.
Finally, in an arena that typically is very challenging where white balance is concerned, I set a custom white balance using a translucent plastic lid. Damn near perfect.
Here are 8 shots.