SAN RAMON -- With a July sentencing date in Santa Clara County Court looming, linebacker Aldon Smith found some solace Friday night by attending -- and making a late cameo in -- a charity basketball game pitting 49ers and Raiders.

"It was good to have support, even from Raiders fans, and to see everyone show up for the game," said Smith, who played only the final 10 seconds and dunked at the buzzer in the 71-63 defeat.

Smith spoke for the first since pleading no-contest last month to three felony assault-weapon charges and misdemeanor drunken driving. He thanked the 49ers for the support they've shown him in a self-described tough year. He was unsure if he'll have to meet with NFL officials before training camp, and he deflected questions about his legal issues by instead praising Friday's youth fundraiser.

While Smith has continued to take part in the 49ers' offseason program, Friday night allowed a different forum to showcase his athleticism, having played on Raytown (Missouri) High's basketball team from 2006-08.

Smith threw down several dunks and clanked a few jump shots in warm-ups and at halftime, but he stayed on the 49ers' bench most of the game, rooting on and coaching up teammates. Smith said it was a last-minute call before tipoff not to fully play.

"My jump shot's a little rusty, but the hops are still there," said Smith, noting he's fully healthy. (No players got injured in Friday's game.) Friday's independently organized game (by Mike Bigasan) attracted a sellout crowd of over 1,000 fans to California High, raising funds for several Bay Area organizations and players' personal foundations.


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Beside Smith, the 49ers who played were Perrish Cox, Chuck Jacobs, Brandon Lloyd and Kassim Osgood. Those watching with Smith were Quinton Patton (foot injury) and Ian Williams (lower leg).

The Raiders' team included Tyvon Branch, Denarius Moore, Taiwan Jones, Latavius Murray, Brice Butler, Sio Moore, Chimdi Chekwa and Greg Little. D.J. Hayden showed but did not play. Running backs Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew did not attend, though they were listed as possible participants.

Game highlight No. 1: Lloyd, who showed tremendous leaping ability all game and somehow made safe landings, blocked a shot and sent the rebound about 20 rows into the stands five minutes after halftime. A foul was called on the play, however, prompting Smith to grab the mic and ask the Raiders' Butler if it was a foul, to which Butler said no; Smith drew a lighthearted technical foul for his actions.

Game highlight No. 2: Branch, who fractured his right fibula last September, looks really healthy and knocked down a 3-point basket for a commanding 63-46 lead.

Game highlight No. 3: The 49ers' Jacobs and Cox really showed off exceptional dribbling, shooting and athletic skills, not to take anything away from Lloyd or Osgood. Cox made the game's first basket -- a 3-pointer -- after a Lloyd rebound.

Both the 49ers and Raiders are in the midst of organized team activities, and they'll break for summer after mandatory minicamps June 17-19.

Smith's court sentencing is set for July 25, two days after the 49ers' training camp can begin. Smith also could be facing discipline from the NFL or 49ers for his off-field issues, the latest of which was an April arrest at Los Angeles International Airport for allegedly making a fake bomb threat; charges haven't been filed yet in that case.

Friday's basketball game marked the first Bay Area sporting event featuring 49ers and Raiders since a 2011 exhibition at Candlestick Park, where fights erupted in the stands and shootings occurred in the parking lot. Although the 49ers-Raiders exhibition series is on hiatus, the teams will meet this regular season in Oakland on Dec. 7.

Players stayed for an autograph session after the game -- many even signed memorabilia during the action -- and the crowd was well behaved.