To be fair, I think the scoring in basketball is fare more equitable than it's field based cousins soccer and hockey. In those sports, both teams spend an eternity trying to score in a heavily guarded zone, though the bulk of the time is spent drifting back and forth in no man's land. As a result, scores like 1-0, or 3-1, or 4-2 are meant to somehow signify the value of both teams. Basketball, at least, is a series of small skirmishes, quickly alternating sides in which teams have 20-some seconds to try a move...and then the game shifts to the other team. Do something well, you get a point. Fail, you don't. Regardless, the game shifts back and forth and records the many solid plays each side.
The problem I keep noticing with basketball...I don't think it was meant to be played this way. It's a game of pushing, spinning, twisting, knocking people over. A kinetic game with players too big for the court. It's a game that too many people think they're too good at...and as a result, the game is full of hard dribbling, hard squeaking, and poor shooting. It's really hard to imagine this is the same game played back in the early 20th century when it was invented. Baseball has remained fairly constant, but watching basketball is akin to watching full contact croquet. It's full-contact, non-contact affair.