"I prefer just simple beats or instrumentals that the crowd can clap or chant alongside" The latter part of this statement, definitely, but it takes each team having someone with knowledge of the game and entertainment to understand what to play and when. It's far better and involves the crowd much more than the playlist approach. If it's going to be loud, let the crowd generate most of the noise. Use music to manipulate the crowd.
The ideal flow should be:
basketball play -> crowd cheers/clapping -> specific music to sustain crowd noise with clapping etc.
Just playing a whole song or a playlist is a passive approach to entertainment. Music at basketball games should be to generate crowd involvement, especially after important passages of play for the home team. How is this not obvious to every team?