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‘Brace for the typhoon season’

By: Cindy Ferrer  THE Office of Civil Defense in Western Visayas (OCD)-6 warned the public to prepare for typhoons with the looming rainy season. In an interview on June 11, 2018, Ma. Aletha Nogra, officer-in-charge of OCD-6, said the third to fourth quarter of the year is considered the “typhoon season” for Region 6. “We […] The post ‘Brace for the typhoon season’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJun 12th, 2018

Typhoon season begins

MANILA, Philippines -  Filipinos residing in low-lying areas such as Metro Manila should brace for more rains and flooding as the state weather bureau expect.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2017

Cyclone Domeng to usher in rainy season — PAGASA

Residents of Metro Manila, Calabarzon and Mimaropa should brace for rains later this week as the southwest monsoon is expected to be enhanced by a brewing cyclone over Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Is your house a breeding place for dengue mosquitos?

Days after the sudden downpour last week, our emergency room filled up again with patients with febrile illnesses. With the imminent rainy season, we just have to brace ourselves for the WILD, which could lead to serious complications, even death. WILD, an acronym coined by the Department of Health (DOH) a few years ago, stands for four diseases that usually come with the rainy season: waterborne diseases, influenza, leptospirosis and dengue. The main causes of WILD diseases are wading in floods, drinking contaminated water, and an increase in the number of aedes aegypti, the dengue virus mosquito vector. The public must know simple precautionary measures: 1) Boiling drinking...Keep on reading: Is your house a breeding place for dengue mosquitos?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Newcomers hope for big PVL finish

Newcomers Petro Gazz and Tacloban brace for an uphill battle against the seasoned squads while Navy-Iriga vows a resounding comeback when the Premier Volleyball League unveils its second season Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

Stephen Curry back in full practice mode for Warriors

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry resumed full practice with contact and could play for the defending champion Golden State Warriors as soon as Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) against New Orleans. Curry looked strong as he practiced Thursday (Friday, PHL time) wearing a protective brace over his sprained left knee, which has sidelined him since the injury March 23 (Mar. 24, PHL time) — the same day he returned from a six-game absence because of a hurt right ankle. Coach Steve Kerr is calling Curry questionable for Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). That could change if the two-time NBA MVP still feels fine Friday (Saturday, PHL time) and is fine after one more day of full practice before the Pelicans visit Oracle Arena to begin the best-of-seven series. “Steph practiced at 100 percent, he did everything, he looked good,” Kerr said. “What we have to do is see how his body responds the rest of the day, put him through another practice tomorrow. I think he needs to string together two good days but it was very positive today. ... I think it’s been coming along pretty well. When we were in San Antonio and I was asked a question about how he was doing, I think I was able to give an answer, ‘He’s doing great but we haven’t ramped him up yet.’ I think today was an important day because it’s the first time he’s actually gone live action and he was allowed to go through practice. And he appears fine.” Stephen Curry, black brace protecting left knee, currently on the court shooting with Kevin Durant. pic.twitter.com/WPLtFSNorO — Janie McCauley (@JanieMcCAP) April 26, 2018 Curry went through his usual shooting work with Kevin Durant from various spots after practice, cutting and exhibiting his fancy footwork and dribbling skills. The Warriors have played well without their floor leader, eliminating the San Antonio Spurs in Game 5 of the first-round series with a 99-91 win Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). The Pelicans will present a different, faster pace for the Warriors, so getting Curry back to push the ball and direct the offense would be important. Andre Iguodala, the 2015 NBA Finals MVP, started in the first round in his place while Quinn Cook handled point guard duties late in the regular season with Curry out. “We’re excited. I know he’s very eager to play,” said Klay Thompson. “He’s a competitor, so sitting out I know kills him. We can’t wait for him to get back whenever that is.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

UAAP Season 80 Women s Football: Inquig brace leads DLSU to back-to-back championships

UAAP Season 80 Women s Football: Inquig brace leads DLSU to back-to-back championships.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

DLSU stuns UST to earn 10th UAAP Women’s Football championship

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – It came on Finals Day. The De La Salle University Women’s Football team finally defeated the University of Santos Tomas (UST) Lady Booters in Season 80, 2-1, and earned their 10th championship on Thursday, April 5, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Kyla Inquig’s brace catapulted to DLSU ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Towns, Crawford help Wolves edge Mavs 93-92

By DAVE JACKSON ,  Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 21 points and 20 rebounds, Jamal Crawford scored 24 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves held off the Dallas Mavericks 93-92 on Friday night to gain ground in the tight Western Conference playoff race. After shooting just 34 percent in the first half and trailing until midway through the third quarter, the Wolves turned to Crawford, who scored 15 points after halftime. He hit three consecutive shots, including a 3 over a 1:14 stretch of the fourth quarter to give Minnesota a 74-68 lead. Nemanja Bjelica, scoreless for the first three quarters, hit two 3s to extend it to 85-73. The Mavericks got within 91-89 on the second of consecutive layups by Dennis Smith Jr. off a steal with 28.3 seconds to play. But Crawford came to the rescue again, posting up the smaller Yogi Ferrell and draining a jumper over him. Ferrell hit a 3 with 1.3 seconds left, but the Mavericks were not over the limit in fouls and could not foul the Wolves twice in the remaining time. Harrison Barnes led Dallas with 19 points, and Smith had 17. Minnesota entered the night in seventh place in the bunched-up Western Conference but moved into fifth with losses by Oklahoma City and New Orleans. Just three games separated fourth place from 10th in the West. The Wolves play Utah, who entered Friday in eighth place, on Sunday and play 10th-place Denver twice over their final five games. The Mavericks led for the entire first half and took their biggest lead early in the second quarter at 31-22. Minnesota scored five points in the final 2.3 seconds of the half to get within 46-44 at the break. Jamal Crawford hit a 3-pointer off Towns' offensive rebound, and then Towns scored just before the buzzer after Dallas' Maxi Kleber inbounded the ball right to him. BUTLER CLEARED FOR CONTACT Wolves guard Jimmy Butler made the trip to Dallas and has been cleared for contact drills, using a brace on his right knee. "He had a good workout, did the shoot-around and stayed and played after," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He's been diligent with the rehab, going twice a day. He went through the non-contact great, didn't have any problems. This was the next step." Thibodeau didn't put a timeline on Butler's return. Butler had meniscus surgery on Feb. 25, and Minnesota is 8-7 in the games he has missed. TIP-INS Timberwolves: Wolves assistant coach Rick Brunson will stay in Texas to watch his son Jalen lead Villanova in the NCAA national semifinals against Kansas on Saturday in San Antonio. Mavericks: Nowitzki set an NBA record by playing in his 75th game this season, the most by a player in his 20th season in the league. ... Guard J.J. Barea sat out for personal reasons. UP NEXT Timberwolves: Host Utah on Sunday. Mavericks: At Cleveland on Sunday. Dallas plays four of its final six on the road......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 31st, 2018

RAW Deal: The return of Daniel Bryan

DALLAS, TX, USA—If you haven't heard yet, brace yourself for this: Daniel Bryan is back as an active wrestler. Nobody's joking. This is the best news we've heard all week, especially now when we're neck-deep into WrestleMania season. Bryan's been to a bunch of concussion experts around the United States, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

UAAP football: Ateneo ekes out 2-1 win vs La Salle

  Jarvey Gayoso scored a brace as defending champion Ateneo downed La Salle, 2-1, in the UAAP Season 80 men's football tournament Thursday at Rizal Memorial Stadium. The reigning MVP picked up the scoring in the second half, first putting the Blue Eagles ahead at the 50th minute before doubling the lead at the 66th minute where he eluded two defenders before sending the ball to the back of the net. Mauro Acot chalked one for the Green Archers at the 83rd minute, but the Taft side's comeback bid fell short in the end. With the victory, Ateneo has leveled itself with La Salle at six points apiece as they sit tied at third place. In the other matches, University of the P...Keep on reading: UAAP football: Ateneo ekes out 2-1 win vs La Salle.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Eagles down Archers

DEFENDING champion Ateneo got its attacking game going in the second half to subdue fierce rival La Salle, 2-1, in the UAAP men's football tournament yesterday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Reigning MVP Jarvey Gayoso netted a brace as the Blue Eagles booked their second straight victory after a season-opening….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

UAAP football: Santo Tomas, UP clobber foes

University of Santo Tomas routed 10-man Adamson University, 3-0, while University of the Philippines drubbed University of the East by the same score to share the lead Thursday in the UAAP Season 80 men's football tournament at Rizal Memorial Stadium. Dexter Benecio netted a first-half brace while Steven Anotado assisted Marvin Bricenio's fourth goal of the season in the 68th minute as the Growling Tigers maintained their clean sheet. King Miyagi scored twice while JB Borlongan tallied his second goal for the season for the Fighting Maroons. UST and UP are level with six points on top of the table. Tigers coach Marjo Allado was delighted to see Anotado, who subbed in the 67th...Keep on reading: UAAP football: Santo Tomas, UP clobber foes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

NCAA men s football crown on the line as Arellano and CSB meet in do-or-die match

It all comes down to one final match for Arellano University and College of Saint Benilde, as the two sides face off in a winner-take-all match for the NCAA Season 93 men's football title, Wednesday evening at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.  Match one in this best-of-three series went to the Chiefs, with Jumbel Guinabang finishing with a brace that included a go-ahead goal with just three minutes left in the thirty-minute extension period. Once again, match two was as close and as competitive, with Arellano and CSB all knotted up at one goal apiece at the end of regulation.  This time around however, there would be no tie-breaking goal in extra time, forcing a penalty shootout.  The Blazers ended up getting better of the Chiefs in the penalties to extend the series to this third and final matchup.  Arellano is a win away from getting their second NCAA men's football title in three years.  CSB is a win away from ending a seven-season drought.  After all is said and done, who will get to hoist the crown?  Kickoff time is at 6:00 PM.  Follow @abscbnsports and @honasantino for updates......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

San Beda beats LSGH on penalties to retain Juniors football crown

The San Beda College Red Cubs survived a valiant College of Saint Benilde-La Salle Greenhills effort, beating the Greenies 3-1 on penalties to retain the NCAA Juniors football title, Monday evening at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.  While San Beda dominated the shots in the first 45 minutes of action, it was CSB who came the closest to scoring, getting the ball into the back of the net but the goal was ruled off side.  The Greenies eventually took control in the second half, with Vin Dela Cruz scoring in the 63rd minute.  Senior Red Cubs striker JR Suba needed only six minutes to respond, as he drained the equalizer in the 69th minute.  Two minutes later, the Greenies would take the lead once more, courtesy of a Kobe Del Rosario conversion.  Again, it was Suba to the rescue for the Red Cubs, pulling the defending champions even in the 73rd.  Neither side would manage a deadlock-breaking conversion and the match headed into extra-time.  In the 109th minute, LSGH would again take the driver's seat as Dela Cruz's brace gave the Taft-based side a chance to extend the finals series.  For the third time in the match, Suba would rise to the occasion as he headed in a 118th minute equalizer to ultimately force a penalty shootout.  LSGH was the first to get on the board in the shootout thanks to a Jethro Borlongan attempt, but that would be the only time they'd get past San Beda keeper Jessie Semblante, who successfully denied all of the Greenies' succeeding penalty attempts.  With the title one conversion away, it was Semblante who stepped up to the spot and calmly beat LSGH keeper Joshua Gatchalian to clinch the championship.  "Hindi parin ako nawalan ng pag-asa," said Suba, talking about being down 3-2 with mere minutes left in the match. "Sabi nga ni coach Aris Caslib, hangga't hindi pinipito ng referee yung final whistle, wag kang susuko, may chance pa din." "Ayun nga, dumating yung chance. Patience lang. Dumating yung goal." continued Suba, who finished with a hattrick in his final match as a Red Cub. Suba was also named the season Most Valuable Player, and the season's Best Striker, with 20 conversions to his name.  San Beda's Semblante was named Best Goal Keeper, while teammate Eldwin Escoro was named Best Defender.  Red Cubs coach Jeff Cuayong was named Coach of the Year.  Other awardees include LSGH's Raphael Santos, who was named Best Midfielder, and University of Perpetual Help, who took home the Fair Play Award.  This is the 17th juniors football title for San Beda and their fourth in the last six seasons.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Referee takes retribution on player as PSG wins 1-0

By Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — A bizarre foul committed by the referee overshadowed Paris Saint-Germain's 1-0 win on Sunday at Nantes which moved the leaders 11 points clear at the top of the French league. In a highly unusual end to the game, referee Tony Chapron sent off Nantes center half Diego Carlos in the last minute — although the official was the culprit. Carlos was running behind Chapron near the halfway line and trying to catch up with play when he inadvertently clipped the referee's heels as their paths crossed. Chapron tumbled forward onto the turf and then, in what appeared to be a blatant act of retribution, swiped his right leg at Carlos. An irate Chapron got up and brandished a second yellow card for Carlos. "I know it's a difficult job to referee, but they must also have to ask questions of themselves," Nantes midfielder Valentin Rongier said on Canal Plus television. "If we do that it goes before a (disciplinary) commission and we get 10 games (suspension)." There is little suspense in the league with PSG dropping only seven points from a possible 60. Defending champion Monaco is in second place, level on points with Lyon, but neither seemingly has the caliber to pressure PSG by going on a lengthy winning run. Even without playing its usual scintillating football, PSG was able to scrape past a lackluster Nantes side coached by Claudio Ranieri. He guided Leicester City to the 2015-16 English Premier League title in one of the biggest upsets in soccer history, but Nantes remains in fifth place and does not seem to have enough flair to go higher. Angel Di Maria scored in the 12th minute with the home defense slow to react. Kylian Mbappe left striker Edinson Cavani's probing pass go through his legs and the unmarked Di Maria toe-poked the ball into the left corner. It was his third league goal of the season and followed his brace last Sunday in the French Cup. PSG carved Nantes open with a swift counterattacking move late in the first half, but Di Maria blazed over an open goal after midfielder Adrien Rabiot set him up perfectly. Nantes striker Emiliano Sala thought he had equalized in the 60th when he headed powerfully home from a free-kick but it was harshly ruled out for offside. There was no VAR to validate the goal, even though television replays showed Sala was level with Cavani when he made his run into the area. Cavani needed just one more goal to move level with Zlatan Ibrahimovic as PSG's all-time leading scorer on 156. He could get the record at home to Dijon on Wednesday. ___ LYON STUMBLES Lyon wasted a chance to move up to second place after being held 1-1 at home by relegation-threatened Angers. Lyon equalizer through top scorer Nabil Fekir. But Angers was hanging on after having midfielder Flavien Tait sent off in the 84th minute. Third-place Lyon is one point ahead of Marseille in fourth. It was a precious point for Angers, moving it up to 18th — the relegation playoff spot. Lyon fell behind to striker Karl Toko Ekambi's penalty kick in the 14th minute. He jogged up casually with a staggered run-up, and stroked the ball to the left as goalkeeper Anthony Lopes guessed the wrong way. Toko Ekambi has 10 league goals and his performances have caught the eye. He has been linked with a move to the Premier League in this month's transfer window, which could damage Angers' chances of staying up. Two minutes after the break, Fekir opened up the defense with a superb piece of skill — dragging the ball back and then flicking it through the legs of a defender. The ball rolled toward forward Maxwell Cornet but Fekir sprinted alongside him and drilled it into the bottom corner. It was Fekir's 14th league goal of the season in a career-best tally. He is expected to make a big-money move to a top club in the summer. ___ MOVING CLEAR Saint-Etienne moved away from the relegation zone after beating fellow struggler Toulouse 2-0. Slovenia striker Robert Beric scored his first goal of the season from the penalty spot moments before halftime. Senegalese midfielder Assane Diousse got his first for the club when he sealed the win in the 86th minute. Saint-Etienne moved up to 14th place. Toulouse is 19th and the pressure is increasing on coach Pascal Dupraz......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Towns and Butler score 21 as T-Wolves roll over Pelicans

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler each scored 21 points, Andrew Wiggins added 20 and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised past New Orleans 116-98 on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time). Towns went 7-for-11 and grabbed 16 rebounds for another strong effort after Friday's (Saturday, PHL time) 25-point, 23-rebound career performance in Boston. This time, though, the rest of the Wolves also shot well. Taj Gibson had 15 points, and Gorgui Dieng added 14 off the bench as the Wolves shot 48.9 percent from the floor and led by as many as 34. DeMarcus Cousins led the Pelicans with 23 points and Anthony Davis added 16. But the Wolves held Jrue Holiday, who averaged 21 points per game in December, to single digits for most of the game. Holiday finished with 13 points on 6-for-13 shooting before fouling out with 3:45 to play. Minnesota may have been playing on back-to-back nights, but it was the Pelicans who lacked energy for most of the game. New Orleans turned the ball over 16 times -- leading to 17 Wolves points -- and was outrebounded 47-38. A spin by Cousins pulled the Pelicans to 38-30 in the second quarter before Minnesota ripped off a 31-12 run that saw the Wolves hit a series of tough, off-balance shots. New Orleans closed within 16 points in the fourth quarter to make the crowd slightly nervous, but never seriously threatened the lead. TIP-INS: Pelicans: New Orleans shot 36.4 percent (8-for-22) in the third quarter, and was 6-for-29 from three-point range for the game. It was the first time the Pelicans failed to score 100 points since Nov. 25 against Golden State (17 games) ... Cousins recorded his 29th double-double of the season. ... The Pelicans fell to 2-13 when being outrebounded this season. Timberwolves: It was Minnesota's third straight sellout. The Wolves hadn't sold out three consecutive games since 2012. ... Coach Tom Thibodeau said G Jeff Teague is doing "more and more" in his recovery from a sprained left MCL. Teague missed his sixth game since hurting his knee Dec. 27 (Dec. 28, PHL time) against Denver and is sidelined indefinitely. "He's fitted with a brace, so he's getting used to that," Thibodeau said. "So we just take it day by day. When he's ready to go, he goes.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018

LIST: Countries offering sympathy, aid after Vinta in PH

MANILA, Philippines – As Filipinos recover from Typhoon Vinta (Tembin) , countries around the world have assured their help for the Philippines. Vinta took away much from the country during the season of giving: 240 dead , at least  60,000  forced to flee their homes, and millions of pesos lost in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

First a war, then a storm: Marawi evacuees tents ravaged by Vinta

MANILA, Philippines – After suffering from a 5-month war in their hometown, Marawi evacuees, during the Christmas season no less, were forced to move out of their temporary shelters by Typhoon Vinta's (Tembin's) destructive rain and winds. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Officer-in-Charge Undersecretary Emmanuel Leyco said that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

Beasley scores 32, carries Knicks past Celtics, 102-93

By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Beasley scored 28 of his season-high 32 points in the second half, helping the New York Knicks shake off a dismal return by Kristaps Porzingis to beat the Boston Celtics 102-93 on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Beasley went back to the bench with Porzingis back from a knee injury, but he was on the floor in the fourth quarter while Porzingis watched from the sideline as the former No. 2 overall pick punished the Celtics inside and out to help the Knicks pull away. Porzingis was 0-for-11 from the field and finished with one point after missing two games with a sore left knee. The “MVP! MVP!” chants he has heard this season instead went to Beasley, who also had 12 rebounds. He surpassed the 30 points he scored last Saturday (last Sunday, PHL time) against Carmelo Anthony and Oklahoma City with a jumper with 1:06 remaining that stopped a little run by Boston and gave New York an eight-point lead. The Knicks held on for their fifth victory in six games. Kyrie Irving scored 32 points for the Celtics, who lost for the second night. They played without starter Jaylen Brown because of left Achilles tendon soreness. Jayson Tatum added 17 points. The Knicks were blown out in Boston to cap their 0-3 start but have since turned things around behind a home-heavy schedule. They have 15 of their 17 victories at Madison Square Garden, where a sellout crowd of 19,812 grew louder with every Beasley basket against the Eastern Conference leaders. New York jumped to a 13-2 lead and led by 14 in the first quarter, but it appeared the Celtics were starting to take control by the third. Irving made three three-pointers and one by Tatum gave Boston a nine-point lead midway through the period before Beasley brought the Knicks back. He made three consecutive Knicks baskets late in the period to keep it close and it was 68-all going to the fourth. It was still tied before Beasley outscored the Celtics 11-4 to give New York an 86-79 lead, and Boston never got closer than six again. TIP-INS Celtics: Brown had appeared in 32 of Boston’s 34 games, all starts. Coach Brad Stevens said Brown told the team recently he had been feeling soreness for a little bit and the decision to rest him was the team “told been bothering him for a little bit couple days ago, just getting out ahead of it. ... G Shane Larkin was out with a sore left knee. Stevens said Larkin felt pain during Wednesday’s game and felt worse Thursday (Friday, PHL time) so they would send him for testing Friday after they return to Boston. Knicks: Enes Kanter, who Stevens said before the game always hurts the Celtics, had 14 points and 10 rebounds. ... Coach Jeff Hornacek said Tim Hardaway Jr., out with a lower left leg stress injury, was able to do more shooting and light jumping, but still no running. HAYWARD’S HEALTH Gordon Hayward, out since breaking his left ankle in the season opener, wrote a blog post titled “Improving Every Day” to provide an update on his recovery and thoughts about the team. Hayward recently had his walking boot removed and is now wearing a brace while he does his rehab. “The mental side of it is 100% the most difficult,” he wrote. UP NEXT Celtics: Host Chicago on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Knicks: At Detroit on Friday (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

Burks scores 27, Jazz run away from Wizards 116-69

By Kareem Copeland, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Alec Burks scored 27 points for his third straight game with 20 or more, and the Utah Jazz blew out the Washington Wizards 116-69 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) for their sixth straight win. Burks is on his best string since three straight 20-point games in February 2014. He helped the Jazz put on a show during the first 24 minutes to lead 64-30 at halftime, their second-biggest output in a half this season. Utah moved the ball crisply, leading to wide open three-pointers, layups and dunks. It shot 56.8 percent in the first half and knocked down seven three's. Every Jazz player that played had an assist in the half, and the team scored 34 points in the paint. Washington set a season-low for points. Otto Porter Jr. led the Wizards with 14 points. Utah used a 33-6 run that spanned the first and second quarters to take a 31-point lead. Donovan Mitchell highlighted the stretch with a tomahawk, alley-oop dunk on a fast break off a look-away pass from Ricky Rubio. Mitchell finished with 21 points. The rookie has scored 20-plus points in 9-of-24 games. Monday’s effort followed a 41-point outing Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Jazz center Rudy Gobert returned after missing the last 11 games with a bruised bone in his lower right leg. The defensive player of the year candidate wore a brace and was on a minutes restriction, but he started, played well and finished with four points and 10 rebounds in 21 minutes. Washington’s 30 first-half points marked its second fewest points in a half this season. The Wizards shot 26.8 percent from the field and 14.3 percent from beyond the arc. Bradley Beal added 11 points on 4-for-15 shooting for Washington. WALL STILL OUT All-Star John Wall missed his fifth straight game with a sore left knee, and the team is 2-3 without him. The Wizards began the day ranked No. 11 in the league with 107.8 points per game and had averaged 104.75 in the previous four without Wall. “We’re scoring it in different ways,” coach Scott Brooks said before the game. “John is such a great attack player in pick-and-roll. We’re doing it with probably more passing and more misdirection plays.” BANGED UP The NBA has had a litany of injuries to major contributors early in the season. The Jazz have handled them fairly well after dealing with significant injuries for three years running. “It does seem like there’s been a rash, particularly, the fact that they’ve all happened at the same time,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “Ours happened earlier and we continued to have guys out. It’s something teams deal with consistently, it’s just a question of degree.” UP NEXT Wizards: Travels to face Portland on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). Jazz: Travels to play Oklahoma City on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017