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Never give up

WE should have this go-getter attitude in life. Even if we are faced with tremendous difficulties and challenges, even if we suffer failures and defeats, the thing to do is simply to move on and to go on. We should never surrender. We should never give up, because in the last analysis God himself never […] The post Never give up appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianNov 8th, 2018

Harden scores 48 points, Rockets beat Lakers 138-134 in OT

By KRISTIE RIEKEN,  AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 48 points, Eric Gordon added 30 and the Houston Rockets overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 138-134 in overtime Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time). The Rockets trailed for most of the night and were down by 18 in the second-half. Gordon sent it to overtime with a 3-pointer, and made four free throws in the last seconds of the extra period. Coming off 57- and 58-point games, Harden had his 19th straight game with at least 30 and he's had 40 in 10 of the last 13. He was 14 of 30 from the field, going 8 of 19 3-pointers, and hit 12 of 15 free throws. Brandon Ingram missed a 3 for Los Angeles before Harden hit 1 of 2 free throws to make it 132-130 with less than a minute left. Ingram tied it with a basket, and Harden again made 1 of 2 free throws to make it 133-132. Los Angeles missed a 3 before Gordon also made just 1 of 2 free throws to leave Houston up by two with 12.6 seconds left. Kyle Kuzma lost the ball and it went out of bounds to give Houston the ball back. Gordon added four free throws after that to secure the victory. It was the second straight overtime game for both teams after Houston lost to Brooklyn on Wednesday night and Los Angeles beat Oklahoma City on Thursday night. Kuzma had 32 points for Los Angeles and Ingram added 21 in a game where coach Luke Walton was ejected in the third quarter. Already without LeBron James and Rajon Rondo, the Lakers have another injury concern after Lonzo Ball sprained his left ankle in the third quarter. The team said he was taken to a hospital for X-rays because the machine at the arena was broken. Four straight points by the Lakers stretched the lead to nine in the fourth quarter, but Harden and Gordon made consecutive 3-pointers cut it to 112-109 with about two minutes remaining. Los Angeles made four free throws to make it 116-109 about a minute later, but Harden made two 3-pointers around a basket by Ivica Zubac to get Houston within three with about 30 seconds left. Lance Stephenson missed a 3-pointer and Harden made two free throws to cut the lead to 118-117 with 5.7 seconds left. Zubac made two more free throws before Gordon's off-balance 3-pointer with 2 seconds left sent it to OT. The Lakers built a huge lead early and were up 64-46 at halftime, with Kuzma scoring 24 points. They were ahead by 17 with about eight minutes left in the third quarter after scoring five straight points capped by a basket from Kuzma before Houston scored the next 15 points to cut it to 74-72 three minutes later. James Ennis had five points in that stretch and P.J. Tucker capped it with a 3-pointer. Ball was injured just before Houston's run began. He remained on the court for a couple of minutes talking with trainer's before he was helped to his feet where he hopped on his right foot for a few steps before being carried off the court and to the locker room by Stephenson and Michael Beasley. Walton was ejected a couple of minutes after that when he got two technical fouls after yelling at officials during a timeout. TIP-INS Lakers: James was out for the 13th straight game with a strained left groin and did not make the trip. ... Stephenson finished with 16 points. Rockets: Harden also had eight rebounds, six assists and four steals. ... Ennis returned after missing Wednesday's game after cutting his left leg in a fall at his house. ... Chris Paul missed his 14th game in a row with a strained left hamstring ... Clint Capela had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and is expected to be out 4-6 weeks. UP NEXT Lakers: Host Golden State on Monday night. Rockets: Visit Philadelphia on Monday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News7 hr. 19 min. ago

DSWD role crucial with lower age of criminal liability – solon

MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) should play a major role in protecting children in conflict with the law (CICL) if a lower age of criminal liability pushes through.   This was the appeal of Bagong Henerasyon partlyist Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy after Oriental Mindoro 1st District Rep. Doy Leachon, chair of the House Justice Committee, said the panel would be finalizing the measure that would lower the age of criminal liability from 15 years old to nine years old.   READ: House set finalize bill on lowered age of criminal liability from 15 to 9   "I also appeal to the House committee on justice to give th...Keep on reading: DSWD role crucial with lower age of criminal liability – solon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News8 hr. 32 min. ago

DR Congo court to rule on disputed poll, snubbing African Union

KINSHASA, DR Congo – DR Congo's top court said it will give its verdict Saturday, January 19, on final presidential election results which have been challenged at home and abroad, spurning an appeal from the African Union to suspend the announcement. The Constitutional Court is urgently hearing an appeal over the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News14 hr. 58 min. ago

ATIN TO: Desiderio opens first-ever business in Fairview

Though he was not able to achieve his goal of giving UP a championship, Paul Desiderio was still able to fulfill his promise. With this, Chooks-to-Go still awarded Desiderio his very own branch that will be with him for the rest of his life. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held after the taping of Desiderio's Maalaala Mo Kaya episode which aired on ABS-CBN on Saturday. "Sa tuwa ko at in behalf of the UP community, maluwag sa loob ko na ibigay kay Paul ang Chooks-to-Go store na ito," said Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. president Ronald Mascariñas. "Bukod sa kikitain niya sa PBA, ngayon may dagdag pa na puhunan ang kanyang pamilya." "Hindi ko ito ine-expect kasi ang sabi nila, magkaka-store ako kapag nanalo kami ng championship," expressed Desiderio. "Laking pasasalamat ko kay Boss Ronald at sa Chooks-to-Go dahil magiging malaking tulong ito sa family ko." Prior to the UAAP Season 81 Men's Basketball Finals, Mascariñas, who is an alumnus of University of the Philippines-Los Banos, dangled a Chooks-to-Go branch to Desiderio if he was to be able to lead the UP Fighting Maroons past the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Unfortunately for Desiderio, the Fighting Maroons were swept in the Finals. Still, Desiderio's journey from Liloan, Cebu to Diliman is a success story that continues to serve as an inspiration, not just to Iskos and Iskas, but also to every Filipino. "Nakita namin yung pangarap ni Paul sa basketball. Among the players, nakita namin na siya yung mas nangangailangan. Kaya kahit wala na yung support namin sa team, we continued supporting Paul," the sports patron added. "Nakita niyo naman nung Finals, hindi siya nag-give up. Lumaban siya para sa UP. And we hope that he can still continue to inspire others, especially the youth, even if he is in the pros." Desiderio chose an existing store in Fairview as it is near UP. "Hindi lang para sa akin itong store na ito, para ito sa UP. Atin 'to!" declared Desiderio......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News19 hr. 57 min. ago

Martin del Rosario on what it’s like kissing his 2 leading men in ‘Born’

  If filming his first onscreen kiss with a girl was already nerve-wracking, what more doing it with men? "I was very nervous, of course. But we were all professional about it," actor Martin del Rosario said of the kissing scenes he shot with his two leading men, Kiko Matos and Akihiro Blanco, for "Born Beautiful"---a spinoff of the internationally acclaimed comedy-drama "Die Beautiful" by Jun Lana. The script, Martin related, required his character---the trans woman mortuary beautician and pageant kontesera Barbs Cordero---to go for the kisses like she "really meant it and wanted it." Martin didn't want to give anything less. "We didn't have any second thoughts. So ...Keep on reading: Martin del Rosario on what it’s like kissing his 2 leading men in ‘Born’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News20 hr. 32 min. ago

Alicia Keys to host Grammys

  LOS ANGELES---Alicia Keys will host the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, she announced Tuesday, one year after the gala came under fire over diversity concerns. Keys, herself a 15-time Grammy winner, will be the emcee for music's biggest night, which this year features a diverse slate of women and hip-hop artists as leading contenders. "I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I know what it feels like to be proud of the work you've put in and to be recognized for it," Keys said in a video posted on social media. "It's the perfect opportunity for me to give the light back and lift people up, especially all the young women who are nominated," she added. Keys repl...Keep on reading: Alicia Keys to host Grammys.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News20 hr. 32 min. ago

Popovich ties Riley for road wins; Spurs beat Wolves 116-113

By BRIAN HALL,  Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the San Antonio Spurs held on to give coach Gregg Popovich another milestone victory in a 116-113 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). The win was the 520th on the road in Popovich's career, tying him with Pat Riley for the most in NBA history. It also continued San Antonio's mastery of Minnesota. The Spurs have won 16 of the past 18 games between the teams. Marco Belinelli added 19 points off the bench for San Antonio, which was playing without leading scorer DeMar DeRozan because of left ankle soreness. Karl-Anthony Towns had 23 points for the Timberwolves, but was limited to 21 minutes because of foul trouble. Derrick Rose chipped in 23 points and Taj Gibson added 14 points and 11 rebounds. Minnesota lost for the third time in four games. Another matchup between the familiar foes was tight throughout, with 27 lead changes and 17 ties. It also featured a heavy dose of fouls on both sides. The teams combined for 53 personal fouls and 67 free throws. Towns played only 6:13 in a scoreless first quarter, but Minnesota's bench helped make up for his absence. Towns re-entered and had 14 points in the second. He picked up his fourth foul less than two minutes into the second half, and again went to the bench. Josh Okogie had six points and Jeff Teague added five as Minnesota used a 14-1 run to take a 77-67 lead. The Spurs responded with a 13-2 spurt of their own as Davis Bertans hit a pair of 3-pointers. The Wolves led 90-88 to start the fourth, but Bertans opened the quarter with another 3. San Antonio led by seven in the fourth, but Minnesota clawed back to within one with 30.3 seconds left on Rose's layup. Belinelli hit two free throws and Rose's 3 at the buzzer was off the mark. TIP-INS Spurs: Popovich is third in NBA history with 1,224 wins overall. He passed Jerry Sloan for third place on Jan. 10. . San Antonio entered 4-17 this season when trailing after three quarters. Timberwolves: Tyus Jones missed the game with a left ankle sprain sustained Tuesday at Philadelphia. Robert Covington missed his eighth straight game with a right knee bone bruise. . Andrew Wiggins passed Sam Mitchell (7,161) for second place on the franchise's career scoring list. Wiggins has 7,174 points. Kevin Garnett is first with 19,201 points in a Wolves uniform. . After scoring his 10,000th career point on Tuesday, Rose got his 3,000th assist on Friday. . Minnesota announced that Jerry Sichting was hired as an assistant coach. It is Sichting's third stint with the Wolves. He spent 10 years with the team from 1995-2005 and two seasons from 2007-09. UP NEXT Spurs: Return home against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. Timberwolves: Host the Phoenix Suns on Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

‘Losing isn’t when you come in last or second; it’s when you don’t give your best’

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail inq.tobeyou@gmail.com The De La Salle University swimming team finished UAAP Season 81 last November on a high note. The women's swimming team (Lady Tankers) won third place, while the men's swimming team (Green Tankers) came in second. Among the members in the team is Green Tanker Rochmond Santos, 20, a third year sports studies major. Santos started swimming lessons when he was around nine years old. He didn't want to take the lessons, but his mother insisted. She told him that swimming was a "clean sport." He eventually fell in love with it. He wakes up at 5 a.m. daily, starts training at 6 a.m., attends c...Keep on reading: ‘Losing isn’t when you come in last or second; it’s when you don’t give your best’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

NPC Opens Passport Data Probe

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has granted the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) 5 more days before formally facing its preliminary fact-finding inquiry on the passport data issue. In a meeting this morning, the NPC’s Legal and Enforcement Office asked DFA representatives headed by Director Anthony A.L. Mandap to give preliminary details surrounding the issue. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Change of plans? Duterte hints at possible shift in ‘Cha-cha’ approach

MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday indicated a possible shift in the government's approach in amending the Constitution, a move he had been pushing to give way for the change to a federal form of government. Speaking in a peace assembly for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in Cotabato City, Duterte raised the idea of amending "not all" but just a "few economic provisions" of the Constitution. "Much as we would like to change anything there. Pati 'yung atin dito. We have been used to it. We are the people governed by elections. And we elect leaders. The leaders must be the choice of the people. I am sure that with that - the fundamentals pr...Keep on reading: Change of plans? Duterte hints at possible shift in ‘Cha-cha’ approach.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

‘Build, Build, Build’ not enough to decongest Metro Manila traffic – Enrile

  To address the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila and other cities in the Philippines, former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile urged the government to decongest the nation's capital by giving tax incentives to create economic centers in other areas, citing that the current drive to increase transportation infrastructure under the 'Build, Build, Build' program would not be enough. "Dito sa Maynila, you need decongestion. You need to disperse the business activities to pull out the population out of the city," Enrile said in a radio interview, adding: "You have to give incentives. Differentiate the system of taxation in different parts of the country to pull ...Keep on reading: ‘Build, Build, Build’ not enough to decongest Metro Manila traffic – Enrile.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

A feast of him

"Do you really like eating this? Gusto mo ba talaga 'yung lasa?" I asked while I dipped the sizzling beef slice into the cheese sauce. "Hmmm, sakto lang," he said. "I just go here because I like seeing you happy." It has been like this for eight years. Over that course, I often have the final say in everything -- what we would eat, what you would buy, where we would go, when we would meet. Almost all the whys and hows of our relationship are based on him waiting for me to decide on things. I sometimes give him answers but most of the time, I keep him guessing. And I never even heard him complain, not once, never. I have spent about one-third of my life with him yet my intere...Keep on reading: A feast of him.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

DOST, SP Cagayan give carrageenan, portasol to Amulung town farmers

DOST 2 turns over 24 sets of Portasol Muti-Purpose Drying Facilities to Amulung West Farmers on January 15. (Photo courtesy of DOST Region 2 FB page)TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Jan. 21 plebiscite day on BOL declared a non-working holiday in ARMM

President Rodrigo Duterte declared Jan.21 as a special non-working holiday in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Isabela City in Basilan, and Cotabato City to give way for the coming first plebiscite to ratify the proposed Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL)......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

DOST, SP Cagayan give carrageenan, portasol to Amulung town farmers

DOST 2 turns over 24 sets of Portasol Muti-Purpose Drying Facilities to Amulung West Farmers on January 15. (Photo courtesy of DOST Region 2 FB page)TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Bong Go urges NPAs to give peace a chance

FORMER SPECIAL Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go yesterday echoed President Rodrigo Duterte’s fresh initiative for peace talks […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Griffin scores 30, leads Pistons past Magic 120-115 in OT

DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 30 points to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 120-115 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Andre Drummond added 14 points and 21 rebounds for the Pistons, who won for the third time in 11 games. Detroit had six players with at least 13 points. Nikola Vucevic and Terrence Ross each scored 24 points for Orlando, which had won two in a row after a four-game losing streak. Detroit led by as many as 11 in the fourth quarter, but Vucevic helped pull the Magic within 105-104 with 3:23 to play and tied it at 107 with 2:14 to go. D.J. Augustin followed with a layup to put Orlando ahead, and the teams went scoreless on their next possessions. Drummond's tip-in tied the game at 109-all, and Vucevic missed a jumper with 20.4 seconds left. Griffin ran down the clock, but missed a jumper at the end of regulation. Detroit scored the first four points of overtime, but Ross answered with a pair of three-pointers. Both teams struggled to score after that, and the Magic called a timeout with 42.5 seconds left, trailing 117-115. Vucevic missed a hook, and Griffin hit a layup in traffic to give Detroit a four-point lead. The Magic shot 67.5 percent from the floor in the first half, but the Pistons were able to hold the margin to 63-58 with a 6-1 rebounding advantage on the offensive glass and nine free throws to Orlando's three. Vucevic and Ross had 15 each for the Magic, while Griffin led Detroit with 12. Ish Smith's three-pointer gave the Pistons a 75-74 lead late in the third quarter, and Griffin's nine points in the period helped Detroit take a 90-84 lead into the fourth. The Pistons reserves, supplemented by Drummond, started the final period with a 7-2 run to expand the margin to 11 with 9:45 to play. TIP-INS Magic: Orlando has lost 20 of its last 26 games in Detroit. They trail this season's series 2-1, with the final game on March 28 (Mar. 29, PHL time) at Little Caesars Arena. Pistons: Detroit, which leads the league in offensive-rebound margin, had 10 or more for the 30th time this season. . Griffin came into the game averaging 20.2 points in 13 career games against Orlando, his lowest average against any team other than 18.7 against the Memphis Grizzlies. UP NEXT Magic: Host the Brooklyn Nets on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Pistons: Host the Miami Heat on Friday (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Irving s 27 points, 18 assists leads Celtics past Raptors

By Jimmy Golen, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving hit a foul-line fadeaway to give Boston the lead, then hit a 31-foot three-pointer to finish with 27 points and lead the Celtics past the NBA-leading Toronto Raptors 117-108 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Returning after missing the last game with a bruised right leg, Irving had 10 points and six of his career-high 18 assist in the fourth quarter — including passes to set up Boston's last three baskets in a game-ending 17-4 run. Al Horford scored 24 and Jayson Tatum had 16 points with 10 rebounds for Boston, which returned home after losing three straight on the road. Kawhi Leonard scored 33 points and Serge Ibaka had 22 with 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who had won five in a row heading into the matchup of two teams that consider themselves the heir to LeBron James' Cavaliers as the best team in the East. Toronto (33-13) fell percentage points behind Milwaukee (32-12) for the best records in the NBA. Toronto led 104-100 after Leonard's three-point play with 4:22 left before Boston scored 17 of the next 19 points. Tatum had a three-point play and then a three-pointer to give Boston a 106-104 lead, before Toronto tied it. Irving then hit consecutive baskets, popping his jersey for the adoring crowd after connecting on the second from just a step or two inside the center tipoff circle. He then went to the pass, assisting on Boston's last three baskets of the game before Toronto's last bucket ended it. After adding Leonard in the offseason, the Raptors have zoomed to the top of the conference standings. But despite getting Irving and Gordon Hayward back from injuries that kept them out of last year's playoffs, when the team went to the conference finals, the Celtics have stumbled their way to the fifth-best record in the East. Leonard scored nine in the first quarter, when the Raptors opened an 18-7 lead in the first five minutes. Boston cut it to six at the end of the first and then went on a 12-2 run early in the second to take the lead. It was 46-44 with just over four minutes left in the half when the Celtics scored 11 of the next 13 points to open a double-digit lead. In all, Toronto scored just 17 points in the second, missing all nine 3-point attempts. The Celtics made just one of their first 11 shots in the fourth, giving up nine straight points to trail 92-89 midway through the quarter. But Aron Baynes, who had made 12 three-pointers all season, hit one from the top of key to stop the run and tie it. TRAINER'S ROOM Kyle Lowry, who finished with 10 points and seven assists, was poked in the left eye by teammate Pascal Siakam while the two were trying to defend Marcus Smart in the lane. Lowry went down under the basket for the rest of the possession but stayed in the game after a timeout. Baynes, who missed a month with a broken bone in his left hand, returned and played 14 minutes, scoring nine points with five rebounds. Irving and Smart also returned after missing Monday's (Tuesday, PHL time) game in Brooklyn. UP NEXT Raptors: Return home for the second half of a back-to-back against the Phoenix Suns. Celtics: Host Memphis on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Nets survive Rockets in OT despite 58 from Harden

By Kristie Rieken, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and the Brooklyn Nets spoiled James Harden's 58-point night with a 145-142 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Harden had his second straight season high after scoring 57 in a victory over Memphis on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time), but was only 5-of-19 from three-point range. The Rockets shot an NBA-record 70 triples, making just 23. Harden has scored at least 30 points in 18 straight games and has reached 40 in nine of the last 12. He was 16 of 34 overall from the field, made 21-of-23 free throws and had 10 rebounds and six assists. Dinwiddie forced overtime, making three three-pointers in the last 30 seconds of regulation. In the extra period, he hit the go-ahead basket with 28 seconds left. After Harden made three free throws to give the Rockets a one-point lead, James Nunnally — who signed a 10-day contract Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) — hit a three-pointer to make it 142-135 with 1:28 left. Treveon Graham made a triple for Brooklyn and Jarrett Allen made a basket but missed a free throw to cut the lead to 142-140. But the Nets grabbed a rebound and Dinwiddie, who had seven points in OT, made a three-point play to put Brooklyn up 143-142. Austin Rivers missed a three for Houston, and Joe Harris made two free throws to make it 145-142 with 1.6 seconds left. Houston had a chance to tie it at the buzzer, but Gerald Green's shot clanged off the rim. The Rockets broke their own record for three-point attempts after shooting 61 against New Orleans on Dec. 16, 2016. Houston also holds the record for most three-pointers made after hitting 26 in a win over Washington this season. Green, who did not attempt a two-point basket, made 5-of-15. The Rockets were up by 11 with about 2.5 minutes left when Brooklyn used a 9-3 run to get to 127-122 with about 30 seconds left. P.J. Tucker made two free throws after that, and Dinwiddie made a triple for Brooklyn with 26.2 seconds remaining to cut it to 128-125. Harden made one of two free throws, and Dinwiddie struck again with another three about five seconds later to get Brooklyn within one. Tucker missed two free throws, but Harden grabbed a rebound with 12.7 seconds left. He made both free throws, and Dinwiddie made a third straight three-pointer to tie it up with 8.4 seconds left. Harden had a chance to win it in regulation, but his three-point attempt bounced off the rim. TIP-INS Nets: Jared Dudley missed his third straight game with a strained left hamstring. ... Shabazz Napier returned after missing one game with tightness in his right hamstring. ... Rondae Hollis-Jefferson returned after sitting out the last seven games with a right adductor strain. Rockets: Eric Gordon had 20 points in his return after missing eight games with a bruised right knee. ... James Ennis missed the game after cutting his left leg in a fall at his house. Coach Mike D'Antoni said he should return for the next game. ... Chris Paul missed his 13th game in a row with a strained left hamstring ... Clint Capela missed his second straight game with an injured right thumb. ... Brandon Knight sat out with a sore left knee. UP NEXT Nets: At Orlando on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Rockets: Host Lakers on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

PBA: Patience is a virtue for Calvin, Phoenix

With star forward Calvin Abueva struggling against Meralco, Phoenix head coach Louie Alas could have easily shut down the Beast for the night. In some ways he did, but when Rookie of the Year Jason Perkins fouled out, the Pulse Fuel Masters had no choice but to have Abueva back in the game. It paid off the have the Beast in the end, as Calvin eventually hit the game-winning putback in overtime as Phoenix survived the Bolts in a thriller. Abueva only made two baskets all game, both came in the extra five minutes. Calvin finished wiith nine points on 2/13 shooting. “Really, patience is a virtue. Actually understatement eh, yung masama yung laro. Walang shinoot,” Alas said of Abueva. “Pero good thing yung mga assistant coach ko sabi, ‘coach pagpasensyahan mo, kailangan mo yan sa dulo.’ And it happened, it happened. Sa kanya yung winning basket,” he added. Phoenix looked like it had no business winning the game against Meralco, especially in regulation. The Pulse Fuel Masters lost an early 18-point lead and failed to cash in on multiple attempts to break an 83-all deadlock in the fourth quarter. Come overtime, Phoenix was down one after giving up a clutch three from Chris Newsome with 11 seconds to go. “I have to give credit sa resiliency ng mga players ko,” Alas said. “Siguro isang overtime pa, puro cramps na yan. Sabi nga sa akin ng assistant coach ko, 'coach, tigil na natin yung full court pressure.' But sabi ko, 'doon tayo nagli-live up.' So we just have to finish it. Kahit ilang overtime mangyari,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019