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George has 31 as Thunder roll by Jazz in playoff reprise

By Murray Evans, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George went 5-of-6 from three-point range and scored 31 points, Dennis Schroder added 23 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Utah Jazz 122-113 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). Steven Adams had 22 points in the first meeting between the Western Conference foes since the Jazz downed the Thunder in six games in the first round of last season's playoffs. Oklahoma City overcame a 4-of-18 shooting performance by Russell Westbrook, who nonetheless managed a triple-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Oklahoma City has won 15 straight regular-season games at home against Utah, although the Jazz did beat the Thunder in Oklahoma City in Game 2 during their playoff series. The Thunder have gone 17-4 since starting this season 0-4. Donovan Mitchell battled foul trouble much of the game but led the Jazz with 19 points, while Rudy Gobert recorded his 23rd double-double of the season with 13 points and 14 rebounds. It was the second straight lopsided road loss in two days for Utah, which fell 110-97 on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) at San Antonio. The Thunder jumped to a 6-0 lead, causing Jazz coach Quin Snyder to call a timeout just 68 seconds into the game. Oklahoma City gradually built its lead to 17 points before settling for a 57-46 halftime advantage. George, who scored 25 fourth-quarter points during a 47-point outburst in a win at Brooklyn on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), nearly reprised that performance in the third quarter. George hit his first three-point attempt 50 seconds before halftime, then hit his next four shots from behind the arc en route to a 17-point third quarter. That helped the Thunder build their lead to 26 points near the end of the quarter and the Jazz never seriously threatened after that, although they did cut a 29-point deficit to nine in the final minute. Reserve Epke Udoh scored 10 points in nine minutes for Utah. Jae Crowder had 13 points and Derrick Favors had 12 for the Jazz. TIP-INS Jazz: Mitchell hit a halfcourt shot at the first-quarter buzzer for his first points of the game, allowing him to avoid a second straight scoreless first quarter . Gobert was called for a technical foul with 52 seconds left in the third quarter after complaining about a foul call while trying to guard Adams . Ricky Rubio, who had averaged 18.8 points during Utah's previous eight road games, had 10 against the Thunder. Thunder: The Thunder are 14-1 this season against sub-.500 opponents, including the Jazz, who entered the game at 13-14 . Schroder received a technical foul with 6:20 left . The triple-double was the 110th of Westbrook's career. UP NEXT Jazz: Host Miami on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Thunder: Visit New Orleans on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time)......»»

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DeRozan’s 26 points leads Spurs past Jazz

SAN ANTONIO --- The San Antonio Spurs are starting to feel better about their play, which is a welcome sign for the former defensive stalwarts following a series of blowout losses. DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and eight assists and Rudy Gay added 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Spurs to a 110-97 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night. Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points for Utah, which had its two-game winning streak snapped. "It's a marathon," Aldridge said. "You can't get too high, can't get too low, can't get caught up in one loss (or) one win. You know we've had great games where we've played the right way and had good wins. And we've had games where we laid an eg...Keep on reading: DeRozan’s 26 points leads Spurs past Jazz.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 10th, 2018Related News

DeRozan s 26 points leads Spurs past Jazz 110-97

By Raul Dominguez, Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and eight rebounds and Rudy Gay added 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 110-97 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time). LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points for San Antonio, which won its second straight after dropping 4-of-5. Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points, all in the second half, and Ricky Rubio added 26 for the Jazz. Rudy Gobert was the only other player in double figures, with 12 points, as Utah had its two-game winning streak halted. The Spurs held the Jazz to 18 points in the first and second quarter and set a season-low for points allowed by an opponent in the first half. TIP-INS Jazz: Mitchell missed all six of his shot attempts in going scoreless in the first half. . Every Utah player was healthy and available with the exception of the three players in the G League. Spurs: San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich tied Pat Riley for fourth all-time in league history with 1,210 career victories. . Davis Bertans missed the game due to an undisclosed personal reason. . Dante Cunningham also missed the game, sitting out due to abdominal soreness. .. The Spurs previous low points by an opponent in the first half was 39 points, which happened twice. UP NEXT Jazz: At Oklahoma City on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). Spurs: Home against Phoenix on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 10th, 2018Related News

Jazz beat Rockets to keep hot streak going | The Manila Times Online

LOS ANGELES: Reserve Derrick Favors finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds as the Utah Jazz delivered another shooting night to remember with a 118-91 victory over the Houston RocketsREAD The post Ja.....»»

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Jazz shut down Rockets for 118-91 victory | Inquirer Sports

SALT LAKE CITY --- No Rudy Gobert proved to be no problem for the Jazz on defense. Utah smothered the Houston Rockets for the better part of four quarters en route to a 118-91 victory Thursday night......»»

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Jazz blast Rockets to keep hot streak going

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Reserve Derrick Favors finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds as the Utah Jazz delivered another shooting night to remember with a 118-91 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday, December 6 (Friday, December 7, Manila time). Joe Ingles chipped in 18 points and, like Favors, Dante ........»»

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Jazz shut down Rockets for 118-91 victory

    SALT LAKE CITY --- No Rudy Gobert proved to be no problem for the Jazz on defense. Utah smothered the Houston Rockets for the better part of four quarters en route to a 118-91 victory Thursday night. The Jazz pestered and pressed Houston into coughing up the ball repeatedly, especially after halftime. The Rockets gave up 22 turnovers and allowed Utah to score 33 points off them. Both were season highs for a Houston opponent. The Jazz played the bulk of the game without their starting center after Gobert was ejected less than three minutes into the game. He picked up his first foul on the opening tip. After picking up his second at the 9:13 mark of the first ...Keep on reading: Jazz shut down Rockets for 118-91 victory.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 7th, 2018Related News

Viggo Mortensen on gaining as much as 45 lbs for role in ‘Green Book’

LOS ANGELES---Viggo Mortensen is considered by some awards prognosticators as this season's best actor front-runner for his performance in director Peter Farrelly's "Green Book."   Viggo and Mahershala Ali (who is also regarded as a front-runner but in the best supporting actor category) are engrossing to watch as polar opposites thrown together in a car as they drive in the deep South for a concert tour.   "Green Book" is based on the true story of an African-American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala) who hires a burly Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx, Frank Anthony "Tony Lip" Vallelonga, to be his driver and bodyguard.   Thi...Keep on reading: Viggo Mortensen on gaining as much as 45 lbs for role in ‘Green Book’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 6th, 2018Related News

76ers Fultz out indefinitely with thoracic irritation

Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz is out indefinitely with thoracic outlet syndrome......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 5th, 2018Related News

Vince Carter enjoying his decision to go to Atlanta

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press Vince Carter could have gone anywhere. To a contender, to chase a ring. To retirement, because he has nothing left to prove. To television, which seems like it will be his next vocation whenever his playing days end. Instead, he chose Atlanta — a young team, a rebuilding team, a team that probably has minimal chance of making the playoffs. And he’s happy. “I’m with a great bunch of guys,” Carter said. “I enjoy helping young guys who want to learn, who are willing to be coached and let you coach them and ask questions. It’s a small thing, but it’s a major thing — because if you’re asking questions, that means you’re trying to learn and grow. And these guys are all great.” He’s the NBA’s oldest active player, someone who turns 42 next month. When he was drafted in June 1998, neither Trae Young nor Kevin Huerter had been born yet. And they’re the starting backcourt for the Hawks this season, Carter’s 21st in the league, with Atlanta being the eighth team he’s played with. Carter talked with Dwyane Wade during the offseason about their options; Wade was considering retirement, and Carter was deciding where to play next. Wade said Carter doesn’t need a ring to complete any sort of legacy, and applauded the decision to go to Atlanta. “It’s very cool,” Wade said. “I think everybody on the outside has what they think someone should do. I was like, ‘Man, it’d be cool if he went back to Toronto.’ I had my story for him. But he decided to continue to do things the way that he’s done it, and I think it’s him understanding the importance of what he has to offer to the game and young players, and an organization that wanted him to come in and give that.” There are no regrets. Barring a change of address or another season — which is possible — Carter’s career will end with him getting to the conference finals only once, and never appearing in the NBA Finals. The closest he got was with Orlando in 2010, when the Magic lost the Eastern Conference finals to Boston in six games. “It’s easy to go sit on the bench and watch your team win and not really contribute,” Carter said. “Yeah, with my voice, I could contribute. But I want to do both.” So Carter is hanging with the kids. “It’s good for me,” Carter said. “Keeps me young.” RAPTORS RISING Toronto is off to the best start in the NBA at 20-4, four games clear of Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference already (and four games in the loss column ahead of Philadelphia as well). The scary thing is, it could have been better. It’s been forgotten, but the Raptors’ season also includes a three-game losing streak — all in a five-day span last month. They lost by 16 against New Orleans to fall to 12-2, then wasted a 19-point lead and lost to Detroit, then watched Kawhi Leonard miss late in regulation in what became an overtime loss to Boston. They’re 8-0 since, and first-year coach Nick Nurse has his team rolling. “Nick has done a really good job with this team and the way they play,” New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said. THE WEEK AHEAD A game per day to check out this week: Oklahoma City at Detroit, Monday (Tuesday, PHL time): Former teammates Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson seem to like going head-to-head. San Antonio at Utah, Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time): The Spurs struggled with the Jazz last season, and this opens a tough road back-to-back. Philadelphia at Toronto, Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time): The Raptors have opened up a sizable lead in the East, and face a good test here. New York at Boston, Thursday (Friday, PHL time): After a sluggish start, the Celtics are starting to look like the team many envisioned. Golden State at Milwaukee, Friday (Saturday, PHL time): Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo on the same floor is must-watch. Miami at L.A. Clippers, Saturday (Sunday, PHL time): Wade is eager for this — his wife and their newborn daughter are currently staying in Los Angeles. Milwaukee at Toronto, Sunday (next Monday, PHL time): A matchup of two of the East’s best teams, and it’s never too early to think about positioning. HISTORIC WARRIORS Not even two months into the season, and the Golden State Warriors have already done something that no team in more than 50 years has accomplished. The Warriors are the second team in NBA history, joining the 1961-62 Los Angeles Lakers, to have three different players with a 50-point game in the same regular season. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have reached 50 already this season. The 1961-62 Lakers’ trio to do so: Jerry West, Elgin Baylor and Rudy LaRusso. Could Golden State get a fourth into the 50-point column? Who knows, but remember, DeMarcus Cousins — who hasn’t played yet this season — has a pair of 50-point games in on his career resume......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Wade’s late free throws lift Heat past Jazz

MIAMI --- Dwyane Wade had a two-hour phone call with Donovan Mitchell over the summer, fielding question after question about what the path toward NBA stardom is like. Wade happily provided a ton of answers. He might have kept a secret or two for himself. Wade drove past Mitchell on Miami's final possession, drew a foul from Rudy Gobert at the rim and made two free throws with 3.2 seconds remaining to lift the Heat to a 102-100 win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night --- a game where Mitchell's 3-pointer at the end hit the rim and bounced away. "I don't talk to anybody on the phone for two hours anymore," Wade said. "But he wanted to pick my brain. He had a lot of great qu...Keep on reading: Wade’s late free throws lift Heat past Jazz.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 3rd, 2018Related News

Butler, Simmons spark 76ers past Grizzlies

PHILADELPHIA --- Jimmy Butler and Ben Simmons have started wearing white headbands --- yes, they are a headband of brothers --- as a symbol of their commitment to defense. But the 76ers stars wanted to make more than a fashion statement --- Butler and Simmons made a high-stakes pledge to D with a series of bets. Most steals. Most blocks. Simmons won the hand with two steals to Butler's one block. "They gave (Joel Embiid) one of my blocks," Butler said. "Technically, it's 2-2. So we'll push." The box score tally may be in dispute but it's incontestable Butler has made the Sixers a true championship contender. Butler continued his run as Philadelphia's stretch-run shooter, ...Keep on reading: Butler, Simmons spark 76ers past Grizzlies.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 3rd, 2018Related News

Wade s late free throws lift Heat past Jazz

Dwyane Wade drove past Mitchell on Miami's final possession, drew a foul from Rudy Gobert at the rim and made two free throws with 3.2 seconds remaining to lift the Heat to a 102-100 win over the Utah Jazz.....»»

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Tabuena edges closer to crown with 69

Miguel Tabuena moved in the threshold of snapping a three-year title spell on the Asian Tour as he outduelled American Johannes Veerman and Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand in a virtual shootout to seize a two-stroke lead with a four-under 66 in the third round of the Queen’s Cup in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 1st, 2018Related News

Mitchell scores 30, Jazz beat Hornets in Korvers debut | Inquirer Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, Robert Gobert had 20 points and 17 rebounds and the Utah Jazz scored 54 points off 3-pointers to hold off the Charlotte Hornets 119-111 on Friday ni.....»»

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Mitchell scores 30, Jazz beat Hornets in Korver’s debut

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, Robert Gobert had 20 points and 17 rebounds and the Utah Jazz scored 54 points off 3-pointers to hold off the Charlotte Hornets 119-111 on Friday night. Kyle Korver made four 3-pointers and scored 14 points in the debut of his second stint with the Jazz, who acquired the veteran from the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday. Jae Crowder, Korver's former teammate in Cleveland, added 24 points off the bench for Utah. The Hornets got within six points with just over nine minutes left in the game, but Korver hit a pair of 3s to help hold them off. Utah took its biggest lead at the start of the second period, a 16-point advantage,...Keep on reading: Mitchell scores 30, Jazz beat Hornets in Korver’s debut.....»»

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Cavs send Kyle Korver to Jazz for Alec Burks, 2 picks | Inquirer Sports

Kyle Korver is getting another shot with a contender as the the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade him. The post Cavs send Kyle Korver to Jazz for guard Alec Burks, 2 picks appeared first on Inq.....»»

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Joel Embiid s double-double powers 76ers past Knicks | Inquirer Sports

PHILADELPHIA Joel Embiid once had to spike his dads wish for him to become a volleyball player. With his father making a rare trip to Philly, Embiid showed once again he was wise to ditch digs for du.....»»

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Cavs trade Kyle Korver to Utah Jazz

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Veteran sharpshooting guard Kyle Korver is headed back to the Utah Jazz after being traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers, US media reported on Wednesday, November 28. Korver, who helped the Cavaliers reach the last two NBA Finals, has been traded for Alec Burks and two future second-round ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 29th, 2018Related News

Cavs send Kyle Korver to Jazz for guard Alec Burks, 2 picks

CLEVELAND --- Kyle Korver is getting another shot with a contender. The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade Korver, one of the best deep outside shooters in NBA history, to the Utah Jazz, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday. In exchange for Korver, the Cavs will get guard Alec Burks --- and his expiring contract --- along with two future second-round draft picks, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the swap has to be approved by the NBA. The trade might not become official until Thursday. For Korver, Cleveland will get Utah's 2020 second-round selection along with Washington's 2021 second-rounder. The Cavs ...Keep on reading: Cavs send Kyle Korver to Jazz for guard Alec Burks, 2 picks.....»»

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