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PBA: NLEX completes 26-point comeback to stun Magnolia

NLEX is the PBA’s comeback kings for the 2019 Governors’ Cup. The Road Warriors came back from 26 points down to stun defending champion Magnolia Sunday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo, 86-85. Tied at 80, the Hotshots went up by two with 11 seconds to go after five straight points from Paul Lee. NLEX looked like a goner after JR Quinahan missed a go-ahead three and a defensive rebound by Hotshots import Romeo Travis. But then Jericho Cruz played hero for the Road Warriors, forcing a jump ball with Travis that eventually led to a pair of free throws for Kiefer Ravena. The Phenom missed the second but Cruz was there to pick up the ball and put NLEX up, 87-86. With one second left, Lee missed a long three and NLEX kept first place with an 8-1 record. The Road Warriors also joined Meralco with playoff bonuses in the quaterfinals. The Hotshots dropped to 5-5 with the loss. Import Mike Harris scored 22 points for NLEX, including a booming triple to tie things up at 83, answering Paul Lee’s own three the possession before. Quinahan added 14 points for the Road Warriors while Cruz finished with 13 points to cap his heroic effort for the win. For Magnolia, it was Lee that paced the offense, dropping 24 points. Ian Sangalang ended up with 19 points for the champs.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 11th, 2019Related News

Jokic, Nuggets hold on for 100-98 overtime win over Wolves

By Brian Hall, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nikola Jokic hit a fadeaway jumper with 2.4 seconds left to give the Denver Nuggets a 100-98 overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). ???? JOKIC COMES UP CLUTCH AGAIN! ???? The Joker sinks his second-straight GAME WINNER for the @nuggets! #MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/FxqL61NW3g — NBA (@NBA) November 10, 2019 Jokic had 20 points, six rebounds and seven assists to help Denver win its fourth straight game. Will Barton had 13 points, including a pair of 3s in overtime, and 12 rebounds. Paul Millsap scored all 14 of his points during a big third-quarter run and had 10 rebounds. Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and 16 rebounds for Minnesota. Towns sent it to overtime with a corner 3, but the Wolves shot a season-low 13.3% from 3-point range and 35.1% overall from the field. Andrew Wiggins added 25 points in Minnesota's third loss in four games. A game after recovering from a 19-point, fourth-quarter deficit, the Nuggets allowed the Wolves to rally. Denver led by 16 in the fourth when Gary Harris hit a 3 with 6:41 left. The Nuggets went scoreless the remainder of regulation and Minnesota put together a 16-0 streak. The Wolves led 55-53 midway through the fourth when Millsap was fouled shooting a 3. He converted all three free throws for his first points and scored six points as Denver went on a 10-0 run. Minnesota was 0 for 10 from beyond the arc in the third as Denver took control. The Wolves hit 4 of 17 shots overall in the quarter. TIP-INS Nuggets: Jamal Murray left the game early in the third with left foot soreness but later returned. He scored all 15 of his points in the first half. ... Backup guard Malik Beasley left with an illness after playing five scoreless minutes. ... The Nuggets are 22-9 at Target Center since 2004-05. Timberwolves: Point guards Jeff Teague (illness) and Shabazz Napier (right hamstring strain) each missed their third straight game. ... Minnesota's previous worst 3-point shooting performance was Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) against Golden State when it was 9 of 36. The Wolves are 15 of 18 from 3 in the two games. ... Minnesota had one turnover in the first quarter. UP NEXT Nuggets: Host Atlanta on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). Timberwolves: At Detroit on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time)......»»

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PBA: Carom scores 30, Meralco takes first playoff bonus after beating Northport

Meralco’s electrifying run is alive. The Bolts used a fourth-quarter surge to overwhelm Northport Sunday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo, taking a huge 103-89 win in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup. Now winners of five straight, Meralco is making a play for first place with an 8-2 record. The win also allowed the Bolts to clinch one of the four twice-to-beat advantages in the quarterfinals. Meralco is the first team to take a playoff bonus. Anjo Caram shot 73 percent on his way to a career-high 30 points, powering Meralco’s offense. Import Allen Durham was right behind, finishing with a monster effort of 26 points and 19 rebounds. Chris Newsome added another 17 for the Bolts. Northport got 27 points from Michael Qualls and 20 points from Christian Standhardinger. However, the Batang Pier have lost back-to-back and at 3-6, their playoff hopes are in serious jeopardy.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 10th, 2019Related News

Vardy fires Leicester to 2nd in EPL, Chelsea extends run

By James Ellingworth, Associated Press Could Leicester do it again? Even if another shock Premier League title isn't on the cards, the outsider which won in 2016 is firmly a part of English soccer's top four this season. Beating Arsenal 2-0 on Saturday leaves Leicester second, five points off leader Liverpool, and with a nine-point cushion to the fifth spot. It also deepens the gloom at Arsenal, where Unai Emery is dealing with a five-game winless run as well as the now former captain Granit Xhaka's rift with fans. Chelsea is third, level on points with Leicester, after winning its sixth league game in a row — a 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace. Tottenham drew 1-1 with Sheffield United in a game full of video-review controversy and hasn't won consecutive games since April. Liverpool and fourth-place Manchester City play Sunday. VARDY'S PARTY Jamie Vardy remains the Premier League's top scorer after another dominant game against Arsenal. Vardy opened the scoring in the 68th minute with his 11th league goal of the season off a square ball from Youri Tielemans, finishing off a slick team move. Vardy set up the second for James Maddison in the 75th, holding up the ball in the penalty area before feeding it for the onrushing Maddison to hit a powerful low shot from outside the penalty area. Arsenal had chances to score in the first half, with Alexandre Lacazette in particular wasting good opportunities. After scoring two, Leicester came close to a third. Arsenal sits sixth and is dropping away from the race for Champions League spots. Xhaka was out of the squad again for the Leicester game as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remained captain. PULISIC SCORES Abraham has been on strong scoring form all season, and now American midfielder Christian Pulisic has joined him. After Palace kept the game goalless in the first half with solid defending and more than a little luck, Chelsea did its job in the second to win 2-0. Abraham scored his 10th Premier League goal of the season in the 52nd off a neat backheel pass from Willian, and Pulisic made sure of the win in the 79th, heading in a looping, deflected shot from Michy Batshuayi. Pulisic scored his fifth goal in three league games "In the first half we started well, then allowed our tempo to drop, but when we came out in the second half with the intent that we did, we won the game relatively comfortably - a nice, solid win with a clean sheet," Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said. Man City is the next opponent for Lampard's Chelsea on Nov. 23. SON BOUNCES BACK Son Heung-min scored for Spurs, but he wasn't originally meant to be playing at all. Son was due to be suspended after a red card in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Everton for a challenge which led to Andre Gomes suffering a broken and dislocated ankle. Son left the field in tears after that incident, but his red card was overturned a day later on appeal. He followed up by scoring twice in the 4-0 win over Red Star. Sheffield was frustrated when John Lundstram hit the post and the video assistant referee ruled out a goal for David McGoldrick because of an offside in the build-up. VAR was kinder to Sheffield when George Baldock's cross ended up in the net at the far post in the 78th. A video review found Chris Basham hadn't been offside as the ball flew past his head. Spurs' inconsistent form is one reason for the pressure on manager Mauricio Pochettino, but the league table is damning for last season's Champions League finalist. Tottenham is 17 points off leader Liverpool, but just seven ahead of last-place Norwich. SAINTS IN TROUBLE Everton traveled to struggling Southampton on the verge of the relegation zone but eased the pressure with a 2-1 win. Everton now enjoys a six-point cushion over 18th-place Watford, while Southampton is 19th and winless in its last seven league games. Newcastle beat Bournemouth 2-1, while Burnley turned around a run of three defeats with a 3-0 win at home to West Ham......»»

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Desiderio proud UP’s ‘Atin ‘to’ spirit is alive and well in UAAP 82

The University of the Philippines is yet to have a double-digit margin of victory in the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament. In their nine wins, the Fighting Maroons' biggest winning margin was six at the expense of Far Eastern University and University of the East. Even more, six of their wins have come by three points or less. Without a doubt, State U has found itself in more close contests than any other team in the tournament. And yet, again and again, they fought - and more often than not, they won. With that, it's safe to say that the battle cry Paul Desiderio breathed life into is alive and well - even as he is now making his alma mater proud with the Blackwater Elite in the PBA. "Oo. Kitang-kita mo pa rin yun sa kanila," he answered after being asked if he could still sense "Atin 'to" in this iteration of UP's men's basketball team. "Basta close games, hindi sila nagpapatalo, hindi sila sumusuko. Laban lang hanggang sa dulo." Of course, nobody would ever forget that it was behind Desiderio that the Fighting Maroons announced they are now a force to reckon with. With him leading the way, they ended a 21-year Final Four drought and then ended a 32-year Finals absence. Now, State U is in prime position to build on that momentum as it boasts of the second-seed and a twice-to-beat advantage for the first time in school history. "Malaking bagay na naabot ng UP yung no. 2 kasi dati, nasa baba lang kami, wala pang nanonood. Ngayon, kitang-kita mo yung suporta ng community," Desiderio said. He then continued, "Sobrang happy kami kasi talagang makikita mong umangat yung programa. Malaking credit yun kay Coach Bo para madala yung team sa back-to-back na Final Four." Still, the Diliman legend also reminded that the job is far from finished. "Kailangan nila, be more disciplined and mag-focus on their roles. Kailangan, yung eyes nila, nasa bigger picture," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 9th, 2019Related News

PBA: ROS spoils San Miguel’s fun by taking big win in Cebu

Rain or Shine almost lost another big lead to San Miguel Beer. Key word is “almost.” The Elasto Painters withstood a fourth-quarter rally from the Beermen, pulling off a 91-85 win in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at the Hoops Dome in Cebu. ROS led by as many as 22 points but it evaporated in the fourth as the Beermen came roaring back. San Miguel came as close to two points, 85-87, following a booming triple by Arwind Santos but that proved to be the Beermen’s final score as ROS would be steady from the line to preserve the win. The Elasto Painters avoided the cellar with the victory, improving to 3-7 in the team standings. Meanwhile, San Miguel suffered a crucial loss and dropped to 6-4. If the playoffs start tomorrow, the Beermen will be at 5th place, staring at another opponent with a twice-to-beat advantage. Rookie Javee Mocon and import Rich Ross led ROS with 16 points each in the victory. The two also combined for 26 rebounds. Rey Nambatac and Gabe Norwood, who both sealed the win with separate trips from the foul line, added 15 apiece. The Beermen got 19 points from Chris Ross and 17 from hometown hero June Mar Fajardo. However, new San Miguel import John Holland struggled for only 10 points in his first game.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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'AtinTo: Former UP star Paul Desiderio now engaged

'AtinTo: Former UP star Paul Desiderio now engaged.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 9th, 2019Related News

PBA: Almazan’s big game sparks Meralco’s win over Columbian

Meralco is closing in on that top-4 finish in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup. The Bolts continued their electrifying run Friday, zapping Columbian Dyip at the Big Dome, 92-74. Sparked by big games from import Allen Durham and Raymond Almazan, Meralco improved to 7-2 in the standings, keeping its hold of solo third place. Former two-time Best Import Durham finishing with 34 points and 14 rebounds for Meralco and the Bolts won a third straight game. Meanwhile, Almazan grabbed a career-high 24 rebounds to go along with 18 points and two blocks. Chris Newsome added another 10 points for Meralco. Columbian is slowly losing its place in the top-8, dropping to 4-5 in the team standings. CJ Perez led the way for the Dyip with 21 points while import Khapri Alston added 19.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 8th, 2019Related News

2 drug suspects arrested, P1-M illegal drugs seized

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police arrested two high-value drug personalities in two buy-and-bust operations conducted between 2:30 a.m. to 3:50 a.m. on Friday, November 8, in Sitios Sugarlandia and Lower Bacayan, Barangay Bacayan. The two suspects were identified as Jefferson Ruaza “Poy-poy” Sasan, 27, and Paul Daniel “Pol-pol” Sanchez Miñoza, 26. Both suspects are residents […] The post 2 drug suspects arrested, P1-M illegal drugs seized appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2019Related News

Rappler Talk: PAGASA s Chris Perez on weather forecasting

Bookmark this page to watch the interview on Friday, November 8, at 7 pm MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines, one of the countries most prone to natural hazards, gets an average of 20 tropical cyclones each year. As the state weather bureau, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2019Related News

3 kelot timbog sa Kyusi buy-bust

Manila, Philippines – Kalaboso ang tatlong lalaki sa ikinasang buy-bust operation sa Barangay Novaliches Proper, Quezon City, Huwebes ng gabi. Kinilala ang mga suspek na sina John Paulo Flores, Ryan Erpelo, at Kees Van Paul Lorenzo. Nasabat sa mga suspek ang dalawang kilo ng hinihinalang marijuana na may street value na P240,000. Ayon kay Police […] The post 3 kelot timbog sa Kyusi buy-bust appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2019Related News

Chris Brown holds high-end yard sale at his Los Angeles home

LOS ANGELES: Chris Brown held a high-end yard sale Wednesday at his Los Angeles home, with hundreds of fans, gawkers and bargain-seekers waiting for hours to try to get a piece of the singer’s stuff. Brown posted a flyer on his Instagram and Twitter accounts Tuesday night that included the address of his suburban mansion […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsNov 7th, 2019Related News

PBA: Hotshot Banchero will only get better for Magnolia

Chris Banchero debuted for defending champion Magnolia Wednesday in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup. In the win against Phoenix, Banchero was pretty solid, finishing with 10 points to go along with five rebounds and three assists. While that’s nice and all, Banchero should be even more productive as the Hotshots gear up for the rest of their title defense. Head coach Chito Victolero is sure of that. “Kaya ko yan kinuha dahil tinawag akong Coach Banchero eh. Kaya yun ang susi doon,” Victolero joked as he started to talk about his team’s latest weapon. “Pero kidding aside, very happy with Chris. Marami pa yan. Dalang beses pa lang siya naka-practice samin and nangangapa pa yung bata,” he added. Coming over from Alaska, Victolero likes what Banchero has to offer for Magnolia. At the very least, the former Ace is a new pair of legs the Hotshots could use to keep up their vaunted three-guard set up to win games. “Maganda yung binibigay niya samin. Yung hustle niya, yung energy, yung kanyang push sa bola, at depensa,” Victolero said on Banchero. “Sabi ko nga, fresh legs para sa bench namin and maganda, yung fourth uarter namin sobrang solid kasi halos lahat, fresh legs. Importante yung samin,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 7th, 2019Related News

Pasaol-led Media sets date with Stats in Goodwill Games Finals

Former UE star Alvin Pasaol made sure he wasn’t going to let his teammates down in his UAAP return as the Chooks-to-Go Collegiate Press Corps rallied past Ateneo, 102-94, to progress in the 2019 UAAP Goodwill Games Finals on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The super scorer paired up with ex-Adamson stalwart Ryan Monteclaro as the mediamen fought from a 12-point second quarter deficit, 50-38, and staged a killer third quarter storm to wrest control of the tiff. Game changing was the impact of Inquirer.net's Bong Lozada, whose inspired play keyed the Media's 7-0 run late in the said frame to turn a two-point deficit to a 71-66 lead. NBTC’s Anton Altamirano and NCAA Season 95 leading scorer Allyn Bulanadi then hustled up with short stabs to open the fourth period and extend the lead to 11, 86-75 with seven minutes left. Although Chibueze Ikeh flexed great offensive dominance inside and out in the clutch for Ateneo, the Media's defense was just on-point down the stretch to book its return trip to the championship. Monteclaro led the Press with 28 points built on eight triples. Pasaol added 26 markers and 12 rebounds, while fellow Davaoeno Bulanadi chipped in 20 points, nine boards, five assists and two steals. Roy Cayanan of Tiebreaker Times stood out with 11 points, while Altamirano had 10 markers and seven boards, all from the offensive end. The media also got significant contributions from the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Cedelf Tupas, Spin.ph’s Karlo Sacamos, Abante’s Cyreel Zarate, ESPN5's AJ Bolando, PM's Paul Carpio and Courtside.ph’s Niel Masoy in the game, with Randolph B. Leongson of Spin.ph, Yo Sarmenta of ESPN5, and Matthew Li of Tiebreaker Times calling the shots from the sidelines. Bacon Austria flirted with a triple-double to carry the load for Ateneo with 29 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, while Ikeh churned out a monster double-double of 25 markers and 21 boards. This season's hosts also fielded UAAP treasurer Erika Caitlyn Dy, Blue Eagles assistant coach Yuri Escueta, and ex-Ateneo players Frank Golla and Shaggy Almond in the game. It was a sweet bounce back victory for Team Media after its highly controversial defeat to the Technical Group/Stats. Media shoots for back-to-back titles when it faces its rival Technical Group/Stats in the Finals set on Sunday, still at the Big Dome. The Scores: MEDIA 102 - Monteclaro 28, Pasaol 26, Bulanadi 20, Cayanan 11, Altamirano 10, Tupas 2, Zarate 2, Bolando 1, Carpio 0, Lozada 0, Masoy 0. ATENEO 94 - Austria 29, Ikeh 25, Fortuna 18, Escueta 13, Golla 4, Dy 3, Mercado 2, Almond 0. Quarters: 23-23, 43-50, 71-69, 102-94......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 7th, 2019Related News

PBA: Reloaded Hotshots take down Phoenix to near playoffs

Defending champion Magnolia is keeping its place in the playoff race. The Hotshots pulled away late Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome, clipping Phoenix, 97-81, in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup. Now winners of back-to-back games, the Hotshots are at solo 6th place with a 5-4 record. More importantly, Magnolia still has an outside shot to crash the top-4 party and enter the quarters with a playoff bonus. Import Romeo Travis is slowly regaining his game after dealing with injury, leading the champs with 20 points, 16 rebounds, and eight assists for a near triple-double. Ian Sangalang was the top local for the Hotshots with 17 points while Paul Lee addded 15 points. Chris Banchero debuted for Magnolia with 10 points. Phoenix got 24 points from Alonzo Gee but he only shot 29 percent from the field. Matthew Wright finished with 19 points for the now 2-7 Fuel Masters.   The Scores:  Magnolia 97 - Travis 20, Sangalang 17, Lee 15, Banchero 10, Jalalon 9, Dela Rosa 8, Barroca 7, Melton 6, Pingris 4, Reavis 1. Phoenix 81 - Gee 24, Wright 19, Mallari 13, Perkins 8, Napoles 7, Jazul 4, Garcia 3, Chua 2, Marcelo 1, Intal 0, Dennison 0, Kramer 0. Quarterscores: 21-12, 41-31, 69-60, 97-81   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 6th, 2019Related News

PBA: Brand new feeling for Banchero as he debuts for Hotshots

Chris Banchero is off to a good start for Magnolia. Acquired by trade a couple of days earlier, Banchero debuted for the Hotshots Wednesday as the defending PBA Governors’ Cup champions took on Phoenix at the Cuneta Astrodome. Banchero played 22 and a half minutes and scored 10 points on top of five rebounds and three assists. The Hotshots won too. “My first game was good. I’m just happy we got the win and closed it out against a team that was fighting for their lives to get to the playoffs,” Banchero said. “I thought we played well tonight,” he added. Banchero says it’s gonna take a while for him to get used to Magnolia, which is only natural as he’s only been a Hotshot for a good three days. Still, Banchero welcomes this new feeling with a new team and adds that it’s only going to get better from here. “I'm still getting used to it, so I feel brand-new. It's gonna take a while to get to develop that chemistry,” Banchero said. “But once that happens, I think we're gonna be a really tough ball club,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Magnolia demolishes Phoenix in Banchero debut

MANILA, Philippines – Magnolia gave Chris Banchero a triumphant debut as the Hotshots dispatched Phoenix, 97-81, in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome on Wednesday, November 6.  Banchero, traded from Alaska for Rodney Brondial and Robbie Herndon, immediately made an impact with 10 points, 5 rebounds, and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 6th, 2019Related News

Gilgeous-Alexander leads Thunder past Magic 102-94

By John Tranchina, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder over the Orlando Magic 102-94 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). Chris Paul added 20 points and six assists for the Thunder (3-4), who held their opponent under 100 points for the fourth time in seven games. Steven Adams had 11 points and 11 rebounds. Aaron Gordon had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead the Magic (2-5), who have yet to reach 100 points in a game this season. Orlando had six players reach double figures in points, including Jonathan Isaac, who had 13 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. Nikola Vucevic had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Oklahoma City led 58-53 at halftime and managed to hold the advantage until Al-Farouq Aminu's two free throws tied it at 81 early in the fourth quarter. The Magic tied at 83 a couple of minutes later but never regained the advantage. They pulled within 88-87 on Gordon's long jump shot with 4:44 remaining, but Oklahoma City used a 9-2 run over the three-plus minutes to regain control. Both teams shot poorly in the fourth quarter, with the Thunder at 33.3 percent (7 of 21) and Orlando at 26.3 (5 of 19). TIP-INS Orlando: Evan Fournier entered tied for the team lead with 16.8 points per game but managed just four, all free throws, while shooting 0 of 7. It was his first game this season in single digits. ... The Magic held the edge in rebounds, 53-38, with 16 offensive boards, including 11 in the first half. ... Orlando held a significant advantage in bench points, outscoring the Thunder's reserves 39-26. Oklahoma City: Dennis Schroder averaged 19.5 points over his previous four outings but scored just five in this one, shooting 2 of 11 from the floor. ... The Thunder hold a 10-2 record against Orlando at home, winning four in a row. UP NEXT Orlando: The Magic face Dallas on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). The Mavericks are off to a surprising 4-2 start. Oklahoma City: The Thunder are on the road Thursday (Friday, PHL time) to take on the San Antonio Spurs......»»

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PBA: Manuel muscles way for PoW citation

DESPITE the trade rumors surrounding him, Vic Manuel still proved to be a trooper and played well enough to help Alaska stay in contention for a playoffs berth in the PBA Governors' Cup. Manuel muscled his way for 23 points and 10 rebounds as the Aces turned back NorthPort Batang Pier, 106-99, to win for the third time in their last four outings. It was the first back-to-back victory for Alaska under coach Jeff Cariaso as the team continues its rise in the standings with a 3-6 record after losing its first five games in the conference. The 32-year-old Manuel has a lot to do with that as the forward from Licab, Nueva Ecija has been delivering consistently on both ends of the floor, unmindful of the trade talks involving him. Manuel's numbers in the win over NorthPort clinched for him the PBA Press Corps-Cignal Player of the Week for the period Oct. 28 to Nov. 3. 'The Muscleman' edged rookie teammate Abu Tratter for the weekly honor. Tratter, who also got his fair share of the votes, finished with 17 points and nine rebounds against the Batang Pier. Seven other players vied for the weekly honor namely, Kiefer Ravena, Jericho Cruz, and Poy Erram of NLEX, rookie Bong Quinto, Chris Newsome, and Raymund Almazan of Meralco, and veteran Barangay Ginebra guard LA Tenorio......»»

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Murray scores 21 points, Nuggets beat Heat 109-89

By Dennis Georgatos, Associated Press DENVER (AP) - Jamal Murray scored 21 points, Will Barton and Jerami Grant had 15 each, and the Denver Nuggets pulled away in the second half to beat the Miami Heat 109-89 Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). Jimmy Butler had 16 points and Kelly Olynyk 13 for Miami, which ended a three-game winning streak. It was the first time this season the Heat had failed to score at least 100 points. The Nuggets held Miami to 36.4 percent shooting from the floor while converting 52.3 percent of their shots. Up by 10 at haftime, the Nuggets doubled their lead with a strong third quarter in which they outscored the Heat 31-20 despite losing Paul Millsap to a facial laceration early in the period after Gary Harris left near the end of the second quarter with an ankle injury. Monte Morris converted a three-point play in the final moments of the third, helping the Nuggets take an 89-68 lead into the fourth. Morris finished with 11 points. Denver scored eight of the next nine points starting the final quarter capped by Torrey Craig's dunk off a lob pass from Nikola Jokic to move in front 97-70 with 8:58 left to play. Bam Adebayo's driving layup broke the Nuggets' surge but not enough to alter the outcome for the Heat, who had trailed by a point after the first quarter. Denver substituted freely in the final minutes. The Nuggets closed the last 5:04 of the second quarter on a 16-5 run to take a 58-48 lead at halftime. Barton, back from a toe injury, began the flurry by converting a go-ahead three-point play and also connected on a 3-pointer during the surge. TIP-INS Heat: F KZ Okpala was sidelined by a left Achilles tendon strain. ... F/G Derrick Jones Jr. is back from a left groin strain that sidelined him the previous four games. ... F/G Justise Winslow returned to action after missing two games with lower back stiffness. Nuggets: Barton returned to the starting lineup after missing the past two games with a swollen left toe. ... Harris left the game late in the second quarter with a left ankle sprain and was ruled out for the remainder of the contest. ... Millsap suffered a cut on his forehead when he collided during a third-quarter fastbreak with Meyers Leonard, who was called for a flagrant 1 foul. Team trainers stopped the bleeding with a headband bandage and Millsap made both free throws before being replaced on the floor by Grant. UP NEXT Heat: Continue three-game road trip Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) at Phoenix. Nuggets: Round out two-game homestand by hosting Philadelphia on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 6th, 2019Related News