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Late buying spurs rise in share prices

The stock market saw last minute buying yesterday which allowed the benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) to close higher by 0.5 percent, or 37.16 points, to finish at 7,488.24 ahead of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ policy rate setting meeting next week......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Finance15 hr. 15 min. ago Related News

Rockets blast Blazers, Spurs eclipse Suns

      LOS ANGELES, USA – James Harden scored 29 points as the Houston Rockets halted their three-game losing streak with a 111-103 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, December 11 (Wednesday, December 12, Manila time). Reigning NBA MVP Harden also chipped in 4 assists on a night when 7 Rockets ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 12th, 2018Related News

Toronto s Leonard out against Clippers with right hip bruise

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard won’t play against the Los Angeles Clippers because of a bruised right hip. Raptors coach Nick Nurse announced the injury shortly before Tuesday night’s (Wednesday, PHL time) game at Staples Center. He says Leonard got hurt in a loss against Milwaukee on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) and the forward is listed as day-to-day. “He did go through shootaround,” Nurse said. “We were hoping he would pass the test and go, but it was a little too sore.” Leonard is averaging 26.1 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Raptors, whose 21-7 record leads the NBA. Toronto came into Tuesday’s (Wednesday, PHL time) game having lost three of four. The Raptors move on to face Golden State on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 12th, 2018Related News

Raptors coach Nurse s 94-year-old mother dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse has rejoined his team in Los Angeles after the death of his 94-year-old mother. Nurse says his mother, Marcella Nurse, died Monday in Iowa, where he was born in the city of Carroll. He plans to coach Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time) against the Clippers and Wednesday at Golden State before returning to Iowa. “I’m here because my mother wouldn’t want it any other way,” Nurse said before the game. In June, Nurse was promoted from assistant to head coach of the Raptors after Dwane Casey was fired. He has led the team to a record of 21-7, best in the NBA. “She had a big impact because she had nine of us and I was the last one,” the 51-year-old coach said. “Lots of games — 94 years, nine kids and about 80,000 games watched are her final stats.” Marcella Nurse lived in Carroll for more than 60 years. She endured a suspenseful wait in June before Nurse was elevated to head coach of the Raptors. “The anticipation was just something you wouldn’t imagine,” she told the Daily Times Herald newspaper in Carroll. Marcella Nurse followed her youngest son’s playing exploits in basketball, football, baseball and track and field. “He was always busy, trying to learn about all kinds of sports,” she said. Marcella Nurse was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice. He died in July 2015 at age 89......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 12th, 2018Related News

Forbes double-double fuels Spurs by Suns 111-86

By Raul Dominguez, Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Bryn Forbes had a season-high 24 points and a career-best 11 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Phoenix Suns 111-86 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). San Antonio has won three straight halfway through a six-game homestand. The Spurs, who are allowing 113.3 points per game, have limited their opponents to 101 points during their winning streak. LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points in 25 minutes. He sat out the fourth quarter with San Antonio leading by as many as 25 points. Phoenix, which was without leading scorer Devin Booker for the fifth straight game, never led while falling to 4-24. T.J. Warren led the Suns with 23 points and De'Anthony Melton added 17. Rookie DeAndre Ayton was the only other Phoenix player in double figures, scoring 12 points on 6-for-10 shooting. DeMar DeRozan was held to a season-low five points, but the 6'7" guard attempted just six shots as he set up his teammates. DeRozan had eight of his nine assists in the first half, setting up six three-point shots by drawing the defense into the lane on his drives. San Antonio finished 13-for-21 on three-pointers, falling one shy of matching their season-high for three's. Four of DeRozan's assists in the first half were to Forbes. An undrafted free agent out of Michigan State, Forbes matched a career-high with five three-pointers. TIP-INS Suns: Booker missed his fifth straight game with a strained left hamstring. Booker suffered the injuring trying to save possession on a ball going out of bounds against the Lakers on Dec. 2 (Dec. 3, PHL time). . Phoenix has had eight different players lead the team in game scoring this season. . Warren's season high is 29 points, which he set Nov. 8 (Nov. 9, PHL time) against Boston. Spurs: DeRozan's eight assists in the first half were the second-most he has had in any half in his career. DeRozan had 10 assists and 30 points in the second half against Portland on Feb. 1, 2014. . Forbes has scored in double figures in 21 games this season, the most by an undrafted player. Robert Covington, Wesley Matthews and Justin Holiday and Rodney McGruder all have 17 games in double figures. UP NEXT Suns: Host Dallas on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Spurs: Host Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 12th, 2018Related News

Raptors go west, Kawhi Leonard back to Oracle where so much changed | Inquirer Sports

So much changed after Kawhi Leonard crashed to the Oracle Arena floor on May 14, 2017. The San Antonio Spurs had a 23-point lead on the Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals when Leonard.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsDec 11th, 2018Related News

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

Wade scores 25 points in his 1,000th game, Heat top Clippers

By Doug Padilla, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 25 points in his 1,000th career game, leading the Miami Heat to a 121-98 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time). Wade was 8-for-21 from the field and 5-for-10 from three-point range. The veteran guard will play his final regular-season game in Los Angeles on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Heat held a 91-90 lead after three quarters using a big fourth to pull away. From the end of the third until just over three minutes remained, the Heat went on a 25-2 run to take control. Tobias Harris scored 20 points and Lou Williams added 18 for the Clippers, who were just 7-of-29 from three-point range and 33-for-89 from the field. Miami was without guard Josh Richardson, who was a late scratch because of a shoulder impingement. They also lost guard Tyler Johnson early in the first with a left hip contusion. Johnson had scored eight points in the opening five minutes. Goran Dragic was out because of rest. The Heat finished strong despite playing Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) at Phoenix when they defeated the Suns. Miami has won four of its past five games and is 2-0 to start a season-high six-game road trip. As the Heat piled it on in the fourth, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers earned two quick technical fouls and was ejected. James Johnson scored 18 points for the Heat and Kelly Olynyk added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Derrick Jones Jr. had 11 rebounds. Danilo Gallinari had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers, who saw their NBA-best nine-game home win streak end. The Clippers entered having won 10 of their past 13 games. TIP-INS Heat: Wade was 4-for-7 from three-point range in the opening two quarters, tying his career high for made three's before halftime. ... Miami outscored the Clippers 30-8 in the final quarter to put the game away. Clippers: The eight-point fourth quarter was their lowest scoring quarter since March 2003. ... Luc Mbah a Moute, who has not played since Oct. 23 (Oct. 24, PHL time) because of a knee injury, is likely two weeks away from playing according to Rivers UP NEXT Heat: At the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). Clippers: At Phoenix on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 9th, 2018Related News

Dwyane Wade set to reach 1,000 career games

LOS ANGELES --- Dwyane Wade never thought he would play 1,000 games. And he's unsure what the milestone will mean. Wade is in line to become the 15th active player to appear in 1,000 regular-season games, the milestone he'll hit assuming he plays Saturday night when the Miami Heat visit the Los Angeles Clippers. "I don't even know the significance of 1,000 games," Wade said. "I don't know if it's a big deal. I think it's just another number." The Heat might disagree with that. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra didn't know Wade was nearing the milestone until earlier this week, and got wide-eyed when told that Wade had appeared in so many games. "That's crazy to think about," Spoelstra sa...Keep on reading: Dwyane Wade set to reach 1,000 career games.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 8th, 2018Related News

LeBron scores 42 as Lakers surge past Spurs late, 121-113

By Greg Beacham, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 20 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter and Josh Hart hit two clutch three-pointers in the final minutes of the Los Angeles Lakers' fourth straight victory, 121-113 over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Kyle Kuzma had 22 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers, who lost Brandon Ingram to a sprained left ankle in the first quarter. Los Angeles still beat the Spurs for the first time in three tries this season, but only after James dramatically took control of another fourth quarter during his third 40-point game since joining the Lakers. DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points and Rudy Gay had a season-high 31 before fouling out for the Spurs in the first of back-to-back games in three days to wrap up the season series between these longtime West rivals. They'll meet again in San Antonio on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). San Antonio held an eight-point lead in the fourth before James started a rally by scoring nine consecutive points. James hit an extra-long three-pointer moments later, but the Spurs surged back ahead again. Hart hit a tying triple with 3:04 left, followed by a go-ahead three from James on the next possession. Hart and James hit consecutive clutch three-pointers moments later, and James added a layup with 41 seconds left. James scored all 20 of his fourth-quarter points in the final 9.5 minutes, going 7-of-8 from the field with three three-pointers. He also had six assists and five rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Spurs. Gay poured in 16 points during the third quarter of his highest-scoring performance for the Spurs and a personal best for the injury-plagued scorer since Jan. 5, 2016. But he had just one basket in the final 10.5 minutes before fouling out with 27 seconds left. San Antonio made a 24-10 run out of halftime to take its biggest lead at 69-60, with Gay scoring 16 points in the third quarter and DeRozan adding 12. TIP-INS Spurs: Longtime Lakers big man Pau Gasol didn't get to play against his old team. He is out with a stress fracture in his left foot. Lakers: Ingram had played at least 25 minutes in every game since he returned from a four-game suspension for fighting in Los Angeles' home opener. INGRAM OUT Ingram left midway through the opening quarter after getting hurt while Aldridge committed a flagrant foul against him. The Lakers' third-leading scorer had X-rays that came back negative, but the team decided to rest him for the night. Ingram scored five points before leaving. The former No. 2 overall draft pick has been a key component of the Lakers' starting lineup around James, providing length on the perimeter and improving his drives to the hoop. UP NEXT Spurs: Host the Lakers on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Lakers: Visit the Spurs on Friday (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 6th, 2018Related News

Clippers’ Patrick Beverley fined $25K for throwing basketball at fan

NEW YORK --- Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for throwing a basketball at a fan during a game in Dallas. The fine was handed down Tuesday by league discipline executive Kiki VanDeWeghe. The incident occurred with 9:10 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Clippers' 114-110 loss to the Mavericks on Sunday. Beverley and Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. wrestled on the floor for a loose ball, their second loose-ball scramble of the game. After Beverley got up holding the ball, he threw a bounce pass to a Mavericks' fan sitting courtside, which the fan caught. That drew a technical foul and an ejection. He said after the game t...Keep on reading: Clippers’ Patrick Beverley fined $25K for throwing basketball at fan.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 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

Jordan helps Mavericks top Clippers

DeAndre Jordan torched his former team for 16 points and a season-high 23 rebounds and Dennis Smith Jr., who had his front tooth knocked out in the third quarter, came up with a game-saving block to allow the Dallas Mavericks to earn their seventh consecutive home victory, 114-110, over the Los Angeles Clippers. Jordan was […] The post Jordan helps Mavericks top Clippers appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Mavs topple Clippers, Lakers ease past Suns

LOS ANGELES, USA – The short-handed Dallas Mavericks denied the Los Angeles Clippers a fifth straight NBA victory with a 114-110 win on Sunday, December 2 (Monday, December 3, Philippine time).  Harrison Barnes scored 30 points as the Mavericks, who were without star rookie Luka Doncic, dropped the Clippers from 1st place ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

DeRozan’s season-high 36 help Spurs beat Blazers

SAN ANTONIO (AP) --- DeMar DeRozan had a season-high 36 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a big game by Damian Lillard, rebounding from a pair of lopsided losses to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 131-118 on Sunday night. The Spurs held a practice Saturday morning following consecutive losses of 39 points and 31 points and the team responded with its highest point total in two weeks. LaMarcus Aldridge added 29 points and Rudy Gay had 18 as the Spurs snapped a two-game skid. Lillard scored 37 points for Portland, and C.J. McCollum had 24. DeRozan scored 26 points in the second half as the Spurs rallied from a seven-point deficit in the third quarter after blowing a...Keep on reading: DeRozan’s season-high 36 help Spurs beat Blazers.....»»

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

Rockets romp over Spurs in Lone Star State clash | The Manila Times Online

LOS ANGELES: James Harden and Chris Paul combined for 37 points as the Houston Rockets snapped a four-game losing streak by clobbering the rebuilding San Antonio Spurs 136-105 on FridayREAD The post R.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 2nd, 2018Related News

Rockets romp over Spurs in Lone Star State clash

LOS ANGELES: James Harden and Chris Paul combined for 37 points as the Houston Rockets snapped a four-game losing streak by clobbering the rebuilding San Antonio Spurs 136-105 on Friday…READ The post Rockets romp over Spurs in Lone Star State clash appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsDec 2nd, 2018Related News

Rockets romp over Spurs in Lone Star State clash

LOS ANGELES, USA – James Harden and Chris Paul combined for 37 points as the Houston Rockets snapped a four-game losing streak by clobbering the rebuilding San Antonio Spurs, 136-105, on Friday, November 30 (Saturday, December 1, Philippine time).  Harden delivered 23 points and 10 assists and Paul added 14 points ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 1st, 2018Related News

LeBron, Lakers rally in 2nd half to beat Mavericks 114-103

By Joe Reedy, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 28 points, Brandon Ingram added 19 and the Los Angeles Lakers won their second game in as many nights, 114-103 over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). It's the third time in five back-to-back sets this season that the Lakers have taken both games. Los Angeles trailed for most of the first three quarters — and fell behind by as many as 15 in the second — before going on a 10-4 run the final three minutes of the third to take a 78-75 advantage into the fourth. The Lakers were up 90-86 before taking control with a 15-3 run that included nine points by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Harrison Barnes led Dallas with 29 points, and Dwight Powell added 17 off the bench. Dallas was assessed four technical fouls in the game, including three in the fourth quarter. JJ Barea was ejected midway in the fourth after receiving his second technical. Dallas led 45-30 less than four minutes into the second quarter when the Lakers got back into it with 10 straight points, which included six by James. The Mavericks led 58-53 at halftime. Kyle Kuzma added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers. TIP-INS Mavericks: Dennis Smith Jr. scored 13 points and Wesley Matthews added 11. DeAndre Jordan had 12 rebounds and eight points. ... Dallas started 3-of-6 on three-pointers and then went 3-of-21 from beyond the arc the rest of the half. ... The 27 three-point attempts in the first half was a season high, surpassing the 26 the Mavs had on Oct. 20 (Oct. 21, PHL time) against Minnesota. ... Barnes is averaging 17 points against the Lakers in the first half of games this season. Lakers: Tyson Chandler (13 points, 12 rebounds) also had a double-double while Lonzo Ball added 10 points. ... Los Angeles had 11 turnovers in the first half, marking the 11th time this season it had 10 or more in the first 24 minutes. ... Kuzma scored 13 points in the third quarter, which is his second most in a quarter this season. He had 14 in the second quarter against San Antonio on Oct. 22 (Oct. 23, PHL time). UP NEXT Mavericks: Remain in Los Angeles to face the Clippers on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). Lakers: Host Phoenix on Sunday afternoon (Monday, PHL time) to cap a stretch of three home games in four days......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 1st, 2018Related News