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Jerebko basket lifts Warriors past Jazz

Jerebko basket lifts Warriors past Jazz.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: Sports14 hr. 31 min. ago Related News

Unlikely hero lifts Warriors past hot-shooting Jazz

    MANILA, Philippines – Jonas Jerebko buried the game-winning tip-in as the Golden State Warriors rallied from 16 points down to escape the Utah Jazz, 124-123, in the NBA thriller on Friday, October 19 (Saturday, October 20, Manila time) at Salt Lake City, Utah. Playing just his second game with the Warriors, Jerebko ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News20 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

He had juice and fire, Steph Curry on game hero Jerebko

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Utah was the only team last year to beat Golden State thrice. And this time, the Jazz came close to pulling off another upset until a former player came back to haunt them. Jonas Jerebko executed a clutch tip in with 0.3 seconds left against his former team ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News20 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

Broadway Barkada soars with ‘Lumipad’ dance showcase

    NEW YORK --- Filipino American performing arts group Broadway Barkada is producing an evening of dance pieces titled "Lumipad: A Pinoy Night of Dance."   The program consists of modern, lyrical, jazz, cultural and many other styles.   "This is our sixth production of our Take Flight Initiative," says Liz Casasola, one of the group's three cofounders.   "The initiative is about 'spreading your wings' as an artist and sharing one's own vision. Broadway Barkada aims to give these artists a platform to do just that.   "In believing in your unique story to tell, the first step---taking that risk---can be the hardest. Broadway...Keep on reading: Broadway Barkada soars with ‘Lumipad’ dance showcase.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 19th, 2018Related News

My old love : Louie Ysmael opens jazz club 34 stories high in Makati

Louie Ysmael at the bar of Top of the Alpha by Louie Y Louie Ysmael is still at it. From the 1970s till the present, he continues to give urbanites reason to go out and have a good time with friend.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2018Related News

All-Star Warriors roll past Thunder in festive NBA opener

Stephen Curry is coming off an injury-plagued season and a summer he thought might be among his best yet......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Warriors silence Thunder in opener

Warriors silence Thunder in opener.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Curry guides Warriors past Thunder in opener

Stephen Curry capped a game-high, 32-point performance with a key three-point play with 1:46 remaining Tuesday night, helping the host Golden State Warriors hold off the Russell Westbrook-less Oklahoma City Thunder 108-100 in the second half of the NBA’s opening-night doubleheader. Kevin Durant dropped in 27 points for the Warriors, who overcame 7-for-26 shooting from […] The post Curry guides Warriors past Thunder in opener appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopOct 17th, 2018Related News

‘My old love’: Louie Ysmael opens jazz club 34 stories high in Makati

Louie Ysmael is still at it. From the 1970s till the present, he continues to give urbanites reason to go out and have a good time with friends, over drinks and music--in settings he carefully conceived and built. On Oct. 17, Ysmael opens a place different from the discos, bars and nightclubs that Manila's nightlife king has been known for. He calls it Top of the Alpha by Louie Y, a jazz club which he points out is "not a bar, but more of a lounge." It looks really spacious, occupying the entire 34th floor of the Alphaland Corporate Tower in Makati. Walking me around the place the night before its grand opening, Ysmael beams with pride and joy as he shows some of the pri...Keep on reading: ‘My old love’: Louie Ysmael opens jazz club 34 stories high in Makati.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 17th, 2018Related News

Warriors get rings, then beat Thunder on NBA opening night

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, speaks to fans during an awards ceremony to recognize the team's NBA championship prior to a basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder,.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Warriors hold off Westbrook-less Thunder

    SAN FRANCISCO, USA (UPDATED) – Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant accepted their championship rings for leading Golden State to a third NBA title in 4 campaigns, then powered the Warriors over Oklahoma City, 108-100, in their 2018-19 season opener on Tuesday, October 16 (Wednesday, October 17, Manila time) at the Oracle Arena ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Rivalry matches grace opening of new NBA season

The opening of the 2018-2019 NBA season will be graced by opening matches featuring old foes and title contenders. Reigning champions Golden State Warriors will face off against usual rivals Oklahoma City Thunder in first big match-up in the Western Conference. Warriors’ two-time finals most valuable player Kevin Durant will once again suit up against […] The post Rivalry matches grace opening of new NBA season appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopOct 17th, 2018Related News

Warriors dominance in the West shows no sign of relenting

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com We have reached the point in this Golden State Warriors’ chokehold on the Western Conference where it turns spooky: The last team out West to deny the Warriors (technically) no longer exists. Yes, the LA Clippers are still right where they’ve always been. But all other traces of May 3, 2014, when they beat the Warriors in the first round of the playoffs, have turned to dust. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, JJ Redick, DeAndre Jordan, Jamal Crawford -- they’re all gone. Usually, it’s the loser who feels the cold repercussions and fallout of a first-round defeat in the playoffs. But what’s often lost as the Warriors run the table in the West is how they’ve shattered so many teams, schemes and dreams along the way. In hindsight, four years ago was not the beginning of “Lob City” and the Clippers. It was the beginning of their end. The wreckage left behind by the Warriors over the ensuing 53 months underlines the undeniable truth: They’ve taken ownership of their very own West Side Story. They had a record-setting 73-win regular season. They’ve won 12 straight West payoff series (and 15 of 16 playoff series overall). Only twice – the West finals in 2016 and '18 -- did they endure the indignity of needing to survive Game 7 in the West playoffs. In short, this dynasty shows no signs of dying this season. If anything, the argument can be made -- even before it’s proven as fact -- that the 2018-19 Warriors are their most talented team yet. All-Stars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson welcomed a fifth, DeMarcus Cousins, to their mix this summer. That is not typical in the NBA, folks. “This," Durant said, "is going to be an exciting season. Fun.” The Warriors’ five All-Stars (two of whom are former Kia MVPs) are still in their prime. And given that Andre Iguodala tends to transform from a fossil to an X-factor when spring arrives, perhaps only injury or another uncontrollable circumstance will keep the Warriors from making it an NBA-record five straight Western Conference crowns. “In terms of encouraging each other, being in tune with some of the things that might be thrown at you, whether it's injuries, whether it's a couple of slumps on the court, whatever the case is, we adapt really well and we don't stay down for too long,” Curry said. The Rockets, who won 65 games a season ago, are perhaps the most realistic challenger to the Warriors out West. But it's quite possible that Houston is weaker than it was in 2017-18. To understand how high the Warriors are sitting on the throne, you must survey what they’ve left behind. Just look at how the biggest threats in the West have either hit dead ends or maxed themselves out trying to chase the Warriors since 2014. Memphis Grizzlies: At one point, they were considered the toughest matchup for the Warriors because they were polar opposite in style. Half-court and methodical, the Grizzlies took a switchblade to the basketball, slowing the tempo. And they exploited Golden State’s lone weaknesses: Interior size and overall strength. They physically beat up the Warriors in the paint (Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol) and on the perimeter (Tony Allen). Additionally, Mike Conley was at times a handful at point guard at a time when Curry was winning MVP awards. But health and age wore the Grizzlies down and eventually forced them into a current reinvention that likely won’t reap benefits until after the Warriors are finished. Oklahoma City Thunder: As one of only two West teams (Houston being the other) to force the Warriors into a seventh game, OKC was prime for a takeover in 2016. That season, OKC eliminated a 67-win San Antonio Spurs team in the West semfinals. Durant and Russell Westbrook were healthy, humming and helping the Thunder to a 3-1 lead in the West finals. That, however, was their apex, and the costly collapse was heightened by the “Klay Game” (41 points in Game 6). Imagine, if not for a fateful turn of events -- Klay’s 3-point rampage, KD’s second-half Game 7 vapor and the Warriors losing the 2016 Finals to Cleveland -- maybe Durant sticks around in OKC. At any rate, the post-2016 West finals reconstruction being done by the Thunder (Exhibit A: The short-lived Carmelo Anthony experience) is falling short so far. Portland Trail Blazers: They were never seriously considered a thorn to the Warriors, and still aren’t. It’s just that they played themselves. They were fooled by the events in 2016, when they beat the injury-hampered Clippers in the first round. They were then somewhat competitive against the Warriors in the West semifinals (winning one game by 12, losing another in OT and the elimination game by just four). Flushed with false hope, that summer the Blazers handed out rich extensions to rotational players and, unfortunately, locked themselves into a team that hasn’t won a playoff game since. San Antonio Spurs: Like the Grizzlies, the Spurs caused trouble for the Warriors because of their disciplined style that put the brakes on the pace. San Antonio ruled the West just prior to the Warriors’ run and the proud franchise wasn’t willing to relinquish its hold so easily, causing the Warriors to shiver by winning the regular season matchup from 2014-16. Still, like Memphis, the Spurs turned gray almost overnight. Tim Duncan retired, Tony Parker lost some zip and then, of course, came the sneaky Zaza Pachulia foot plant that KO’d Kawhi Leonard in the first game of their 2017 series. It hasn’t been the same for the Spurs, who shipped off the disgruntled Leonard this summer. Houston Rockets: While the Warriors were able to build around Curry to create a dynasty, the Rockets are in their third attempt to do likewise with James Harden. The Dwight Howard experiment was an exploding cigar, and then the strategy of turning Harden into a point guard failed to draw blood. Chris Paul arrived last season and the best record in the West followed, but Paul has always limped at the wrong time. True to form, his body failed him in the conference finals, just when the Rockets were up 3-2 on the Warriors and primed to issue a stunning statement. The conference-wide process of teams searching for the formula to bring an end to this “Golden” era has taken on an interesting twist. Except for the Rockets, who shuffled their deck slightly this summer, other West contenders are on a semi-defeatist two-year plan. As in: We’re not ready now, but look out in a coupla years! LeBron James joined the Lakers this summer, but it’s hard to take them seriously when LeBron himself says his new team isn’t breathing the same air as the defending champs. His supporting cast is a mix of pups with no playoff experience and vets who’ve seen better days. It’s foolhardy to doubt the potential of any team with LeBron — eight straight trips to the championship round is no joke, even if it came through the East. But they’ll stand a better chance next season, especially if they’re bringing Kawhi or Jimmy Butler by then. There’s also the Utah Jazz, a Spurs-like operation led by a pair of Spurs alums in GM Dennis Lindsey and coach Quin Snyder. Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is a star in the making, but you need more than one of those to match Golden State. Perhaps in time, Mitchell will get a shotgun rider, but Utah is a tough sell for A-list free agents. Houston stands out from the pack with Harden, Paul and center Clint Capela, who gave the Warriors fits last spring. They’re still an attractive, turnkey team. Adding Anthony provides scoring, but does he impact a potential West finals rematch in 2019? With Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute gone, where is the perimeter defense coming from? Is it possible that Houston, with Paul aging, had its best chance last spring and didn’t cash in? It’s also possible the Warriors will do everyone in the West a favor and destroy themselves in the very near future. Durant can become a free agent next summer. Thompson’s contract is up, too, although he’s been very clear about his preference to stay even if that means making below market value. “What’s happening right now is going to be really tough to replicate for anybody,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “You have the proverbial window, however you want to put it. We have an incredible opportunity that’s just not always going to be here. We want to take full advantage not only from a success standpoint but from an enjoyment standpoint. “We’re well aware that it’s not going to last forever.” But that’s getting ahead of the story here, which is whether the Warriors will fall shy of The Finals for the first time since 2014. A three-time champion is bringing everyone back and will add a bonus whenever the healing Cousins returns. Basketball can sometimes be a funny game and anything can happen to throw this scenario for a loop. Until then, however, it's hard to imagine anything derailing another season of Warriors dominance. Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 16th, 2018Related News

Kerr prepared for slow start as Warriors tip-off

OAKLAND, USA – Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is prepared for his team to make a slow start to the season as they open the defense of their NBA crown against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, October 16. They tip-off their 2018-2019 season at Oracle Arena with the traditional ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 16th, 2018Related News

Oktoberfest at The Smoking Joint: Bleu Rascals live on Oct. 13

  The Smoking Joint (TSJ), a highly-rated casual dining place in Makati specializing in pork spare ribs and beef brisket smoked at a low temperature for long hours, is celebrating Oktoberfest with a live gig featuring the Bleu Rascals on Oct. 13.   In 2012, the Bleu Rascals became the first band to represent the Philippines in the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, Tennessee.   In 2013, the band won the top prize at the Cotai International Jazz & Blues Festival in Macau.   In 2015, the Bleu Rascals released its debut album, "Badge of Courage," on CD. This year, it came out with a new single, "Overnight Love," on Spotify. &n...Keep on reading: Oktoberfest at The Smoking Joint: Bleu Rascals live on Oct. 13.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 13th, 2018Related News

Utah Jazz exercise club option on Donovan Mitchell

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Donovan Mitchell, who led all NBA rookies last season by scoring 20.5 points a game, will remain with the Utah Jazz through the 2019-2020 campaign, the club announced Thursday, October 11. The Jazz exercised a club option to keep the 13th pick in last year's NBA Draft ........»»

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

No surprise, the West title still runs through the Warriors

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press Golden State coach Steve Kerr is a happy man these days. He’s got a new contract. He’s got his son Nick, who was helping out in San Antonio, working in the Warriors’ video room now. He’s leading a team that has won three of the last four NBA championships and is the overwhelming favorite to win it again this season. Staying happy will be the challenge for Kerr and the Warriors this season, when Western Conference rivals resume their attempts to take down the champs. “Our place in the history of the league is pretty secure,” Kerr said. “I don’t think our guys should feel a ton of pressure. I think they should feel the importance of trying to do it again, because this may be the last time we have this current iteration of the Warriors, just given all the free agents and the money crunch and everything else.” LeBron James took his talents to Los Angeles, signing with the Lakers and moving out of the East for the first time in his career. Houston had the NBA’s best regular-season record a year ago and has reigning MVP James Harden. Utah has a budding superstar in Donovan Mitchell, and certainly got the league’s attention with its playoff run last season. But in the West, until further notice, it’s still the Warriors and then everybody else. “It’s a marathon,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “There’s a lot of time between now and April and May and June, but if we go about it the right way to start the season, it can feed on itself in terms of the expectation we have night in, night out.” A look at the West, in predicted order of finish: PLAYOFF BOUND 1. GOLDEN STATE — Warriors aiming for their third consecutive NBA championship, something only the Lakers, Celtics and Bulls franchises have done. 2. UTAH — Donovan Mitchell is a legitimate star, coach Quin Snyder has been underrated for far too long, and the Jazz went 29-6 to finish last season. 3. HOUSTON — The Rockets have the MVP in James Harden, a leader in Chris Paul and added Carmelo Anthony, but expecting another 67-15 season is a lot. 4. L.A. LAKERS — LeBron James is still the best player in the game and shows no signs of slowing down, so doubting his chances seems less than brilliant. 5. OKLAHOMA CITY — This is a sign of how loaded the West remains: The Thunder are really good, and that won’t assure them home-court for Round 1. 6. DENVER — Losing Game 82 last season to Minnesota and missing the playoffs because of that outcome should serve as a massive motivator for Denver. 7. NEW ORLEANS — DeMarcus Cousins is gone, Rajon Rondo is gone, but Anthony Davis is still there and that should be enough for a Pelicans playoff run. 8. SAN ANTONIO — Dejounte Murray’s ACL tear is a disaster, but any team with LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan and Gregg Popovich still has a lot. IN THE MIX 9. PORTLAND — The West’s No. 3 seed last season, the Blazers were only three games ahead of No. 9 and will face a serious battle in a very loaded West. 10. DALLAS — Luka Doncic is NBA-ready, DeAndre Jordan will make the Mavs better and Dirk Nowitzki deserves to see his franchise trending up again. 11. L.A. CLIPPERS — A possible transitional year for the Clippers, who should be major players in free agency next summer and could add a lottery pick. FACING LONG ODDS 12. MINNESOTA — The Jimmy Butler debacle shows that some big changes in direction are probably going to happen in Minnesota, and sooner than later. 13. PHOENIX — Devin Booker got his max deal and the Suns got No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton, but firing GM Ryan McDonough so close to the season was odd. 14. MEMPHIS — Mike Conley and Marc Gasol are savvy vets, but they are going to need a lot of help if Memphis is going to seriously improve this season. 15. SACRAMENTO — Kings had a league-high 44 games last season where they didn’t score 100 points, and a very young team might not change that much. WHAT TO KNOW L.A. BRON: If he has even an average-for-him season, new Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will rise to No. 4 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list this season. He’s currently No. 7, with No. 6 Dirk Nowitzki, No. 5 Wilt Chamberlain and No. 4 Michael Jordan well within reach. Add 2,000 or so points to James’ total of 31,038, and only No. 3 Kobe Bryant, No. 2 Karl Malone and No. 1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — all former Lakers — would still be ahead of him. STEPH RISING: Speaking of rising up career charts, Golden State’s Stephen Curry could easily be No. 3 on the all-time list for 3-pointers made by the end of this season. Curry has 2,129 3s in 625 career games, a rate of 3.4 made per game. The six players ahead of him — Ray Allen, Reggie Miller, Jason Terry, Kyle Korver, Jamal Crawford and Paul Pierce — averaged 1.8 made 3s per game. BIG NUMBERS: The only players in the last 30 seasons to average 30 points and eight assists were Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook in 2016-17 and Houston’s James Harden last season. Probably not coincidentally, Westbrook and Harden won MVP awards for those seasons. There are seven active players with at least one MVP award in the NBA right now, and all seven play in the West. GREAT COACHES: San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich enters the season with 1,197 wins, fifth-most in NBA history — 13 behind Pat Riley and 24 behind Jerry Sloan. Meanwhile, Golden State’s Steve Kerr comes into the year with the highest winning percentages during both the regular season (265-63, .808) and the postseason (63-20, .759) in NBA history. Here’s how far ahead Kerr is on the NBA’s all-time regular season winning percentage list: If the Warriors go 24-58 this season, which seems less than likely, he would still be above Phil Jackson for the No. 1 spot. VERSUS EAST: The West beat the East for the ninth consecutive season in head-to-head matchups, winning nearly 53 percent of the cross-conference matchups in the regular season (and 100 percent of them in the NBA Finals). Over the last nine seasons, West teams have beaten East teams nearly 57 percent of the time......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 11th, 2018Related News

Japanese outshines Pinoy karters in Clark

Kaito Tsukada posted a handsome sweep of Races 5 and 6 to steal the thunder from his Filipino rivals in the recent Petron ROK GP Karting Super Series at the new kart track of Clark International Sp.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 9th, 2018Related News

‘American Dreamers’ presents huge talents, ambitions — a review

John Daversa Big Band featuring DACA artists, "American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom" (BFM Jazz) As a certain recent Nobel laureate from Minnesota once said, we live in a political world. "American Dreamers" is a political album but also a collection of outstanding tracks that target both your senses and your conscience, presenting the musical talents of young people, often called "Dreamers", brought to the U.S. illegally as children and who now face an uncertain future as politicians are at a stalemate over their fate. The album includes testimonies from a handful of those young musicians --- Juan Carlos, an organist from Mexico; Saba, a pianist and singer from P...Keep on reading: ‘American Dreamers’ presents huge talents, ambitions — a review.....»»

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

ABS-CBN S+A to air NBA Preseason games live

ABS-CBN Sports is set to air two NBA preseason games ahead of the Association's return for its 73rd season. The upcoming schedule is as follows:  OCT. 10: Milwaukee Bucks v Oklahoma City Thunder at 8 a.m. OCT. 11: Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors at 10:30 a.m. Catch the action live on ABS-CBN S+A 23 and don't forget to check out nba.com for for stories and updates. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 7th, 2018Related News