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Kawhi, Davis lift LeBron& rsquo;s team to victory

Los Angeles—Kawhi Leonard stole the show on the floor and Hall of Famer Magic Johnson took centre stage in an emotional pre-game ceremony on a night the NBA paid tribute to the late Kobe Bryant......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsFeb 17th, 2020Related News

Miami’s Derrick Jones Jr. wins slam dunk contest

CHICAGO: Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. celebrated his 23rd birthday by winning the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, edging Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon in a memorable showdown that required two tiebreaker jams. Jones and Gordon each got a perfect 50 on both of their dunks in the final. Then they got two more perfect […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsFeb 17th, 2020Related News

It s a wrap : No more dunk contest for Aaron Gordon after falling short again

After falling short 197-198 in the final round against Derrick Jones Jr. on Saturday (Sunday Manila time), the Orlando Magic star says "no more"......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 16th, 2020Related News

Activating that black girl magic

South Africans stepped out of offices and university classes on Wednesday to catch a glimpse of Zozibini Tunzi, on a homecoming tour after she was crowned Miss Universe in December......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesFeb 16th, 2020Related News

NBA: Miami s Jones wins slam dunk contest; Hield tops 3-point shootout

CHICAGO (AP) —  Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. celebrated his 23rd birthday by winning the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, edging Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon in a memorable showdown that required two tiebreaker jams. Jones and Gordon each got a perfect 50 on both of their dunks in the final. Then they got two more perfect scores on their first jam in the dunk-off. Jones then took off from just inside the foul line and threw down a windmill jam with his left hand, drawing a 48 from the panel of five judges. After a short discussion with Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, Gordon brought out 7-foot-5 Boston Celtics rookie Tacko Fall and positioned him near the basket. He then took the ball from Fall's hands on his way to a thunderous dunk. The United Center gasped as the courtside NBA stars celebrated. But Gordon was awarded a 47, giving the victory to Jones. Gordon also lost a memorable dunk contest to Zach LaVine in 2016. Earlier, Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield made a late surge to win the NBA 3-Point Contest. Hield nailed a two-point money ball from the corner to finish with 27 points, edging Phoenix Suns All-Star Devin Booker by one in the final round. Hield is one of the few bright spots for struggling Sacramento, averaging 20.4 points while shooting about 39 percent from 3-point range. Washington's Davis Bertans opened the second and final round with a 22, before Booker eliminated him. Defending champion Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago's Zach LaVine were eliminated after they failed to crack the top three in the first round. Five racks with five balls each were set up around the perimeter — two in the corner, two on the wings and one up top. Four of those racks had four balls worth one point each plus a multi-colored two-point ball. The other had nothing but moneyballs. There were also two green balls worth three points set up six feet behind the 3-point line......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 16th, 2020Related News

The Latest: Miami’s Derrick Jones Jr. wins slam dunk contest

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night at NBA All-Star weekend. (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. celebrated his 23rd birthday by winning the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, edging Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon in a memorable showdown that required two tiebreaker jams. Jones and Gordon each got a […] The post The Latest: Miami’s Derrick Jones Jr. wins slam dunk contest appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2020Related News

WATCH: Derrick Jones tops All-Star dunk delights

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr captured the Slam Dunk Contest by beating out Orlando Magic big man Aaron Gordon in a six-dunk display in the NBA All-Stars on Saturday, February 15 (Sunday, February 16, Philippine time) "It was great, a great competition," said ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2020Related News

Tatum lifts Celtics past LA Clippers in overtime

Washington---Jayson Tatum scored 39 points, two off his career-high, and Marcus Smart added 31 on Thursday to lift the Boston Celtics over the Los Angeles Clippers 141-133 in double overtime.   .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

Numero 5 ni Garnett isasabit ng Celtics

SA first timeout ng 141-133 double-overtime win ng Boston kontra Clippers nitong Miyerkoles, iniha­yag ng Celtics na ire-retiro na ang No. 5 ni Kevin Garnett......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2020Related News

Celtics to retire Kevin Garnett s jersey

Garnett spent six years with the Celtics from 2007 to 2013 after playing 12 seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 14th, 2020Related News

Tatum powers Celtics over Clippers in double OT

Jayson Tatum scored 39 points, two off his career high, and Marcus Smart added 31 on Thursday to lift the Boston Celtics over the Los Angeles Clippers 141-133 in double overtime. Tatum hit 14-of-23 from the floor, 5-of-10 from three-point range, and grabbed nine rebounds in more than 47 minutes while playing tough defense against […] The post Tatum powers Celtics over Clippers in double OT appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2020Related News

Harden, Westbrook help Rockets beat Celtics 116-105

  By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 42 points, Russell Westbrook had 36 and the Houston Rockets snapped Boston's seven-game win streak with a 116-105 victory over the Celtics on Tuesday night. Houston broke it open with a 15-2 run that made it 116-98 with about two minutes left. Harden scored six points during the decisive stretch, and Danuel House had five. Boston had two turnovers and missed numerous shots to allow the Rockets to turn the close game into a one where coach Mike D’Antoni cleared the bench for the last minute with the game well in hand. Harden had eight rebounds and seven assists and Westbrook finished with 10 rebounds and five assists as Houston continued to go with a small-ball lineup after trading Clint Capela last week. The Rockets enjoyed a big advantage at the line, going 37 for 42 compared to 20 for 25 for the Celtics. Harden made 17 of 18 foul shots. Gordon Hayward had 20 points in Boston's first loss since Jan. 26. Jaylen Brown scored 19, and Jayson Tatum had 15 on 5-for-15 shooting. Harden, who scored 19 points in the third quarter to help Houston take control, picked up his fifth foul with about eight minutes left. But he was able to stay in the game and avoid fouling out. Robert Covington had 12 points and seven rebounds in his fourth game since he was acquired as part of a four-team trade that sent Capela to the Hawks. The Rockets were up by seven with about eight minutes left when Harden picked up three fouls in about 30 seconds. The Celtics then closed to 96-94 on Brown's 3-pointer and a dunk by Tatum with 5:40 to go. But Houston made five straight free throws to push the lead to 101-94 before making the big run to put the game away. TIP-INS Celtics: Kemba Walker received a technical foul in the second quarter for arguing with the officials. ... The Celtics had 18 turnovers. Rockets: G Eric Gordon missed his second straight game with a bruised left leg. ... P.J. Tucker received a technical foul in the second quarter for arguing a foul call. ... House had 17 points and nine rebounds. UP NEXT Celtics: Host the Clippers on Thursday night. Rockets: Visit Golden State on Feb. 20......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 12th, 2020Related News

Streaking Raptors beat Pacers, Celtics down Hawks

LOS ANGELES, USA – Reigning NBA champiosn Toronto Raptors' mid-season surge continued with a franchise-record 13th straight victory after convincing a 115-106 win over the Indiana Pacers. Serge Ibaka scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who have not lost a game since January 15 and beat the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2020Related News

Magic coach Clifford fined $25K 

LOS ANGELES (AFP) — NBA fined Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford $25,000 for “verbally abusing” officials in their 105-103 loss to the New York Knicks on Thursday, the league announced on Friday. Clifford was angry at the end of the game at Madison Square Garden after he tried unsuccessfully to call a timeout with 6.7 […] The post Magic coach Clifford fined $25K  appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2020Related News

ON VODKA, BEERS AND REGRETS: Bela Padilla at JC Santos, puno pa rin ng magic

ISA AKO sa nakapanood ng On Vodka, Beers, and Regrets sa celebrity premiere ng pelikula last Moday evening na isinagawa sa Ortigas Cinema sa loob ng Estacia Mall sa Pasig. May magandang track record na ang tambalang Bela Padilla at JC Santos na nagsimula sa pelikulang 100 Tula Para Kay Stella na walang nakapagsabi na […] The post ON VODKA, BEERS AND REGRETS: Bela Padilla at JC Santos, puno pa rin ng magic appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Source: Pinoyparazzi PinoyparazziCategory: NewsFeb 6th, 2020Related News

Former champion Dwight Howard leads field in 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2020 – Former Slam Dunk champion Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers returns to the competition for the first time in 11 years as he headlines the field of four players who will take flight in the 2020 AT&T Slam Dunk on Saturday, Feb. 15 (Sunday, Feb. 16 in the Philippines) at the United Center in Chicago. Howard is joined by two previous second-place finishers, Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic and Derrick Jones Jr. of the Miami Heat, as well as first-time participant Pat Connaughton of the Milwaukee Bucks. The 35th AT&T Slam Dunk is part of State Farm® All-Star Saturday Night, which also features the Taco Bell® Skills Challenge and the MTN DEW® 3-Point Contest.  All-Star Saturday Night will air live on TNT and ESPN Radio in the United States at 8 p.m. ET.  NBA All-Star 2020 will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages. Howard, the 2008 Slam Dunk champion, will compete in the event for the first time since 2009, when he made the last of three consecutive appearances.  Gordon’s dazzling runner-up performance in 2016 included three straight perfect scores of 50.  Jones Jr., who turns 23 on the same day as AT&T Slam Dunk, finished second in 2017.  Connaughton is seeking to become the first Milwaukee player to win Slam Dunk.  AT&T Slam Dunk takes in place Chicago for the first time since 1988, when the Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan memorably outdueled the Atlanta Hawks’ Dominique Wilkins to win his second consecutive Slam Dunk title. Here is a closer look at the 2020 AT&T Slam Dunk participants: • Pat Connaughton, Bucks (1st appearance): The 6-5 guard is in his second season with Milwaukee after spending his first three NBA seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers.  Connaughton (CONN-uh-ton) recorded a max vertical leap of 44 inches at the 2015 NBA Draft Combine, tied for the third-highest mark in event history.  He was selected as a pitcher by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft. • Aaron Gordon, Magic (3rd appearance): Gordon returns to AT&T Slam Dunk for the first time since 2017.  The 6-9 forward ranks third on the Magic in scoring (13.6 ppg) and second in rebounding (7.2 rpg) in his sixth NBA season. • Dwight Howard, Lakers (4th appearance): Howard is an eight-time NBA All-Star selection, eight-time All-NBA Team selection and three-time Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year.  The 6-10 center ranks 14th in NBA history in both rebounds (13,553) and blocked shots (2,120). • Derrick Jones Jr., Heat (2nd appearance): As a rookie in the 2016-17 season, Jones became the first player to compete in AT&T Slam Dunk and play in the NBA G League in the same season.  Since then, the undrafted Jones has earned a full-time role in the NBA.  Nicknamed “Airplane Mode” for his leaping ability, the 6-7 Jones won a national dunk contest for high school players in 2015.    2020 AT&T Slam Dunk Rules In the two-round event, participants can perform any dunk they choose.  The players have a maximum of three attempts to complete each dunk in both the first round and the final round.  Five judges score every dunk on a scale of 6 to 10, resulting in a high score of 50 and a low score of 30.  The judges will be announced at a later date. All four competitors get two dunks in the first round.  The two players with the highest combined score for their two dunks advance to the head-to-head final round.  Both players get two dunks in the final round.  The player with the highest combined score for his two dunks in the final round is crowned the 2020 AT&T Slam Dunk champion.  Click here for a complete explanation of the rules.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 5th, 2020Related News

Four past champions highlight 2020 NBA Skills Challenge

NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2020 – Defending champion Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics and former champions Patrick Beverley of the LA Clippers, Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets and Derrick Rose of the Detroit Pistons will display their vast array of talents in the 2020 Taco Bell® Skills Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 15 (Sunday, Feb. 16 in the Philippines) at the United Center in Chicago. Tatum is one of five 2020 NBA All-Star selections in the eight-player field, joined by the Miami Heat’s Bam Adebayo, the Milwaukee Bucks’ Khris Middleton, the Indiana Pacers’ Domantas Sabonis and the Toronto Raptors’ Pascal Siakam. The 17th Taco Bell® Skills Challenge is part of State Farm® All-Star Saturday Night, which also features the MTN DEW® 3-Point Contest and AT&T Slam Dunk.  All-Star Saturday Night will air live on TNT and ESPN Radio in the United States at 8 p.m. ET (9 a.m. in the Philippines) NBA All-Star 2020 will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages. Tatum and Dinwiddie won the Taco Bell® Skills Challenge in 2019 and 2018, respectively.  Beverley, a Chicago native, was crowned champion in 2015.  Rose, a Chicago native and the 2010-11 Kia NBA MVP while playing with the Chicago Bulls, earned the Skills title in 2009 as an NBA rookie.  The 2020 Taco Bell® Skills Challenge is a three-round, obstacle-course competition that tests the players’ dribbling, passing, agility and 3-point shooting.  Featuring a mix of guards and frontcourt players, the event showcases a head-to-head, bracket-style tournament format.  First-round matchups will be determined on the night of the event. Here is a closer look at the 2020 Taco Bell® Skills Challenge participants: • Bam Adebayo, Heat (1st appearance): A first-time NBA All-Star selection in his third season, Adebayo is one of five players averaging at least 15.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in 2019-20.  He has recorded his first three career triple-doubles this season.   • Patrick Beverley, Clippers (2nd appearance): The 6-1 guard is a two-time NBA All-Defensive Team selection, a career 37.9 percent shooter from 3-point range and a premier rebounder at his position.  Beverley is averaging 5.8 rebounds per game this season, just below his career high of 5.9 rebounds set in 2016-17. • Spencer Dinwiddie, Nets (2nd appearance): He is averaging a career-high 21.3 points and 6.4 assists per game.  The NBA G League veteran has improved his scoring average in each of his four seasons with Brooklyn. • Khris Middleton, Bucks (1st appearance): An NBA All-Star selection for the second straight year, Middleton is posting career highs in scoring (20.4 ppg), field goal percentage (50.8) and 3-point field goal percentage (44.2) to go with 5.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.  He scored a career-high 51 points against the Washington Wizards on Jan. 28. • Derrick Rose, Pistons (3rd appearance): Rose is shooting a career-high 49.8 percent from the field and averaging his most points (18.5 ppg) and assists (5.8 apg) since the 2011-12 season.  A three-time NBA All-Star selection, Rose last appeared in the Taco Bell® Skills Challenge in 2011. • Domantas Sabonis, Pacers (1st appearance): Sabonis is averaging career highs across the board as a first-time NBA All-Star selection, with 18.3 points, 12.7 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.  He ranks third in the NBA in double-doubles (38) and has recorded his first two career triple-doubles this season.           • Pascal Siakam, Raptors (1st appearance): Siakam has become the first NBA G League veteran to be named a starter in the NBA All-Star Game.  This season, he has already set a career high for 3-pointers made (84) to go with career-high averages of 23.7 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.   • Jayson Tatum, Celtics (2nd appearance): The 21-year-old first-time NBA All-Star selection is averaging career highs of 21.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.36 steals per game in his third season.  Last year, Tatum made a half-court shot to win the Taco Bell® Skills Challenge.         2020 Taco Bell® Skills Challenge Rules Two players compete simultaneously on identical courses and the fastest finisher reaches the next round.  In the first round, the eight players are paired to participate in four head-to-head competitions.  The four winners advance to the second round, where two more head-to-head showdowns determine the two finalists.  The first finalist to successfully complete the course is declared the winner of the 2020 Taco Bell® Skills Challenge.  Click here for a complete explanation of the rules......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 5th, 2020Related News

NBA injuries hit Celtics Walker, Kanter, Raptors Powell

NEW YORK, USA – Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell will be sidelined indefinitely by a broken left hand while Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter are sidelined by short-term injuries, their NBA clubs said. Powell suffered a fracture to the fourth metacarpal on his left hand in the 4th quarter ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 3rd, 2020Related News

Celtics beat 76ers to avoid season sweep

LOS ANGELES, USA – Jaylen Brown scored 32 points as the Boston Celtics won their sixth game in the last 7 with a 116-95 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, February 1 (Sunday, February 2, Manila time). Jayson Tatum tallied 25 points, Marcus Smart had 16 points, and Brad Wanamaker ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 2nd, 2020Related News

Signs that you have outgrown your partner

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Have you ever experienced being in a relationship and all of a sudden you feel that the magic spark was no longer there anymore? The feeling that you don’t feel the same when you look at them— is a sign that you have outgrown that person. How do you know that you […] The post Signs that you have outgrown your partner appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 29th, 2020Related News