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Fox sparks 2nd-half rally, Kings beat Bulls 108-89

By John Jackson, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — De'Aaron Fox scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half, and the Sacramento Kings rallied to beat the Chicago Bulls 108-89 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). Fox went 8-for-11 from the field after missing each of his first five shots in the first half. Bogdan Bogdanovic and Marvin Bagley III added 16 points apiece as Sacramento closed out a 3-1 road trip. Chicago led by as many as 14 in its ninth loss in 10 games. The Bulls were coming off a franchise-record 133-77 loss to the Boston Celtics on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Zach LaVine led Chicago with 19 points, and Lauri Markkanen had 13. After falling behind 17-0 on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), the Bulls got off to a better start in this one. They led 33-26 at the end of the first quarter and 56-45 at halftime. Chicago had a 66-57 lead in the third before Sacramento closed the quarter with a 24-8 run. The speedy Fox sparked the offense with 15 points during the key stretch, but the Kings also picked up the pressure on defense. The Bulls shot 22-for-41 (53.7 percent) from the field in the first half, but were just 6-for-16 (37.5 percent) in the third. Sacramento kept up the intensity in the fourth and Chicago never made a serious push. TIP-INS Kings: Buddy Hield and Iman Shumpert each scored 14 points. Willie Cauley-Stein had 11 points and 16 rebounds. ... Sacramento improved to 14-12. It's the latest point in a season it has been above .500 since the 2005-06 season. The Kings finished 44-38 that year in their most recent playoff appearance. Bulls: G Kris Dunn (sprained left knee) and F Bobby Portis (sprained right knee) returned to the lineup after sitting out nearly seven weeks. Dunn finished with nine points in 20 minutes, and Portis had nine points in 19 minutes. ... G Justin Holiday went 1-for-6 on three-pointers. He has made at least one triple in 39 consecutive games dating to last season. He's the only NBA player with at least one three-pointer in every game this season. TIPPING POINT Less than a week into his tenure, Bulls coach Jim Boylen faced a crisis over the weekend. Following the loss to the Celtics, Boylen planned to practice on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) even though the Bulls had played back-to-back games. Some players reportedly discussed not showing up. Instead of a practice session, a lengthy team meeting was held. Before Monday's (Tuesday, PHL time) game, Boylen said everything was fine and he would continue to push hard. "I expected something like yesterday to happen," he said. "I've been waiting on it, I was prepared for it, I took it head on." UP NEXT Kings: Host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Bulls: Play the Orlando Magic in Mexico City on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) to begin a three-game trip......»»

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Draymond Green to return for Warriors

LOS ANGELES, USA – Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is set to return against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, December 10, (Tuesday, December 11, Philippine time) after missing 11 straight games with a sprained toe. Green's return will give the two-time defending NBA champion Warriors their "core 4" along with ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 10th, 2018Related News

Minnesota Timberwolves, finally, are getting it done on defense

MINNEAPOLIS --- With a baseline drive by Chris Paul and a bounce pass into the paint to Clint Capela, the Houston Rockets had what appeared to be an uncontested dunk early in the fourth quarter that would have cut Minnesota's lead to five points. Robert Covington closed in from behind, stopped the 6-foot-10 Capela cold and, managing to avoid the body contact that would have drawn him a foul, tied up the NBA's most accurate shooter last season to earn a jump-ball call . Yes, the Timberwolves are playing legitimate defense these days, even after trading their best defensive player. They erased a 19-point deficit in the final minute of the second quarter Monday night and outs...Keep on reading: Minnesota Timberwolves, finally, are getting it done on defense.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 5th, 2018Related News

Blazing finish puts Dottie Ardina back in hunt

Dottie Ardina unleashed a strong finishing kick to get back into the mix, banging in a pair of back-to-back birdies in the last five holes to shoot a two-under 70 and trail a hot-starting Ornicha Konsunthea of Thailand by two in the ICTSI Pradera Verde Ladies Classic here yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 4th, 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

Macron to hold crisis meeting after anti-government riots

PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macron is to hold a crisis meeting on Sunday, December 2, after anti-government protests in Paris that left 133 people injured and a trail of destruction around the capital. Macron is set to fly into Paris late morning after attending a G20 summit in Argentina and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 2nd, 2018Related News

Hayward posts 30 points, helps Celtics beat Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS --- Gordon Hayward had a season-high 30 points and added nine rebounds and eight assists, helping the revived Boston Celtics win their third straight game by staving off the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-109 on Saturday night. Hayward, now in a bench role after starting the season slowly, scored 11 of Boston's final 15 points over the last 3 1/2 minutes of the game and made four of five shots from 3-point range. Kyrie Irving pitched in 21 points and nine assists, Jayson Tatum added 19 points and nine rebounds, and Marcus Morris had 16 points on 4-for-7 shooting from 3-point range for the Celtics. They lost eight of 12 games before starting their streak. Derrick Rose sc...Keep on reading: Hayward posts 30 points, helps Celtics beat Wolves.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 2nd, 2018Related News

Harris has 27 and Nuggets edge Blazers 113-112

By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gary Harris, who had missed Denver’s last two games with a sore left ankle, scored 27 points and the Nuggets won their fifth straight game by edging the Portland Trail Blazers 113-112 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Paul Millsap added 22 points for the Nuggets, who led by as many as 17 points but nearly squandered it in the frantic final minutes. CJ McCollum had 33 points, but missed a short jumper at the final buzzer as the Blazers came up just short. Jusuf Nurkic added 17 points and 11 rebounds for Portland, which has lost four of its last five games. The Blazers started to chip away at Denver’s lead late in the third quarter. McCollum’s jumper got Portland within 98-97 with 6:04 left but Monte Morris answered with a three-pointer for the Nuggets and the Blazers couldn’t get any closer until Nurkic’s basket with 1:30 left counted on a goaltending call to close the gap to 108-106. McCollum added step-back jumper to tie it at 108 with less than a minute left. Jamal Murray made a pair of free throws for Denver before McCollum came through again with a layup to re-tie it with 37.1 seconds left — but Harris nailed a corner three-pointer to put the Nuggets in front 113-110. McCollum dunked on the other end and Murray was called out of bounds after the inbound to give Portland back the ball. After a review, the call was overturned. The game clock was re-set to 6.9 seconds and Murray was again called out of bounds on the inbound, but McCollum’s jumper at the buzzer was off to end it. It was the first of a five-game road trip for the Nuggets, who were coming off of a 117-85 victory at home over the L.A. Lakers. Harris hit a three-pointer that capped a 14-2 run that put the Nuggets in front 28-17 late in the first quarter. Denver led by as many as 14 points in the opening period. Meyers Leonard had an emphatic dunk over Mason Plumlee as Portland struggled to close the gap. McCollum got the Blazers within single digits with a layup that made it 53-45, but Harris’ layup and free throw extended Denver’s lead again. Millsap had 16 first-half points and the Nuggets went into the break with a 68-53 lead. Portland was hurt by 10 turnovers. Nurkic had a tip-in that got Portland within 79-72 with just over five minutes left in the third. Damian Lillard’s three-pointer closed the gap to 88-85, but Trey Lyles answered with his own long triple for Denver. The Trail Blazers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 115-112 victory over Orlando on Wednesday. Lillard had 41 points in the game, including a franchise-record 10 three-pointers. But against the Nuggets he was cold at the start, and had just five first-half points and finished with 15. TIP-INS Nuggets: It was the first of four games between the two teams this season. Denver won last year’s series 3-1. ... The Nuggets held opponents under 100 points in each of the previous three games. Trail Blazers: Nurkic played for the Nuggets for more than two seasons before he was traded to Portland in early 2017. ... Portland has lost four straight to the Nuggets. UP NEXT The Nuggets visit Toronto on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). The Trail Blazers visit San Antonio on Sunday (Monday, PHL time)......»»

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

NCAA Season 94: CSB snatches first win

Klarisa Abriam waxed-hot to lead College of St. Benilde to a dominating 25-19, 25-23, 25-22 victory over Letran Friday in the NCAA Season 94 women's volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Abriam tallied 15 points in a crisp 14-of-31 attacking clip as the Lady Blazers recovered from a painful opening day five-set loss to defending two-time champion Arellano University to tie their victim. CSB needed only 70 minutes to dispose Letran, which gave the Lady Blazers 23 free points off errors. Rachel Austero scored 10 points, Maritess Pablo had seven markers while Jewel Lai tallied 22 excellent sets for CSB. Katleen Dela Cruz was the only Lady Knight in double figures with 10 points. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 30th, 2018Related News

Lillard has Portland-record 10 3s in 115-112 win over Magic

By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 41 points, including a franchise-record 10 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers held off the Orlando Magic 115-112 on Wednesday night. Jusuf Nurkic added 16 points and 13 rebounds as the Blazers stopped a season-high three-game slide. Lillard surpassed the previous Portland record of nine 3s that he shared with Nicolas Batum. Nikola Vucevic had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Magic, who have lost four of their last five games. Portland pushed its lead to 108-98 on Evan Turner's layup with just over five minutes to go, but Evan Fournier hit a pair of 3-pointers and Jonathan Isaac added a layup to close the gap to 108-106. Jonathan Simmons made two free throws to tie it, but CJ McCollum responded with a 3-pointer for the Blazers. Fournier had a step-back jumper to get Orlando within a point before McCollum missed a pair of free throws with about two minutes to go. Lillard's floater with 55 seconds gave Portland a 113-110 lead. There was some confusion at the end of the game after what was described as a game-clock malfunction prompted a video review. Officials put 0.9 seconds on the clock but Orlando's inbounds was off and time ran out. Orlando, playing the fourth of a six-game trip, was without Aaron Gordon, who was sidelined by a sore lower back. Gordon is averaging 16.1 points and 7.3 rebounds this season. He left Monday's 116-110 loss at Golden State in the third quarter with back spasms. Isaac replaced Gordon in the starting lineup against Portland. Vucevic scored 15 in the first half to help Orlando to a 63-55 lead at the break. Nik Stauskas had 15 early points for the Blazers. Trailing 82-79, Portland went on a 16-2 run, capped by Lillard's record-breaking 10th 3-pointer, to go up 95-84 going into the fourth quarter. Portland was coming off a 104-100 loss at home to the Clippers on Sunday night. TIP INS Magic: Ross is from Portland and played at Jefferson High School before going to Washington. ... The Magic have dropped five straight to Portland. ... Vucevic fouled out with 13.7 seconds left. Trail Blazers: It was coach Terry Stotts' 400th career win. ... Lillard's seven 3-pointers in the third were a franchise record for a quarter. UP NEXT Magic: Play Friday night at the Phoenix Suns. Trail Blazers: Host the Denver Nuggets on Friday night......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 29th, 2018Related News

Feeling ko parang 60% pa lang ako -- Arellano U hitter Arocha

Last year’s Finals Most Valuable Player Regine Arocha admitted that she’s far from the same explosive player who helped Arellano University capture back-to-back titles in the NCAA women’s volleyball competition. The hitter, considered to be the Lady Chiefs’ leader this season after the departure of Jovielyn Prado, Anne Esguerra and Andrea Marzan, felt that she’s still adjusting to her role. It doesn’t help that she’s nursing a nagging sore back and mild leg pain.     “Sa ngayon feeling ko parang 60% pa lang ako,” said Arocha, also the Season 93 Best Opposite Spiker, Tuesday in the Lady Chiefs’ 25-17, 20-25, 25-18, 18-25, 16-14, win against College of St. Benilde at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Arocha finished with 14 points but Arellano U head coach Obet Javier wasn’t satisfied with his wards game despite the Lady Chiefs’ 2-0 record.    “Sinabi ko kay Regine na talagang kailangan mong buhatin ang team mo,” said Javier, who gave his hitter a tongue-lashing during Arellano’s fourth set collapse. “Aminin man natin o hindi talagang siya ang sinasandalan ng team, kahit ako siya ang sinasandalan ko.” “Lagi ko lang nire-remind sa kanya na kapag ikaw ang nawala, talagang mawawala ang team dahil ikaw ang tinitingala ng mga mga bata,” he added. Arocha apologized for her lapses.   “Kaya sobrang nagso-sorry ako kay coach,” a teary-eyed Arocha told Javier during their postgame interview. “Kaya gaya ng sinasabi ko kay coach, ‘Wait ka lang. Darating din tayo dyan’” With her early struggles, Arocha was thankful to her teammates for stepping up. Against the Lady Blazers, the only team which defeated the Lady Chiefs last year, Season 93 Rookie of the Year Necole Ebuen dropped 22 points while Princess Bello had 18 markers. “Sa laro alam ko po kulang pa ako eh,” said Arocha. “Kulang pa yung ipinapakita kong laro kaya sobrang laking pasasalamat ko sa teammates ko na nagagampanan nila ang responsibilidad nila. Na kapag wala ako nandyan sila.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 27th, 2018Related News

Putting woes stymie Princess Superal bid

Princess Superal flubbed a couple of birdie chances on both nines and ended up with a one-over 73 to trail flightmate Mizuka Suzuki by seven at the start of the Final Stage of the LPGA of Japan Tour Qualifier at the Tokyu Grand Oak Golf Club here yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsNov 27th, 2018Related News

Harris, Gallinari help Clippers edge Blazers | Inquirer Sports

PORTLAND, Ore. Tobias Harris had 34 points and 11 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 104-100 on Sunday night. Danilo Gallinari made the tiebreaking jumper with 47.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 26th, 2018Related News

LOOK: Jimmy Butler hits second game-winner for new team 76ers

MANILA, Philippines – In his short time in Philadelphia, Jimmy Butler has proven why the 76ers traded for him.  Butler, who joined the 76ers in early November following a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, lifted his team past the Brooklyn Nets, 127-125, with a game-winner on Sunday, November 25 (November ........»»

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Harris, Gallinari help Clippers edge Blazers 104-100

By Erik Garcia Gundersen, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tobias Harris had 34 points and 11 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 104-100 on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time). Danilo Gallinari made the tie-breaking jumper with 47 seconds left and added 17 points for the Clippers. Damian Lillard scored 30 points for Portland, which led by 13 at halftime but then had to play the second half without starting center Jusuf Nurkic because of a bruised shoulder. With Portland missing its defensive anchor, the Clippers began the half on a 20-4 run. The Clippers kept the momentum going, outscoring the Blazers 38-16 in the third quarter. With the game slipping away, Blazers coach Terry Stotts left Lillard in the game to start the fourth quarter, and the star guard’s personal 7-0 run in a span of 12 seconds tied it at 100 with 1:53 left. But Gallinari made a short pull-up jumper, Portland missed a couple jumpers on the next possession and Patrick Beverley clinched it with a pair of free throws. The loss ruined Maurice Harkless’ first start of the season. He had returned Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) from a knee injury that kept him out since Oct. 29 (Oct. 30, PHL time). TIP-INS Clippers: Los Angeles improved to 13-6, the best record in the Western Conference. The Clippers have done it with a roster absent of household names, but depth is the reason they are where they are. “You have seven or eight guys that can start and they do,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “We move it around. But as long as your group is good with that and the changes and we have good group.” Trail Blazers: After a strong start to the season, the Blazers sputtered in the last two games of their road trip, losing by a combined 71 points. The defense, which was at one point in the top five in the league, has fallen to 16th in defensive efficiency. “We’ve had three relatively poor defensive games, two of them against very good offensive teams,” coach Terry Stotts said before the game. “I am concerned. It’s not a trend I want to continue. Milwaukee was a train wreck.” UP NEXT Clippers: Host Phoenix on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Trail Blazers: Host Orlando on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 26th, 2018Related News

PH’s state of ‘smallness’ and Nick Joaquin

AL S. VITANGCOL III CHINESE President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the Philippines is over, but it left a trail of doubts and unanswered questions for the skeptics. It likewise revealed our country’s dismal state of “smallness.” Take for instance Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd’s reaction to concern over the memorandum of understanding (MOU) on… link: PH’s state of ‘smallness’ and Nick Joaquin.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 25th, 2018Related News

Warriors arrest 4-game slide vs Blazers

        MANILA, Philippines – After suffering one of their worst skids in 7 seasons, the Golden State Warriors got back to winning with a 125-97 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA on Friday, November 23 (Saturday, November 24, Manila time) at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.  The defending ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 24th, 2018Related News

Millsap, Murray lead Nuggets past Timberwolves, 103-101

By Patrick Donnelly, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Paul Millsap had 25 points, Jamal Murray added 18 and the Denver Nuggets used a 35-point third quarter to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 103-101 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Karl-Anthony Towns led Minnesota with 22 points, and Derrick Rose added 20 off the bench. Minnesota trailed 89-76 early in the fourth quarter when its bench triggered a 12-0 run to make it a game again. Rose hit four free throws and a three-pointer and Dario Saric added five points in the run. Gary Harris ended the run with a three-pointer and added two more driving baskets to help Denver maintain its lead. Nikola Jokic, who was 2-for-11 from the field and had missed all four of his three-point attempts, drained a triple to push Denver's lead to 101-95 with 3:07 to play. Towns picked up two quick fouls and sat for much of the first quarter. But he came back strong in the second, scoring nine straight points for the Wolves as they built a six-point halftime lead. Millsap started the pivotal third quarter with five points in a quick 7-0 run that put Denver on top 57-56. He then scored on a fast break, connected on a jumper and hit a three-pointer to push his shooting totals to 10-for-11 on the night. But Millsap's scoring binge was interrupted when he hit the floor hard in a collision with Towns midway through the third quarter. He went to the locker room holding a towel to his head and received stitches for a facial laceration. He returned with 7:02 to play in the fourth quarter. But Murray picked up where Millsap left off, hitting his second and third three-pointers of the quarter and dropping in a floater to push Denver's lead to 80-67. TIP-INS Nuggets: After starting the season 9-1, Denver has lost six of its last eight. . Jokic and LeBron James are the only two NBA players to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists and steals. Jokic ended the night with seven points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and one steal. Timberwolves: Towns entered the game as one of nine players to have made at least one three-pointer in every game he's played in this year. He extended the streak with a three-pointer in the third quarter and finished the game 1-for-5 from behind the arc. . The Wolves assigned F Keita Bates-Diop to their G-League team in Iowa. . Minnesota wrapped up a five-game homestand with a 3-2 record. The Wolves are 7-3 at home but are winless in eight road games UP NEXT Nuggets: Host Orlando Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Timberwolves: At Brooklyn on Friday (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 22nd, 2018Related News

Green lifts Raptors past Magic; Blazers grab lead

Green lifts Raptors past Magic; Blazers grab lead.....»»

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Green lifts Raptors to NBA win, Blazers take West lead

WASHINGTON: Danny Green sank a jump shot with half a second remaining Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) to lift the Toronto Raptors over the Orlando Magic 93-91 and into the Eastern…READ The post Green lifts Raptors to NBA win, Blazers take West lead appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Nov 21st, 2018Related News