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Hawks fly to 137-129 win over Wizards

By Ian Quillen, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Taurean Prince scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and hit five of Atlanta's 20 three-pointers, helping the Hawks defeat the Washington Wizards 137-129 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). Rookie guard Kevin Huerter added 19 points and also hit five three's in his return to the region where he played college ball at Maryland. Two of those three's came during an early 16-2 run that put Atlanta up 28-16 late in the first quarter, a lead they did not give back. Vince Carter scored 16 points in 16 minutes after halftime. John Collins had 15 points and 11 rebounds despite exiting at halftime with a cut on his face. Trae Young added 10 points and 10 assists as nine Hawks reached double figures. Atlanta outrebounded the Wizards 51-39 and finished 20-of-41 from beyond the arc to close a 4-3 road trip. Bradley Beal had 18 of his 27 points in the fourth for the Wizards, who slipped into a 10th-place tie with Orlando in the Eastern Conference playoff race, three games back of eighth-place Miami. Jeff Green scored 26 points, Trevor Ariza had 25 and Jordan McCrae added a season-high 20 off the bench. But the Wizards never got within a possession after halftime. STILL GOT IT Carter entered to a notable ovation in the third quarter. The 42-year-old, who is 12 years removed from his 10th and final All-Star appearance, then hit his first three shots — including two three's. He finished 6-of-8 from the floor and 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. TIP-INS Hawks: Are 9-7 when grabbing at least 50 rebounds. . Collins' double-double was his 21st of the season. . C DeWayne Dedmon fouled out with 5:30 remaining. Wizards: Started 0-for-10 from three-point range before Tomas Satoranksy made one with 9:18 left in the first half. They finished 12-of-38. . Beal picked up his third foul with 8:41 left in the first half and sat until the break. . Reserve F Troy Brown sat out and will miss at least one more game with an ankle injury. UP NEXT Hawks: Host the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Wizards: At the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 5th, 2019Related News

FIBA WORLD CUP: Blatche rejoins Gilas Pilipinas for first official practice of 2019

Gilas Pilipinas finally shifts into higher gear. Naturalized center Andray Blatche has officially rejoined the national team Monday after arriving to the country late last week. Blatche is in town as the national team prepares for the sixth and final window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. Gilas Pilipinas currently has a 5-5 record and sits fourth in Group F. Gilas has two road games coming up against Kazakhstan and Qatar and to say that both games are a must-win would be a major understatement. If the Philippines is to make the World Cup for the second straight time, the national team has to get the job done on the road. Joining Blatche in practice were Jayson Castro, Gabe Norwood, Scottie Thompson, RR Pogoy, Mark Barroca, Troy Rosario, Poy Erram, Raymond Almazan, and June Mar Fajardo. Also in attendance but didn’t participate were Paul Lee and Japeth Aguilar. Lee is nursing a hand injury while Aguilar is recovering from a sprained ankle.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 4th, 2019Related News

PBA: TNT gets third win after OT decision against Magnolia

TNT takes down another SMC rival. The KaTropa got back on the winning track in a big way Sunday, surviving Magnolia in overtime, 80-75, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at the MOA Arena. After somehow forcing extra time with a timely Troy Rosario basket with 2.1 seconds to go in regulation, TNT turned to RR Pogoy to finish the job. Pogoy scored five straight, a triple and a pretty fallaway, to give TNT a crucial 79-74 lead in the final minute. It was enough for the KaTropa to take the victory.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 3rd, 2019Related News

PBA: Castro on alleged travel: “Job ng mga referee yun”

In TNT’s game-defining play Sunday, the KaTropa might have gotten away with an obvious violation. With about 10 seconds to go and needing a basket to stay alive, Jayson Castro faked a three-pointer and ended up finding Troy Rosario for a game-tying floater against the Magnolia Hotshots. The only problem was, Castro may have gotten away with a travel. Replay showed that Castro should have been called for travel. There was no whistle and the KaTropa ended up winning in overtime. Whoops. “Hindi ko na job yun eh,” Castro said on the alleged travel. “Job ng mga referee yun,” he added, shrugging the whole thing off. Going away from that non-call though, Castro was brilliant for TNT in the second half. With the game close all throughout, the Blur carried his team in the second half, pouring 20 of his 24 points after the break. Castro barely had a break and he felt it after the game, as he could barely walked and have to be extensively stretched out by team staff. Still, it was a big win for TNT. “Sobrang malaking panalo na naman para samin yun,” Castro said. “At least before kami mag-break, pampa-dagdag ng confidence namin,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 3rd, 2019Related News

Slam dunk: Gonzalez makes Hall, along with Bailey, Reed, Law

By Eddie Pells, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — For towering tight end Tony Gonzalez, this was a slam dunk. The 6-foot-5 Gonzalez, who turned the celebratory post-TD dunk over the crossbar into an art form, was voted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday. Joining him will be two more first-time nominees, Champ Bailey and Ed Reed, along with another defensive back, Ty Law, and center Kevin Mawae; Law and Mawae were both in their third year as finalists. The contributor nominees, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen and Cowboys and NFL executive Gil Brandt , each made it, as did senior Johnny Robinson, the defensive back who helped the Chiefs win Super Bowl 4. Gonzalez started in Kansas City and finished in Atlanta, where voters met on the eve of the Super Bowl to select the Class of 2019; they didn't need much time to debate his worthiness. In short, Gonzalez had more than his fair share of chances to jam. (Maybe not by accident, the NFL banned the practice in 2014, the year after he retired.) The most prolific pass catcher at his position over a 17-year career, Gonzalez caught 1,325 passes (second in NFL history) for 15,127 yards (sixth) and 111 touchdowns. He was a six-time All-Pro, made 14 Pro Bowls, and his 916 catches with the Chiefs set one of 22 franchise records he held upon his retirement. "I knew I had a good chance, I'm not going to lie about that," he said. "Still, when you hear the knock, your heart drops." As it turns out, Gonzalez isn't the only one who can get good air. "Threw my phone across the room," Mawae said, of his reaction upon learning he was in. "I had a higher vertical than at the combine." He'll be donning the yellow jacket this summer alongside Gonzalez, and three players who spent part of their careers trying to stop the groundbreaking tight end. This marks the first time more than two defensive backs have made it in the same class. Bailey played 15 years — five with Washington, then 10 more with Denver after the Redskins swapped him for Clinton Portis. Like so many great cornerbacks, Bailey did not rewrite the record book, in part because he was, for a huge chunk of his career, considered the best cover guy in the league. So most quarterbacks simply avoided him. Still, he made three All-Pro teams, 12 Pro Bowls and a none-too-shabby 52 interceptions. His best-remembered pick was a 103-yard return against Tom Brady in the 2006 playoffs that did not go for a touchdown. Denver did score shortly afterward, though, on the way to the win. Eight years later, Bailey made his only Super Bowl. "This is home and timing was just right for it," said Bailey, who grew up in Folkston and played college ball at Georgia. "Having Pat Bowlen go in, I never expected it to be like this." Reed won his only title in the 2012 season, his last with the Ravens. Running the defense from his safety position, he was a standout playmaker on a roster full of them — including Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs and Peter Boulware. Reed finished his career with 64 interceptions, and led the league in picks three times. "Smartest player I ever coached," said Reed's former coach, Brian Billick. Law was a lot like Bailey — a rock at the corner who quarterbacks avoided. He finished with 53 interceptions and three Super Bowl rings, all with the Patriots. When New England beat the Rams for its first title in 2002, Law returned a pick 47 yards for a score that gave the Patriots the lead in the second quarter; they didn't trail after that. Law was one of the many high-profile players Bill Belichick was willing to cycle out, and his final five years were spent with Kansas City, Denver and two stints with the Jets, including 2005, when he made a career-high 10 interceptions. "It's surreal to get this honor while my former team is playing," said Law, who will be on hand when the Patriots play the Rams for the title Sunday. Mawae, a second-round draft pick in 1994, played 16 seasons for the Seahawks, Jets and Titans. He made three All-Pro teams and joins Mike Webster, Dwight Stevenson and Jim Otto among the few true centers in Canton. He earned a spot some thought might go instead to Jaguars left tackle Tony Boselli. But for Boselli, Edgerrin James, John Lynch, Richard Seymour and six others, it's wait 'til next year. Bowlen goes in after what some believe was a longer-than-necessary wait. He is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, which has put the future of the Broncos' franchise on uncertain ground. His youngest daughter, Annabel, said they face-timed their dad when the family received the news. "A lot of tears in the room," she said. Bowlen was key in securing the NFL's future via a number of multibillion-dollar TV contracts. The Broncos have largely prospered during his tenure, winning more than 60 percent of their games. That included the 1998 Super Bowl, when the owner famously shouted "This one's for John" — a tribute to John Elway winning his first title. Brandt spent 29 years with the Cowboys, where his keen eye for talent helped turn Dallas into "America's Team." He chose eight future Hall of Famers, including Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach, Bob Lilly and Bob Hayes. He employed computers for evaluating talent and came up with psychological tests for draft prospects, two tools no NFL team could do without in the modern game. Brandt also was elected for his role as the NFL's resident draft guru. Robinson was chosen by the Dallas Texans in the first AFL draft. The Texans became the Chiefs, and the Chiefs became Super Bowl champions. A teammate of his, Hall of Fame linebacker Willie Lanier, said Robinson was the key to a defense that helped Kansas City to two AFL titles, each of which landed the Chiefs in the Super Bowl......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 3rd, 2019Related News

Player of the Week: Jayson Castro leads way after TNT’s 0-2 start

Jayson Castro knew he had to take matters into his own hands after TNT opened the season with two straight losses. And with Castro showing the way, the KaTropa have strung up a couple of wins. Castro was at his best on Sunday in a showdown against reigning four-time Philippine Cup champion San Miguel Beer. The 32-year-old Castro put up 24 points, 11 assists, five rebounds and four steals to lead the KaTropa past the Beermen, 104-93. He averaged 16.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.5 steals in TNT's last two games to nab the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week citation. Castro bested his teammate Troy Rosario and Ryan Reyes, Rain or Shine's Gabe Norwood and Mark ...Keep on reading: Player of the Week: Jayson Castro leads way after TNT’s 0-2 start.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 28th, 2019Related News

Fil-Am ABL star Jason Brickman sets sights on the PBA

Fil-Am playmaker and former ABL star Jason Brickman is now setting his sights on joining next year's PBA Rookie Draft. Brickman, who was the floor general of last year's ABL finalists Mono Vampire, is looking to find clearance and be able to play in Asia's first pro basketball league. The 27-year-old guard is eligible to forego a PBA D-League stint by the time he gets drafted next year, following in the footsteps of teammate Paul Zamar, Christian Standhardinger, and Stanley Pringle, who had stints in the inter-country league before joining the PBA. "Just I'm hopeful to get into the PBA. Something I've always wanted to do and right now is the best opportunity to do that so that's another reason why I came out here," Brickman said.  The former Long Island University Brooklyn star led the US NCAA Division I with 8.5 assists per game in his junior year, before increasing it to 10 per contest in his senior season.  He also became only the fourth player in men's Division 1 history in handing out 1,000+ assists for their collegiate career. However, before his possible PBA stint, Brickman will be joining Mighty Sports and represent the country in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Tournament in UAE this Feb. 1-9.  He will help coach Charles Tiu in dictating the offense, and will be supported by imports Lamar Odom, Justin Brownlee and Randolph Morris. Also with the team are PBA D-League Finals MVP Gab Banal, former ABL star Fil-Am Jason Brickman, UAAP standouts Juan Gomez de Liano and Santi Santillan, #23for23 member Troy Rike, Jeremiah Gray, Roosevelt Adams, Angelo Wongchuking and CSB high-flyer Justin Gutang, the latter serving as reserve. In his third stint with the Caesar Wongchuking-sponsored squad, he said that he is very happy that he'll be representing 104 million Filipinos once more in an international tournament. "I think it's a great opportunity to represent the Philippines. We have a lot of good local players. Obviously, good imports," shared Brickman.  "There's gonna be some very good teams there. Great competition as well. I'm looking forward to play and do whatever I can to help the team," he added. Known for his playmaking, he assured that he won't be changing his role for the team that drafts him, for he believes a pass-first mentality is his biggest strength. After the tournament, Brickman will solely focus on preparing for the Rookie Draft, and see where it goes from there. __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 28th, 2019Related News

PBA: Castro’s takeover vs. SMB earns him Player of the Week

Following back-to-back losses to start the season, veteran combo guard Jayson Castro took it upon himself to take the lead, resulting to TNT’s two straight victories and a Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week to boot in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup. Nicknamed the “Blur”, Castro averaged 16.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.5 steals for the period of January 21-27 to lead the resurgent TNT to victories over sister team NLEX and four-time Philippine Cup champion San Miguel Beer. Castro actually had a rough night versus NLEX last January 23, hitting just 1-of-9 from the floor and turning the ball over five times in over 35 minutes of action. But the 32-year-old Castro showed why he’s the two-time Best Point Guard in Asia during the critical stage of the final quarter, feeding Roger Pogoy for a three-pointer, before following that up with two pressure-packed free throws to seal TNT’s first victory for the season. The many-time Gilas Pilipinas combo guard went on to finish with a stats line of nine points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal. Four days later, the four-time PBA Best Player of the Conference returned with a vengeance, registering all-around numbers of 24 points, 11 assists, five rebounds and four steals as the surging KaTropa knocked down the Beermen, 104-93 in a king-sized upset. The six-time PBA champion took over in the final quarter, dropping eight points and three key assists that turned a shaky six-point lead into a 104-89 bubble late in the game. Aside from pulling to an even 2-2 record in the standings, Castro’s leadership enabled TNT to end a long, nine-game losing streak to San Miguel dating back to Game 5 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals. Castro beat teammate Troy Rosario and Ryan Reyes, Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood and Mark Borboran, along with Phoenix forward Calvin Abueva, Jason Perkins and Matthew Wright for the weekly citation......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 28th, 2019Related News

Masked man Rosario returns with flair

    MANILA, Philippines – Troy Rosario missed significant time for TNT due to a nose injury, and he didn't waste another second to make up for it. The athletic forward was hardly bothered by the mask he wore to protect his nose as the torched reigning champs San Miguel in the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 28th, 2019Related News

TNT trounces champs San Miguel behind Rosario, Castro

  MANILA, Philippines – Troy Rosario returned from a three-game absence and fueled TNT to a 104-93 win over defending champs San Miguel in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, January 27.  Rosario was barely bothered by the face mask he wore to protect the nose ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 27th, 2019Related News

Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario come up big late as TNT topples San Miguel

TNT KaTropa made a lot of big-time shots in the fourth period and took June Mar Fajardo away from his sweet spot on Sunday night to score a 104-93 triumph over defending champion San Miguel Beer in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Jayson Castro was his usual take-charge self when the game hung in the balance, and Troy Rosario announced his return to active play with some clutch baskets of his own as the Texters won a second straight game to climb to 2-2 after opening with two consecutive defeats. The loss snapped the mighty Beermen's two-game winning streak as San Miguel dropped into a tie with Columbian, which took a 107-97 loss to NLEX earlier in the night, and the...Keep on reading: Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario come up big late as TNT topples San Miguel.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 27th, 2019Related News

Ibibigay ko yung best ko, time ko, puso ko -- Barroca

Magnolia guard Mark Barroca is very much pumped-up to don the national colors once again after eight years. So when head coach Yeng Guiao called for the team’s first training session for the sixth and last qualifying window for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, the 32-year old Magnolia Hotshots backcourt star was one of the early players to arrive at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. Unfortunately, the training session turned into just an orientation with just 10 players showing up and just six including Barroca participating in a quick shoot around.           But it didn’t dampen Barroca’s return as a member of the national team. “Sobrang excited ako makapaglaro dito. Sabi ni coach kanina ‘yung commitment nga sobrang kung meron pang 200 percent na commitment, ‘yun committed ako, so why not?” said Barroca, a pioneer of the then Smart Gilas program. “Bibigay ko talaga ‘yung best (ko), bibigay ko yung time ko dito ngayon na makapaglaro ulit.” Barroca last played for the national team back in 2011 during the FIBA Asia Championship where the country placed fourth.     “Siyempre as a player, lahat ng players gusto mag-national team so ito napili din ako so ibibigay ko yung best ko, yung time ko, yung puso,” said Barroca. “’Di na rin ako nagi-expect na makuha dito pero kinuha nila ako siyempre sobrang saya ko rin sobrang tine-treasure ko ‘yung pagkakuha nila dito sa akin. Alam mo yun, na-pump up ako e na kinuha nila ako,” he added. Barroca was joined by Roger Pogoy, Marcio Lassiter, Gabe Norwood, Troy Rosario, Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo, Poy Erram, Raymnond Almazan and Japeth Aguilar. Paul Lee and Scottie Thompson skipped the first training day while naturalized player Andray Blatche has yet to arrive in the country. Back-up naturalized player Christian Standhardinger has recently stated that he’s focused on recovering from knee injury and playing for San Miguel in the ongoing 2019 PBA Philippine Cup. Gilas is preparing for two must-win games against Qatar on February 21 and Kazakhstan on February 25. The national squad will fly to the Middle East on the second week of Ferbuary for a series of tune up matches. Gilas dropped its last two games on nail-biting fashions – against Kazakhstan (92-88) and Iran (78-70) last December. The national team is 1-3 in the last four games, and the two setbacks dropped the Philippines to fourth place with a 5-5 card in Group F behind Australia (9-1), Iran (7-3) and Japan (6-4).   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 21st, 2019Related News

Gilas with two injured big men as next Fiba window nears | Inquirer Sports

MANILA, PhilippinesAhead of a crucial stretch in the Fiba Basketball World Cup qualifiers, Gilas Pilipinasis looking at a few bumps in its preparation. Big men Raymond Almazan and Troy Rosario are bot.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2019Related News

Over 772 million email addresses leaked in Collection '1 data breach

MANILA, Philippines – Troy Hunt, the proprietor of the Have I Been Pwned data breach notification service,  announced another major data breach  on Thursday, January 17, that leaked over 772 million email addresses and more than 21 million unique passwords. According to Hunt, the information in the data trove – which formally listed 772,904,991 unique ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2019Related News

Troy Rosario estimates return to TNT in February, to miss Team Pilipinas stint

According to Rosario's estimates, TNT will have to make do without his services until late February......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJan 14th, 2019Related News

Fil-Am entry among 6 chosen for first Google podcast creator program

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California --A Filipino American millennial host, producer and creator ofan independent narrative podcast about the Filipino diaspora, together with her Fil-Am co-producer and voice actor for the podcastwere among the teams selected for thefirst cohort of podcasts in the accelerator portion of theGoogle Podcasts creator program.   Chosen for the program were Paola Mardo,host-producer of "Long Distance",and her co-producer Patrick Epino, who recently starred as the black sheep family member Troy in Fil-Am director'sH.P. Mendoza's award-winning dark comedy,"Bitter Melon"(an ABS-CBN Cinematografo Original film in collaboration with Ersatz Film and Gravitas Vent...Keep on reading: Fil-Am entry among 6 chosen for first Google podcast creator program.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 11th, 2019Related News

Juan GDL, Manganti shine brightest in star-studded PBA D-League Draft

Big names are abound as 153 players take one step closer in achieving their PBA dreams as they join the 2019 PBA D-League Draft on Tuesday. University of the Philippines playmaker Juan Gomez de Liano and Adamson forward Sean Manganti headline the entrants for the annual rookie selection proceedings as a prelude to what is shaping up to be an exciting 2019 PBA D-League season. Aside from Gomez de Liano, also in the fray for possible backcourt selections are La Salle's Kib Montalbo, Ateneo's Anton Asistio, FEU's Jasper Parker, San Beda's AC Soberano, Arellano's Ian Alban, JRU's Jed Mendoza, and CEU's Orlan Wamar. Manganti, meanwhile, is joined by ASEAN Basketball League veteran Joshua Munzon, Clint Doliguez of San Beda, Dan Wong of Ateneo, and CESAFI MVP Rey Suerte of University of the Visayas in the winger positions. La Salle big man Santi Santillan also lead the bigs available in the field together with Mapua's Warren Bonifacio and NU's Troy Rike. Twenty teams will line up to secure these rookies' rights, with last season's cellar-dweller AMA Online Education making the first pick out of the pool. The 2019 PBA D-League season begins on February 14 at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig......»»

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

Tulowitzki eyes Machado

NEW YORK — Troy Tulowitzki would be happy if the New York Yankees add Manny Machado to their infield, even if the move costs the 34-year-old shortstop playing time. Hey, I signed up to be a Yankee because I wanted to play with the best players “Hey, I signed up to be a Yankee because […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 9th, 2019Related News

Embiid scores 42 points, 76ers hold off Suns 132-127

By Bob Baum, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Joel Embiid, playing despite a sore left knee, matched his season high with 42 points, 30 in the first half, and grabbed 18 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers held off a strong second-half rally to beat the Phoenix Suns 132-127 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Ben Simmons added 29 points and J.J. Redick 27 for the 76ers, who were without Jimmy Butler and Wilson Chandler, both due to an upper respiratory infection. Devin Booker scored 37 points for the Suns. Deandre Ayton added 18 points and 11 boards and Josh Jackson scored 16 points. Philadelphia led by 23 at halftime and as many as 30 in the third quarter. The Suns cut it to three points before Redick finally sealed the victory with a pair of free throws with 4.3 seconds to play. The 76ers shot out to a 13-3 lead and consecutive three-pointers by Simmons made it 21-8. The 76ers led 44-32 after one, matching the most point allowed by the Suns in any quarter this season. Embiid scored 10 points as Philadelphia opened the second quarter with a 13-2 run to lead 58-36 and the margin barely changed the rest of the one-sided half and the 76ers led 72-49 at the break. Phoenix finished the third quarter on a 13-2 run. Troy Daniels sank a pair of three's and Ellie Okobo added another after a Philadelphia turnover cut the lead to 104-87 after three. A 19-5 Suns run reduced the lead to 116-110 when Jackson scored on a lob pass from Booker with 3:24 to go. Furkan Korkmaz sank a three-pointer, Phoenix turned it over and Embiid's dunk boosted it to 121-110. Booker's three-pointer cut the lead to 129-125 with 14.3 seconds, Redick made one of two free throws and Booker scored on a put-back to make it 130-127. Redick put it out of reach with his two final shots from the line. TIP-INS 76ers: Embiid's career high is 46 set last season. He scored 42 against Charlotte on Nov. 9 (Nov. 10, PHL time). ... Philadelphia wrapped up a 3-2 trip. ... 76ers shot 77 percent in the first quarter (13-of-17), including 4-of-5 three's. ... Embiid was 17-of-19 from the line, 12-of-14 in the first half. Suns: Also allowed 44 points in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 24 (Oct. 25, PHL time). ... Phoenix's only lead was 2-0. ... Most points Suns have allowed in a half is 76, also in that game against the Lakers. ... The first 5,000 fans received Ayton bobbleheads. ... After winning 5-of-7, Phoenix has lost the first four of a seven-game homestand. UP NEXT 76ers: Host Dallas on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time). Suns: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 3rd, 2019Related News

How your favorite sports stars celebrated Christmas 2018

It’s that time of the year when people gather with their families to celebrate the yuletide season together. For athletes, it means having some time off of training to binge on some Noche Buena and be thankful for all the blessings from the past year. From wearing matching sweaters, having rare family pictures taken, and sharing sweet messages, scroll down below to see what your favorite sports stars did during their well-deserved Christmas break. Merry Christmas to all from the #JamesGang👑👑👑👑👑 2.7m Likes, 21.2k Comments - LeBron James (@kingjames) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas to all from the #JamesGang👑👑👑👑👑" Merry CHRISTmas from the Curry Crew! Blessed beyond measure! #calichristmas 206.3k Likes, 872 Comments - Wardell Curry (@stephencurry30) on Instagram: "Merry CHRISTmas from the Curry Crew! Blessed beyond measure! #calichristmas" 🎄🎄🎄 367.1k Likes, 1,361 Comments - Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) on Instagram: "🎄🎄🎄" Merry Christmas from the Swaggy's 102.1k Likes, 345 Comments - Nick Young (@swaggyp1) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas from the Swaggy's" Merry Christmas to you! 147.9k Likes, 738 Comments - Damian Lillard (@damianlillard) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas to you!" Merry Christmas to you! 147.9k Likes, 738 Comments - Damian Lillard (@damianlillard) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas to you!" From the happiest place in the world, Merry Christmas from us to you! 🎄 10.2k Likes, 30 Comments - Julia Morado (@juliacmorado) on Instagram: "From the happiest place in the world, Merry Christmas from us to you! 🎄" My primaries ❤️💛💙 1,832 Likes, 8 Comments - Jerrili Malabanan (@jerrili33) on Instagram: "My primaries ❤️💛💙" First Christmas together 😍💕 I love you! 😘 700 Likes, 12 Comments - Eli Pasamante Soyud (@soyud_eli) on Instagram: "First Christmas together 😍💕 I love you! 😘" Merry Christmas 🎄🎁 488 Likes, 8 Comments - Troy Rike (@troyrike) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas 🎄🎁" Christmas 2018! 🎄🎅🏽⛄️❄️🧣 2,830 Likes, 32 Comments - Gabe Norwood (@gnorwood5) on Instagram: "Christmas 2018! 🎄🎅🏽⛄️❄️🧣" Merry Christmas from my family to yours! 🎄🎅🏽 512 Likes, 9 Comments - Chris Newsome (@new11new) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas from my family to yours! 🎄🎅🏽" Merry Christmas 🎄 317 Likes, 2 Comments - Richard Escoto (@rich_escoto) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas 🎄" Merry Merry 873 Likes, 17 Comments - Maika Angela Ortiz (@maikaortizz) on Instagram: "Merry Merry" Our first Christmas as a family of 4. It was a bit chaotic and tiring but certainly it gets better and happier as we grow in number. Just before this day comes to an end, hope you guys all had a memorable and joyful Christmas! Let's not forget that we are celebrating Jesus' birthday and that Christmas is really about giving and bringing joy to others. Merry Christmas!🎄🎄😊😊 6,035 Likes, 63 Comments - Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu17) on Instagram: "Our first Christmas as a family of 4. It was a bit chaotic and tiring but certainly it gets better..." Onesie party!! 678 Likes, 11 Comments - Chris Ross (@cmross6) on Instagram: "Onesie party!!" Staring at my favorite gift ❤️ @aldopanlilio12 2,648 Likes, 9 Comments - Michele Gumabao (@gumabaomichele) on Instagram: "Staring at my favorite gift ❤️ @aldopanlilio12" Merry Christmas 🎄❤️ 142 Likes, 1 Comments - Roma Joy Doromal (@romaaitalia) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas 🎄❤️" Merry Christmas everyone! 🎄🎁🎅🏽☃️ My favourite time of the year when families all come together to celebrate the birth of Christ. Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year. This is also my favourite time of the year because it is when we all get to excuse ourselves for indulging in a little extra food. Growing up in England, having a roast dinner is the norm, but after living in the Philippines for the last 10 years, coming back for Christmas and experiencing a roast dinner is always special 🎄🎅🏽☃️🎁🍖🥦🍽🥕🍗 #christmas #family #dinner #roast #love #happiness #delicious #santa #christmastree #holy #gifts #december 403 Likes, 15 Comments - Phil Younghusband (@philyounghusband10) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas everyone! 🎄🎁🎅🏽☃️ My favourite time of the year when families all come together to..." Merry Christmas from Sunny and I 🌻❤️🎄 9,416 Likes, 55 Comments - Dani Ravena (@daniravenaaa) on Instagram: "Merry Christmas from Sunny and I 🌻❤️🎄" Happy birthday, Jesus! 🙏🏻 Thankful for the gift of family. Merry Christmas everyone! 🎄 995 Likes, 11 Comments - Jeffrei Chan (@jeffreichan) on Instagram: "Happy birthday, Jesus! 🙏🏻 Thankful for the gift of family. Merry Christmas everyone! 🎄".....»»

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