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Jazz trump Grizzlies anew, Knicks stun shorthanded Bucks

After coming close to a late game meltdown in their first meeting on Friday (Saturday, Manila), the Jazz left nothing to chance and maintained control of the game for almost the whole 48 minutes of action......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarMar 28th, 2021

Warriors complete sweep of Jazz, Suns; Lakers avert disaster vs Knicks

Capping off back-to-back games against the top two teams in the West, the Warriors took their 37th win in the season and keep themselves ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies who also took a win earlier Tuesday against the Dallas Mavericks, 133-104......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

Wolves down Warriors for 4th straight win; Rockets stun Bucks

Still buoyed by their back-to-back wins over the Utah Jazz, the Timberwolves tallied their fourth win in a row after surviving a 37-point performance by Stephen Curry......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Clarkson, Jazz keep rolling vs Bucks; Lakers dump Grizzlies

Their sixth straight win and their 17th in the last 18 games, the Jazz improved to 21-5 and continued to rank first in the Western Conference with a league-best record......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2021

NBA Restart Team Overview: Memphis Grizzlies

RECORD: 32-33, sitting at eighth-place in the Western Conference, seven games behind the seventh-seeded Dallas Mavericks and three-and-a-half games ahead of the Portland Trail Blazers, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the Sacramento Kings, who are all virtually tied for ninth place.  OVERVIEW: Following the departure of former franchise stars in Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, the expectations were not high for the Grizzlies. Powered by one of the league's youngest rosters led by a pair of 20-year olds in Rookie of The Year frontrunner Ja Morant and sophomore Jaren Jackson Jr. however, the Grizzlies are firmly in the running for a spot in the playoffs. Morant leads all qualifying rookies in scoring with 17.6 points per game and assists with 6.9 dimes per game His six-foot-eleven running mate Jackson meanwhile, is a threat on both ends of the floor. Veteran big man Jonas Valanciunas has also been solid for the Grizzlies with 14.9 points and 11.2 rebounds per game.  NUMBER TO KNOW: The Grizzlies are averaging 27.0 assists per game, second-most in the league.  KEY ADDITIONS/LOSSES: N/A SEEDING GAMES:  vs. Portland Trail Blazers (8/1) vs. San Antonio Spurs (8/3) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (8/4) vs. Utah Jazz (8/6) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (8/8) vs. Toronto Raptors (8/10) vs. Boston Celtics (8/12) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (8/14)    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 17th, 2020

NBA Restart Team Overview: New Orleans Pelicans

RECORD: 28-36, virtually tied with the Portland Trailblazers and the Sacramento Kings for ninth-place in the Western Conference, 3.5 games behind the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies (32-33).  OVERVIEW: Led by a young core bannered by Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, veteran Jrue Holiday, and rookie sensation Zion Williamson, the New Orleans Pelicans have recovered from a 6-22 start to the season, posting a 22-14 record in their last 36 contests to put them in contention for a playoff berth. The Pels play fast and score a lot thanks to the playmaking skills of Ball and Holiday, while leading scorer Ingram is having himself an All-Star year, putting up 24.3 points per game. Veteran sniper JJ Redick (14.9 PPG, 2.9 3P) is also leading the charge behind the arc. In his first 19 games, the high-flying Williamson has averaged 23.6 points while shooting an astounding 58.9% from the field.  NUMBER TO KNOW: The Pelicans are averaging 116.2 points per game, which is tied with the Los Angeles Clippers for fourth place in the NBA (behind the Milwaukee Bucks, the Houston Rockets, and the Dallas Mavericks) KEY ADDITIONS/LOSSES: N/A SEEDING GAMES: vs Utah Jazz (7/31) vs Los Angeles Clippers (8/2) vs Memphis Grizzlies (8/4) vs. Sacramento Kings (8/7) vs Washington Wizards (8/8) vs San Antonio Spurs (8/10) vs. Sacramento Kings (8/12) vs. Orlando Magic (8/14).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 13th, 2020

LeBron James group touts sports venues as mega-voting sites

By BILL BARROW Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — If basketball icon LeBron James gets his way, NBA arenas and other sports venues around the country will be mega polling sites for the November general election. James and his voting rights group, formed this spring with other black athletes and entertainers, are joining with other professional basketball leaders and Michigan’s top elections official to push for mega voting sites to accommodate in-person balloting amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More Than A Vote, the James organization dedicated to maximizing Black turnout in November, shared its plans with The Associated Press on Wednesday after the Detroit Pistons became the second NBA franchise to announce plans to use its arena for voting later this year. In Georgia, Fulton County elections officials this week approved the Atlanta Hawks’ proposal to use State Farm Arena as a polling site. Plans call for the arena to serve as a countywide early voting site ahead of Election Day. The idea, which comes after Kentucky used large facilities in its June 23 primary, is to use large spaces that allow for in-person voting while still enforcing social distancing guidelines. It also underscores the attention on the mechanics of voting amid the pandemic, with the intensity already reflected in both President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden warning that state and local officials have the power to “corrupt” the election. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson called her “partnership” with the Pistons an “blueprint for other teams and leagues seeking to advance our common goal of protecting access to the vote for all.” Lloyd Pierce, head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, said the arrangement in his city ensures “high turnout” in a safe environment. Benson, Pierce and David Fizdale, former New York Knicks head coach, will advise NBA franchises and arena management entities around the country on how to replicate the existing deals. The Milwaukee Bucks also confirmed they are willing to use their home arena as a voting site in the most populous city in the key battleground of Wisconsin. The coordinated push is a turnabout, of sorts, in the often-partisan jousting over voting procedures. Some Democrats panned Kentucky elections officials for limiting in-person June primary voting in the state’s two most populous counties to Louisville’s Exposition Center and the University of Kentucky football stadium in Lexington. Voting rights advocates argued in federal court that the plan, part of culling voting sites statewide amid coronavirus concerns, would harm minority voters. A federal judge rejected their claims, and voting proceeded without the melee that some advocates had forecast. Now, Benson, a Democrat, is pushing the arena model not as an example of potential voter suppression, but a way to fight it. “One of our greatest challenges in protecting voters’ access to democracy this November is identifying accessible locations where citizens can safely vote in person,” she said. Amid COVID, that could outweigh potential logistical difficulties of large sites. Lines for such venues can still be long — just as with normal polling locations — as was seen in Lexington at some points on primary day. Voters also could face traffic jams or public transit hiccups given the number of people involved. General elections also have considerably larger turnout than primaries. Nonetheless, there’s a growing bipartisan push for large-venue voting. NFL executive Scott Pioli last week presented the National Association of Secretaries of State a plan for widespread use of professional and college sports facilities. James’ group is officially nonpartisan. But the NBA star has been open about its emphasis on the Black community, where Trump faces intense opposition for his white identity politics. James has not endorsed Biden, but he endorsed Hillary Clinton over Trump in 2016. In Milwaukee, meanwhile, the Bucks owners, the Lasry family, are major Democratic Party donors. Bucks executive Alex Lasry helped lead the effort that landed the Democratic National Convention in the city.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2020

Bucks hang on to beat Nets; Jazz nip Clippers

Los Angeles—The Milwaukee Bucks started strong and clung on late to beat the Brooklyn Nets 86-83 on Thursday and claw their way back into their NBA Eastern Conference second-round playoff series......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Wizards stay alive against Sixers; Jazz tame Grizzlies

Los Angeles—Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal proved to be too much to handle Monday as the Washington Wizards stayed alive in the NBA playoffs by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 122-114 in game four at Washington......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

Jazz survive fourth quarter scare, take 2-1 lead over Grizzlies

After leading for the first three quarters, the Jazz had to fend off a ferocious fourth quarter effort where the Grizzlies opened the finals salvo with an 8-0 run......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

76ers take 2-0 lead; Jazz, Knicks draw level

Philadelphia 120, Washington 95 New York 101, Atlanta 92 Utah 141, Memphis 129 LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Ben Simmons silenced the critics with a 22 point, nine rebound, eight assist performance as the Philadelphia 76ers routed the Washington Wizards 120-95 to grab a 2-0 playoff series lead on Wednesday. Joel Embiid also scored 22 points […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Shorthanded Jazz outshine Nuggets, Blazers get leg up on slumping Lakers

Bojan Bogdanovic torched Denver for a career-high 48 points as the Utah Jazz remained in top spot in the Western Conference with a 127-120 victory over the Nuggets on Friday night. The under-manned Jazz were without their dynamic guard duo of Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley, but throughout their injury absences other Utah players have […] The post Shorthanded Jazz outshine Nuggets, Blazers get leg up on slumping Lakers appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

Jordan Clarkson wants to play for Gilas anew

A frontrunner for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award, Clarkson has been playing his best in his NBA career with the Utah Jazz......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Knicks win ninth straight, Bucks dominate struggling Sixers

Julius Randle carried the offense, scoring 31 points and grabbing 10 rebounds as the New York Knicks won their ninth NBA straight game by routing the Toronto Raptors 120-103 on Saturday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 25th, 2021

Also-ran Wolves stun Jazz; Mavs storm back vs Lakers

The Wolves battled back from as big as 17 points to steal the win from the Jazz on the road......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 25th, 2021

NBA Roundup: Knicks win ninth straight, Bucks dominate struggling Sixers

Julius Randle carried the offense, scoring 31 points and grabbing 10 rebounds as the New York Knicks won their ninth NBA straight game by routing the Toronto Raptors 120-103 on Saturday. The Knicks are in the midst of their longest winning streak in eight years, since they won 13 straight in the 2012-13 NBA season. […] The post NBA Roundup: Knicks win ninth straight, Bucks dominate struggling Sixers appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 25th, 2021

Jazz rain 3s vs Magic; Bucks edge Kings to extend streak

The Jazz drained a total of 26 3-pointers to wallop Orlando in a game that saw 46 points as the largest margin......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 4th, 2021

Jazz continue rolling with 8th straight win; Suns rout Thunder

With Donovan Mitchell back after missing their last game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Jazz asserted dominance for most of the game......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2021

Conley, Clarkson lead Mitchell-less Jazz to 7th straight win

Without top scorer Donovan Mitchell, who did not travel with the team to Memphis due to personal reasons, Conley and Clarkson connived to keep Ja Morant and the Grizzlies at bay as the Jazz tightened their hold on the top spot in the NBA standings......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 1st, 2021

Jazz win fourth straight; Wolves rally back to keep Rockets reeling

The Jazz were dangerously close to squandering a 21 point lead when they saw the Grizzlies storming back in the fourth quarter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2021

Jazz bounce back; Sixers thwart Knicks

Los Angeles---Donovan Mitchell scored 20 points as the Utah Jazz bounced back from a run of disappointing recent outings with a battling 117-109 road victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 17th, 2021