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Nuggets hold back Lakers for Game 3 win

After losing Game Two on a buzzer-beater by Anthony Davis, the Nuggets eked out a crucial win and avoided a 0-3 hole......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarSep 23rd, 2020

Lakers fend off pesky Nuggets for commanding 3-1 lead

Despite a pesky Denver side that kept themselves within striking distance all game long, Anthony Davis and LeBron James were able to hold on for the win for the 3-1 advantage......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

Murray to the rescue as Nuggets hold off Lakers

Jamal Murray scored 28 points as the Denver Nuggets held off a ferocious late fightback from the Los Angeles Lakers to roar back into contention in the Western Conference finals series on Tuesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020

Turner helps Indiana hold off Harden rally to beat Rockets

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Myles Turner had 18 points, reserve Edmond Sumner added a season-high 17 and Indiana held off a late rally by Houston and James Harden to break a five-game losing streak to the Rockets, 108-104 on Wednesday (Thursday in the Philippines). It looked as if the Pacers had locked up the win when they went up 104-90 with 5:05 remaining. That’s when Harden got Houston going, cutting it to 106-104 on with a driving basket with 27 seconds to go. Harden had 11 of Houston’s 14 points during the surge. But after Victor Olidipo missed a 3-pointer, Turner tipped out the rebound to Justin Holliday with six seconds left. Holiday hit two foul shots to finish off Indiana’s first victory over Houston since February 2017. Harden could not get off a final 3-pointer before the buzzer sounded. The Rockets have lost two straight for the first time since the NBA restarted the season. Harden had 45 points and tied his career high with 17 rebounds. He came an assist shy of his fifth triple-double this season. It was Harden’s 21st game this season with 40 points or more. Holiday also has 18 points for the Pacers. Olidipo and Doug McDermont had 16 points apiece. Turner led the Pacers with 12 rebounds. Jeff Green had 14 points for Houston. The Rockets struggled from the outside, going just 16 of 57 on 3-pointers. Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) and Anthony Davis (3) celebrate after defeating the Denver Nuggets 124-121 during an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool) TIP-INS Pacers: Coach Nate McMillan was rewarded with a one-year extension to his contract that was set to expire after next season. ... Malcolm Brogdon, who had 12 points in Monday’s loss to Miami, sat out against Houston with a sore neck. Rockets: Russell Westbrook was diagnosed with a strained quadriceps muscle in his right leg and will miss Friday’s regular-season finale. He did not play against Indiana. Westbrook will be reevaluated before the playoffs. ... Houston had not lost consecutive games since dropping four straight in March before the pandemic shut down the NBA. UP NEXT Pacers: Play Miami on Friday (Saturday in the Philippines). Rockets: Play Philadelphia on Friday (Saturday in the Philippines)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2020

Antetokounmpo, Bucks hold off Celtics in restart opener

By The Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 1:28 left on an overturned call that kept him in the game and helped the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 119-112 on Friday night. Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in the Bucks’ first game in the restart. Milwaukee improved the NBA’s best record to 54-12 and moved within a victory of clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the second straight year. Boston overcame a poor start to tie it at 107. Antetokounmpo was then called for a charging foul, appearing to negate his basket and giving him a sixth foul. The call was changed to a blocking foul on Boston’s Marcus Smart after review, and Antetokounmpo made the free throw to make it 110-107. Khris Middleton then knocked down a 3-pointer for a six-point advantage. Middleton added 18 points for the Bucks, who played without Eric Bledsoe and Pat Connaughton while they work on their conditioning after testing positive for the coronavirus. Marvin Williams sat out with a strained left groin. Smart scored 23 points for the Celtics and Jaylen Brown had 22, but star forward Jayson Tatum had a nightmarish restart. He had five points on 2-for-18 shooting — though he actually only made one basket. Kemba Walker scored 16 points but played just 19 minutes as the Celtics look to keep the All-Star guard healthy after he’s been battling a sore knee. TRAIL BLAZERS 140, GRIZZLIES 135, OT CJ McCollum scored 33 points, teaming with Damian Lillard for 11 of Portland’s 16 in overtime, and the Trail Blazers pulled out a desperately needed victory to resume their season by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 140-135 on Friday. Lillard finished with 29 points and nine assists to help the Trail Blazers boost their hopes for a seventh consecutive playoff appearance. Carmelo Anthony added 21 points as Portland moved within 2 1/2 games of the Grizzlies for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference. McCollum started fast, scoring 19 points in the first half, and finished strong with two crucial 3-pointers in overtime. The first one to open the extra period gave Portland the lead for good, and he added six assists. Jaren Jackson Jr. had 33 points and rookie Ja Morant added 22 points and 11 assists for Memphis. Memphis rallied from a 13-point, third-quarter deficit to take an 11-point lead, then gave it away almost as quickly. When the Grizzlies recovered to take a 112-103 lead with 6:01 left in regulation, it appeared the Grizzlies might pad their lead in the standings. Instead, Anthony’s 3 with 37.5 seconds left tied it at 124 and Morant fell on a last-second fast break, sending the game to overtime. MAGIC 128, NETS 118 Evan Fournier scored 24 points, Nikola Vucevic had 22 and Orlando picked up where it left off before the NBA season was suspended, beating Brooklyn. Playing as the designated road team not far from their arena, the Magic looked right at home at Disney — whose name they wear as their jersey patch. They extended their winning streak to four and moved back ahead of the Nets into seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Brooklyn also won its last three before the stoppage, but the decimated team that returned is a shell of the one that beat the Lakers in Los Angeles in its final game. The Nets are missing Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan and Taurean Prince after they tested positive for the coronavirus. They are already playing without Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, who had season-ending surgery. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot scored 24 points for the Nets. SPURS 129, KINGS 120 DeMar DeRozan scored 17 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter to help San Antonio beat Sacramento. Before the game, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and assistant Becky Hammon stood for the national anthem while the remainder of the coaches and players for both teams knelt. DeRozan shot 10 of 13 and had 10 assists, and the Spurs shot 53.3% from the field. Derrick White matched a career high with 26 points in San Antonio’s first game of the restart. The Spurs needed to find offense because LaMarcus Aldridge, the team’s No. 2 scorer, had shoulder surgery in April and will not play in the restart. De’Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points for the Kings. SUNS 125, WIZARDS 112 Devin Booker scored 27 points, Deandre Ayton added 24 points and 12 rebounds and Phoenix beat Washington. Booker made all nine of his free throws and the Suns hit 30 of 32 from the line. They shot 52% from the field, with Ayton hitting two of three 3-pointers and going 11 of 14 overall. Rui Hachimura scored 21 points and Jerome Robinson added 20 for the Wizards on coach Scott Brooks’ 55th birthday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

Sixers stave off Hawks to force Game 7

After squandering a 26-point lead in Game Five, the Sixers were able to hold Trae Young and the Hawks back this time to force a winner-take-all Game Seven in the Eastern Conference Semifinals......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Suns eliminate defending champion Lakers

The Phoenix Suns eliminated the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers with a masterful 113-100 win in Game 6 of their Western Conference first round showdown at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, June 4, 2021, Philippine time. The Suns wrapped up the best-of-seven series, 4-2, and will face the Denver Nuggets in the […] The post Suns eliminate defending champion Lakers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

Lakers ward off Suns to even series; Mavs go 2-0 vs Clippers

After leading for much of the game, the Lakers needed to fend off a Suns run in the final quarter to head back to Los Angeles with the series tied at 1-1......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 26th, 2021

Jazz hold off Nuggets, tighten hold on top spot; Lakers relegated to play-in

Clarkson, who started off hot with three triples in the opening quarter, made a clutch 3-pointer to bring the Jazz's lead to six, 124-118, with 51.7 ticks left......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

Warriors boost playoff push with rout of Thunder; Clippers sweep Lakers

The first of their six-game home stand to finish the season, the Warriors tightened their hold on a spot in the play-in tournament after improving to 34-33......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 7th, 2021

Kings edge Lakers in LeBron s return; Suns overtake Jazz in NBA standings

James would miss on a potential game-winner with 2.7 ticks left to cap off a 16-point performance in his first match back......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 1st, 2021

Curry pours 41 as Warriors beat Bucks to end slump; Lakers top Raptors

The Warriors went on a 12-1 run in the final four minutes of the game to climb back from as much as 12 points in the fourth quarter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Murray, Nuggets blow past Sixers; Magic hold off Clippers

This sent the Sixers stumbling to back-to-back losses and a 32-15 record. The Brooklyn Nets now have the chance to overtake the Sixers with an identical record in the East......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 31st, 2021

Sixers hold off slumping Lakers; Fox, Kings blow out Warriors

The Sixers almost squandered a double-digit lead after the shorthanded Lakers got within three, 101-104, with 51.4 ticks left in the game......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 26th, 2021

Lillard, Blazers outlast Warriors; Kings beat LeBron-less Lakers

Having struggled all game long, especially from deep, Lillard buried a long-range triple late in the game to put the Blazers up by two and then drew an offensive foul on the other end to seal the deal for Portland in the back-and-forth affair......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Heat unable to stop rolling Jazz, KD triumphant in return to Golden State

It marked the Jazz’s 18th win in their last 19 contests, and helped them hold on to the top spot in the West longer with the Los Angeles Lakers lagging a game behind......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2021

Lakers rally to turn back Nuggets; Blazers win

Los Angeles---LeBron James had a triple double of 27 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a double digit halftime deficit to pull away in the second half for a 114-93 victory over the Denver Nuggets......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2021

Jazz cruise past Pistons; Blazers rip Wizards

Led by a 32-point performance by Donovan Mitchell, the Jazz bounced back after getting their win streak cut by the Denver Nuggets in their last game......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021

Lillard game-winner stuns Bulls; Heat break out of losing slump

Portland stunned the Bulls, who were able to hold on to the lead in the tail-end of the fourth salvo before Lillard's heroics erased their efforts of storming back from a 19-point deficit in the third salvo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2021

Pistons shock Lakers; Rockets storm back vs Trailblazers

The Pistons led the defending champions by as much as 18 points in the game, following a huge second half that saw the former outscore the latter 25-14 in the final salvo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 29th, 2021

Harris game-winner lifts 76ers past Lakers; Nuggets add to Heat s woes

The Sixers improved to 13-6 while the Lakers fell to 14-5......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2021