Curry-less Warriors blown out by Mavs 114-91

first_img Jimmy Butler tipped in a basket with 1.2 seconds left in overtime and the Chicago Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers 102-100 despite playing without Derrick Rose. Butler scored 28 points and Aaron Brooks had 29 points to help Chicago win their third in four games. Rose was scratched an hour before the game with right hamstring tendinitis. Nik Vucevic had 20 points and nine rebounds. The Orlando Magic rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-93 and J.J. Redick scored 26 points. Austin Rivers added a season-best 22, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Charlotte Hornets 122-117. Also Wednesday, the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Utah Jazz 94-80, the Toronto Raptors defeated the Washington Wizards 94-91, the L.A Lakers downed the Boston Celtics 112-104 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver 110-103. DALLAS (AP): The Golden State Warriors flopped without Stephen Curry getting blown out for just their second loss of the season behind 23 points for Dallas’ J.J. Barea in a 114-91 victory for the Mavericks on Wednesday. Curry missed his first game of the season with a lower left leg bruise. But the Warriors (29-2) still have the best 31-game start in NBA history, a game better than four teams. Klay Thompson, the other half of the Splash Brothers, couldn’t make up for Curry’s absence, going 4 of 15 for 10 points. Ian Clark led the Warriors with 21. Zaza Pachulia had 14 points and 15 rebounds and Dirk Nowitzki added 18 and eight boards for the Mavericks, who won their fourth straight game without injured point guard Deron Williams. The Mavericks went up by 30 at 83-53 on a 3-pointer by Wesley Matthews, who had 13 points. The Warriors, who fell behind for good with eight minutes left in the first quarter, didn’t get closer than 17 after that. LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Spurs routed the Phoenix Suns 112-79 for their 19th straight home win to start the season. San Antonio successfully rang out an eventful 2015 that saw them add Aldridge in free agency after being bounced from the opening round of the play-offs and open the season with a franchise record home winning streak. The Spurs also extended their franchise record home winning streak to 28 straight games dating to last season. Kawhi Leonard had 19 points, Manu Ginobili added 13 and Tony Parker had 12 points and seven assists for San Antonio. Tim Duncan missed his third straight game due to right knee soreness, but he wasn’t needed in a game where Aldridge, Leonard and Parker all sat out the fourth quarter. BEATING THE BUZZERlast_img read more

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Stokes optimistic about Mayhew’s chances

first_imgThe name Daniel Mayhew will forever be in the Jamaican history books after the Charlemont High school student became the first Jamaican to qualify for the Winter Youth Olympics to be held February 12-21 in Lillehammer, Norway.Mayhew, who competed at tournaments in Switzerland, Austria and Norway and is currently ranked 22nd in the world, became one of 16 competitors to earn their right to face the starter in the Monobob event at the quadrennial showpiece.Jamaica Bobsleigh Association president, Chris Stokes, is quietly optimistic of the youngster’s chances at the games, and believes he has the right attitude and attributes to go on and do well at the senior level.”He will do well, although I don’t want to commit myself to a placing. But that is not what we are looking for. We want him to go out and show he is a competitor and look at his poise under the pressure of Olympic competition and see how he performs under those circumstances, but I am confident that he will compete hard and do well.”He represents the country well. He is very articulate and speaks clearly about what he wants to achieve. He is a real asset to Jamaica … ” he told The Gleaner.DID WELL IN TRAININGMayhew was selected on very high recommendation from a current senior team member, and after speaking to him and seeing his work ethic and how he carries himself the association was also convinced and so sent him off to training, where he did very well.However, the bobsleigh president said they never imagined that the 17-year-old would be this successful.”You never know (how things will turn out) but having chosen such a small group and having sent him alone has worked out well in this particular circumstance. If we can get more athletes into the Monobob at 15, 16 years old instead of 23, 24 then we will have more time to develop and look for the exceptional talent.”We have gotten positive feedback from the international coaches. Some have gone as far as saying he is the best young driver they have seen coming out of Jamaica for some time,” Stokes said, while noting that the Jamaica Olympic Association will pick up his training and competition expenses from here on.last_img read more

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Simmons shines in opener but Gayle, Bravo fail

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, (CMC):Superstar opener Chris Gayle made an inauspicious start to the Pakistan Super League with a failure but Lendl Simmons hit an unbeaten half-century to propel Karachi Kings to a seven-wicket victory in their opening game of the Pakistan Super League here yesterday.Sent in at the Dubai International Stadium, Gayle’s Lahore Qalanders managed just 125 for eight off their 20 overs, with the West Indies left-hander scoring just six.He perished to the fourth ball of the game, holding out too long on off-spinner Shoaib Malik with the score on six.Wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan top scored with 37 from 31 deliveries, while Sohaib Maqsood struck 22, to be the only two batsmen past 20.West Indies teammate Dwayne Bravo also failed to get among the runs, scoring a run-a-ball 14 before he was bowled by paceman Mohammed Amir in the penultimate over.Simmons then took command of the game for Kings, hammering an unbeaten 62 to guide them home with 25 deliveries remaining in the run chase.The right-hander faced 46 balls and counted eight fours and two sixes and put on 109 for the third wicket with Bangladeshi Shakib Al Hasan who made 51 off 35 balls with three fours and three sixes.Their stand pulled Kings around from a dangerous position of four runs for two wickets in the second over.Bravo proved expensive with his two overs of medium pace, conceding 27 runs and going wicketless.In the second game of the day at the venue, Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell took three wickets but his Islamabad United crashed to a 24-run defeat to Darren Sammy’s Peshawar Zalmi.Batting first, Zalmi tallied 145 for seven with opener Tamim Iqbal stroking a run-a-ball 51 with three fours and a six.Sammy, the West Indies Twenty20 captain, scored just ten before he was run out with three balls left in the innings.Medium pacer Russell claimed three for 31 from his four overs but then had no such luck with the bat, falling for a run-a-ball 12 as United crawled to 121 for nine.last_img read more

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Injuries hit big before Champs

first_imgA year ago, many-time champion Kingston College (KC) was derailed in their title bid to unseat champions Calabar at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships after key injuries to some of their stars.One year has passed, and with Champs just a few weeks away, the signs are not good once again for the North Street-based team reportedly struggling to get a few of their big names ready.Despite whispers that he is in fact training well, special 400m talent Akeem Bloomfield is yet to compete this season, while there are serious concerns about the condition of Nathaniel Bann, Jhevaughn Matherson and Dontre Williams.KC had already lost their top Class One sprint hurdler Chadwick Brown, who was seriously injured in training a few weeks ago and is out of the Championships.There are also concerns for Jamaica College (JC), who are also expected to push for the title and St Jago High, who are looking to get closer to the top of the pile this season.At a recent development meet, JC’s Orville Haslam, who is expected to dominate the Class 3sprints pulled up with a foot injury.Haslam is undoubtedly the top Class 3 sprinter this season and is favoured to win the 100m and 200m and play an important role on the 4x100m relay for his team.MAJOR SETBACKIf he is not able to face the start at Champs, it will be a big setback for his team as this could be a loss of over 20 points, a heavy loss in what could be a close Championships.St Jago’s Class 1 sprint heavyweight Raheem Chambers has been dominating since Class III and enters his second year in Class I as one element of an eagerly anticipated sprinting showdown with St Elizabeth’s Nigel Ellis and KC’s Matherson.Chambers is, however, yet to compete this season due to injury concerns and could be among those missing from the Championships.The injury concerns are also considerable on the girls’ side as four-time Girls champions St Jago could see their most outstanding athlete, Natalliah Whyte, missing in action.Whyte, the defending double Class 1 sprint champion, was expected to retain her title easily and in the process give her team some quality points.In a radio interview recently, head coach Keilando Goburn confirmed that his prized athlete is nursing a hamstring injury.She has only competed on a few occasions this season and has not been seen at any meet recently.Her absence wold deliver a crippling blow the Monk Street-based team, with the likes of Hydel and a rejuvenated Holmwood Technical showing good form.Today’s Gibson/McCook Relays will revealed the status of several of these athletes who are nursing injuries, and their presence or non-presence will be key indicators.last_img read more

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Windies Women lose final one-dayer

first_imgEAST LONDON, South Africa (CMC):West Indies Women wasted two handsome partnerships as they crashed to a 35-run defeat to South Africa Women in the final one-day international of the three-match series here yesterday.Chasing 236 at Buffalo Park, the Caribbean side twice looked poised to pull off victory, but lost wickets in clusters to end on 200 for eight off their 50 overs.Former captain Merissa Aguilleira and opener Shaquana Quintyne both struck 40, while wicketkeeper Shemaine Campbelle stroked 27 and Deandra Dottin, 25.West Indies Women lost teenage opener Hayley Matthews for two in the third over of the innings with the score on nine, but were bolstered by a second-wicket stand of 57 between Quintyne and Kyshona Knight (18).Quintyne faced 68 balls and counted six fours, while Knight’s innings consumed 45 deliveries and included two fours.When Quintyne was bowled by leg-spinner Dane van Niekerk in the 19th over at 66 for two, it triggered a slide where another three wickets fell for 42 runs to leave West Indies Women on 118 for five in the 33rd over.Yet again, they benefited from another tidy partnership, this time between Aguilleira and Campbelle, who added 52 for the sixth wicket. The right-handed Aguilleira struck three fours off 65 balls while Campbelle’s innings was a breezy one, requiring just 32 balls and including three fours.Windies Women looked to be taking the advantage when both batsmen fell in the space of seven deliveries and when Anisa Mohammed went for one, three wickets had tumbled for seven runs.Stumbling at 177 for eight in the 46th over, West Indies Women had no momentum and their innings crawled to a tame end.Earlier, opener Trisha Chetty and van Niekerk both struck 55, while Mignon du Preez got 43 and Marizanne Kapp, 39, as South Africa Women eased to 235 for six after opting to bat first.The hosts benefited from handy partnerships throughout their innings, thanks to Chetty. She and Andrie Steyn (21) put on 39 for the first wicket before she combined with du Preez to add a further 72 for the second wicket. Chetty faced 83 balls counted four fours while du Preez struck seven fours in a 62-ball innings.When du Preez departed in the 25th over, Chetty anchored a third wicket stand of 41 with Kapp, to give the Proteas Women renewed momentum.Chetty and Lizelle Lee (6) perished in the space of 18 balls to leave South Africa Women on 163 for four in the 40th over, but van Niekerk masterminded a 64-run, sixth wicket partnership with Kapp, to give the innings a strong finish.West Indies Women won the series 2-1 after taking the first two games of the series.last_img read more

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Lewis defies cramps to become leading scorer

first_imgBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC):West Indies batsman Evin Lewis has become the leading scorer in the current Tri-Nations Series after scoring his maiden one day international (ODI) century here on Wednesday.Lewis roared to148 off 122 balls in just his fourth ODI, to propel a run chase against Sri Lanka, but West Indies lost by just one run in a tense encounter.The 24-year-old left-hander struck 15 boundaries and four sixes – to record the second highest score by a West Indian in Zimbabwe.”Yes, it’s a good feeling. I got to open today. I went out there and was positive about myself. I felt good,” said Lewis, now the tournament’s leading run scorer with 193 runs in three innings.”It was always a tough target to get. The players tried their best to get the score. We came very close to winning the game and it is good to see we went out there and was positive.”Lewis stared in an opening stand of 63 with Johnson Charles, who scored 26 and 70 for the second wicket with Kraigg Brathwaite.West Indies must beat Zimbabwe in today’s virtual semi-final encounter to advance to Sunday’s final against Sri Lanka.”It is a must-win situation we are in against Zimbabwe. We have to go out there and regroup as a team and play our best cricket,” said Lewis.Lewis, promoted to the opening spot, recorded his second international century of the year – following his 100 against India in the T20 Series in Florida.However he rode his luck during his enterprising innings by surviving several chances and also struggled to recover from a bout of cramps during his stay at the crease.”It was a bit of pain. After I hit the first six I felt something in my leg,” said Lewis.”I said at the end of the day, I have to pull through this innings for the team, and I just kept going from there.”last_img read more

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Ballaz want biennial exhibition match

first_imgAndre Virtue, managing director of Ballaz International and organiser of the Brazilian All-Stars and Jamaica All Stars exhibition game which was played at the National stadium on Friday, is looking at the prospect of hosting one of these exhibition games at least every two years.Virtue said organising the event was a major challenge and at one stage, he thought it would be a total flop because of the late announcement. However, he said that he is committed to the development of Jamaica’s football, especially at the grass roots and believes the country need more inspirational projects like this to motivate its youngsters and aid development.”We spoke about bringing the Brazilians here for a while and you have to start somewhere, so we did this one. The fact that we were able to bring people like Rivaldo, Dunga, Edmilson, who are world greats was just fabulous. The country needs more things like this, and maybe every two years we’ll do something like this,” he said.”It was extremely hard, very challenging, and without corporate support, it wouldn’t be possible. But we don’t do these things for the money. We are really committed to football development and bringing people together,” he continued.SHORT WINDOW”It was a very short window for us to pull it off and we reached out to corporate Jamaica, and most of the responses were in bad timing, so I was not sure that we could pull it off.”But we have to do things like this to develop our football, and corporate Jamaica needs to get more involved in development projects like this. So I implore corporate Jamaica to get more involved in projects like this and we will take it from there,” Virtue said.last_img read more

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PVL: Bali Pure strengthens semis bid, downs Adamson

first_imgMOST READ Bali Pure were on a two-game skid before facing Adamson and head coach Roger Gorayeb said they had to steady their record if they ever hope of entering the title race.“We can’t do anything about my players’ schedule because my team’s core is composed of students and now that their schools have resumed classes my players are far too exhausted compared to when they were playing in summer,” said Gorayeb.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Some of them would train twice for their school teams, so we really can’t execute drills when we train for Bali Pure.”Jerrili Malabanan led Bali Pure with 16 points while Grethcel Soltones and Risa Sato added 14 and 10 points, respectively. View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBali Pure remained in contention for the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference after taking down Adamson in four sets, 25-18, 25-23, 19-25, 25-20, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Water Defenders improved to 3-3 to tie BanKo Perlas at fourth place while Lady Falcons are at a lowly 1-5 and have been eliminated from playoff contention.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Neymar PSG switch doubts grow at Barcelona Jema Galanza had a game-high 18 points to lead the Lady Falcons.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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PH women’s squash duo cop bronze

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The Filipino tandem of Jemyca Aribado and Yvone Alyssa Dalida took home the bronze medal in women’s squash doubles in the 29th Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday.Aribado and Dalida bowed to their Malaysian counterparts Chan Yiwen and Nazihah Haris in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles What’s in store for your animal sign this year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Still, it was an inspiring run for the two, who managed to make the podium, despite Dalida’s injury.Dalida played through a strained right hand she sustained in the quarterfinals against Thailand on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Malaysia finished 1-2 in the event, which was held in the SEA Games for the first time, while Singapore secured the other bronze. View commentscenter_img Perkins, Cignal missing Jose but determined to end series early Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacueeslast_img read more

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Curry scores 35, Warriors come back to beat 76ers

first_imgGolden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, left, goes up for the shot with Philadelphia 76ers’ Robert Covington, right, defending during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 22-point halftime deficit was no big deal for the defending NBA champions.Stephen Curry scored 35 points, Kevin Durant had 27 and the Golden State Warriors rallied for a 124-116 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Kerr called a pair of timeouts minutes apart in the first half. The second one came after the play he designed wasn’t run the way he drew it up. Curry took the blame for that one.“I forgot the play,” he said. “Four dribbles in, I didn’t know what I was supposed to do with the ball.”RESPECT THE PROCESSEmbiid, Simmons and the rest of the young Sixers left an impression on the Warriors.“They’re gonna be a load coming up for years,” Durant said. “You’re seeing a team that you should start following.”Kerr praised Philadelphia’s dynamic 1-2 punch.“Embiid and Simmons are different,” he said. “You don’t see that anymore. Simmons is incredibly gifted. The two of them together are difficult to cover.”TIP-INSWarriors: The 47 points allowed in the first quarter was their most given up in any quarter since Portland had 48 in the fourth quarter of a game on Nov. 14, 1992.76ers: J.J. Redick scored 20 points, and Dario Saric had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “I was extremely aggressive in the first quarter, just didn’t make the shots,” Curry said. “We were more calculated in the third quarter.”A raucous, sellout crowd that chanted “Trust the Process” most of the night went silent while the Warriors put on a shooting clinic in the second half.Even veteran David West came off the bench and made big shots in the fourth quarter to give the Warriors distance. He finished with 14 points. Klay Thompson had 16.“We weren’t locked in, we weren’t focused in the first half,” Kerr said. “It took the embarrassment of being blown off the floor to get us going.”Embiid was coming off a career-best performance — 46 points, 15 rebounds, seven blocks, seven assists — in a 115-109 win at the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We take everybody’s best shot every night but they fight and fortunately we turned it around,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.Joel Embiid scored 21 points and Ben Simmons had 23 points and 12 assists for Philadelphia, which led 47-28 after one quarter and 74-52 at the half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneBut the Warriors erased that large deficit with a furious rally in the third quarter. Curry’s 3-pointer got them within one point. He then made a pair of free throws to give Golden State a 90-89 lead.The two-time NBA MVP hit another 3 and Draymond Green blew past a defender for a dunk to make it 99-89 going into the fourth. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It looked as if he was on his way to another monster game in the first quarter. Embiid embraced the frenzied fans and slapped hands with a guy sitting courtside after a dunk.But the Warriors showed why they’re the best by stifling Philadelphia in the second half to improve to 12-4.The Sixers, who lost 135-114 at Golden State one week ago, fell to 8-7.“We have to play for 48 minutes,” Embiid said.Playing his first game since receiving a lucrative contract extension, Robert Covington had 20 points for Philly.Back home for the first time following a five-game road trip to the West Coast, the Sixers showed no jet lag in the first half.They jumped ahead 15-4 following a 3-pointer by Embiid. Covington stripped Durant and hit a 3 to make it 37-18, electrifying the crowd.Durant’s dunk off Green’s alley-oop pass got the Warriors within 70-51 late in the second. But Embiid finished off the half with a dunk that sent the Sixers into the locker room up 74-52.“We have to focus, we have to take care of the ball and handle our defensive assignments,” Simmons said.TIME-OUT TIMES TWO View comments UP NEXTWarriors: Continue their four-game road trip Sunday afternoon at Brooklyn.76ers: Host Utah on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Irving, Brown help Celtics rally for 15th straight win Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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