Heat snap Rockets’ five-game win streak after Chris Paul injured

first_imgHouston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) attempts a three-pointer in the closing seconds as Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in Miami. The Heat won 101-99. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — The plan for the Miami Heat on the game’s final play was simple: Do not let James Harden win the game for Houston.Dwyane Wade and the Heat pulled it off.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Derrick Jones Jr. scored 15 for Miami, which got 11 from James Johnson and 10 from Wade. Gordon scored 20 for the Rockets, who got 14 from PJ Tucker and 10 from Danuel House Jr.The Rockets set an NBA record with 26 makes from 3-point range in Washington on Wednesday, and connected on another 18 in this one. The 44 made 3s in a two-game span are second-most in NBA history over such a stretch — Houston made 46 in a two-game stretch of the 2016-17 season — and are the most ever posted in consecutive days.But in this one, the Rockets needed one more.“In those situations you’ve always got to be ready and I’ve hit those shots many of times,” Gordon said. “It just didn’t go in for me.”Houston led by 16 early, then used a 13-1 run to erase an 11-point deficit in the fourth.Tyler Johnson got a layup to snap Miami’s six-minute field-goal drought, then blocked a layup try by Harden and followed that with a 3 for a four-point edge. And with 1:20 left, Wade used the same move he’s used for 16 seasons — the shot fake on the wing — to induce Gordon into a foul that he turned into two free throws for a 101-96 lead.TIP-INSRockets: Houston led 45-38 when Paul went to the locker room. … Houston is 1-7 this season when Paul and Harden aren’t together, and going back to last season the Rockets have lost nine in a row when Paul isn’t on the floor. … Harden had 12 assists, and was 15 for 18 from the foul line.Heat: Justise Winslow (sore right ankle) didn’t play. … The Heat held Houston to 35 percent shooting and outrebounded the Rockets 62-41.STREAK ENDS “We lose a guy of the magnitude of Chris, now we’re fighting again,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “And the flaws that we have are going to come out again and we’ve got to overcome those.”Josh Richardson scored 22 points and Tyler Johnson added 19 for the Heat, who were up by 16 early, then wasted an 11-point lead in the fourth before rallying.Gordon’s 3-pointer with 37 seconds left got Houston within two, and the Rockets got a stop on a long ensuing Heat possession. Wade missed, Hassan Whiteside got the offensive rebound and Wade wound up missing again, with the Rockets finally corralling the ball with 3.8 seconds left.The last play eventually went to Gordon, and his 3 — Houston’s 54th attempt of the night from beyond the arc — was off, and Miami escaped. The Heat are 4-4 this season when shooting under 40 percent; the rest of the NBA, combined, is 9-103 in such games.“Our identity is trying to make it ugly,” Tyler Johnson said. “A lot of teams aren’t used to that.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:08SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run02:14Carpio 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 Tokyo 2020 unveils new budget, spending unchanged at $12 billioncenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Whiteside didn’t record a blocked shot, ending a 26-game streak going back to last season.KNIGHT HOMECOMINGHouston’s Brandon Knight was born in Miami and played his high school ball in nearby Fort Lauderdale. Thursday marked his first appearance in an NBA game at Miami since March 2, 2015. Knight didn’t play last season after tearing his ACL in a summer pro league game at Miami in July 2017.UP NEXTRockets: Host San Antonio on Saturday.Heat: Host Milwaukee on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wade ran at Harden and got him to give the ball up as the clock ran down, Eric Gordon missed a 3-pointer — one that Wade said he tipped ever so slightly — as time expired, and the Heat held off the Rockets 101-99 on Thursday night for their first three-game winning streak of the season.“If somebody else hit it, we would deal with it,” Wade said. “But it wasn’t going to be James Harden.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHarden scored 35 for the Rockets, whose five-game winning streak was snapped. The worst part of the night for Houston, however, will likely be the loss of point guard Chris Paul in the second quarter to a strained left hamstring.All the Rockets know, for now, is that Paul will miss time. He will undergo an MRI on Friday to determine the severity and likely timetable for returning. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folklast_img read more

LNBA Goes to the Polls

first_imgAs it stands, three individuals (all males) have been qualified to contest the next presidential election of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA).In keeping LNBA’s mandate, the incumbent president Cllr. Theophilus Gould, is ineligible to contest due to term limits.The elections, described by many lawyers as “highly contestable,” would be held on Saturday, May 30, in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.Those contesting the presidency include Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe, Cllr. Lavala Koboi Johnson and Moses Paegar.Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe is a human rights advocate, who has served as Solicitor General for more than three years in the Unity Party Government as well as Minister of Labor respectively.As Labor Minister, Cllr. Gongloe resigned after President Ellen Sirleaf asked all cabinet ministers to go on “administrative leave.”Under his watchful eyes as Solicitor General, former officials of the National Transitional Legislative Assembly (NTLA) including Chairman Charles Gyude Bryant were prosecuted for allegedly stealing and misapplying state funds.Cllr. Gongloe also tried former Acting Speaker of the National Transitional Assembly, George Koukou, along with former Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) General Charles Julu for treason and ordered the arrest and prosecution of Senator Roland Kaine of Margibi County murder in the death of more than 15 young people who were massacred on June 3, 2008.For Cllr. Paegar, he was one of those lawyers, who served on the commission, which drafted a new Commercial Code and also the law for establishment of a Commercial Court in Liberia.After graduating from law school in 1994, Cllr. Paegar joined Sherman & Sherman as an Assistant Counsel, but left after barely five months of service to serve the government as the managing director of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC). Counselor Paegar became the managing director of Sherman & Sherman in August 2001. In 2003, while still managing the Sherman & Sherman, he was appointed by the government as chairman of the Board of Directors of the LEC.As for Cllr. Lavala Koboi Johnson, he served as former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Liberia, during the government of President Charles Taylor. Those contesting the vice president position include; Counsels J. Bima Lansanah, G. Wiefueh A. Sageh and Sylvester Rennie.For the position of Secretary General are, Attorneys Dallamah J. Sulonteh, Bobby W. Livingstone and Emmanuel Reeves. Atty. Kundukai Joleiba is the only person contesting the treasure position. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Faulty foundation led to WCD road deterioration

first_imgDays after an examination was conducted on the Vreed -en-Hoop public road, West Coast Demerara, to determine the cause of the sunken area, a number of workers were called in to remedy the deteriorated section, reportedly caused by faulty foundation works.Remedial works ongoing on the Vreed-en-Hoop, WCD roadOn Saturday morning, a team of contractors were busy digging up the deteriorated area which covered about 100 feet of the road.A source told Guyana Times that the road began to sink due to defective foundation works previously laid by the two contractors – Surrey Paving and Aggregate Company Limited, a Jamaican company along with BK International Inc.Contractors attached to the two companies were on Saturday digging up the faulty layers and replaying it with other materials.On Friday, Head of the Works Services Group at the Infrastructure Ministry, Geoffrey Vaughn told this publication that the contractors are now standing the expenses to conduct repairs to the road, under the defect liability clause in the contract.He explained during a telephone interview that the contract has a defect liability period, which means any defects which develop, in this case over a year’s time, would have to be repaired by the contractors and not the Ministry.The head of the Works Services Group also pointed out that the Ministry is aware of the situation, hence, it is ensuring that the contractors remedy the road. According to him, “We see the defects, we are cutting the area out now and ensure that there is no further deterioration.”On Wednesday, workers attached to Surrey Paving and Aggregate Company Limited had begun drilling holes to surround the sunken section of road at Vreed-en-Hoop, as they explained that they were conducting an examination to determine the reason for the sunken section of the roadway.Guyana Times understands that days before the hole formed, the patch was uneven and rough, causing motorists to avoid using that section of the roadway.The project which was constructed to the tune of some $9.7 billion was completed this this year by the two contractors after several hiccups and setbacks.Back in July when the road was commissioned by subject Minister David Patterson, it was noted that the project was funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).Some 30.7 kilometers of the West Coast roadway was rehabilitated to include bridges and culverts, new ‘shared-use’ lanes for cyclists and pedestrians at key junctions, the installation of high visibility traffic signs and road markers, the installation of pedestrian footpath bridges, the construction of concrete drains at critical locations and the construction of parking lanes along identified sections of the road, the Department of Public Information reported.The expansion entailed the improvement of about 30.7 kilometres of the West Coast Demerara Road from Vreed-en-Hoop to Hydronie, East Bank Essequibo just about one-mile East of Parika.last_img read more

Exclusive –Crystal Palace aiming to boost attacking options in January, insists Warnock

first_imgCrystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has told talkSPORT he is aiming to bolster his attacking options with new strikers in the January transfer window.The Eagles have endured a below-par start to the new season, with two wins, two draws and four defeats seeing them just one point above the drop zone.Young forward Dwight Gayle is the side’s top scorer with five goals in eight games, though the boss is prone to experimentation up front as he seeks to find his best partnership.Warnock admits he is already looking ahead to the New Year, as he hopes a number of new arrivals will catapult the Selhurst Park outfit up the table, however he warns the club will not splash the cash merely for the sake of it.“The chairman and I have been talking this week about increasing the squad, and we will definitely do that in January,” he told Stan on Call Collymore following Palace’s 2-1 home defeat to Chelsea.“But we’re not going to sign people for the sake of it.“We’re looking at a few strikes from abroad and, no disrespect to Palace, but the top strikers in Europe go to the top clubs and we won’t be able to spend money to compete with them.“We’ve got decent players as it is, it’s a good group here.“Fraizer Campbell was super today, Marouane Chamakh is chomping at the bit to play and then we’ve got players like Dwight Gayle and Kevin Doyle, they’re good strikers these lads.“So you’ve got to look at these players abroad and think, ‘are they better than what we’ve already got?’“I’d very much like to increase the squad but I’m not going to panic and spend money for the sake of it.”last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Arsenal to send title message by beating Chelsea in Community Shield?

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman talks Glorious Goodwood and looks ahead to Sunday’s Community Shield.He reveals Premier League champions Chelsea are marginal favourites against Arsenal, but says he has a feeling for the title-chasing Gunners as they look to prove that they mean business this season.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Leicester face losing out to Lazio for £8m-rated strike target

first_img Gianluca Lapadula [right] 1 Lazio are confident of beating Leicester City to the signing of Pescara star Gianluca Lapadula.The striker is being chased by lots of clubs this summer after bagging 24 goals in Serie B last season.The 26-year-old, who has been dubbed the Italian Jamie Vardy, is being closely monitored by Leicester as they look to bolster their attacking options.However, according to La Repubblica, Lazio are growing increasingly confident that they will win the race for Lapadula.The club’s president, Claudio Lotito, has already held meetings with Pescara and more talks are scheduled to take place in the next 10 days.Pescara are currently holding out for around a fee of £8m for Lapadula, but Lazio are hoping to half that amount by offering Brayan Perea as a makeweight in the deal.last_img read more

Creative programming makes politicians get real

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Call me woefully lacking in global-affairs prioritization, but my favorite news story of the year thus far has to be the renegade MP on reality TV. George Galloway, the ultra-lefty who hung out with Saddam and got the boot from Britain’s Labour Party, joined the “Celebrity Big Brother” house with Dennis Rodman and the rest of the B-list earlier this month. His Muslim constituency got peeved that Galloway – who proclaimed sex to be a favorite pastime upon entrance to the house – would be hanging out with scantily clad glam girls (and one glam transvestite). His entire constituency realized that if he was locked up in a reality house until voted off, he couldn’t very well attend to matters of state. Protests began outside the Respect MP’s office. When I read in a British tabloid that Galloway was on all fours and pretending to lap milk like a cat, I felt the urge to immediately fly to London, camp out at Heathrow like Tom Hanks in “The Terminal,” and fixate on the TVs. Galloway, competing for a charity banned in the U.S. for terrorist links, would undoubtedly rather star in a multiterm reality series called “10 Downing Street.” But as he dresses in a Dracula costume and dances around to the Sugababes’ “Freak Like Me,” I’m enjoying a hearty conservative gigglefest. After all, there is nothing better than watching Galloway’s gaggle of constituents face the cold reality that he’s a publicity ravenous froot loop. Hence the value of reality television intersecting with politics. How many undecideds would be left on election day if voters had to live with their ballot choices for a week? And as the fifth season of the ubiquitous “American Idol” premieres this week – with spinoffs spanning the globe, from pan-Arab “SuperStar” to an “Ethiopian Idols” competition – and Galloway has barely survived the first round of “Big Brother” voting, I began thinking about what reality shows I’d like to see next. “Extreme Makeover: House Edition”: Debates into the wee hours can really take a toll on one’s complexion. But wouldn’t Congress be a happier bunch with some stylish duds, pearly whites and sharp ‘dos – none of the aforementioned at taxpayer expense? Bring some individuality to a House with eight representatives surnamed Davis. With a team of experts and the flash of a hair-Dreier, see Barney Frank and Katherine Harris work that bipartisan flair and watch Dennis Kucinich search for a winning look. See Charles Rangel get fitted in wool crepe to shield him from those pesky drafts. “U.N. Idol”: This wouldn’t be so much as seeing Kofi Annan croon Justin Timberlake hits (or Midnight Oil – get it?), but would put those cookie-cutter speeches by egotistical despots under the scrutiny of a ruthless judging panel. For example, a bit of Hugo Chavez’s September speech to the U.N. General Assembly: “… All of this amidst internal and external aggressions, including a coup d’etat and an oil industry shutdown organized by Washington, and despite the conspiracies, the lies spread by powerful media outlets, and the permanent threat of the empire and its allies – they even call for the assassination of a president!” In would come the judges. Simon: “Are you ever a crybaby.” Paula: “I think you really gave it your all … but you just sound so angry.” Randy: “Yo, dawg, ‘threat of the empire’? You’re sounding like ‘Star Wars,’ man.” “Being Blunt and Boehner”: The race for GOP majority leader is on, and Reps. Roy Blunt of Missouri and John Boehner of Ohio are duking it out for Tom DeLay’s old post. But first, the congressmen have to share a house with Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston for a week and convince the couple of the worthiness of their respective agendas. You might think Bravo’s “Being Bobby Brown” stars aren’t politically minded, but an episode last year proved otherwise. Brown declared that cigarettes have killed more people than terrorists, to which Whitney Houston brushed off what he was saying. Brown asserted that George W. Bush is the terrorist, to which Houston snapped, “George Bush is protecting the country!” After some cross-talk, Brown concluded, “He ain’t protecting me – he put my (bleepity-bleep) in jail!” How do I know this? Call that half-hour in front of the TV political research. Then I flipped back to Fox News. I swear. Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News. E-mail her at bridget.johnson@dailynews.com.last_img read more

Wayne Rooney reveals it’s Everton or abroad if he leaves Man United

first_imgWayne Rooney has ruled out joining any Premier League club but Everton as he weighs up whether to leave Manchester United. Speaking following United’s Europa League final triumph, the 31-year-old revealed he plans to make a decision on his future in the next fortnight.Rooney has become a peripheral figure at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho this season and was only a substitute in Wednesday night’s 2-0 win over Ajax.He claims to have plenty of offers on the table from clubs at home and abroad but says Everton – his boyhood side – are the only Premier League team he will consider signing for if he does move on.“I’ve got decisions to make now over the next few weeks, have a word with my family, and then I’ll decide,” he said.“I think, of course you want to play, you want to be on the pitch, of course. I think a younger me would have been a lot more frustrated.“I think I understand what’s right and what’s needed for the club, and I respect that.“Obviously I’m happy to be part of that and in some way help the club win trophies, and that’s the way it’s been over the last 18 months, last year, and that’s a decision I have to make now, whether I want to continue doing that or go on and play more regular football.“There’s lots of offers on the table, both in England and abroad and really that’s what I have to decide on.“I’ve played for two Premier League clubs and they’re the only two Premier League clubs I’ll play for.“I think I just have to make a decision in terms of a football decision, and that’s what I’ll do, I’ll do that in the next few weeks with my family while I’m away and, honestly, as soon as I know what’s going on, then I’m sure you will.”Rooney – United’s record goalscorer – has remained a model professional despite his reduced role at the club.“First of all I’ve always been a team player,” he said.“This year, I’ve never once sulked, let my head drop, I’ve understood what was best for the team, I’ve tried to help when the manager’s played me.”His lack of action at United has cost him his place in the England squad, but he still believes has plenty to offer.“You know, if you’re asking me if I’m a better player now than I was ten years ago, then obviously I’m not but I still feel I’ve got other qualities that can help the team,” he added. Wayne Rooney 1last_img read more


first_imgRunning the Donegal senior GAA team isn’t cheap.But Jim McGuinness has proven we can beat the best in the country. Now fans have the chance to play their part as the team prepare to keep the Sam Maguire Cup in Donegal and remain as All-Ireland champions.The county will be awash with green and gold on Friday the 24th of May as schools and businesses from tip to toe of the county are asked to don their Donegal jersey for a day in support of the 2013 Donegal GAA Senior Football Team Training Fund.Schools, companies, colleges, clubs and organisations are invited to join in on this county-wide event to add a splash of colour and fun to raising much needed funds for the sporting season ahead.Participants are asked to donate €2 to take part in what will be a great day enjoyed by all ages. “Donning your Donegal jersey for the day will be a great show of community support for Jim and the boys as they prepare for the Championship season ahead,” says County Chairman Sean Dunnion.“All donations made to the training fund will be greatly appreciated. So we invite you to ditch your shirt and tie for a day and share your true county colours with your fellow classmates, colleagues, family and friends”Alternatively if Friday May 24th does not suit, we ask organisations to host a ‘Wear Your County Colours Day’ at a more convenient date before the end of the month.For more information please contact Grace Boyle on 0868032954 or Cieran Kelly on 0872450505.  THE BUCK STARTS HERE TO KEEP SAM IN DONEGAL! was last modified: May 9th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal GAAJersey dayJim McGuinnesslast_img read more


first_img   PICTURE SPECIAL ON JASON’S EVEREST ADVENTURE – SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD! was last modified: May 20th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:PICTURE SPECIAL ON JASON’S EVEREST ADVENTURE – SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD! JASON Black has become the first Donegal man to conquer Mount Everest.Here’s a picture special on his adventure to the top of the world! last_img