Harden misses out on triple-double as Rockets rout Wizards

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Bradley Beal led Washington with 27 points, while Markieff Morris had 14 and Otto Porter, Jr. added 12.“It’s tough, but that is an elite ballclub over there, and I respect what they do and how they play the game,” Beal said. “They beat us. That’s what they’re capable of doing on a nightly basis. We kind of took this one on the chin.”In just his second game back following knee surgery in January, John Wall had nine points and 10 assists in 33 minutes, shooting 3 for 10 from the floor. After helping the Wizards clinch a playoff berth in his first game back in two months on Saturday, Wall sat out Sunday’s loss at Chicago.Brooks said he encouraged Wall to continue pushing the tempo and working to get back in game shape.The Wizards fell to 20-19 on the road this season after their fourth straight road loss. They’ve lost by an average of 13.5 points in that skid.“We couldn’t find anything on the offensive end,” Brooks said. “You’ve got to be able to score against this team because they put up so many points. Tonight, we just didn’t have enough to match their scoring.”After Brooks was dissatisfied with the Wizards’ perimeter defense in allowing 18 3s on 34 attempts on Sunday in Chicago, Washington showed little improvement on Tuesday, as Houston made 16 of 46 from 3.Washington fell into a tie with Milwaukee for seventh place in the East.“No matter who we play, we have to go out there and compete,” Wall said. “It doesn’t matter in the fifth seed, sixth seed, fourth seed, seventh, eighth seed — every matchup is going to be tough. No playoff game is going to be easy and every guy in here understands that.”TIP-INSWizards: Washington committed 17 turnovers, while Houston had just nine. … Washington was outscored 17-2 on second-chance points and 12-10 on fast-break points. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View comments Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) protects the ball from the reach in by Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — James Harden grinned as he jogged past courtside fan and Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon after one of his improbable buckets Tuesday night against Washington.“He said, ‘It looked too easy,’” Harden said. “I’m sure he probably felt that same way when he was playing.”ADVERTISEMENT x-Miami: Heat clinch playoff spot after win over Hawks LATEST STORIES Harden had 38 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, leading the Houston Rockets to a 120-104 victory over the Wizards.Wizards coach Scott Brooks said before the game that Harden, whom he coached for three years in Oklahoma City, is deserving of the league’s MVP award this season. Harden then showed again, narrowly missing his fifth triple-double of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It was a great player playing special,” Brooks said. “He had everything going. We tried switching, we tried trapping. We tried everything on him.”With the Toyota Center crowd chanting “MVP! MVP!” late in the fourth quarter, Harden put on a show on three straight possessions. He drained two deep step-back jumpers and was fouled on a reverse layup that he kissed off the glass and in for a three-point play. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback At 63-15, the Rockets already clinched home-court advantage throughout the playoffs but weren’t interested in losing any momentum against Washington.Houston led by as many as 24 points, was ahead 71-49 lead at the half and entered the fourth up 95-75.Clint Capela had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Houston, while Gerald Green had 16 points off the bench on 4-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc and one authoritative two-handed slam in the fourth.Green, who was signed to a non-guaranteed contract in late December, has suddenly emerged as a key reserve off the bench for the already deep Rockets.“I didn’t envision it because he was lying on his couch,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Obviously, he’s earned a lot of trust from everybody. He’s a heck of a good player. We got lucky with him, very lucky.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Rockets: F Ryan Anderson sprained his left ankle in the second quarter after landing awkwardly on a defensive play. Anderson went to the locker room with a slight limp and did not return to the game. … With SF Trevor Ariza out for the game for rest purposes, Luc Mbah a Moute started in his place and had nine points in 28 minutes.FRIENDLY CONFINESHouston improved to 33-6 at home and won its 19th straight at the Toyota Center with two home games remaining in the regular season. The franchise record for consecutive home wins is 21, spread across the end of the 1984-85 and start of the 1985-86 season. The record within a single season is 20.CAPELA’S EYECapela took an elbow to the left eye late on a contact play late in the fourth quarter and said his vision was briefly blurred before it finally cleared up. When asked if he might consider trying to wear protective goggles like Olajuwon did early in his career, Capela shook his head and said, “It’s not 1984 anymore.”HE SAID IT“You’re either going to sink or swim, and I ain’t trying to sink. I can barely swim anyway. I’m going to doggie-paddle if I have to.” — Green on his opportunity with the Rockets.DESHAUN WATSON’S SHOTHouston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was the celebrity guest for the Rockets’ pregame “First Shot” attempt. Wearing a white Olajuwon jersey from the 1994 All-Star Game, Watson’s free throw attempt clanked off the front of the rim despite impressive form. Watson is still recovering from a torn right ACL injury that cut his 2017 rookie season short.UP NEXTWizards: Visit Cleveland on Thursday night.Rockets: Host Portland on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Rockets eliminate Wolves

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Towns believes the experience of his first trip to the postseason will help him moving forward.“We hadn’t been there in like 14 years so it was experience that needed to be garnered and we wanted to take that next step,” he said. “We came up short tonight but we’re very confident in ourselves leading up to next year.”Andrew Wiggins scored the last four points of the third quarter to cut the lead to 85-74 entering the fourth quarter. The Rockets used a 7-2 spurt, highlighted by a 3 from Ryan Anderson, to start the fourth and make it 92-76 with 9 1/2 minutes left.A basket by Derrick Rose got Minnesota within 14 later in the fourth when Houston went on a 10-4 run to push the lead to 108-88 with less than five minutes to go.The Wolves got consecutive 3s by Jamal Crawford and Wiggins to cut the lead after that, but the Rockets scored the next five points to end that run and cruise to the victory.The Rockets opened the second half with a 10-2 run to erase a halftime deficit and take a 65-61 lead with about nine minutes left in the third. Paul, who finished with 12 points and nine assists, had four points in that stretch and Harden and P.J. Tucker added 3-pointers.Minnesota scored the next five points to go back on top, but Harden scored five quick points after that to leave the Rockets ahead 70-66. Harden, who had just five points at halftime, hit a 3 before throwing down a one-handed dunk over Taj Gibson that prompted Minnesota Thibodeau to call a timeout.The timeout didn’t do anything to slow Harden and the Rockets, and he added another 3 on Houston’s first possession after the timeout.Towns added a basket after that before Houston scored the next eight points to extend the lead to 81-68 with 2 1/2 minutes left in the quarter.Things got a little testy after that when Crawford pushed Paul to the court and stood over him jawing. Paul got to his feet and got in his face, but the two were quickly separated and Crawford was given an offensive foul and a technical. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Houston Rockets’ James Harden, center, and Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jamal Crawford exchange words after Crawford was called for a foul and a technical foul during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — James Harden had another huge third quarter to propel the Houston Rockets to their latest win, and coach Mike D’Antoni wants to know what’s behind those scoring bursts.“When you do talk to him about it, would you let me know, because I’m dying in the first half. My health is an issue,” D’Antoni said with a laugh.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “I knew that Minnesota wasn’t going to just go away,” he said. “We had to do the right things to put them away.”Karl-Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves with 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Jamal Crawford added 20 points off the bench.“It’s a major jump from where we were two years ago,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “We have to take all the things we learned this past season and make a commitment to continue to improve.”Paul and Harden both raved about the work of Capela, who throughout the series has outshined Towns, an All-Star this season and the top overall pick in 2015.“He opens up everything for us because he’s such a threat when he rolls to the rim,” Paul said.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Pacers believe LeBron goaltended on block in final seconds LATEST STORIEScenter_img 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 TIP-INSTimberwolves: Tyus Jones returned after sitting out in Game 4 with a sore knee. … Jimmy Butler had eight points before sitting out the fourth because of a sore knee and Wiggins finished with 14. … Jeff Teague scored 17 and had seven assists.Rockets: D’Antoni said that Luc Mbah a Moute, who missed the entire first round after dislocating his right shoulder, is getting better and will be re-evaluated next week. … Eric Gordon scored 19 points. … Tucker finished with a playoff career-high 15 points.THREES PLEASEThe Rockets made a series-high 18 3-pointers on Wednesday night. They’ve made at least 15 3-pointers in their last four games, which is tied with Cleveland in 2016 for the longest streak in NBA playoff history. Last season Houston made 15 or more 3-pointers in just three of their 11 playoff games.UP NEXTThe Rockets will host the first two games of the Western Conference semifinals against the winner of the Jazz-Thunder series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Clint Capela had 26 points and 15 rebounds, Harden added 24 points and the Rockets pulled away in the third quarter to get another lopsided win and eliminate the Minnesota Timberwolves with a 122-104 victory in Game 5 of the first-round series Wednesday night.The top-seeded Rockets are headed to the second round for the second year in a row after taking care of the eighth-seeded Timberwolves. Minnesota was in the postseason for the first time since 2004.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHouston will await the winner of the Utah-Oklahoma City series, which the Jazz lead 3-2 after the Thunder rallied from a big deficit Wednesday night to avoid elimination.After scoring 22 points in Houston’s 50-point third quarter in a Game 4 blowout Monday night, Harden poured in half of Houston’s 30 points in the third quarter Wednesday night to put the Rockets up for good. His 15 third-quarter points matched Minnesota’s output in the frame, and he finished with 12 assists. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Quincy B’s Manager ‘Broken’ by LNP Charge against Him

first_imgLewiz McCarthy – Advertisement – Lewiz McCarthy, the manager of the late musical icon Quincy B., has revealed for the first time that he was totally broken when the Liberia National Police charged him with ‘consent of unregistered vehicles’ and ‘failure to maintain proof of financial security.’Lewiz said he cannot describe the sad feeling that overpowered him when the LNP made the charges l against him, adding that he is still hurt by the insensitive action by the police.“I never expected myself to be charged; but that’s life. However, during this period, Quincy B’s parents and family members were truly supportive. From the day I was charged, they knew I was innocent,” Lewiz added.He said now that he has been freed, his current focus is how to help take care of Quincy B’s daughter and his family.“During his lifetime, we built a solid relationship that went beyond a manager-artist relationship. He was like a brother to me. He was my strength and now that he is no more, I don’t know what to do. I shed tears every day, and I still finding it difficult to accept his death,” he added.Commenting on the artist’s upcoming birthday on April 24, Lewiz said he plans on spending it with Quincy B’s mother, his daughter and her mother.The case against Lewiz, which lasted about two weeks, came to an end when Traffic Court Judge Jomah Jallah dropped the charges against him on Monday, and ordered the Writ of Arrest of the case dismissed.Below is Lewiz McCarthy Certificate of clearance from the court.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Prep Basketball Top 10

first_imgBOYSRecords through Feb. 3 1. Artesia (23-2) 4. Centennial (17-5) 5. Los Al (22-4) 6. Mayfair (17-6) 7. La Mirada (19-5) 8. Dominguez (17-7) 2. Compton (21-4) 3. Gahr (22-4) center_img 9. Poly (15-10) 10. Jordan (17-7) King-Drew (20-6) GIRLSRecords through Feb. 3 1. Poly (24-1) 2. Lynwood (19-3) 3. Narbonne (23-3) 4. Gahr (17-5) 5. Wilson (22-7) 6. Millikan (10-14) 7. St. Paul (19-2) 8. Jordan (14-10) 9. Glenn (20-4) 10. Cerritos (16-7) St. Matt. (13-12) 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Video: Marco Reus’ best goals – look away Arsenal and Man United fans!

first_imgMarco Reus’ decision to sign a new Borussia Dortmund contract is likely to disappoint a host of potential suitors, including Arsenal and Manchester United.The Premier League rivals have been heavily linked with moves for the German playmaker in the summer, but the new deal with the Bundesliga strugglers, which removes his previous £20m buy-out clause, has put an end to that speculation.And this video of his top ten goals shows just what Arsenal and United fans will miss out on.last_img

FARMERS SMASH WORLD TRACTOR RECORD DURING HUGE GATHERING IN BURT

first_imgThe largest number of Ferguson Tractors used to make the Fergusoin Logo at the world record attempt in Burt Co Doengal. Pic-Clive WassonHundreds of farmers were outstanding in their own field in Donegal today as they broke a massive world record.A total of 800 farmers on Ferguson tractors crammed into lands on the An Grianan Estate in Burt to well and truly beat the Guinness World record.Kellie McBride and Louise mc Laughlin at the Ferguson World Record in Donegal. Pic-Clive WassonThe previous world record stood at 386 and was set in New South Wales in Australia. Thousands of people from across the country and as far away as America came to witness the record being smashed.The official record was the number of tractors cultivating the ground at the same time.Farmer Alan Robb, who organised the massive event, said he was overwhelmed by the response.“I knew there would be a strong reaction but to see all the tractors working in the field at the same time is just incredible. “I never thought we would have this many tractors though. There are tractors here from across Ireland as well as Scotland and England and even Holland.“It’s just an amazing scene to see all these great machines working together,” he said.Dale Tinney and Martin Tinney at teh Ferguson World record attempt. Pic-Clive WassonA video of all the tractors working together in the field has been filmed and will be sent to the Guinness World Book or Records for verifications.All proceeds from yesterday’s event went to the Sean O’Hare Unit in Stranorlar.Two other world records for the most number of Massey Ferguson 135s in the same field and also the most number of tractors making up the Massey Ferguson sign were also broken today. The event continues tomorrow.FARMERS SMASH WORLD TRACTOR RECORD DURING HUGE GATHERING IN BURT was last modified: September 20th, 2014 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:BURTdonegalMassey Fergusonstractorslast_img read more

England’s World Cup penalty practice is good idea, Le Tissier tells talkSPORT

first_imgEngland have lost six of their seven shootouts at World Cup and European Championship finals, and Le Tissier believes getting penalty training in early can only be a good idea.“I don’t see why you can’t train for those massive moments,” said Le Tissier, himself a spot kick expert with 47 of his 48 career penalties converted.“I know people will say you can’t replicate the pressure of the situation, but why does a snooker player go and practise every day? He could just say ‘what’s the point of practising? When I get in The Crucible it’s going to be different, so I might as well not bother’.“I think you can practise, and I did practise penalties.“I didn’t practise penalties every day, and probably not even every week, but I did practise if we had gone a few weeks without getting one.”The widely accepted view is that, should England make it to a shootout, manager Gareth Southgate will select the best penalty takers first.While Le Tissier understands this approach, as a player he preferred to take the last spot kick as he could guarantee he had the ability to not wilt under the pressure and to convert the match-winning strike from 12 yards.He continued: “I guess that [best penalty takers first] is one way of looking at it, but from my point of view I wanted to guarantee a win. So I wanted to be a position where it was down to me to score, and I knew I had that confidence to go ‘this penalty is for the win… no problem, I can do this’.” England’s decision to start practising penalties ahead of this summer’s World Cup is a good idea, according to Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier.Jordan Pickford has revealed how the Three Lions have been working on their spot kick routine in their World Cup training camp, with the practise even taking in the walk from the halfway line – not just the penalty kick itself. 1last_img read more

GARDAI RENEW APPEAL AFTER ST JOHNSTON SHOOTING

first_imgGardai have appealed for help in their investigation into a horrific punishment-style shooting which took place at Legnatraw St. Johnston on 1st May 2012.Between 10pm and 10.30pm, two men entered a house at Legnatraw and shot the male occupant who was 30 years old.The injured man was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital for his injuries, which were not life threatening. Gardai are hoping people will come forward with information which may progress the investigation, in particular anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting and may have seen unusual or suspicious behaviour or anyone who may have information concerning the shooting.A silver 4×4 was located at Moness, a townsland approximately one mile from the scene of the shooting shortly after the incident.Anyone who may have any information in relation to the shooting, is asked to contact Gardai– in Letterkenny on 074-9167100, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station      GARDAI RENEW APPEAL AFTER ST JOHNSTON SHOOTING was last modified: April 30th, 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:Gardaipunishment-style attackshootingSt Johnstonlast_img read more

ALLEGED DRUG FACTORY WORKERS APPEAR IN COURT BY VIDEOLINK

first_imgThree women and a man arrested and charged in connection with the discovery of a drugs factory in Ballybofey have had their cases put back until February 24th.Ching Ann Low appears in court.The three women, Meil Ling Chen, 56, Li Jiuan Choong, 27 all appeared by video link from the Duchas Centre this morning at Letterkenny District Court. The women were informed that the evidence is still being compiled in the case.The man in the case Ching Ann Low, also appeared by videolink from Castlerea Prison and also had his case adjourned until February 24th.All four are charged in connection with the discovery of €360,000 of cannabis above the Lee Ho Chinese restaurant on January 21st last.At hearingALLEGED DRUG FACTORY WORKERS APPEAR IN COURT BY VIDEOLINK was last modified: January 27th, 2014 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:Ballybofeycannabis factoryLetterkenny District Courtvideolinklast_img read more

SADNESS AT PASSING OF FORMER LETTERKENNY GOLF CLUB CAPTAIN HUGH DUFFY

first_imgIt was with huge regret that the Captain, Lady Captain, President, Committees and members of Letterkenny Golf Club had learned of the sudden death of former club Captain Hugh Duffy, 3, College Row, Letterkenny. Mr. Duffy passed away suddenly on Monday last in Blackrock Clinic, Dublin.Apart from being a well known and very popular member of the local community, having been a former member of the teaching staff at St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny, Hugh was the oldest surviving male Captain of Letterkenny Golf Club.During his vice captaincy and full captain’s role in 1966 & 1967, Hugh was instrumental in the purchase of the land at Barnhill and the development of the golf club as it is now known.During that period of re-location from Crievesmith,[the old course], Hugh’s foresight, energy and dedication to conserving the local wildlife within the golf course area is still there today to be seen by all.Indeed, there is an especially rare species of tree, on the pathway from the 18th green to the clubhouse, that Hugh took great pride in saving and which he often visited to make sure that it was still alive and standing. Hugh was renowned by more senior club members as being the Captain who presided over the final golf competition at Crievesmith and the first ever competition at Barnhill!Having always been proud of his Captaincy and association with Letterkenny Golf Club, Hugh remained a house member of the club and attended whatever past-captains’ re-unions there were and could always be relied on for a few well spoken words of wisdom and anecdotes to regale those present.Mr. Duffy was actively involved in “Meals on Wheels”, was a member of the Board of Management of St. Bernadette’s School, took great interest in the ongoing development of Letterkenny Town and, indeed, won numerous prizes for “best kept garden” in the tidy towns competitions.Sincere condolences from all members of Letterkenny Golf Club to his wife Elaine, family and relatives. Hugh’s funeral Mass was held in St. Eunan’s Cathedral on St. Stephen’s Day, Friday 26th December with burial afterwards at Conwall Cemetary. R.I.P.SADNESS AT PASSING OF FORMER LETTERKENNY GOLF CLUB CAPTAIN HUGH DUFFY was last modified: January 2nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more