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Celtics cage Warriors

LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Jayson Tatum scored 44 points and the Boston Celtics withstood Stephen Curry’s 47 point performance on Saturday night to beat the Golden State Warriors 119-114 in an NBA clash between two teams riding winning streaks. Kemba Walker nailed a clutch three pointer with 24 seconds to go as Tatum posted his […] The post Celtics cage Warriors appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneApr 18th, 2021

Tatum, Curry battle as Celtics win over Warriors

Jayson Tatum and Stephen Curry scored 44 and 47 points, respectively, in a game that saw Boston take over in the clutch to mount the comeback win......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 18th, 2021

Beal s four-point play lifts Wizards past Warriors; Celtics Tatum scores 53 vs Wolves

While the Golden State had a chance to take back the lead, a careless turnover from Damion Lee gave the ball back to Washington......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021

Jazz continue hot streak vs Celtics; Warriors avenge loss to Spurs

The Celtics looked dangerously close to handing the Jazz a loss when they cut Utah's lead down to four, 104-108, with three minutes left in the fourth salvo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2021

How Hackett and Harris went beyond 100 points

(This story was originally published on June 30, 2016) One-hundred-point explosions are a rarity in professional basketball. Even in the NBA, no one has ever eclipsed Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 points in his game with the Philadelphia Warriors in trouncing the New York Knicks, 169-147, on March 2, 1962. So when you learn that two men, Americans playing as imports in the Philippine Basketball Association, had scored more than Wilt, you’d certainly be awed and astonished that such incredible feats in the history of the sport had actually occurred in our shores. Legends These legends, Michael Hackett, the man-mountain who leisurely takes care of business in the paint while reinforcing Ginebra San Miguel, and Tony Harris, the “Hurricane” who brings down opponents with his devastating scoring sprees through quick, shifty on court moves while playing for Swift Mighty Meaty Hotdogs, definitely left an indelible mark in PBA annals with those historic barrages that surely left everyone, foe or fan, stupefied and dazzled. Hackett, the hulking yet amiable giant, achieved the first-ever milestone on November 21, 1985 as Ginebra faced Great Taste in a battle for third place in the PBA Reinforced Conference.  His burly 6’5” frame would always have its way in the shaded lane, barreling his way through thick defensive walls and converting—all in bewildering succession. He pumped in 48 points at halftime, before scoring another 33 in the third quarter, and swishing 22 in the final period—for an eye-popping record-setting total of 103 points in one game. Breaching the Chamberlain record, Hackett had been praised as pro ball’s greatest scorer ever, even if he had not made the cut in the Los Angeles Lakers’ lineup during the Showtime era after being the 22nd pick in the 3rd round of the 1982 NBA Draft. During that conference, Hackett averaged 50 points, 20 rebounds and 6 assists in 24 games that made him a hands-down choice for Best Import. With this lofty achievement, who would even think, much less imagine that this record would be broken seven years later. Best scorer Perhaps the all-time best performing scorer in the PBA’s history walked into a packed town gym in Iloilo City on October 10, 1992 in the elimination round of the PBA Third Conference to show Robert Jaworski and his Ginebra squad what he’s got. And, it was simply merciless. Scoring relentlessly from the field through lane incursions, midrange jumpers, slam dunks off the fastbreak and baskets from beyond the arc, the Hurricane already reached the highest score anyone could produce at halftime, 59 points. Harris continued his romp in the last two quarters, just leaving the never-say-die squad in the dust with another 46 points, leading Swift to a 151-147 victory and achieving a record-breaking single-game individual score of 105, surpassing Hackett’s record by two points. This scoring record remains to this day. Indeed, a double heartbreak for the country’s most popular team and a historic achievement by the flamboyant and perplexing import. Tough fouls But what was really exceptional was that he accomplished this feat despite Ginebra players fouling him a record 52 times, which he claimed in an NBA Philippines interview two years ago as “tough fouls” with “knees purposely extended to hit my groin, or the spitting on my face.” He was unfazed and this motivated the Monroe, Louisiana native even more by converting most of his points in his amazing 105-point game from the free throw area, where he made 45 out of 53 attempts. But what’s even more mind-blowing about Harris is that this was no single-game fluke or a stroke of luck. He scored 98 points only seven days after his 105-point game to lead Swift to a 157-147 victory over Presto Ice Cream.  Harris also scored 82 points in Swift’s conquest of Purefoods in Davao City a day before that record-breaking feat.  Before all of these scoring exploits, he actually “introduced” himself to the league with an 87-point performance in his debut in routing the San Miguel Beermen, 134-106. He also had 69, 57, and 54-point games throughout the season, ending up with a record 60.4 scoring average. Best achievement The best achievement of them all was that he steered the Mighty Meaties to the RFM franchise’s first-ever PBA championship by sweeping the 7-Up Uncolas in the Finals, 4-0. It was the current Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao’s first title. After his high-flying PBA stint, Harris tried his luck in the NBA via short 10-day deals with the Boston Celtics, but fell short with a mere 5-point clip in 14 games—a far cry from the fearsome offensive form he displayed in the PBA. He has since distanced himself from professional play, and now heads a sports apparel, supplies and equipment company in Los Angeles. Hackett, on the other hand, also did not engage in competitive basketball after his spectacular PBA run from 1985 to 1988, although he had once served as an assistant coach for a school in his native Jacksonville, Florida, and is now a sales consultant for a wine and beverage firm. But even if Harris or Hackett’s storied scoring feats and iconic stints did not replicate on their real home courts and since hung their jerseys for other careers, their astounding on-court achievements in the PBA remain an inspiration for greatness in this basketball-crazy nation......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 30th, 2020

Doncic leads Slovenia into Olympic cage quarter-finals

Saitama—NBA star Luka Doncic scored 25 points as Slovenia comfortably beat Japan 116-81 to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Dutchess Dagami Warriors cruise to finals with win over Negros Kingsmen

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cordova Dutchess Dagami Warriors cruised into the south division finals of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Wesley So Cup Conference by trouncing the Negros Kingsmen in their semifinal showdown last Saturday evening.  The Dutchess Dagami Warriors, the top-seed of the south division and the only remaining Cebu-based […] The post Dutchess Dagami Warriors cruise to finals with win over Negros Kingsmen appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

Dagami Warriors secure top spot in Wesley So Cup playoffs

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cordova Dutchess Dagami Warriors officially secured the South Division’s top seed of the playoffs after winning their final elimination round match on Wednesday evening in the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Wesley So Cup Conference. The Dagami Warriors finished the elimination round with 28 wins and six defeats […] The post Dagami Warriors secure top spot in Wesley So Cup playoffs appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2021

Cebu teams play final elims matches in Wesley So Cup tomorrow

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cordova Dutchess Dagami Warriors and the Toledo City Trojans will play their final elimination round matches tomorrow, July 14, before the playoffs of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Wesley So Cup Conference. The Dagami Warriors already secured the top spot of the playoffs regardless of the outcome […] The post Cebu teams play final elims matches in Wesley So Cup tomorrow appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

32-19. Warriors beat Romana in the last test before Tokyo

The Spanish women’s handball team passed the second and final test to prepare for the Olympics and beat Romania, which will not be in Tokyo,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 12th, 2021

Dagami Warriors tighten grip on top spot in Wesley So Cup

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Cordova Dutchess Dagami Warriors finally created a larger gap on their rival, the Camarines Soaring Eagles, after they beat the latter on last Saturday, July 10’s online chess action of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Wesley So Cup Conference. Cordova defeated the Soaring Eagles,11-10, in their much-anticipated south […] The post Dagami Warriors tighten grip on top spot in Wesley So Cup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2021

Cordova Dagami Warriors, Toledo Trojans get playoffs seats in Wesley So Cup

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cordova Dutchess Dagami Warriors and the Toledo City Trojans clinched their respective playoffs berths in the ongoing Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Wesley So Cup Conference. This after, the Dagami Warriors won all their scheduled matches last Wednesday, July 7, 2021, while the Trojans split their two matches […] The post Cordova Dagami Warriors, Toledo Trojans get playoffs seats in Wesley So Cup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2021

Klay trip pustahan

DAHIL sa pagkainip sa paglalaro ng NBA2K, , humirit ng isang hamon na shooting contest si Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson. The post Klay trip pustahan first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJul 7th, 2021

Cebu-based chess teams resume PCAP battle 

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Four Cebu-based pro chess teams will resume their online chess campaigns in the ongoing Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Wesley So Cup Conference on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. The Lapu-Lapu City Naki Warriors, who are at eighth place in the south division standings with eight wins and 21 losses, will have […] The post Cebu-based chess teams resume PCAP battle  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

Dagami Warriors beat fellow Cebu teams in Wesley So Cup

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cordova Dutchess Dagami Warriors defeated fellow Cebu-based pro chess teams, the Toledo City Trojans and the Cebu City Machers, in the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Wesley So Cup Conference on Saturday, July 3, 2021.  The Dagami Warriors are tied with the south division’s top-ranked Camarines Soaring Eagles […] The post Dagami Warriors beat fellow Cebu teams in Wesley So Cup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2021

Trojans eye upset win against Dagami Warriors in Wesley So Cup

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- The Cordova Dutchess Dagami Warriors and the Toledo City Trojans will square off in the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Wesley So Cup Conference, tomorrow, July 3, 2021.  The Trojans, who are seated at sixth place in the south division standings, will try to stage a huge upset by taking […] The post Trojans eye upset win against Dagami Warriors in Wesley So Cup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2021

Wesley So Cup: Cordova faces Lapu-Lapu

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cordova Dutchess Dagami Warriors and the Lapu-Lapu City Naki Warriors are set for a collision course in the south division online chess action of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Wesley So Cup Conference. The Dutchess Dagami Warriors, who are at the No. 3 spot in the south division standings […] The post Wesley So Cup: Cordova faces Lapu-Lapu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2021

Cebu teams falter, fall few notches in Wesley So Cup

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu-based pro chess teams vying in the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Wesley So Cup Conference struggled in their respective matches last Saturday evening, June 26, 2021. The Toledo Trojans and the Lapu-Lapu Naki Warriors both had the roughest outings last Saturday after losing two of their scheduled matches.  […] The post Cebu teams falter, fall few notches in Wesley So Cup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2021

From San Beda to UE: Pascual looks forward donning the Warriors red and white colors

Although he missed the opportunity of a potential back-to-back championship for the San Beda Red Cubs, team captain Migs Pascual’s consolation was to experience the feeling of being a champion and contribute in the school’s list of successful basketball programs before he graduated......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 26th, 2021

From San Beda to UE: Pascual looks forward to carry red and white colors anew

Pascual got feelers from UE as early as his last season with the Red Cubs and it looks like the young player feels very much at home wearing the red and white colors, the same colors used by the Warriors in the UAAP......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2021

Cebu-based teams return to South division action in Wesley So Cup

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After a tough inter-division campaign, the four Cebu-based pro chess teams vying in the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Wesley So Cup Conference return to the South division action tomorrow (Saturday, June 26, 2021). The four competing Cebu-based teams are the Cordova Dutchess Dagami Warriors, the Toledo City Trojans, […] The post Cebu-based teams return to South division action in Wesley So Cup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2021