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Jazz cruise past Pistons; Blazers rip Wizards

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

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021

James, Davis power Lakers past Trail Blazers for 2-1 lead

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James had 38 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, Anthony Davis scored 12 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 116-108 on Saturday night (Sunday morning in the Philippines) for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference first-round series. The Lakers shut down the high-scoring Blazers for the second straight game after the No. 1 seed was knocked off in Game 1. This was Portland's highest-scoring performance in the series and it wasn't close to good enough. Damian Lillard scored 34 points despite a dislocated left index finger and CJ McCollum added 28 for the Trail Blazers. They will try to even the series in Game 4 on Monday. Portland was down only three with about 9 1/2 minutes left. But Davis then re-entered and started scoring from everywhere, turning lob passes into dunks or stepping outside for jumpers. The Lakers' defense handled the rest, limiting the Blazers to just three field goals over more than seven minutes as they pushed the lead to 109-98 with a little more than 2 minutes to go. Carmelo Anthony added 20 points in his first good game of the series. He was 4 for 17 in the first two games and he started Game 3 with seven straight misses before making his eighth — by tipping in his own miss. The Blazers made a lineup change, inserting Hassan Whiteside to play alongside Jusuf Nurkic in a big starting five. The unit got Portland off to a good start and the Blazers nursed the early lead all the way through the second quarter without ever really stopping James, who was 5 for 6 for 15 points in eight minutes in the period. But McCollum capped his 13-point period with a 3-pointer from the corner at the buzzer, making it 57-53. James and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope combined for 12 straight points to send the Lakers from six down to a 70-64 lead. The Blazers came right back behind Anthony, who made three straight jumpers before a dunk on the break tied it at 72. The Lakers surged back ahead with a 10-0 burst that made it 89-78 and they led by seven entering the fourth. TIP-INS Lakers: Caldwell-Pope had 13 points. ... Davis missed four of his five free throw attempts in the opening minutes and finished 7 for 14. Trail Blazers: Nurkic scored 10 points. ... The Blazers were outrebounded 55-38. MISSING COLLINS Portland coach Terry Stotts said Zach Collins (left ankle stress reaction) was still in the bubble but didn't know for how long. The forward separated his left shoulder in October but returned to play in the seeding and play-in games before having to be shut down because of the ankle. “As much as we miss him, I just feel bad for him because he had put so much work into being ready for this,” Stotts said. “And because of the hiatus it gave him the opportunity to play this season, which we weren’t sure he was going to be able to have if there was no hiatus. So it looked like things were lining up well for him so it’s really disappointing for him.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2020

Tuffin, Taranaki bounce back as NZ NBL celebrates Filipino Night

In a game day giving shine to Filipinos, Ken Tuffin impressed yet again to help Taranaki get back into the win column in the 2020 Sal’s National Basketball League. Tuffin fired 15 points in the Mountainairs’ balanced attack as they finished off the Otago Nuggets, 107-81, Wednesday at the Trusts Arena. The Filipino-Kiwi also added five rebounds and two steals while four other teammates were in double-digits led by Derone Raukawa with 23 points. The contest was close in the first half until Taranaki turned it on in the third quarter and dominated their opponents, 68-35, the rest of the way. It was a big-time bounce back for the Airs who had lost back-to-back games after a 2-0 start to the season. It was a big-time performance as well for Tuffin who, alongside Otago’s Richie Rodger, was featured in the league’s first-ever Filipino Night. Tuffin is headed right back to Far Eastern University after his stint in the NZ NBL. Rodger, meanwhile, haa yet to express his future plans, but his initial commitment was to the University of the East. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

GREATEST PERFORMANCES: Blazers’ breakthrough NCAA title

John Vic De Guzman vowed to return for his fifth and last year in the NCAA after College of St. Benilde was shown the exit door following a stinging five-set defeat at the hands of University of Perpetual Help in the Final Four of Season 91. He promised glory. The Blazers were reduced to mere spectators that year as they watched their women’s team write history by claiming its first volleyball title in four games against a thrice-to-beat opponent. De Guzman and the rest of the Blazers promised that in Season 92, they will be the ones celebrating the championship on the court. However, the promise of a good season turned sour early when CSB opened the tournament with a bitter straight-sets defeat to the same squad that booted them out of the semis in 2016. But it didn’t dampen the Blazers' goal of bringing honor to the Taft-based squad. The squad used that defeat as fuel to their burning desire for glory. CSB banked on De Guzman, Isaah Arda, Ron Jordan and Francis Basilan with Mark Deximo orchestrated the flow of their offense as the Blazers crushed their next eight opponents in the elimination round. Closing the elims with an 8-1 win-loss record, CSB was on another collision course with the then defending champion Altas in a playoff for the Final Four top seed. The Blazers got their payback as they whipped Perpetual into submission in three sets. With momentum on its side, CSB sliced through Arellano University in straight sets to earn a seat into the best-of-three Finals and the right to challenge Perpetual for the throne. For the Blazers facing their semis tormentors the year before opened old wounds. Wounds that can only be healed by vengeance. Game 1 was all CSB. De Guzman had his way around the defense of the Altas, scoring 19 points including a 16-of-28 spiking clip, while Basilan took care of business at the net as he shut down Perpetual's spikers with four of CSB’s nine kill blocks. On that same day, the Blazers witnessed their women’s team lose its title in the stepladder semifinals. It only pushed CSB’s determination to capture the championship. In Game 2, the Blazers encountered a different Altas squad. With its back against the wall, Perpetual gave CSB a scare when it took the second and third sets after yielding the first frame. The Altas made the Blazers know that they’re not giving up their reign that easy. CSB recovered in the fourth frame and forged a deciding set. The Blazers saw themselves in a difficult situation when they trailed by five, 7-12. “Walang imposible sanay tayong pina-practice ‘to,” De Guzman reminded his team. “’Apply lang natin ‘yan. Magtiwala lang tayo sa isa’t isa. Sanay tayo sa ganito. Nagsakripisyo tayo sa ganito. Nagpakapagod tayo para rito. Kukunin natin ‘to.” The team captain’s words breathed new life to his team, which mounted a counter offensive to tie the frame at 13. De Guzman saved a match point as the two squads went neck-and-neck in the mad dash to the finish. CSB saved another match point for its final run and capped it off with Arda’s off the block hit as the Blazers finally ended their long wait to raise the championship trophy. “Talagang pinaghirapan namin ito. Personally, ito ang frustration ko simula nung college pa na di namin nakuha,” said CSB coach Arnold Laniog, whose squad finished runner-up to Emilio Aguinaldo College in Season 90.              De Guzman, in his last duty for the green and white, posted 28 points including 26 kills.       Looking back, their journey to the throne started that fateful day when they walked out of the arena with their heads bowed and hearts shattered the year before.     “Naging stepping stone namin ‘yun, nung natalo kami noon,” he shared. “Mas nag-prepare kami (after noon). Emotionally tinanggap namin siya. Ginawa namin siyang motivation.”     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 5th, 2020

Bridging infrastructure, skills gap needed for recovery – ADB

Bridging infrastructure and skills gaps in the Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asia is crucial for the region to bounce back from the pandemic in a more sustainable and inclusive manner......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

Nuggets oust Blazers

Los Angeles, Unites States—Serbian center Nikola Jokic scored 36 points and the Denver Nuggets advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs Thursday (Friday morning, June 4, 2021, Philippine time) by defeating the Portland Trail Blazers, 126-115. The 7-footer went 13-of-22 from the field and added eight rebounds and six assists for the visiting […] The post Nuggets oust Blazers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

Nuggets eliminate Blazers in Game 6

Aaron Gordon's triple buried the Blazers after extending Denver's lead to nine, 124-115, with 52.6 left......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

Lillard s late heroics go down the drain as Nuggets outlast Blazers in 2OT

It was Michael Porter Jr. who had the last laugh after drilling a dagger 3-pointer to put the Nuggets up by three with 1:33 ticks left in 2OT......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2021

Bucks complete sweep of Heat; Blazers tie series against Nuggets

The Bucks blasted their tormentors last year with a 4-0 series beatdown to be the first team through to the second round of the playoffs......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

Bucks maul Heat for 2-0 lead; Nuggets bounce back

Los Angeles—The Milwaukee Bucks produced an exhibition of three-point shooting in a crushing victory over the Miami Heat to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first round playoff series on Monday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 26th, 2021

Nets Big 3 tow Brooklyn past Celtics; Blazers draw first blood vs Nuggets

In the other games of the day, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Dallas Mavericks also took 1-0 leads over their respective match-ups earlier Saturday (Sunday, Manila)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2021

Shorthanded Jazz outshine Nuggets, Blazers get leg up on slumping Lakers

Bojan Bogdanovic torched Denver for a career-high 48 points as the Utah Jazz remained in top spot in the Western Conference with a 127-120 victory over the Nuggets on Friday night. The under-manned Jazz were without their dynamic guard duo of Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley, but throughout their injury absences other Utah players have […] The post Shorthanded Jazz outshine Nuggets, Blazers get leg up on slumping Lakers appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

Semis-bound Mandaue nips Tabogon in VisMin cagefest

No rest, no problem as the semifinal-bound KCS Mandaue drubbed Tabogon, 82-71, in the tail-end of back-to-back Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup games at the Alcantara Civic Center in Cebu......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2021

Derek Ramsay hits back at engagement ring bashers

Actor Derek Ramsay once and for all put to rest the ugly issues about the controversial engagement ring he gave to fiance Ellen Adarna. Bashers were quick to speculate that Derek gave Ellen a ‘recycled’ ring, saying that the hunk actor had given it before to his ex-girlfriends before landing on her fiance’s finger. “So, […] The post Derek Ramsay hits back at engagement ring bashers appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Nuggets welcome fans back with big win over 76ers

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Jamal Murray scored 30 points as the Denver Nuggets put on a show for returning fans on Tuesday with a 104-95 defeat of the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers. Murray’s haul included five-of-11 three-pointers in a one-sided victory for the Nuggets, who roared into a 44-22 first quarter lead at Denver’s Ball […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMar 31st, 2021

Murray, Nuggets blow past Sixers; Magic hold off Clippers

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

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 31st, 2021

Building back better – for women and with women

In the past year, we have seen how the Philippines and the rest of the world experienced the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 25th, 2021

Nets hold off Portland sans Irving, Durant; Sixers beat Curry-less Warriors

James Harden took charge for Brooklyn, dishing out 17 assists to facilitate the Nets' offense. He also top-scored in the back-and-forth affair against the Blazers with 25 points......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021

Knights, Tigers break 1-1 standoff

There will be no rest for the weary as rivals San Juan and Davao Occidental resume wars today to break deadlock in the pivotal Game 3 of the MPBL-Chooks-to-Go Lakan Season best-of-five national finals at the Subic Bay Gym......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 19th, 2021

Lakers complete season sweep of Wolves; Blazers storm back vs Pelicans

Following a seesaw battle in the three periods that saw the Wolves lead by as much as seven, the Lakers went on a run to enter the fourth quarter ahead, 102-94......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 17th, 2021