Beal, defense lead Wizards to win over Hawks

first_imgRead Next The Wizards have held visiting opponents under 100 points in consecutive home games after failing to keep any team under 110 in their first five at Capital One Arena.Taurean Prince scored 19 points and Marco Belinelli had 15 for Atlanta, which failed to keep it close despite turning Washington’s season-high 23 turnovers into 37 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWashington coach Scott Brooks rested his starters the entire fourth quarter against a rebuilding Hawks team that bears little resemblance to the one that lost a first-round playoff series to the Wizards last season.It was an 11-point game before Washington began the fourth on an 18-2 run to end the Hawks’ hopes. Oubre scored six points in that stretch, including two field goals during a single possession that was extended by Atlanta’s two fouls and three offensive rebounds. TIP-INS:Hawks: Have allowed at least 110 points in seven consecutive games. … Attempted 19 3-pointers in the first half, making eight. … F Mike Muscala (ankle) missed his fourth straight game.Wizards: Began the game 0 for 9 from beyond the arc before Morris’ 3-pointer cut it to 37-36 with 4:08 left in the first half. Beal followed with another 3 to give the Wizards the lead for good. … G John Wall picked up his fourth foul with 4:34 left in the third quarter, but with the game out of reach did not have to return.A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVEBrooks raved about the atmosphere at the arena the Wizards share with the Capitals after attending Washington’s 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. He admitted he didn’t understand all the nuances of hockey.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “To me, it was a lot of turnovers,” he quipped. Isolated in Gulf, Qatar campaigns to protect 2022 World Cup View comments MOST READ US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH PLAY LIST 01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH00:50Trending Articles01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2), center, goes to the basket against Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) and guard Dennis Schroder (17). APWASHINGTON — Bradley Beal scored 19 points, and the Washington Wizards forced the Atlanta Hawks into a season-worst 24 turnovers in a 113-94 victory on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Markieff Morris scored 18 points in his best game offensive game since returning from sports hernia surgery earlier this month, and Kelly Oubre added 18 off the bench in Washington’s second straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

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Stephen Curry shatters hotel table after golf blunder

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Warriors were were in Washington, where they took selected kids to an African-American history museum in lieu of the usual White House visit and defeated the Wizards, 109-101, last Thursday.Curry is an avid golfer and has played against pros. LATEST STORIES Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ “When you feel like you’re on the @pgatour so you gotta get some wings going in the hotel room,” Curry said in Instagram post.center_img Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Most of the time  Stephen Curry hits threes, other times he hits the hotel glass table.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Golden State star guard on Thursday posted a photo of shattered glass all over his hotel room, which was a result of an accident while he was working on his golf swing.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next AFP official booed out of forum Phoenix spoils Romeo’s return, keeps quarterfinal hopes alive Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View commentslast_img read more

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Brother of boxer Julio Cesar Chavez slain in home in Mexico

first_imgLegendary Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. Reports say his brother Rafael was killed in his home in Mexico in an apparent robbery. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOCULIACAN, Mexico— The brother of legendary boxer Julio Cesar Chavez was killed in his home in western Mexico, state authorities said Monday.Sinaloa state prosecutor Juan Jose Rios said in a news conference that two men entered the rear of Rafael Chavez Gonzalez’s house in Culiacan on Sunday night. One was armed and demanded money.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Also Monday, in the neighboring state of Sonora, police found over 55,500 rounds of ammunition and 18 rifles, hidden aboard a flatbed tractor trailer.The federal police said they pulled over the driver, and an inspection showed a hidden compartment in the truck’s flat bed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After rocky road in LA, Russell seeks smooth start with Nets Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide PNP vows dismissal for cadets in alleged hazing at PNPA PLAY LIST 01:37PNP vows dismissal for cadets in alleged hazing at PNPA01:07Cops linking 2 drug cases to murder of Tagudin judge – CJ Peralta00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Some amount of money was handed over, but they demanded more, Rios said. When Chavez resisted he was shot.Another brother, Roberto Chavez Gonzalez, confirmed that account Monday and said his brother was shot in front of his family.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRios also said that overnight about 10 armed men kidnapped a still undetermined number of people from a restaurant in Culiacan. One of the victims has already been released, he said. The restaurant is popular with local politicians.Murders are up significantly in Mexico this year. During the first five months of 2017, there were 9,916 killings nationwide — an increase of about 30 percent over the 7,638 slain during the same period last year. MOST READ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage 1 dead in Cavite blast, firelast_img read more

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Megabuilders sets sights on 4th win, faces IEM

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim New NSA budget scheme eyed China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ That put Megabuilders on top with Cignal TV at 3-0.Against the IEM Phoenix Volley Masters, coach Dante Alinsunurin is confident he could again draw superb games from his starters, including Francis Saura, Fauzi Ismail, Madzlan Gampong, Vincent Ogoc, Kim Malabunga and Bryan Bagunas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsGametime is at 1 p.m. after the 10 a.m. clash between defending champion Air Force and winless Café Lupe.The Volley Bolt have produced a league-leading 32 kills blocks for a 2.91 norm but the IEM side could pose a real challenge as the top digging team. After a pair of lopsided triumphs over lowly teams, newcomer Megabuilders braces for a tougher challenge when itsquares off with Instituto Estetico Manila in Saturday’s resumption of the Premier Volleyball League Men’s Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Volley Bolt debuted with a five-set reversal over the fancied Army Troopers before toppling Café Lupe and Gamboa Coffee Mix in a pair of three-setters.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Wright is best pure shooter Gilas has

first_imgEl Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Reyes rattled off two names that fit his national program perfectly some years back.“Larry Fonacier and Jeff Chan are better, though they are (now) in the latter parts of their careers,” Reyes, who won this tournament in 2013 with the two gunslingers in an all-pro lineup, said. “They are the benchmarks for me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHe knows that he has a diamond in the rough in Wright, though, and Reyes also has one player in mind who is better at that shooting guard spot for the national team at this time.“For me, the ideal shooter (for the international game) is Marcio Lassiter,” Reyes said. “He is a great shooter, he is strong, he’s tough and he’s a great defender. That’s his advantage over all of them (Fonacier and Chan included). He is a much better defender than all of them.” FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ “That’s typical of a scorer (being a weak defender),” Reyes said. “And he’s willing to learn that, to improve on that.”“In terms of overall value to the team, Marcio is better,” Reyes explained as he reiterated that defense helps teams win. “But if you talk of pure shooting alone, there’s no doubt that Matt has the edge over everyone else.”Reyes praised Wright for having the right attitude, something he made sure that the 6-foot-3 swingman possesses when he first laid eyes on him several years back in an Under-18 tournament.And with that, the Gilas coach knows that he will have the perfect player that he needs in due time, like as early as the start of the World Cup Qualifying in November back in this thriving country.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gilas Pilipinas’ Matthew Wright. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – Is Matthew Wright the best shooter for Gilas Pilipinas?“It’s hard to say, because the measure of a great shooter is consistency,” coach Chot Reyes said on Sunday night after Wright put on a show and torched Chinese Taipei A with four triples in an 88-72 win in the Jones Cup Invitational that finally got the Filipinos on track.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Air Force shoots down BaliPure Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Cool and collected even in the most intense moments here, Wright is showing offensive skills best suited for Gilas in this tournament and he is making the opposition pay in very short instances that he is left open.Lassiter suited up for Gilas in its formative years and has never made it back since, with issues concerning his health keeping him out of the squad that played in Changsha, China, in the last Asian Championship.But Reyes likes what he sees, like Wright’s attitude and focus.“He’s willing to learn, he has the tools, he’s athletic and very smart,” Reyes said when asked if Wright is getting to the level that Lassiter is at now.And the first thing Reyes wants is for Wright to be able to defend better.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Gymnastics chief sees ‘2 or 3 more’ gold medals

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Reyland Capellan (left) and Kaitlin de Guzman (right) celebrate with Gymnastics Association of the Philippines and chief of mission Cynthia Carrion after winning two gold medals in the gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — With two golds in the bag, gymnastics chief Cynthia Carrion said the Philippines can still expect two to three more triumphs in the next few days.Carrion, who is also the chief of mission, said she is looking at a few more wins in individual and team events in the sport being held at MITEC Hall 9.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Young gymnast captures PH’s fifth gold medalCapellan will still see action in vault, while the 17-year-old De Guzman will vie for golds in her favorite events, floor exercise and balance beam.“I hope the other sports follow suit,” said Carrion who is also counting on team events.RELATED VIDEOGymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA Games2.4K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side READ: Gymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA GamesGymnastics has 20 golds at stake in both rhythmic and artistic disciplines, which can turn in a gold mine that Team Philippines needs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIncidentally, it was Carrion, in her capacity as chief delegate, who forecasted a 50-gold turnout for the PH contingent.Gold medalists Reyland Capellan in men’s artistic floor exercise and Kaitlin de Guzman in uneven bars kept the country’s campaign afloat Tuesday morning. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 3 Filipino boxers in SEA Games finals; Suarez crashes Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Pakistani cricketers must learn from Sachin: Miandad

first_imgFormer captain and director general of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Javed Miandad has urged Pakistani cricketers to learn from the achievements of Indian batting maestro, Sachin Tendulkar.Rather than letting their on-field performance speak for them, Miandad feels that the players are happy to brag about their performance in media.Former Pak captain and director general of PCB Javed Miandad. AP”We keep on reading and hearing about some of the players making claims about how they will deliver, but on field that is not happening and it is a big let down for the nation.””I would advise them to just focus on their game and go for improvement and take every match seriously. The players need to realise cricket is played on the field.”They should learn from Sachin who has had a wonderful career and scored century after century but one never hear him making tall claims about his performances or achievements.He is a proper professional and someone our players can learn from,” the veteran of 124 Tests insisted.Miandad also called on captain, Shahid Afridi to take more responsibility as a player and lift the team by example and said that the all-rounder has got enough amount of talent and he should channelise it properly.”He shouldn’t be playing the way he is. Imran Khan is a great example of how a captain should perform. Imran lifted the team in the 1992 World Cup. Afridi needs to start doing that himself. He did it during the World T20 Championship so he is perfectly capable of delivering,” Miandad said.advertisementHe emphasised, “He (Afridi) has immense talent which he does not utilise properly at times.”Urging the players to take the current one-day series against New Zealand seriously Miandad said,”Unfortunately what I noticed was that the players didn’t appear serious about their business in the first match in Wellington they took things lightly. In international cricket this is not acceptable.”Pakistan who are currently engaged in an ODI series against Kiwis failed to replicate their performance in Tests against the hosts and lost the series opener by nine wickets after being bowled out for just 124 runs in 37.4 overs.Adding greater significance to ongoing series in view of the upcoming World Cup, Miandiad reiterated that losing it could have a big impact on their performances in the mega event. .”It is important for the players to realise that once they get into a losing streak it will be difficult for them to come out of it in a high pressure event like the World Cup,” the former batsman cautioned.”The players must realise they are fortunate to get such a series just before the World Cup,” Miandad said while expressing his surprise at the relaxed attitude of the players in the first match.”They need to realise the significance of the World Cup when every Pakistani is praying for their success. The tournament comes once in four years and everyone expects the team to fire in the World Cup.””No excuses can be accepted and the players must also realise that if they perform well in the World Cup how much of a boost it would be for Pakistan cricket which is facing so many problems,” he added.”The players just need to get more serious about their performances. I believe they have the capability of winning the series in New Zealand and also doing well in the World Cup but for that they need to focus on their short comings and strengths and use them properly,” Miandad said while pinning hope on the present ODI outfit.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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Exclusive: PCB chief Ashraf proposes joint T20 Indo-Pak league

first_imgImagine a joint India-Pakistan Twenty20 league , combining the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the upcoming tournament across the border. That is just what Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Muhammad Zaka Ashraf dreams about, as part of his “futuristic approach” towards bringing the countries closer through cricket.A gung-ho Ashraf revealed his “far sightedness” a day after the Indian government cleared the Pakistani team’s visit to India in December-January for a short series – the first one in five years.Ashraf also said the PCB would soon invite Indian players for its own Twenty20 league that will be launched on March 25, a day after Pakistan’s tour of South Africa ends.”I have a futuristic approach and I see a joint India-Pakistan twenty20 league. If the two leagues are combined, it would be the biggest league in the world. Imagine what that league would do,” Ashraf told Mail Today in an exclusive interview.”I am talking about future. This is my far sightedness. First, the bilateral series should be revised, which is being done, and then we can have a joint India-Pakistan twenty20 league,” he wished.PCB chief Zaka Ashraf  Ashraf, who had a first-hand experience of the IPL’s success in May when he watched the final in Chennai on a BCCI invitation, said it was the first time he was sharing his plan of a joint T20 league. “I have not discussed this plan with anyone, including the BCCI,” he said.Asked whether the cash-rich IPL needs a helping hand at all, since it has already been established as a successful T20 competition, the PCB chief said all businesses continuously need to innovate and improve.”All businesses need new products. IPL also needs new products [to continue to flourish]. And there would be no problem in scheduling a joint league,” he said.Interestingly, PCB’s own proposed twenty20 league has not taken off as yet. Ashraf, however, said that it would definitely start immediately after Pakistan’s tour of South Africa in March.”The league would start a day after the Pakistan’s tour. It would be a short tournament, though in subsequent years it would become a longer one,” he said.advertisementAccording to the schedule, the Pakistan T20 league would be an eight-day affair and will start on March 25.Ashraf said that foreign players, including Indians, would be invited for the league. “We will invite foreign players. We will also invite Indian players, though I know that the BCCI doesn’t allow them to play in such leagues abroad,” he said. “But we don’t see any boundaries; there are no boundaries in cricket.”The Pakistan league would not clash with the 2013 IPL as it ends with the final on April 1 while the Indian league runs from April 3 to May 26.Ashraf also demanded that Pakistani players be permitted to ply their trade in the lucrative IPL.”Pakistanis should be allowed to play in the IPL; it is a good tournament. Both India and Pakistan should release their players for each other. That would encourage and strengthen bilateral ties,” he said.Pakistanis played in the just one IPL edition, the opening one in 2008, before the bilateral cricket ties were snapped following the Mumbai terror attacks in November that year.Asked if the issue of IPL was raised when he met BCCI president N Srinivasan during the recent World T20 in Sri Lanka, Ashraf said: “We did not discuss IPL. Once the bilateral series starts, we can talk about that.”The bilateral series is now set to resume on December 25 with the first of the two Twenty20 Internationals in Bangalore. The short series would also comprise three One-day Internationals.last_img read more

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Josh Richardson leads Wade-less Heat past Cavaliers

first_imgBIG MARGINMiami ended the game with a 47-22 rebounding advantage with Whiteside grabbing a game-high 12.“We knew we had to be a little more vigilant, and we have been the last few games,” Spoelstra said. “We were able to do that again tonight.”TIP-INSHeat: Richardson has hit multiple 3-pointers in a career-high 12 straight games. He was 4 of 7 against Cleveland. … Waiters hadn’t appeared in a game since Dec. 22, 2017 when he injured his left ankle and had surgery in January of last year. He played for Cleveland from 2012-15.Cavaliers: Thompson missed the last 10 games because of a sore left foot. Hood was out four games because of a sore left Achilles. …. G Patrick McCaw, signed to an offer sheet Dec. 28, scored two points in 18 minutes in his first appearance with Cleveland. He played the last two seasons with Golden State.UP NEXTHeat: Host Washington on Friday night.Cavaliers: Host Utah on Friday night. View comments Philippines’ Gilas wins men’s basketball opener vs Kazakhstan PLAY LIST 00:41Philippines’ Gilas wins men’s basketball opener vs Kazakhstan01:06Golden State Warriors celebrate NBA Championship01:17Sotto says ‘ninja cops’ existed even before Duterte administration02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “I was just really excited to get back,” Waiters said. It was nice — all the hard work you put in — to have those shots fall, it felt good. I had fun.”Miami outrebounded Cleveland 25-9 in the first half. Heat center Hassan Whiteside had nine boards, matching the Cavaliers’ total for the first two quarters.Cleveland led 30-29 early in the second when Miami took over. The Heat hit six 3-pointers in the quarter, including three by Jones. Waiters added a 30-footer while Richardson and Tyler Johnson also hit from beyond the arc.Miami led 58-43 at halftime and continued to pad the margin. Whiteside scored on an alley-oop from James Johnson, who added a pair of 3-pointers. Richardson’s 3-pointer at the buzzer pushed the lead to 93-73.The Heat can move over .500 for the first time since they were 3-2 with a win over Washington at home Friday.NIGHT OFFWade is averaging 14.1 points in 27 games in his 16thand final season. He played in 46 games last season with Cleveland, where he was reunited with LeBron James, before being traded to Miami. Wade is one 3-pointer shy of 500 for his career.SHOOTING AROUNDDrew said forward Kevin Love, who had surgery on his left foot in November, has begun shooting drills, but has yet to practice. The team doesn’t have a definitive timeline for when Love will return, but it’s hoped he’s back later in the month.Drew said Love will visit a doctor soon as he continues to rehab his injury. BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Kawhi Leonard’s return to San Antonio not just another game Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson (0) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers’ Alec Burks (10) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Cleveland. Miami won 117-92. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Dwyane Wade’s absence was no problem for the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.With Wade sitting out because of an illness, Josh Richardson led seven players in double figures with 24 points and Miami rolled past the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-92.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Cleveland dropped to 8-30 — the worst record in the NBA — with its season-worst seventh straight loss.Cavaliers coach Larry Drew believes his team must show more toughness physically and mentally.“We’ve got to be grimy as far as our style of play,” he said. “We can’t play cute. We can’t play pretty. We’ve got to get on the floor for loose balls. We’ve got to get our body on people when they go in (the lane). We’ve got to do all the little things, which add up to be big things.”Tristan Thompson and Rodney Hood returned from injuries and started for the Cavaliers, but it mattered little in their ninth loss in 10 games. Thompson had 14 points, and Hood added 13.The Heat grabbed control in the second quarter, turning a one-point deficit into a 17-point lead. Jones scored 11 points in the period while Dion Waiters, playing in his first game in over a year, had seven points in six minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Heat coach Erik Spoelstra wasn’t surprised so many players made key contributions without their third-leading scorer.“One of our biggest strengths is our depth and versatility,” he said. “We should be a team with 7-8 guys in double figures every night. It shows we have a lot of guys that can hurt you.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionMiami hit 16 of 31 3-pointers. Tyler Johnson added 16 points, and Derrick Jones Jr. had 13. The Heat have won seven of nine to reach the .500 mark at 18-18.“Everyone was just kind of in a groove,” Richardson said. “I was taking what the defense was giving me, but yeah, I was feeling it.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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