JJ Redick scored 24 points and Ben Simmons added a triple-double consisting of 17 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to carry the Philadelphia 76ers past the Miami Heat 106-102 Saturday at American Airlines Arena. Simmons is the fifth rookie in NBA history with a triple-double in the playoffs and the first since Magic Johnson had five in 1980. Joel Embiid had 14 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots and Dario Saric added 11 points as the Sixers took a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 25 points while Goran Dragic added 20. James Johnson scored 15 points and Hassan Whiteside posted a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds. The Sixers scored the first four points of the fourth quarter to tie the game at 83, which forced Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra to call timeout. Going back to the third, the Sixers surged to a 14-0 run and an 87-83 advantage. READ: Morris brothers fined for separate incidents Two free throws by Robert Covington … [Read more...] about News Redick, Simmons star as 76ers take 3-1 series lead
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Rockets torch Timberwolves for 2-0 series lead Kristie Rieken (Associated Press) - April 19, 2018 - 1:02pm HOUSTON — Chris Paul had 27 points and Gerald Green came off the bench to score 21 as the Houston Rockets used a huge second quarter to cruise to a 102-82 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night (Thursday Manila time) that gave them a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Houston fell behind early, but went on top for good with a 37-point second quarter, powered by four 3-pointers from Green, and the Wolves didn't threaten again. The top-seeded Rockets won the opener by three behind a 44-point performance from James Harden on a night when most of the team struggled offensively. Things were much different on Wednesday when Harden had just 12 points as one of four Rockets who finished in double figures. https://sja.sportradar.com/w/Philstar Global/14321525/313100 Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns had … [Read more...] about Rockets torch Timberwolves for 2-0 series lead
By Greg Beacham The Associated Press Mon., April 16, 2018 LOS ANGELES — James Neal has been scoring big goals in pressure-packed playoff hockey games since way before the Vegas Golden Knights were even a gleam in owner Bill Foley’s eye. When this most remarkable expansion team needed a third-period goal to accomplish another incredible feat, their dependable veteran forward skated in on Jonathan Quick and got it with a flick of his wrist. Neal scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:37 to play, and the Golden Knights rallied from a late deficit to move to the brink of their first playoff series victory with a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night. Read more: Bobrovsky backstops Blue Jackets’ OT win over Capitals in Game 2 Article Continued Below Wild strike back vs. Jets in Game 3 Win in Philadelphia puts Penguins back in driver’s seat Cody Eakin tied it with 13:50 left, and William Karlsson scored the eventual game-winner … [Read more...] about Golden Knights top Kings 3-2 in Game 3, closes in on series sweep
LOS ANGELES: Cleve-land superstar LeBron James poured in 31 points and Larry Nance Jr. added 22 in his first start for the Cavaliers on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) in a 112-90 triumph over the Detroit Pistons. Nance, who arrived in Cleveland in a February 8 trade with the Los Angeles Lakers, started at center in place of Tristan Thompson, who sprained an ankle against Denver on Saturday. He and James combined to score Cleveland’s first 20 points, and their combined 34 points in the first half helped stake the Cavs to a 54-49 halftime lead. Cleveland kept the pressure on in the third quarter, out-scoring Detroit 36-21. That included 13 points from James in less than five minutes to open the second half. LeBron James AFP PHOTO He departed after three quarters having handed out seven assists and seven rebounds. Nance pulled down 15 rebounds and helped limit Pistons center Andre Drummond to 15 points. “It just kind of felt easy,” Nance said. “The guys were giving … [Read more...] about James, Nance power Cavs past Pistons; Celtics tame Bulls
Two boats have collided off James Bond Island. A tour boat carrying 20 passengers, including tour guides and crew, were heading back from Koh Ta Poo, better known as James Bond Island, to Koh Panyi for lunch yesterday (Monday, July 31). On the way the ‘Wararat’ crashed into what’s been described as a long tail boat carrying 12 Chinese tourists. The crash caused damage, making the ‘Wararat’ founder and sink. The 20 passengers were all were all wearing life jackets. Conditions were very rough at the time with winds up to 25 kph and seas between 1-2 metres. The passengers were fished out of the water by Phang-Nga bay national park officers and Phang-Nga rescue teams. Boats in the immediate area also came to their rescue. 16 passengers sustained injuries and were taken to Phang-Nga hospital. The injured include 4 Belgians, 12 Norwegians, mostly with minor injuries. One passenger has serious injuries. The ‘Wararat’ was on a tour organised by Khao … [Read more...] about Boats collide off James Bond island (Koh Ta Poo). 16 injured.