KaTropa make it

first_imgLady Warriors blank rivals In the end, it was the depth, playoff experience and shooting prowess that mattered largely for the KaTropa, who rained down threes in the middle quarters to put their elimination round tormentors away.The absence of proper spacing in the paint forced Troy Rosario to take his game from beyond the arc, firing four threes before halftime that shoved them slightly ahead and set the tone for the blowout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJayson Castro craftily bored holes in the Phoenix defense and fed Jericho Cruz and inside operator Kelly Williams, opening a double-digit advantage going into the final period.So fluid was the KaTropa offense that they just went through the process of counting down the minutes while protecting a 20-point lead. Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicocenter_img View comments With big boss Manny V. Pangilinan watching at ringside, TNT arranged a must-win tiff with league-leading San Miguel Beer in the next round.TNT 118—Rosario 18, Castro 17, Cruz 17, Pogoy 15, Semerad 12, Williams 11, Tautuaa 10, Reyes 5, Garcia 4, Tamsi 4, Paredes 3, Nuyles 2, Carey 0, Golla 0, Torres 0.PHOENIX 97—Wright 18, Kramer 16, Alolino 13, Jazul 11, Perkins 10, Chan 9, Mendoza 7, Eriobu 5, Intal 4, Guevarra 2, Wilson 2, Cortes 0, Dehesa 0, Gamboa 0.Quarters: 27-25, 54-49, 94-76, 118-97ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Phoenix reluctantly stepped out of Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night, never to return in this season’s PBA Philippine Cup.TNT KaTropa brazenly ushered the Fuel Masters to the exit with an overpowering 118-97 win in a knockout setting for the eighth and final quarterfinal spot.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Citylast_img read more

Test of mental fortitude as Celtics face elimination

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “This is what (separates) an average team from a great team,” he added, “that if you have the opportunity to be up two games, we’re all ready.”Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 23 points and 10 assists, but made just seven of 22 shots from the field.Overall, the Celtics made just 37.8 percent of their shots and heard boos from the home field as they left the court.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments “It’s win or go home,” said Celtics coach Brad Stevens. “It takes a lot of mental fortitude. It takes a lot of mental toughness. It reveals a lot. I’m looking forward to that challenge.”Once again in their series, the third quarter proved pivotal, with the Bucks outscoring the Celtics 33-23 to turn a 49-47 halftime deficit to an 80-72 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe turnaround came with Antetokounmpo on the bench with his fourth foul for the last eight minutes of the quarter.During that span, the Bucks outscored the Celtics 21-13 and when Antetokounmpo returned in the fourth, the Bucks only pressed the action more. Milwaukee took their biggest lead of the night 91-79 on a driving Eric Bledsoe’s finger-roll finish with 9:05 left to play.Boston closed within five on Al Horford’s driving layup less than two minutes later, but they would get no closer.Antetokounmpo, coming off a 32-point game on Friday, connected on 15 of 22 shots from the field and pulled down 16 rebounds.Bledsoe and Khris Middleton added 13 points apiece and George Hill added 15 points off the bench.“It’s amazing,” Antetokounmpo said. “I think the whole group, the whole team played hard. Everybody was ready, everybody stepped up.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles05:18After the Typhoon Part 202:42PH 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 Anthony Joshua at home in Garden despite never fighting there Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) and teammates, from left to right, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Morris, Jayson Tatum and Gordon Hayward wait for the ball to be put in play by the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)The Boston Celtics need to be a lot better to avoid elimination against the Milwaukee Bucks.Game 5 is on Thursday (Manila time) in Milwaukee.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

Warriors say Kevin Durant will practice before Game 5

first_imgWith the Warriors’ backs to the wall now in the NBA Finals, Durant — now out for more than a month with a strained calf — was taking the practice floor on Sunday in an effort to determine if he will be able to play in Game 5 of the title series on Monday night.The Warriors trail the Toronto Raptors 3-1 in the series, and need three straight wins to capture a third straight championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“He’ll get some extra work in with some of our younger players and we’ll gauge it from there,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.Durant was not made available to comment. The Warriors had their media availability in Toronto on Sunday prior to the practice session. Durant averaged 26.0 points per game for the Warriors during the regular season and 34.2 points in 11 playoff games before he got hurt in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canada’s excitement builds as Raptors on brink of NBA crown PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFPcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport (FILES) In this file photo taken on June 3, 2018 Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors reacts in Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPTORONTO — Kevin Durant was playing basketball on Sunday.The Golden State Warriors hope he will again on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too He had 51 for Oklahoma City in Toronto on March 21, 2014, and scored 51 for the Warriors on the Raptors’ home floor back on Nov. 29. Even if he isn’t 100%, Durant’s mere presence should make the Warriors more potent on the offensive end.The Raptors will have a plan, of course, if Durant gets on the floor Monday night.“If he plays, he’s an MVP, he’s an All-NBA player, he’s an All-Star, Finals MVP,” Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said. “But we can’t focus on that. We have to focus on ourselves.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The Warriors are 6-3 in the nine games Durant has missed.“It’s just having another powerful weapon out there who can do some very dynamic things on the floor,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said.Kerr said the plan was to see if Durant could clear some hurdles that he hasn’t crossed during his recovery. Kerr said earlier in the series that Durant could return after completing one practice.“He will be very welcomed, I’ll tell you that much,” Warriors guard Klay Thompson said. “I think it’s pretty easy to realize we obviously miss him out there. He’s propelled us to two championships in the last two years, so it’d be pretty storybook if he comes back and helps us do the same. … I know how badly he wants to be out there. He’s one of the best competitors I’ve ever been around.”Toronto allowed Kobe Bryant to score 81 points on Jan. 22, 2006. In the 1,175 Raptors games since, the most anyone has scored against them is 51 points — done twice, done both times in Toronto, and done both times by Durant.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more