Durant helps Warriors pull away over Nuggets

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Towns leads Timberwolves past floundering Mavericks The Nuggets, trailing by 13 after the first quarter, scored 15 straight points to start the second behind their bench players and moved in front for the first time in the game on Barton’s fastbreak 3-pointer 38-36 midway through the period. But Golden State came back to lead 60-55 at the half, scoring nine of the last 13 points in the final two minutes of the quarter capped by Thompson’s 3-pointer off a feed from Curry an instant before the halftime buzzer sounded.Golden State, showcasing its transition game and ball movement throughout the game, finished with 37 assists, including a game-high 11 by Curry.TIP-INSWarriors: G Shaun Livingston was inactive for the game as part of a designated rest day. … F Damian Jones, the Warriors’ first-round pick, is on assignment with the team’s G League squad in Santa Cruz and could be there for a awhile. “He’s going to spend a lot of time down there because there’s no point in him coming up here and sitting on the bench,” Coach Steve Kerr said prior to the game. “He needs to play. I could see bringing him up once in a while and giving him some playing time if we had an injury or something but for the most part he needs to play.”Nuggets: F Juancho Hernangomez remains sidelined because of a bout of mononucleosis. He has missed the past eight games. … Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was in attendance to see a pair of his former Spartan stars — Nuggets guard Gary Harris,who started 67 of his 68 career games under Izzo, and Warriors forward Draymond Green, a native of Saginaw, Mich. who helped the Spartans to two Final Four appearances.ADVERTISEMENT Will Barton had 21 points off the bench to lead the Nuggets. None of Denver’s starters reached double figures in scoring.Up by five at halftime, the Warriors forced a decisive turn in the game with a 24-4 run to start the third, taking an 84-59 lead when Curry hit a fall-away 3-pointer from the baseline after poking the ball away from Mason Plumlee for a steal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Warriors finished with 43 points in the third — the most points allowed by the Nuggets in a period this season — and took a 103-76 lead into the fourth quarter. Durant had 13 of his points in the period and Curry added 12 in the same span, helping Golden State lead by as many as 29 points and outscore Denver by 22 points in the quarter.Both teams began to substitute freely early in the fourth quarter and the Warriors coasted to the victory. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination PLAY LIST 01:02Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:34After polls, Poe shares light moment with her staff02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Will Barton #5 of the Denver Nuggets has his shot blocked by Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center on November 4, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. AFPDENVER — Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Stephen Curry had 22 and the Golden State Warriors rode a big third quarter to a 127-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Klay Thompson and Draymond Green added 15 points apiece for the Warriors. They have won six of their last seven, including all three during their just concluded trip.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

Critics drove me to be better, says Masoud

first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks forward Masoud Juma celebrating. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 9- Kenyan Premier League top scorer Masoud Juma has disclosed that his current performance in the top flight has been driven by critics who he says have helped push him to work harder.The Kariobangi Sharks forward was at the centre of the national team storm in June when he made his debut for the Harambee Stars in the 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier away to Sierra Leone which Kenya lost 2-1. His selection and performance in that match elicited harsh reactions from football stakeholders especially noting that he was preferred ahead of then Kenyan Premier League top scorer Stephen Waruru.However, the former Bandari and Sony Sugar forward has worked his way at club level, hitting the apex of the top scorers’ chart after scoring four goals in last weekend’s 7-0 rout of Muhoroni Youth to take his tally to 15.Kariobangi Sharks’ Masoud Juma against Thika United’S Chris Oruchum. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“It is a great feeling to get to the top and I must thank my team-mates who have always supported me and the few fans who stood behind my back when I was being criticized. That period and those words never wore me down but they encouraged me to work harder,” Juma told Capital Sport.“I wanted to show everyone that this is a God-given talent and so far the hard work has paid off and I have proved my worth,” he added.The striker has scored 15 league goals for Sharks so far while in all competitions he has managed 22, six having come off the GOtv Shield where Sharks were losing finalists and one for the Harambee Stars during a friendly match in Morocco.The forward notes that his target this season was to get to 25 goals and with three matches remaining before the season ends, he is confident he will achieve the target. Sharks face Nzoia Sugar and Nakumatt in their final two games of the season.AFC Leopards’ Abdalla Salim against Kariobangi Sharks Masoud Juma. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAAt the same time, Juma hopes he can translate his goal scoring prowess from club to country and he believes with a matter of time, he will prove his worth there as well.“These are two different levels but I want to keep working hard and I believe it is just a matter of time before good things happen. If given more chances, soon, I will prove myself,” he noted.Meanwhile, The Gor Mahia duo of Meddie Kagere as well as Jacques Tuyisenge and Nakumatt’s Kepha Aswani will be putting up a fight to try and beat Juma to the Golden Boot with the trio sitting joint second with 12 goals each.Mathare United’s Chris Oduor who has also been firing well for Mathare can increase his tally of 10 with the Slum Boys set to face relegated Muhoroni Youth in one of their two final games of the season. Ulinzi Stars’ Stephen Waruru is on 11 but hasn’t been performing well.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Eddie Lacys Weight is a NonIssue For Green Bay

Green Bay Packers’ rookie Eddie Lacy is the first to admit he’s a big guy. But maybe he is bigger than he thinks.A photo surfaced online of the running back turning back to look for a ball during a recent training camp practice, and he looked out of shape.Circulation of the photo went viral and by late Monday, Lacy caught wind of all the fat jokes that were being made at his expense.Listed at 5-foot-11 and 230 pounds, Lacy brushed off the jokes, saying his coaches have no issues with his weight or conditioning.“I’m at a weight where I’m comfortable at and the coaching staff feels as though they’re comfortable where I’m at,” Lacy said after Tuesday’s practice, which was his best of camp so far. “So as far as that’s concerned, we’re all on the same page.”Coach Mike McCarthy didn’t seem worried about Lacy’s size.“If we had any concerns about any of our guys conditioning-wise, they wouldn’t be on the field,” said McCarthy. read more

Southampton board backs Mark Hughes

first_imgSouthampton chairman Ralph Krueger has revealed that under-fire manager Mark Hughes has the confidence of the club’s board despite their series of poor results this season.With the club 16th in the Premier League table and winless in seven games, Southampton sacked Vice-chairman Les Reed Thursday, and speculation has been rife on the future of manager Mark Hughes.But board chairman Krueger said Hughes and his staff will carry on to turn things around in the club.“We believe in Mark Hughes, he was given a three-year contract and we believe his team will turn results on the pitch around, ” Krueger told Sky Sports.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“We feel there is a good connection there with the players and a willingness to get this right and to move together in the right direction.“I am confident in the group we have and the potential of this team. We back that fully and everyone is doing their bit to get the W’s (wins) back in the column.“We feel confident we are going to have some good results very quick.”last_img read more

Rooney to honor debutants

first_imgWayne Rooney will speak to the England players at length before their game against the United States and will also hand out first ever England shirts to the likely debutants Callum Wilson, Lewis Dunk and Alex McCarthy, according to head coach, Gareth Southgate.The former England captain is expected to be a second-half substitute during the game, which will act a farewell game for England’s all-time top scorer.“We will have some debuts and Wayne is going to present the shirts to the debutants tomorrow, and I have asked him to talk to the guys about a couple of areas in particular,” Southgate told reporters, according to Independent.“A lot of that has taken place with the more formal part tomorrow.”The decision marks a continuation of Southgate’s policy of having England legends handing out shirts to debutants.“We’ve done that for the last 18 months,” Southgate said.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Glenn Hoddle did Michael Keane, Ian Wright did Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham. Paul Parker came in, Lee Dixon did Kieran Trippier and Trent Alexander-Arnold got Prince William. It’s a big moment in a player’s life.”The former Middlesbrough manager also praised Rooney, saying his ability to make the difference made him one of the three best England players of the last three decades.“There have been brilliant players I played with,” Southgate said.“It doesn’t seem right to leave Frank Lampard, David Beckham, Teddy Sheringham and Alan Shearers out of the list. But for me Paul Gascoigne, Paul Scholes and Rooney were just able to do that little bit more than all of the others.”“They were incredible players across that period, they were almost three different moments. I played with Wayne at the start of his career. For him to go on and overtake Sir Bobby Charlton’s record and Gary Lineker’s record is incredible.”last_img read more