Kyle Lowry rallies Raptors past Grizzlies; Warriors up next

first_imgRaptors: Host the Golden State Warriors on ThursdayGrizzlies: Travel to Brooklyn to face the Nets on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) shoots against Memphis Grizzlies forward Omri Casspi (18) and center Marc Gasol in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Toronto Raptors were teetering on the edge of their winning streak ending, facing a 17-point, second-half deficit.A 3-point shooting show erased any worries.ADVERTISEMENT Nuggets roll to biggest win over Lakers with 117-85 romp MOST READ LATEST STORIES The Raptors steadily cut into the deficit in the second half before the 3-point shooting display. Three straight 3-pointers from OG Anunoby, Delon Wright and VanVleet, pulled the Raptors even at 105-all near the midway point of the fourth.“I felt like we didn’t play defense at all,” Grizzlies guard Shelvin Mack said. “Even in the first half, giving up 59 points in a half is unlike us. .Scoring 71 points, you get kind of disguised about how bad we were defensively.”TIP-INSRaptors: Jonas Valanciunas came off the bench for the seventh time this season. … Memphis led 32-31 after the first quarter, breaking a string of five straight games where Toronto led after the first. … Both Ibaka and coach Nick Nurse drew technical fouls in the last two minutes of the second quarter. … Toronto has won four straight and six of seven in the series.Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr. became the fourth player in NBA history with at least 250 points, 20 steals, and 40 blocks in first 20 career games. The other three were David Robinson, Bill Walton and Patrick Ewing. … Lost consecutive home games for the first time this season. … Lost their third straight, the longest skid of the season.STREAKINGThe sixth straight win matched a season-best for Toronto. In fact, it was the third time Toronto has won six straight, equaling its 18 wins for the season. The Raptors lost at Milwaukee after winning their first six, then went on another six-game tear. There was a three-game slide before the current victory stretch.GASOL LIMPINGGasol came up limping late in the fourth quarter after apparently rolling his ankle. The team didn’t release anything official after the game, saying medical personnel would evaluate him Wednesday.UP NEXT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments Kawhi Leonard finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Serge Ibaka scored 16 points as the Raptors won their sixth straight and maintained the best record in the NBA (18-4).The loss marked the second time in two games that Memphis lost a double-digit lead early in the third by allowing its opponents to dominate after halftime. The Grizzlies squandered a 13-point lead in their loss to the New York Knicks on Sunday.“They put a ton of pressure on you. Their style won the fight,” Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said of the Raptors, later adding: “I think we got rushed to be honest with you. They turned up their defensive pressure and we got sped up. Again, we play a certain style, and we weren’t comfortable with some of the shots because they were rushed.”Marc Gasol led Memphis with 27 points, making 10 of his 14 shots. Mike Conley added 20 points and six assists.The barrage of 3-pointers from Toronto in the middle stages of the fourth keyed a 17-2 burst. The Raptors would never trail again.ADVERTISEMENT The Raptors converted 10 of 17 shots from outside the arc in the second half, including 7 of 12 in the fourth to pull away from the Memphis Grizzlies for a 122-114 victory on Tuesday night.“We had a real gut check at halftime there,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said after Toronto trailed 71-59 at the break. “We weren’t really doing the things that we wanted to do, and then we came out and played a lot better in the second half.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissKyle Lowry had 24 points and six assists, and Fred VanVleet added 18 points to lead the Raptors. VanVleet made all six shots on the night, including three from outside the arc in the fourth.“We know I haven’t been shooting the ball well,” VanVleet said. “That’s no secret. So, to get back on track a little bit is always fun.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Contractors now being mobilised to execute flood relief works

first_imgRegion 5 floodsAfter weeks of assault from the raging waves from the sea due to inadequate, and in some instances, damaged sea defence, residents of Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) are now being told that contractors are being mobilised to execute flood relief works.Junior Public Infrastructure Minister Jaipaul SharmaJunior Public Infrastructure Minister Jaipaul Sharma in an interview with this publication on Monday said that works that could end up costing over $1 billion will be done on a projected three-kilometre stretch of land in Mahaicony.“We’re currently mobilising with the contractors, that will be executing the works. Recently, we requested from Cabinet, additional contingency advances. So we are engaging with the contractors for the laying of the material.”“We’re also cooperating with the [National Drainage and Irrigation Authority] and so we are looking at it holistically to see what can be done comprehensively to address the issues,” Sharma added.Sharma noted that NDIA had placed pumps to draw floodwater out and mitigate flooding on farmlands. He noted also that empoldering, the use of polders and dykes, among other measures to reclaim land from the floodwaters, is ongoing.“There’s some empoldering work being done for the land. They’re also [working on] the access dam. They might even consider if they should put crusher run on the surface… we have to ensure that the integrity of the dam will be maintained.” he said, noting the importance of being able to use available roads and other avenues to access the area.DestructionThe recent flooding in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice)Flooding in Mahaica this month saw more than 300 acres of rice being destroyed and hundreds of acres more being put under threat of destruction by saltwater. In addition, livestock was destroyed and properties sustained damages.Apart from the destruction of the rice, it has been reported that the flooded land is no longer suitable for rice production, since the soil composition has become too salty.On Thursday last, high tides caused major overtopping of the sea defence at Dantzig and nearby villages. This occurred even as the NDIA was preparing to prevent flooding from the October spring tide expected in two weeks.Region Five Chairman Vickchand Ramphal told Guyana Times on Friday that the floodwaters from the previous flood receded a few days ago and the area is once again bracing itself for disaster. He said that the Dantzig-Fairfield area has been completely flooded again.“Currently, the situation in the Dantzig-Fairfield area has not been fully recovered from the previous floods. What we have seen over the past 24 hours is the water coming back onto the land, some of the fields which had dried off over the past couple of days have flooded again,” the Chairman said.Two weeks ago, the sea defence at Dantzig, Mahaica, was breached and saltwater from the ocean flowed onto the land, killing livestock, rice fields and vegetable farms.Persons in the residential areas were also hard-hit as the sea covered several miles inland.Rice farmers at First Savannah, Mahaicony Creek, have been very critical of the Mahaica Mahaicony Abary-Agricultural Development Authority (MMA-ADA) after flooding caused millions in losses for them.last_img read more

FANS GIVEN ADVICE AHEAD OF DONEGAL’S CRUNCH GAME WITH MONAGHAN

first_imgC.L.G. Dun na nGall wish to advise patrons of the following information for the Donegal V Monaghan Division 2 Allianz League Game this Sunday.O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny.A large crowd is expected for the game at Letterkenny’s O’Donnell Park and spectators are advised to make plenty of time to get to the ground.1. Tickets will be sold at a Ticket Booth at the entrance to ground. Patrons cannot pay at the turnstiles. 2. All patrons entering the ground must have a ticket (This includes u16’s. u16’s will not be charged but will be issued with a ticket at the ticket booth )All patrons should allow ample time to walk from designated Car Parks which will be sign posted, parking is not permitted on the roundabout we would ask all those attending the game to follow Garda and Stewards instructions at all time.Tickets can be purchased in advance on Tickets.ie, Supervalu / Centra or through your County Board.Tickets purchased in advance cost €10 tickets purchased on the day are €15. FANS GIVEN ADVICE AHEAD OF DONEGAL’S CRUNCH GAME WITH MONAGHAN was last modified: February 25th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLeagueletterkennyMonaghanO’Donnell Parklast_img read more