Tobias Harris, Lou Williams help Clippers hold off Pelicans

first_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory “When you are playing aggressive, trying to make things happen, it goes like that sometimes,” Randle said. “I’ve just got to be better, smarter in those situations.”The Clippers led by 18 when Gallinari sank a 3-pointer and a 6-foot pull-up in succession in the third quarter.New Orleans stormed back with a 21-4 run late in the third quarter that included back-to-back 3-pointers by Randle and Holiday.Miller’s 3-pointer with 5:23 left gave the Pelicans their first lead since the first quarter, and New Orleans briefly led by four after Davis laid in Holiday’s alley-oop lob.The crowd was energized, sensing an improbable comeback, only to see the Clippers regain control. The Clippers scored the next six points on Gallinari’s free throws, Harris’ driving floater and Harrell’s layup after Williams found him cutting down the lane between converging defenders.“We did a good job just weathering the storm,” Williams said, nodding toward the Pelicans’ locker room. “You’ve got to give those guys credit. It’s a talented group in there.”The score was tied twice more after that, but the Clippers took the lead for good on Williams’ free throws with 1:32 left.Holiday had season highs of 32 points and 14 assists, but he missed a 3-point attempt that could have given New Orleans the lead with 33 seconds left. Anthony Davis had 23 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots, but he sounded frustrated after New Orleans’ sixth loss in eight games.“For the most part, we’re in every game,” Davis said. “We’re beating ourselves.”QUOTABLE“One dribble left – it’s bread and butter,” Williams said of his final shot, with his foot on the 3-point line, as he went to his left near the left sideline.Asked if he felt off-balance when he let it fly, he smiled and said, “I’m always off-balance.”Holiday, who was guarding Williams, said, “That’s what he does, and at that point, you’ve just got to hope he misses. But most of the time, going to his left, he’s probably going to make it.”TIP-INSClippers: The team’s 77 points at halftime marked a season high for a first half, but it was 10 points short of the franchise record for a half, which was set on April 14, 1984, against Utah. … Avery Bradley scored 15 points and Montrezl Harrell had 14. … Harris, who was named Western Conference Player of the Month for October/November earlier Monday, made 10 of his 16 shots. … The Clippers shot 59 percent (49 of 83) for the game.Pelicans: New Orleans has allowed 70 or more points in a first half this season three times. The Clippers’ 77 were one short of the Pelicans’ franchise high for points allowed in a first half, set by Houston last season. … Miller had 15 points. … The Pelicans shot 53 percent (49 for 92). … New Orleans played without third-leading scorer Nikola Mirotic, who was a late scratch because of an illness.UP NEXTThe Clippers next visit Memphis on Wednesday night. Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Related Articlescenter_img PreviousClippers center Marcin Gortat tries to block a shot from Pelicans guard Tim Frazier during the first half of Monday’s game in New Orleans.. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers argues a call in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, La. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsNew Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) shoots against Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat (13) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, La. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. 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(AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris (34) grabs a rebound as New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) falls in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, La. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) blocks the shot of Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat (13) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, La. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) is congratulated by guard Avery Bradley (11) as forward Tobias Harris (34) celebrates the two point basket late in the game to give the Clippers a lead against the New Orleans Pelicans in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, La. Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)Clippers center Marcin Gortat tries to block a shot from Pelicans guard Tim Frazier during the first half of Monday’s game in New Orleans.. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)NextShow Caption1 of 20Clippers center Marcin Gortat tries to block a shot from Pelicans guard Tim Frazier during the first half of Monday’s game in New Orleans.. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)ExpandNEW ORLEANS — As comfortable as Lou Williams is going to his left, so are the Clippers in the clutch.Even on the road, after blowing an 18-point lead.Tobias Harris made two free throws with 4.7 seconds left to close out a 27-point performance, and the Clippers held off the New Orleans Pelicans 129-126 on Monday night.“We’ve had a bunch of close games,” said Williams, whose 20-point night was highlighted by his contested, off-balance jumper as he dribbled left, giving the Clippers a 127-124 lead with 6.4 seconds remaining. “If you’re going to compete in the Western Conference – there’s a lot of talented teams – you’re going to have to be able to do that,” Williams continued. “So, I think that was good for us.”After Williams’ pivotal shot, the Clippers chose to foul quickly on New Orleans’ next possession. Darius Miller made two free throws with 4.9 seconds to go and the Pelicans followed suit with a quick foul, but they had to attempt a 3-pointer as time ran out after Harris made his late free throws. E’Twaun Moore wound up with the final shot, which caromed off the rim for a long rebound as time expired.Danilo Gallinari scored 24 points for the Clippers, who scored 77 points in the first half, when they shot 65.2 percent (30 for 46) and took a 12-point lead into the locker room.“We missed defensive assignments. There were a couple of times where we were not aggressive enough, especially on guys that can really score,” Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday said. “We really didn’t make it hard on them.”Former Laker Julius Randle scored a career-high 37 points for New Orleans, but he fouled out with New Orleans leading by four with about four minutes left. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Diver Seriously Injured in Possible Shark Attack Near Key Biscayne

first_imgBenitez says, “Always swim in a group. Sharks most often attack lone individuals. Try not to swim far from shore. Doing so will make it very difficult to get assistance in case of an emergency.”In addition, she suggests that people avoid swimming at night, when sharks are typically most active, and to avoid entering the water if bleeding. According to Benitez, “Sharks can quickly trace it back to its source.” An unidentified Florida diver was seriously injured on Saturday morning, when a shark bit him near Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Spokeswoman Erika Benitez says the injured diver was brought back to shore by good samaritans. He was then taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.last_img

Grant gets women and girls into golf

first_img7 May 2012 Grant gets women and girls into golf Over 4000 women and girls were encouraged to start and stay in golf last year, thanks to a special grant for county activities – that’s up by more than 1000 on the previous year. The Women and Girls’ Grant, funded by the former English Women’s Golf Association and distributed by the England Golf Partnership, supported activities by 30 County Golf Partnerships and two county associations. The money helped provide opportunities for women and girls to get into golf and to continue playing. Altogether, 4017 were involved during 2011 – that’s an increase of over 1000 on the previous 12 months. Of those, 67 per cent were girls, while 33 per cent were women. On average, 126 participants were involved in each county through this scheme. Nationally, over 500 people have either taken up club membership or are considering it, while over 1300 have attended further coaching sessions or are planning to. The County Golf Partnerships also provided activities for women and girls through their other programmes, meaning the range of opportunities for them has significantly improved. Commenting on the 2011 grant scheme, Richard Flint, England Golf Development Manager said: “Providing opportunities for women and girls is essential to help grow the game in England and, through the work of the CGPs, England Golf can provide a coordinated approach to delivering.” This scheme is continuing in 2012 with partnerships offering programmes to recruit and retain more women and girls as part of their overall focus on adult participation.last_img read more

Dhawan, Bumrah make returns from injury while Rohit Sharma rested for upcoming Sri Lanka…

first_imgAdvertisement 5i2vNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbvbfrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre El34( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 79gq3Would you ever consider trying this?😱ee4ipCan your students do this? 🌚3l4kRoller skating! Powered by Firework Anong the players that are back in the squad for the upcoming T20I against Sri Lanka and ODI against Australia are Jasprit Bumrah and Shikhar Dhawan. The speedster Bumrah is expected to lead the team’s pace attack on his comeback to the T20I and ODI. Bumrah was away from the field for a while due to a fracture, but now the India team’s physiatrist, Nitin Patel has declared him fit to play in the matches. The speedster will be taking part in the Ranji Trophy game that is to be held in Surat. Like his junior, Shikhar Dhawan will also be seen taking part in both of the series.Advertisement Their return also means that there will be few players who will be taking some time off from the game. Mohammad Shami and Rohit Sharma will not be seen in the upcoming match against Sri Lanka. Navdeep Saini will take the place of Mohammad Shami, while Sanju Samson will be the backup opening batsman for the T20I.Advertisement The Indian team selection committee’s head MSK Prasad announced this to the media soon after the squad selection was over.“Jasprit Bumrah is back in both the teams for Sri Lanks and Australia and we have rested Rohit Sharma and Mohammad Shami for the Sri Lanka T20Is. Shikhar Dhawan also comes back and Sanju Samson will be the back-up opener in T20Is. Navdeep (Saini) will replace Shami in the T20Is.”Advertisement Cricketer Prithvi Shaw will be playing the match against New Zeland after being away from the field for eight months. Despite all the changes in the team, the big question still remains whether Mahindra Singh Dhoni will be part of the squad or not. When Prasad was asked about his position in the team, he was quick to say that Dhoni needed to play again in order to be considered. The ex-captain of India has been enjoying a vacation with his family for a while now.“I can’t comment on that. Mahi has to first play to be available for selection.”Regarding the return of Hardik Pandey, fans have to wait for him to recover from his injury first before he can be back in the team.Jurgen Klopp’s Magic is Propelling Liverpool to their First League Title in 30 years  Advertisementlast_img read more