Sixers roll to 12th straight win, oust Pistons from playoff race

first_imgCarpio 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 “Everyone in this room has stepped up since Joel went down, and we know we’re capable of winning games without him,” guard Ben Simmons said. “We told him to get ready for the playoffs and that we’ll take care of everything else. Now we’re showing that we can do that.”The Pistons had their five-game winning streak snapped, and their defeat clinched a postseason spot for the Milwaukee Bucks. The Eastern Conference playoff field is now set, although there’s still plenty of uncertainty over the actual matchups. Philadelphia pulled even with Cleveland for third place in the East.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnthony Tolliver scored 25 points for the Pistons and went 7 of 8 from 3-point range. Detroit was without star forward Blake Griffin, who missed his fourth straight game because of a bruised right ankle.Embiid had surgery last weekend to repair a broken bone around his left eye. The 76ers could certainly use him, but so far, they’ve gone right on winning. Redick scored 13 points in the first quarter Wednesday, and backup big man Richaun Holmes had back-to-back dunks to give Philadelphia an 18-17 advantage. An alley-oop to Holmes put the 76ers up 36-28 after one. The lead reached 19 in the second quarter. Philadelphia was up 65-49 at halftime, and the margin didn’t reach single digits again until the waning moments of the fourth. Detroit did manage to snap Philadelphia’s streak of nine straight double-digit wins.Redick finished 10 of 13 from the field and 5 of 7 from beyond the arc .“They’ve got two of the best guys in the entire league moving without the ball, with Redick and (Marco) Belinelli,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. “They tore us up tonight.”TIP-INS76ers: Philadelphia was without F Dario Saric (right elbow cellulitis). F Robert Covington was shaken up in the third quarter after taking an elbow to the cheek from Detroit’s Reggie Jackson. Covington was able to finish the game, however. … Belinelli scored 19 points and Simmons had 16.Pistons: Andre Drummond had 13 points and 15 rebounds.DONEADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington (33) reaches for the ball on Detroit Pistons forward Henry Ellenson (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — The Philadelphia 76ers are rolling right along without Joel Embiid.JJ Redick scored 25 points, and the 76ers won their 12th straight game, eliminating Detroit from playoff contention with a 115-108 victory over the Pistons on Wednesday night. Embiid missed a fourth straight game because of a concussion and orbital fracture.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Time to move forward’: Ricci Rivero leaves La Salle Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback The Pistons kept their slim postseason chances alive with this recent winning streak, and Detroit is 25-16 this season with Jackson suited up. But Jackson’s late-December ankle injury sent the Pistons into a funk they ultimately weren’t able to overcome.“It’s tough. It was a goal of ours in September, to be able to make the playoffs,” guard Reggie Bullock said. “Things happen. Players left, players got hurt.”LATE RALLYDetroit cut Philadelphia’s lead to eight in the final minute, and after a turnover by Belinelli, Stanley Johnson had a 3-pointer that would have made it a five-point game. He missed.“You always want to avoid turnovers down the stretch, but you have to give the Pistons credit. We’re on the road on a back-to-back, and we’re trying to end their shot at the playoffs,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “It is always going to be difficult and there’s going to come a point where you have to break their spirit to finish them off. They hit some huge 3s and forced some turnovers, and that’s the way a lead starts to evaporate, but we were able to reply with the same things.”CELEBRITIESMoe Wagner, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Duncan Robinson, fresh off their Final Four appearance with Michigan, were shown on the big screen at the game and drew a roar from the crowd.UP NEXT76ers: Host Cleveland on Friday night.Pistons: Host the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

High on Ice to broaden its spectrum

first_imgPhoto:  An example of what coloured ice can look like – FSJ Arts CouncilBy Jon Zacks- Advertisement – Arts advocates in Fort St. John are planning on adding a little colour to the 2011 High on Ice festival.Representatives from the Fort St. John Arts Council appeared before City Council on Tuesday night, to share their plans for the next High on Ice event, and to talk about some of the challenges faced in the 2010 event.Tara O’Donnell and Lisa Bush said High on Ice 2010 brought the biggest-yet turnout to the Energetic City, and more coverage than ever before. They say it contributed to community pride, active lifestyles, and employment in the region, as well as providing a major boost to winter tourism.Some changes the Arts Council would like to see for next time include:Advertisement · Facing the ice slides (or at least the one for small children) towards the hospitality tent, so that parents can keep an eye on their kids while huddling up to heaters and hot chocolate. · Getting funding allocated from the City earlier, so that the money will be available for cash prizes and other costs. · Providing a power supply at the front of Centennial park, to enhance the safety of carvers using power tools. · Improving lighting at Centennial Park and opening the concession at night, to give the public more opportunity to visit the festival in the evenings.O’Donnell also described how organizers plan on injecting ‘coloured ice’ into the festival in 2011. She says ‘coloured ice’ is quite a simple, but aesthetically pleasing effect. Moreover, for around $3,000, O’Donnell says organizers could provide a ‘coloured ice’ workshop to local students.The arts council is responsible for the ice and snow events at the festival, which includes bringing in the professional carvers, and organizing the various competitions. The overall budget for the Ice and Snow Event at High on Ice 2011 is projected at $116,100.last_img read more