Warriors finish strong against Raptors to even series

first_imgTORONTO — It was as if the Golden State Warriors decided enough was enough. After losing Game 1 of the NBA Finals to the Toronto Raptors, they lost the first half of Game 2 Sunday by five points.Then, the two-time defending NBA champions reeled off the first 18 points of the second half and held on to defeat the Raptors 109-104 to even the series at one game each.The next two games are in Oakland, Calif. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he liked his team’s position at halftime.“It felt like we should have been down by a lot more than five,” he said. “For the first quarter and a half, we really had a tough time scoring. So the last whatever it was, four, five, six minutes, the game loosened up and we finally broke free and started getting some buckets. We started to look like ourselves and so at that point, it just felt better and then the second half we got it rolling and we ended up with 34 assists, which is more like our team.”It was not without suspense. The Warriors, who led by as many as 12 during the fourth quarter, had their lead cut to two points on Danny Green’s 3-pointer with 26 seconds remaining. But Andre Iguodala nailed a 3-pointer with seven seconds left to complete the scoring. The Warriors also emerged from the game with two injuries. Klay Thompson, who led them in scoring with 25 points, was limited to four minutes in the fourth quarter with a tight left hamstring. Kevon Looney was limited to 10 minutes for the game with a left chest contusion.“Klay said he’ll be fine, but Klay could be half dead and he would say he would be fine,” Kerr said. “We’ll see. He pulled his hamstring. He thinks it is minor, so I don’t know what that means going forward.”According to reports, after the game the team clarified Thompson didn’t suffer a pulled hamstring but rather has tightness in the area. Thompson was seen limping out of the arena following the game but, according to reports, said, “Oh yeah” when asked if he would be OK for Game 3. NBA.com reported Thompson would undergo an MRI exam on Monday, while Looney would get an MRI exam and CT scan. Kerr offered no update on Looney to reporters.Stephen Curry added 23 points for the Warriors. Draymond Green had 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, and DeMarcus Cousins added 11 points and 10 rebounds.Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Raptors. Fred VanVleet added 17 points, Kyle Lowry had 13 points before fouling out late in the fourth quarter and Pascal Siakam notched 12. Serge Ibaka had seven points and 10 rebounds for Toronto. “Well, they were obviously a little more aggressive (than in Game 1) and up in us a little bit,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “I thought we were just a little bit impatient and didn’t hold enough composure just to either, A, get to a strong shot or B, move it to the next one. I thought we would hit an action and something would be there and they would cover it up with some help defense.”After leading by as many as 12 points during the first half, the Raptors led by five at halftime. The Warriors surged to a 34-21 third-quarter advantage to lead by eight points entering the fourth quarter.“We got stops,” Draymond Green said. “We took away their transition buckets and we got transition buckets. We always say we’re at our best. … When we’re getting stops and we’re pushing the ball.”“Just started too slow,” VanVleet added. “You can’t do that against this team. Missing every shot doesn’t help, whatever, 10 possessions in a row we didn’t score.” Danny Green’s 3-pointer cut Golden State’s lead to four points with nine minutes left in the game, but the Warriors went up by 10 when Quinn Cook hit a pair of 3-pointers.The Warriors went up 12 on Andrew Bogut’s dunk with 5:39 to play. The Raptors cut the lead to eight when Lowry made one of two free throws with 4:26 to play. Lowry fouled out with 3:52 remaining.Curry was hit with a technical foul for flipping the ball in the air with 1:08 to play after Cousins was charged with a foul. Leonard made the technical foul shot, then cut the lead to five when he converted both free throws on the foul charged to Cousins. The Raptors led 27-26 after one quarter and 59-54 at halftime.The Warriors’ surge to open the second half was capped by Draymond Green’s layup with 6:35 remaining in the third quarter. VanVleet ended Golden State’s run with a 3-pointer 15 seconds later.The Warriors led 88-80 after three quarters. —Larry Millson, Field Level Medialast_img read more

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Columbus Catholic boys basketball blows past Granton

first_imgDons remain perfect at 8-0By Paul LeckerSports ReporterGRANTON — The high-flying Marshfield Columbus Catholic offense continued its onslaught on its opponents this season, scoring 57 first-half points on its way to a 82-40 rout of Granton in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division boys basketball game Monday at Granton High School.Eleven Dons scored in the win. Hunter Schultz led the way with 15 points, Tyler Fuerlinger and Noah Hansen each added 13 points, and Evan Nikolai scored 11 for Columbus, which is now 8-0 and 5-0 in the Cloverbelt East. Granton is now 1-7 and 1-5 in the conference.The Dons made quick work of Granton, pulling out to a 57-17 lead by halftime.Mike Meddaugh scored 20 points to lead the Bulldogs.Columbus Catholic returns to action Jan. 5 at home against Greenwood.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Dons 82, Bulldogs 40Columbus Catholic 57 25 – 82Granton 17 23 – 40COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (82): Noah Taylor 2, Matt Olson 0, Peyton Nystrom 6, Ethan Neis 5, Jared Mandel 5, Calvin Brown 0, Noah Hansen 13, Matthias Gouin 3, Nick Malovrh 6, Evan Nikolai 11, Hunter Schultz 15, Tyler Fuerlinger 13, Charles Payant 0 (3 points unassigned). Record: 8-0, 5-0 Cloverbelt East.GRANTON (40): Dylan Ludwig 2, Mike Meddaugh 20, Austin Vandeberg 4, Brock Opelt 7, Matthew Tyler 7. Record: 1-7, 1-5 Cloverbelt East.last_img read more

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Small-scale farming ‘to end hunger’

first_img17 September 2013 The government has developed a national food security policy that aims to harness under-used agricultural land and establish markets for small-scale producers, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Addressing a business breakfast briefing in Johannesburg on Tuesday, Joemat-Pettersson said the policy, developed in partnership with the Department of Social Development, included a food production intervention dubbed Fetsa Tlala, or “end hunger”. “Fetsa Tlala is aimed firstly at ensuring that under-used agricultural land is brought under production,” Joemat-Pettersson said. “We will work with communities, assisting them as required, to ensure that we use every bit of land to produce food. “Through the Fetsa Tlala food production intervention, we have brought 200 000 hectares of land under production in seven provinces. Our targeted goal is one-million hectares in the next five years. “Once the food is produced and harvested through Fetsa Tlala, we will then ensure that there is sufficient support for SMMEs [small, medium and micro enterprises] in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries processing sectors to mill the meal or pack the vegetables.” Joemat-Pettersson said the department would also work with the Department of Trade and Industry to establish markets for small-scale farmers, fishers and foresters. “This is no dream; it is already happening on the ground, where thousands of hectares have been successfully placed under production – some for consumption, and some for sale, stimulating local economies. “Government runs hospitals … we have the South African National Defence Force, school feeding schemes, and prisons. Smallholder farmers and producers should have a market in these organisations,” she said. “Government should be buying food straight from our smallholders and creating viable markets for them. This is what Fetsa Tlala is about. It is about unlocking the economies of rural areas.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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IRS Answers Questions About Shutdown’s Impact on Tax Court Cases – Update

first_imgThe Tax Court has resumed operations as of January 28, 2019. However, the IRS has provided answers to some questions posed by taxpayers and tax professionals about the government shutdown’s impact on Tax Court cases.Returned DocumentsTax professionals who mailed or sent documents to the Tax Court that were returned should:mail via U.S. Postal Service. or resend the document using a designated private delivery service, andinclude a copy of the original envelope showing the postmark or other proof of mailing.Also, the taxpayer or tax professional should retain the original envelope or container.Canceled Trial SessionsThe Tax Court canceled trial sessions for:January 28, 2019 (El Paso, TX; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; San Diego, CA; and Lubbock, TX);February 4, 2019 (Hartford, CT; Houston, TX; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Paul, MN; Washington, DC; and Winston-Salem, NC); andFebruary 11, 2019 (Detroit, MI; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; San Diego, CA; and Mobile, AL).The Tax Court will inform taxpayers whose trials were canceled of their new trial dates. The Tax Court has not yet canceled the February 25, 2019, trial sessions, but will decide on or before February 7, 2019. The February 25 trial sessions include:Atlanta, GA;Chicago, IL;Dallas, TX;Kansas City, MO; andPhiladelphia, PA.Until further notice, taxpayers whose trial sessions were not canceled or whose trials were not yet scheduled should expect their cases to proceed as normal.Obtaining Tax Court Case Information During Shutdown Taxpayers should contact their representative to get information about their case. Also, the Tax Court’s website is the best source of information about pending cases.Right now, many IRS personnel are on furlough and are not available to answer questions until the government reopens. After the IRS reopens, Appeals and Chief Counsel will try to resolve cases as quickly as possible.The IRS continues to process tax payments and send out bills during the shutdown. Taxpayers who receive a collection notice for a tax liability disputed in the Tax Court should wait until the government reopens. The IRS attorney assigned to the case will determine if the assessment was premature and, if so, request an abatement.Practitioners who would like more information about the shutdown’s impact on the Tax Court and tax season can register for the American Bar Association (ABA) webinar, “How to Advise Taxpayers During the Government Shutdown,” on January 28, 2019. The panel will discuss the impact of the government shutdown on the 2019 filing season and will offer best practices for working with taxpayers during the lapse in appropriations.Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

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76ers’ Redick could miss 2 weeks with left leg injury

first_imgView comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Raptors’ DeRozan fined for ‘5-on-8’ comment criticizing refs Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick (17) injures his ankle as Toronto Raptors guard Delon Wright (55) looks on during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Philadelphia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. The 76ers defeated the Raptors 117-111. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick could miss two weeks with a left leg injury.The 76ers say Redick was hurt Monday during the fourth quarter of their victory over Toronto, and X-rays after the game were negative. However, an MRI on Tuesday revealed bone edema and a small cortical crack in the fibular head of the leg.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The team says Redick will be re-evaluated in about 10 days to two weeks.Redick is averaging 17.3 points in his first season in PhiladelphiaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusiveslast_img read more

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Android phone with massive 10,000mAh battery in the works

first_imgNo matter how futuristic your smartphone may get, its battery life would always be of primary concern to you. Chinese company Oukitel is looking to change all that with its upcoming K10000 smartphone; its USP being its massive 10,000mAh battery.Yes, you heard that right. The Oukitel K10000 which is now reportedly in the works and is set to launch soon will house a huge 10,000mAh battery rated to deliver almost a week’s talk time on moderate usage on a single charge, reports Neowin.Moreover, looking at its reported spec sheet, this seems to be a handset that is primarily focused on long battery life. Just like more premium smartphones, this one is made entirely of metal but that humongous battery on-board may just give the recently launched flagships some serious run for their money.The report has also tipped some other rare specs of the K10000. It will reportedly come with a 5.5-inch display with a 720p resolution. The handset will reportedly be powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.It will reportedly come with 16GB of internal memory (no word on expansion) and run Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box.The K10000 is further reported to sport a 13MP rear and 5MP front camera.There is no word from Oukitel regarding the handset as of now, but looking at its spec sheet it is safe to say we are looking at something interesting.Chinese companies are indeed going places, churning out one handset after another some of which turn out to be real value for money offerings. Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei and OnePlus are some of these companies that are giving global honchos some stiff competition.advertisementIt’s no surprise that other Chinese OEMs would want to cash in on the latest market trend and use it to the best of their advantage.Coming back to the issue of battery life, a phone housing a 10,000mAh battery would be a first if Oukitel does launch this one. Recently, we’ve seen device batteries fluctuating in the range of 3,000-4,000mAh, with companies also having reached the 6,000mAh mark.last_img read more

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