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Russell Westbrook helps Thunder rally past Grizzlies

first_imgOklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Wesatbrook, right, passes the ball around Memphis Grizzlies guard Justin Holiday, left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook turned back the clock a bit on Sunday.Oklahoma City’s All-Star point guard scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, and the Thunder rallied from a 13-point deficit in the final seven minutes to snap a four-game losing streak with a 99-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history The Grizzlies host Portland on Tuesday.The Thunder play at Minnesota on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES It was the first time since Jan. 6 that the Thunder failed to score at least 100 points.“With Paul out, certainly offensively, it’s been a challenge the last several games,” Donovan said. “I’ve been trying to find a way to keep helping our guys offensively in order to create an identity with him being out.”Dennis Schroder added 17 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, and Steven Adams had 13 points and 22 boards for the Thunder.Avery Bradley scored 27 points, Delon Wright had 17 and Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Grizzlies.Mike Conley, the team’s floor general and leading scorer, sat out with general soreness. Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Conley’s presence was missed in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chiefcenter_img “I think the guys put forth a hell of an effort to get themselves an opportunity to win the game, but it’s a matter of learning who we are and who gets the touches where,” Bickerstaff explained. “You know in the fourth quarter we rely heavily on Mike, so it was somebody different we were having to find tonight, and that’s just a matter of us getting comfortable and familiar with one another and growing and learning from it.”Memphis led 75-67 heading into the fourth, and the Grizzlies were up 89-76 before the Thunder found their footing. A 3-pointer by Westbrook cut the deficit to 91-86 and led to a Memphis timeout.Westbrook hit another 3 to tie the game at 93 with 1:04 to play, then a jumper from near the free throw line to put the Thunder ahead 95-93 with 31.9 seconds left. Wright missed a 3 and Schroder made two free throws at the other end with 14.9 seconds remaining.After Wright made a layup to trim the Thunder’s lead to two, Oklahoma City’s Terrance Ferguson hit two free throws with 6.5 seconds left to seal the win.TIP-INSGrizzlies: Wright had 15 points at halftime. … Memphis held Oklahoma City to 31.9 percent shooting through three quarters, but allowed the Thunder to shoot 45.8 percent in the fourth.Thunder: Westbrook got a technical foul early in the first quarter. He has 14 this season, leaving him two away from a suspension. … Adams had 12 rebounds in the first half. He finished one short of his career high.HE SAID ITThunder forward Abdel Nader on the team’s losing streak: “I think everybody was caught up, you know? I think we lost four in a row coming into tonight, and everybody gets really caught up in that. When you really look at the stats and watch film, it is all one- or two-possession games against some really good teams. Like I said, we have some things we definitely need to clean up, but this was a good step forward to get the job done.”UP NEXT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Westbrook shot 3 of 13 in the first three quarters, then went 4 for 7 in the fourth. It was similar to the late-game scoring binges he went on during his MVP season two years ago.The Thunder needed every bit of it — forward Paul George, the NBA’s No. 2 scorer and league leader in steals, missed his third straight game with a sore right shoulder.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsOklahoma City supported Westbrook’s late surge by holding the Grizzlies to 6-for-21 shooting in the fourth.“One of the things we talked about that I said before the game tonight is that we’ve got to create a defensive identity regardless,’” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “We have to defend at a higher level every single night. Offensively, we struggled to get any kind of flow or continuity there, but I give our guys credit — they still tried to work as hard as they could to defend, even though offensively, we had our challenges.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Montez Sweat set big-man record for 40-yard dash Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

Why the omens look so good for City against QPR

first_imgAs if Manchester City weren’t strong enough favourites for Sunday’s game, the omens look very good for them given that QPR and end-of-season celebrations seem to go hand in hand. If there’s a team you want to be playing when chasing glory, it’s Rangers.Liverpool and Everton both clinched championships against them in past decades, and in recent years promotions and titles have tended to be decided when the R’s are around. In fact, this could be the FIFTH year in a row in which champions have been crowned following a QPR match…2003Two clubs celebrate against QPR. A goalless draw at Loftus Road means Crewe are promoted to the second tier as they cannot be caught by Rangers, who go into the play-offs and lose to Cardiff – in Cardiff – in the final.2004Final-day drama and this time it’s Rangers who celebrate as they win at Sheffield Wednesday to clinch automatic promotion. But not before Plymouth, who finish as champions, beat QPR at Home Park to seal their place in the Championship two weeks earlier.2008Silverware is paraded in front of QPR again as West Brom lift the Championship trophy following a 2-0 victory at Loftus Road on the last day of the campaign.2009This time it’s Wolves’ party Rangers are caught up in. Mick McCarthy’s men beat them in a tense game at Molineux to secure their promotion to the top flight.2010More celebrations at QPR, this time as Newcastle sign off as champions on the final day of the season at Loftus Road.2011Yet again a trophy is lifted at Loftus Road – but it’s QPR’s. After it’s confirmed they will not be docked points for breaches of rules in the signing of Alejandro Faurlin, the final-day match against Leeds becomes an emotional celebration.2012?Once again QPR are involved in end-of-season drama. Will it be glory for City or can Rangers spoil the party and do Manchester United a favour?Will QPR get a point at Man City? Click here to voteClick here for Thursday’s QPR quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

No teams have called Kaepernick since workout, report says

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.Colin Kaepernick has been waiting by the phone for a week, but it’s all been in vain.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, no NFL team has called Kaepernick in the week since he participated in a workout intended to draw interest from teams and end his three-year exile from the league.Of course, the lack of interest may have little to do with how the former 49ers star looked on the field in Atlanta. Kaepernick and his …last_img