Fournier’s buzzer beater lifts Magic over Cavs

first_imgView comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Fournier took an inbounds pass with 1.8 seconds left after Nikola Vucevic blocked George Hill’s shot at the other end, and the ball went out of bounds off Hill.“I finished well shooting the ball, but I missed so many open shots in the first half and third quarter, it’s amazing,” Fournier said. “I knew (the last shot) wasn’t going to be catch-and-shoot situation because that’s a tough shot. … I knew I had time to dribble.”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 ChrissJ.R. Smith’s 3-pointer with 41.9 seconds remaining had given the Cavaliers a 100-95 lead until Aaron Gordon scored after an offensive rebound for the Magic with 23.8 seconds to go. D.J. Augustin made a steal and two free throws with 18.7 seconds left to trim the deficit to one.Kyle Korver then lost the ball to Fournier, who hit one of two free throws with 13 seconds on the clock to tie it at 100. Cleveland answered with 11 straight points early in the third quarter and pulled ahead 71-68 on a 3-pointer by Hill.Hill and Smith combined for nine points and Jordan Clarkson converted a four-point play as the Cavaliers finished the period on a 15-2 run to lead 79-70.But they didn’t finish it. In the last 20 seconds they had two turnovers, and their only shot was blocked.“We put ourselves in a great situation and we just did not execute down the stretch,” Cleveland coach Larry Drew said. “When situations come up like that, you have to know what to do and execute. We didn’t handle it and that is why we lost the game.”JOB REPORTDrew, promoted to head coach when the Cavaliers fired Tyronn Lue on Oct. 25, reached an agreement to remain the head coach for the rest of the season. Drew said there was no discussion about anything beyond this season.TIP-INSCavaliers: Sam Dekker left the game with an ankle injury at 10:04 of the third quarter. … Clarkson, who has come off the bench for double figures in every game, scored his first eight points in a span of 71 seconds.Magic: F Jonathan Isaac missed a second game with a sprained right ankle. … The Magic played their third game in four nights, including wins on consecutive nights. Their next four games are against teams that failed to make the playoffs last season.UP NEXT Cavaliers: Home against Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.Magic: Home against Washington on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 A guide to the 2018-19 college basketball season Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier, second from right, is hugged by Wesley Iwundu, right, as D.J. Augustin (14), Nikola Vucevic, second from left and Terrence Ross run out onto the court after Fournier made the winning basket at the buzzer to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — Evan Fournier has struggled with his jump shot early this season. He got a big one to go down Monday night, though.The seventh-year swingman hit a 22-footer at the final horn and the Orlando Magic came back from a five-point deficit in the last 24 seconds, taking advantage of a late collapse by Cleveland in a 102-100 victory over the scuffling Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We had to steal the ball, execute, and really win a game you’re not supposed to when you’re down whatever with 15 seconds left,” Fournier said. “Most of the time you don’t win those games.”Gordon scored 23 points for Orlando, while Fournier and Terrence Ross had 15 each. Fournier added three steals, including that critical one in the final seconds while the Cavaliers were trying to protect a one-point lead.Hill scored 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and made 10 of 12 shots for Cleveland (1-9), which remained winless on the road. Tristan Thompson added 19 points and 16 rebounds.“It was real tough, but the good part about it is the way we competed,” said Smith, who had 14 points. “Mistakes were made, but to see the way we played together defensively and executing on offense was inspiring to watch.”Vucevic scored the final six points of the first half, including a putback with 1.4 seconds left, to leave Orlando (4-6) with a 58-47 halftime lead — the largest of the game for either team.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Burnt 7-year-old leaves today for overseas treatment

first_imgShaniya Persaud…SHEA, Rotary Club sponsor US$40,000 tripSeven-year-old Shaniya Atiya Persaud, who is nursing third-degree burns on 97.8 per cent of her body at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), is scheduled to depart Guyana today for treatment in Galveston, Texas.Persaud’s case was presented to Saving Hands Emergency Aid Inc (SHEA), a charity which began work on transporting her to the United States for emergency lifesaving treatment.SHEA has secured treatment for Persaud in the Texas hospital which will be delivered free of charge.However, due to the severity of Persaud’s injuries, the child can only be transported to the hospital via an air ambulance. The air ambulance cost approximately US$40,000.Half of that sum was provided by SHEA while the other half was acquired by the Rotary Club of Georgetown, which received donations from the public.The child’s travel documents, which were burnt in the fire, have since been replaced and as such she will depart Guyana today for the United States.<<>> previously reported that Persaud’s face was completely burnt along with most of her body, but surprisingly, the child is conscious and responds to doctors and relatives through the use of her fingers.The child, who is being described as brave, walked out of her burning North Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD) home after it was on fire on Sunday last.The three children – Shaniya along with her nine-year-old and 13-year-old brothers – were left at home alone while their mother went to a wedding nearby. Reports are that there was a power outage and a candle was reportedly lit by the children’s mother which was reportedly left burning.However, at about 01:00h on the Sunday morning, the children were awoken by intense heat. The two boys reportedly saw flames and quickly ran out of the house.Shaniya, who was still asleep, reportedly told relatives that she woke up to find her feet on fire. The child told her family members that she was unable to see but walked through the fire and out of the house, into the streets.After hearing her name being called out, the child reportedly responded, however, by that time, her skin was burnt off.The child was quickly picked up and rushed to GPHC and remained conscious for the entire ride talking to family members.Her mother reportedly showed up to the scene of the fire in an intoxicated state. This allegedly led to a family dispute, with several accusing relatives reportedly being banned by the mother from visiting the child at the hospital.last_img read more

On Saturday February 4 the Pro Football Hall of

first_imgOn Saturday, February 4, the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee will decide on who will make up its class of 2017.Kurt Warner is among 18 finalists who are up for enshrinement, and we here at Arizona Sports wanted to take a look back at his storybook career as well as the impact he had on the Arizona Cardinals.In the second installment of “Kurt: A Retrospective Video Series,” we talk about our favorite moment of his Cardinals tenure. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   – / 29 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

GeniePoint Network will soon have 150 DC fast chargers in the UK

Source: ChargePoint Services Source: Electric Vehicles Magazine The UK’s ChargePoint Services (not to be confused with the US’s Chargepoint) and the Motor Fuel Group have been working together to install fast charging stations in forecourt (gas station) locations across the UK.  The GeniePoint Network now has over 120 charger sites installed or under construction, and plans to have around 150 50 kW+ chargers operating by early 2019.The GeniePoint Network is powered by green energy and incorporates built-in energy storage to help balance energy supply and reduce reliance on the electrical grid.“The GeniePoint Network is the most reliable rapid charging network in the UK,” said ChargePoint Managing Director Alex Bamberg. “We know our 24/7 customer service is outstanding, which gives drivers the confidence to just turn up and charge, safe in the knowledge we’re just a phone call away if they need us.”“The growth of the electric vehicle market is an important part of the fuel mix going forward,” said Andy Edwards, MFG’s Group Infrastructure Director. “MFG is determined to be at the forefront of this technology, satisfying this growing demand.” read more