Jazz stave off elimination with 107-91 win over Rockets


first_imgApril 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Jazz stave off elimination with 107-91 win over Rockets Jae Crowder scored 23 points. Ricky Rubio chipped in 18 points and 11 assists and Derrick Favors finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds. “We did things that are uncharacteristic of a team that wants to win,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. FINISHING STRONG Utah staved off elimination and forced a Game 5 on Wednesday. Mitchell’s late-game performance helped the second-year guard make up for struggles earlier. He turned the ball over twice in the first two minutes and shot just 36 percent from the field in the first three quarters before going 6 of 12 in the fourth. Gobert totaled four points, nine rebounds, and three blocks in 24 minutes. He admitted to being surprised by the decision, but took it in stride. “Both of them attacked,” Utah coach Quin Snyder said. “Jae got downhill and attacked the rim. Ricky did the same thing.” James Harden scored 30 points to lead Houston. Chris Paul added 23 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Eric Gordon chipped in 16 points. Game 5 is in Houston on Wednesday. Snyder inserted Favors in the lineup in place of Rudy Gobert for the final 4 ½ minutes of the fourth quarter. The move paid off. TIP INS Houston led for much of the third quarter after going 8 of 12 from 3-point range in the quarter. The Rockets never built more than a five-point advantage, however, before Mitchell’s fourth quarter performance. An 8-0 run, capped by Austin Rivers’ dunk off a steal by Paul, helped Houston trim the deficit to 30-24 before quarter’s end. “Of course, we wanted to end it tonight,” Harden said. “We had plenty of opportunities. They made some plays in that fourth quarter and we didn’t.” Mitchell dominated in the fourth quarter, rallying the Utah Jazz to a 107-91 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 4 of their Western Conference series on Monday night. UP NEXT Written by “We’ve had our backs against the wall plenty of times the past two years we’ve been together as a team,” Mitchell said. “This is familiar ground with us. Everybody responded the way we expect them to, but the biggest thing for us is take what we did today and multiply it.” Mitchell scored 13 points in three minutes to fuel the run after totaling just 12 points in the first three quarters. He capped off the surge with back-to-back 3-pointers, giving the Jazz a 91-80 lead with 9:02 remaining. Associated Press The Rockets continued to cut into the lead during the second quarter, but could not overtake Utah until the third. Houston opened the quarter on a 10-2 run, sparked by back-to-back 3-pointers from Gordon. Harden capped it off with three free throws to give the Rockets a 57-55 lead.center_img “He didn’t have the force he usually does,” D’Antoni said. “I felt like they’d thrown their haymaker, trying to knock us out,” Crowder said. “We stood tall and took those punches and came out ready to play in the fourth quarter. “ “It’s just draining when you play great defense and give up offensive rebounds,” Harden said. Tags: Houston Rockets/NBA/NBA Playoffs/Utah Jazz Then the Jazz opened the fourth quarter with a 15-1 run and outscored the Rockets 31-12 during the period. “My teammates have had my back with every mistake, everything I’ve done well,” Mitchell said. “When you have that support system in the locker room every day, it makes it easier when you start the game with two straight turnovers.” LIMITED STRENGTH Mitchell provided his biggest highlight later in the quarter when he threw down an incredible alley-oop dunk after catching an errant pass from Royce O’Neale. When he’s on the floor and I’m on the bench, of course I want to be out there, but if he has a great game and the team is winning — that’s the most important thing,” Gobert said. “That’s all that matters.” Mitchell scored 19 of his 31 points in the final quarter to help the Jazz pull away for their first win in the series. Rockets: Harden and Gordon each shot 50 percent from 3-point range. … Houston committed 16 turnovers leading to 21 points for the Jazz. … The Rockets finished with just five bench points. Crowder got things going by scoring five of Utah’s first six baskets. Rubio built on the momentum by fueling a 14-1 run with four baskets and a pair of free throws. It helped the Jazz build a 30-16 lead with 3:03 left in the quarter. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell turned a rough start into a fantastic finish. Houston had three straight turnovers to open the door for Utah to seize a double-digit lead. The Jazz scored 10 points off six Rockets turnovers in the quarter. Mitchell never lost confidence that he could turn it around. Clint Capela had a limited impact after battling a virus. Capela finished with just four points on 1-of-6 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and zero blocks. Utah’s offense got a major boost from Crowder and Rubio in the first quarter. The duo combined for 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting in the period to help the Jazz carve out a double-digit lead. Favors totaled six points and six rebounds in 10 minutes in the quarter. All but one rebound came during the final three minutes to prevent Houston from making a late rally, like in Game 3. Jazz: After starting 4-of-6 from 3-point range, Utah missed 13 of its next 14 shots from long distance. … Royce O’Neale grabbed a playoff career high 11 rebounds. O’Neale also finished with 11 points. The Jazz outscored Houston 52-22 in the paint and 17-3 in second chance points. It opened the door for the Jazz to dominate around the basket. Utah finished with a 52-35 edge on rebounds and outscored Houston 52-22 in the paint. The Jazz almost doubled up the Rockets on the offensive glass with a 16-9 advantage.last_img read more

Broncos coach Wayne Bennett spends $1,975,000 on Brisbane home


first_imgWayne Bennett has bought in Brisbane. Picture: Darren EnglandThe Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has spent $1,975,000 on a Brisbane home bought in partnership with his partner Dale Cage.It was announced late last year than Bennett had split with wife of 42 years Trish and had moved out of their family home.Bennett and Cage have bought the lavish new home just one street back from the Brisbane River.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Chris Hemsworth’s Byron Bay mega-mansion00:29 Related videos 00:29Chris Hemsworth’s Byron Bay mega-mansion00:33Salim Mehajer: From glamour to jail00:35Gina Rinehart’s property portfolio00:38Socceroos star sells Lower Plenty dream home00:40Celebrity homes in Noosa00:31Historic home for saleMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoThe publicly shy super coach was spotted with Cage leaving up-market Brisbane restaurant Montrachet last week.Bennett met Cage during his two-year stint as head coach at Newcastle Knights.Cage had been was working as a secretary at a performance physiotherapy clinic.Dale co-owns a Newcastle district home which was listed for sale at $449,000 last month.Bennett is the most successful coach in rugby league history and was inducted into the Sports Australia Hall of Fame in 2012.last_img read more

PGNiG informs Gazprom of natural gas supply deal termination


first_imgPolskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (PGNiG), the state-run company, said it has obtained the required corporate approvals and notified Gazprom of its intent to terminate the supply deal.The deal for the supply of natural gas to Poland was concluded in September 1996, dubbed the Yamal contract, PGNiG noted in its statement, adding it has notified Gazprom and Gazprom Export it plans to terminate the deal, with effect from December 31, 2022.In accordance with the provisions of the Yamal contract, three years prior to its original termination date, i.e. by December 31, 2019, the parties are required to submit a declaration whether or not they intend to continue their contractual relationship beyond 2022.“In line with the Republic of Poland’s aspiration to achieve security of energy supplies and seeking to deliver the PGNiG Group’s current strategy, over the past four years we have taken a number of important steps to diversify the sources of natural gas supply to Poland. We have concluded long-term LNG supply contracts and have been acquiring natural gas deposits on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, which, combined with the activities of the transmission system operator to expand the gas pipeline system, makes it possible for us to terminate the Yamal Contract on the originally set date,” said Piotr Woźniak, president of the PGNiG management board.To remind, PGNiG noted in its latest report that the importance of LNG in its imports mix has been growing with LNG supplies’ share in total gas imports was about 23 percent, compared with about 18 percent a year earlier.Poland imported 27 percent more LNG in the first nine months of the year, compared to the corresponding period 2018, with 22 cargoes landing at the President Lech Kaczyński terminal in Świnoujście over the period under review.last_img read more

Hop on a trolley and look at the Christmas lights in town!


first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. – If you haven’t cruised through town to view the decorated house, this week is your opportunity to catch Alpena’s light displays.You can hop on a trolley to view  light decorations for a few days beginning Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6PM. Families can hitch a ride at Alpena Community College – Park Arena, the Farmer’s Market behind City Hall, or the Old Ripley Street Station near Dollar Tree.There’s no need to schedule a trolley ride, the cost is only $1 dollar for adults and $.50 cents for children under the age of 13.DATES AND TIMESWednesday, December 19: 6PM – 9PMThursday, December 20: 6PM – 9PMFriday, December 21: 5PM – 9PMSaturday, December 22: 5PM – 9PMSunday, December 23: 5PM – 9PMContact Thunder Bay Transportation for questions or special request needs 989-354-2487.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Downtown Gingerbread Competition Brings Unique CreationsNext Lecture on Christmas Tree Ship comes to Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuarylast_img read more