Nowitzki, Mavs hand Nuggets damaging loss in tight West race

first_imgDallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea (5), center Dwight Powell (7) and center Dirk Nowitzki (41) celebrate a basket by Powell during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Dallas, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki drained his first five 3-pointers to put the Dallas Mavericks in position to hand the Denver Nuggets a damaging loss in the tight Western Conference playoff race.Denver coach Michael Malone figures his players should have known better than to let the 39-year-old in his 20th season do that.ADVERTISEMENT “No disrespect to Dirk Nowitzki, but the one thing he can still do at a high level is shoot the ball and we give him five 3s,” Malone said after the Mavericks’ 118-107 win Tuesday night. “It was just a very undisciplined effort and that is what happens when you are undisciplined on the road.”Yogi Ferrell, a second-year guard whose career in Dallas started on a 10-day contract last season, made his first six 3s while finishing 6 of 7 from long range and 9 of 11 overall for a season-high 24 points. Nowitzki was 5 of 7 from deep and had 17 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWilson Chandler scored 21 points for the Nuggets, who couldn’t follow up a win at Cleveland with a chance to sweep a three-game road trip. Now they play LeBron James and company on the second night of a back-to-back for the second time in five days.Dallas split the season series with Denver, with both teams winning both home games. The Nuggets are among seven teams battling for the final five playoff spots in the West. Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City MOST READ View comments Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “My message was very simple: Tonight was unacceptable,” Malone said. “It’s one thing to miss shots and to make mistakes, but it’s another thing to go out there and just kind of go through the motions. And I don’t think we can have that right now.”Rookie Dennis Smith Jr. had 18 points and a career-high 11 assists as the Mavericks won for just the second time in nine games. Dallas shot 56 percent from 3 (15 of 27) while Denver was at 31 percent (11 of 36) after making 19 of 35 in the win over the Cavaliers.Nerlens Noel had a season-high 14 rebounds for Dallas, his only other game in double digits since the opener. He missed 42 games after surgery for a torn ligament in his left thumb.“This is a great win for us, especially with a team that is trying to get in the playoffs,” Ferrell said. “We lived in the paint, we played together and that’s the biggest thing for us.”TIP-INSNuggets: Will Barton had 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. … Seven players scored in double figures. Paul Millsap had 12, Gary Harris scored 11 and there was a trip at 10 points apiece: Mason Plumlee, Trey Lyles and Malik Beasley.ADVERTISEMENT Serena Williams set for 1st-round match at Indian Wells Mavericks: G Wesley Matthews missed his second straight game with a left hip injury. … Doug McDermott and Harrison Barnes had 15 points apiece, and Dwight Powell scored 14.HARRIS HOMECOMINGDevin Harris played the Mavericks for the first time since a trade deadline deal that sent him to the Nuggets. After waving to the crowd following a video tribute late in the first quarter, Harris entered the game for the first time. He reached 10,000 points for his career in the first half and finished with seven points.The 14th-year guard started his career with the Mavericks, who traded for him in the fifth spot in the 2004 draft. The Mavs traded him to the Nets to re-acquire Jason Kidd in 2008, and he was sent to Utah in 2011. Harris spent one year in Atlanta before returning to Dallas in 2013.COACH’S DECISIONNikola Jokic, who had 29 points and 18 rebounds in one of the wins over Dallas in Denver, had four points and nine boards. He was 0 of 4 from 3, including a couple of forced shots from behind the arc in the third quarter. He didn’t play in the fourth quarter. “I don’t know what to say,” Jokic said. “I think that’s a normal thing. That’s the coach’s decision.”JERSEY SPONSORThe Mavericks became the 21st team with a jersey sponsor when they announced a three-year deal with Dallas-based online marketplace 5miles. The LA Clippers were the 20th team with an announcement earlier in the day on a deal with the online dating site bumble.UP NEXTNuggets: Host the Cavaliers on Wednesday after winning 126-117 on Saturday in Cleveland.Mavericks: Three days off before another home game against Memphis on Saturday. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgivinglast_img read more

Creamline upends Perlas for fourth win

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sablan on Bonleon’s tirades: Truth will come out Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Creamline has struggled mightily this season despite the heroics of Alyssa Valdez who led the Cool Smashers with 20 points. Valdez and company never managed to string sizeable victories to put them in contention for a top-two spot. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingImports Kuttika Kaewpin and Laura Schaudt had 17 and 16 points, respectively to help Creamline bRupia Inck had 20 points to lead Perlas while Amy Ahomiro added 11. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 athletes LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline earned its fourth win in the Premier Volleyball League after taking down Perlas in four sets 25-19, 25-20, 23-25, 25-14, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre. The Cool Smashers improved to a 4-6 card but are still the second-worst team in the six-team league while the Spikers slipped to 5-5. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Dynasty intact

first_imgThe Beermen won a fifth straight all-Filipino crown, surviving a crucial error and missed free throws in the stretch to hang on to a 72-71 victory over a stubborn Magnolia crew Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Alex Cabagnot nailed a jumper at the baseline for the lead in the last 57.2 seconds to ice the final count.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It was extremely difficult,” Cabagnot said of the series, which swapped winners from Game 1 until San Miguel Beer won back-to-back in the final two games. “We just went back and forth.”“Credit goes to the players. They made me look like a good coach,” said San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria in Filipino. “We just got lucky tonight.” Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “I just want to thank God that no one got hurt even if it was a physical series,” said Fajardo, who averaged 22.9 points, 19.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks a game in the Finals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img He wasn’t kidding.Ian Sangalang missed a short jumper going into the final 40 seconds but the Beermen could not control the rebound—on a night, ironically, that June Mar Fajardo set the single-game record for rebounds with 31. Jio Jalalon missed a jumper in the next possession but Marcio Lassiter threw the ball away under pressure to give Magnolia 17 seconds to turn the game around.But Jalalon missed what looked like an easy short stab, and Fajardo collared the rebound with four seconds left.Magnolia put the reigning five-time MVP on the stripe and Fajardo missed both, but Paul Lee could not get past the backcourt as time ran out.As tense and unpredictable as the series was, the choice of Finals MVP was hardly a surprise.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MOST READ Charles Rhodes wants crown back ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn a series that went the distance, it was only fitting that Game 7 would do the same thing.In the end, the San Miguel Beermen kept their dynastic grip on the PBA Philippine Cup—this latest title, however, they barely captured.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Tata Housing enters Noida market, ties up with Lotus Greens

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 4 (PTI) Expanding presence in Delhi-NCR, Tata Groups real estate arm Tata Housing has forayed into the Noida market by partnering with local builder Lotus Greens for a housing project.In January this year, Godrej Properties had also entered the Noida market in partnership with Lotus Greens to develop a housing project on 36-acre land parcel.Tata Housing is already present in the National Capital Region (NCR) property market and is developing four housing projects in Gurgaon. It is now entering Noida, which in the past decade has become a major real estate destination.”Tata Housing has entered the Noida residential market through a partnership with Lotus Greens. The company recently signed an agreement with Lotus Greens for the development of 20 acre project in Sector 150, Noida,” a source said.The company, through it 100 per cent subsidiary Tata Value Homes, is expected to launch 2-3 bedroom apartments with Smart Home features, sources said.The project is expected to be launched soon, they said, adding the number of apartments and prices are yet to be decided.Tata Housing spokesperson declined to comment.Lotus Greens is developing a 300 acre integrated sports city township. Godrej Properties has tied up with Lotus Greens for a housing project in this township only but it is yet to launch projects.Despite slowdown in housing sales, Godrej Properties sold over Rs 300 crore worth villas on the first day of its launch of 100-acre township in Greater Noida being developed by the company in partnership with ACE group.advertisementWith land prices skyrocketing across the country, many developers are entering into a joint development agreement with land owners.Out of Tata Housings total portfolio, about 70-75 per cent projects are in partnership with local developers and land owners.Established in 1984, Tata Housing is a closely held public limited company and a subsidiary of Tata Sons Ltd.The company has about 60 million sq ft under various stages of planning and execution and an additional 19 million sq ft in the pipeline. It caters to all consumer segments from value to luxury housing, by offering products ranging from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 14 crore.Tata Value Homes has launched projects across seven major cities and is developing over 27 million sq ft residential developments. PTI MJH SBT MKJ BALlast_img read more