Griffin, Drummond power Pistons over Curry, Warriors

first_imgKevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:14Carpio 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 Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) shoots as Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney (5) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Golden State got Stephen Curry back on Saturday night.Even that wasn’t enough for the Warriors against Detroit’s Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Detroit had six players score in double figures, including reserves Stanley Johnson and Ish Smith.“Our guys understand their roles and they are accepting the role and being the most valuable player they can in that role,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “We’re playing with energy and we were able to beat the champs on a night when we only shot 44 percent and 34 percent from the line.“We know we can play better than this.”Curry returned after missing 11 games with a groin strain and scored 27 points on 10-of-21 shooting, including 20 in the second half. Curry went 3 of 9 from 3-point range.“It felt good to be back out there, but in the first half, I was going 100 miles an hour without my timing being back,” he said. “In the second half, I played a lot closer to where I want to be. The shots started falling and I was aggressive without making stupid plays.”ADVERTISEMENT The Pistons led 96-87 with 4:15 to play when the Warriors began to intentionally foul Drummond, who had missed 17 of his last 20 free throws. Detroit coach Dwane Casey pulled him, and the Pistons moved the lead back to 14.After returning, Drummond split a pair of free throws with 1:17 left, and is now 4 for 22 in his last four games.TIP INSWarriors: Golden State was 10-2 when Curry got hurt, but lost six of the 11 games he missed. . The Warriors lost for the third time in 33 games when Durant, Thompson and Curry scored at least 20 points in the same game.Pistons: The Pistons have won two straight against Golden State after losing 12 of their previous 13 games against the Warriors. . After shooting 38.1 percent from the line in his first five seasons, Drummond improved to 60.5 percent last season. This year, though, he is back down to 47.2 percent.INJURY REPORTGolden State center Damian Jones injured his left shoulder in the third quarter and did not return. He was undergoing tests after the game.UP NEXTWarriors: Visit the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.Pistons: Host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. Golden State coach Steve Kerr blamed himself for the defeat, which saw the Pistons finish with 12 3-pointers and 14 offensive rebounds to Golden State’s six and eight, respectively.“This has to go down as one of the worst games I’ve ever coached,” he said. “We got into some foul trouble early, and I was searching for a lineup that could match up with Blake and Andre, and I never gave us an effective group. We weren’t shooting 3s or getting to the glass.”Durant scored 28 points for Golden State, and Klay Thompson added 21.“I think our spacing is screwed up, and we aren’t playing with enough urgency,” Durant said. “None of that is on coach. That’s our fault.”Curry missed his first three shots, all 3-pointers, but drove to the basket for a three-point play on the first possession of the second quarter.Detroit led by as many as 11 points in the second and led 54-46 at halftime. Stanley Johnson had 13 points off the bench for the Pistons, while Thompson and Durant combined for 25 for Golden State. Curry had seven on 2-of-9 shooting, missing all five 3-pointers.“We played a terrible first half, and that pretty much summed up the night,” Curry said. “They are playing really well and we didn’t do anything to take them out of their comfort zone.”The Pistons moved the margin to 14 points, 69-55, on Reggie Jackson’s three-point play midway through the third, but Curry answered with his first 3-pointer of the game.The Warriors were as close as two late in the quarter, but Johnson’s 3-pointer at the buzzer gave the Pistons an 85-78 lead going into the fourth.“We’ve usually got Blake out there with the second unit, but today we were playing without him and were able to stretch the lead,” Johnson said. “We were getting the ball to Ish on the break and letting him make plays, but we were mostly just playing really, really hard.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Griffin scored 26 points and Drummond added 16 points and 19 rebounds as the Pistons extended their winning streak to five games with a 111-102 victory over the Warriors.“That’s obviously a great win,” Griffin said. “You could tell by the crowd and the atmosphere tonight that we were facing a big team, and we protected our home floor.”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 ChrissDrummond finished with eight offensive boards.“It is so tough to play Andre, because when they get some penetration, the bigs normally try to help, but if you take your body off him for a second, he’s going to get the rebound,” Kevin Durant said. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gilas has to ’embrace pressure’ in must-win duel vs Iran, says Guiao Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Highway 97 closed south of Dawson Creek at E Arras Road

first_imgUPDATE – As of 3:03 p.m., Highway 97 at E Arras Road has reopened to traffic. The next update is expected to be released at 4:00 p.m. According to DriveBC, as of 2:30 p.m. Friday, the road is closed to traffic in both directions on Highway 97. Dawson Creek, B.C. – DriveBC is reporting of a traffic incident 16 kilometres south of Dawson Creek at E Arras Road. DriveBC is advising drivers to use caution when travelling on the roads as some areas are experiencing heavy amounts of snowfall.Advertisement For up-to-date road conditions, you can visit drivebc.ca. – Advertisement -Drivers are being advised to avoid the area as crews assess and clear the scene.last_img read more

FAMILY FORGIVE DANGEROUS DRIVER WHO ALMOST KILLED THEIR DAUGHTER

first_imgA family has forgiven a speeding driver who almost killed their daughter when he caused an accident which left the 3 year old fighting for her life.Letterkenny court.Michael Doherty was just 25 when his jeep caused a crash with another car being driven by Liam Doherty in Clonmany, Inishowen in May, 2011. His daughter Cassie was severely injured in the crash with fractured vertebrae, a ruptured spleen and internal bleeding  and was left in a body cast for several weeks.She spent several days in Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital and then in Letterkenny General Hospital.Mr Doherty, now 28, and a stone sculptor, remembers nothing of the crash but pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing serious injury to the child.Although he remembers nothing of the crash, he accepted that he was speeding on the evening of the crash on May 15th.Garda Declan McBride told Letterkenny Circuit Court that Mr Doherty had crossed over to his wrong side of the road forcing Mr Doherty to take evasive action before crashing into a tree and bouncing back to strike the other vehicle.Garda McBride said Cassie Doherty, now 6, has made a full recovery and is a normal little girl.He also told the court that the little girl’s family wanted to tell the court that they held no ill feeling towards Michael Doherty.Indeed the court was told that Mr Doherty had suffered emotionally as a result of causing the little girl’s injuries.He had visited her in hospital and had brought her a teddy bear and apologised to the Doherty family.However, it was revealed to the court that Mr Doherty, who works for North West Memorials, has four previous convictions including one for dangerous driving.Judge Keenan Johnson said he was happy that little Cassie had made a full recovery and commended the courage shown by the Doherty family in forgiving Michael Doherty.He said he appreciated he was very remorseful and commended his actions in visiting little Cassie in hospital.He said “These were catastrophic injuries – a fracture to spine – but thankfully she has made a full recovery and that’s the main thing .“It is quite clear from the probation report that he has suffered enormous remorse. I am also impressed that he didn’t shy away and went to see her and it shows he has a human and caring nature.“He has accepted it is dangerous and I give him credit for that. I sincerely hope that Dohertys are able to move on and it seems they have.“There was the element of speed and it is obvious he was traveling too fast on a minor road. He lost control and result was a serious crash. However I am impressed by testimonials and it is clear he is a talented monumental sculptor. There is also a very low risk of reoffending and he is unlikely to see inside of courts again.”He jailed Doherty for four years but replaced it with 240 hours community service in lieu of the jail sentence.He also ordered him to do a Pro Social Drivers programme and disqualified him from driving for six years.FAMILY FORGIVE DANGEROUS DRIVER WHO ALMOST KILLED THEIR DAUGHTER was last modified: April 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cassie DohertycrashGarda Declan McBridejudge keenan johnsonLiam DohertyMichael Dohertylast_img read more