James, Lakers rally in 2nd half to beat Mavericks

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ Ravena, Nieto push Ateneo past UP in Game 1 of UAAP Finals Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, shoots as Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell, center, and forward Dorian Finney-Smith defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers were stuck in neutral for most of the first half against Dallas. Then they ramped up their defense and rallied for a second win in as many nights, posting a 114-103 victory over the Mavericks on Friday night.“From the second quarter on, our defense stepped up. We did a nice job of getting stops and getting out and running,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “We found our energy and were able to carry it on from there. It was ugly in the first. We weren’t able to get back in transition and had too many turnovers.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Dallas shot 12 of 25 from the field in the first quarter and then shot just 36 percent (22 of 61) the rest of the game. The Lakers (13-9) had a 31-13 advantage in fast-break points and outscored the Mavericks 62-40 in the paint.LeBron James missed five of six from the field in the first quarter before going 11 of 15 the rest of the way and finishing with 28 points.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 Chriss“I knew what type of basketball I played in the first quarter and the result of that was us playing poor. I hit the reset button and knew I would be much better,” James said.Brandon Ingram added 19 points and was lauded by Walton for holding Dallas rookie Luka Doncic to six points and 2 of 13 from the field.center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Dallas was assessed four technical fouls in the game, including three in the fourth quarter. JJ Barea was ejected midway in the fourth after receiving his second technical.“The combination of second shots and turnovers really hurt us in stretches in the second half,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. “Our bad stretches were longer than our good stretches. It was a very disappointing loss.”Dallas led 45-30 less than four minutes into the second quarter when the Lakers got back into it with 10 straight points, which included six by James. The Mavericks led 58-53 at halftime.TIP-INSMavericks: Dennis Smith Jr. scored 13 points and Wesley Matthews added 11. DeAndre Jordan had 12 rebounds and eight points. … Dallas started 3 of 6 on 3-pointers and then went 3 of 21 from beyond the arc the rest of the half. … The 27 3-point attempts in the first half marked a season high, surpassing the 26 the Mavs had on Oct. 20 against Minnesota. … Barnes is averaging 17 points against the Lakers in the first half of games this season.Lakers: Tyson Chandler (13 points, 12 rebounds) got his double-double with Los Angeles while Lonzo Ball added 10 points. … James averaged 28.3 points in November, marking the sixth time in his career he has averaged 28 points or more during that month. … Los Angeles had 11 turnovers in the first half, marking the 11th time this season it had 10 or more in the first 24 minutes. … Kuzma scored 13 points in the third quarter, which is his second-most in a quarter this season. He had 14 in the second quarter against San Antonio on Oct. 22.UP NEXTMavericks: Remain in Los Angeles to face the Clippers on Sunday.Lakers: Host Phoenix on Sunday afternoon to cap a stretch of three home games in four days. LATEST STORIES “We tried to contest every shot that he took, whether it was going to the lane, midrange or 3-pointers,” Ingram said.Kyle Kuzma added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers. It’s the third time in five back-to-back sets this season that they have taken both games.Los Angeles trailed for most of the first three quarters — and fell behind by as many as 15 in the second — before going on a 10-4 run the final three minutes of the third to take a 78-75 advantage into the fourth.The Lakers were up 90-86 before taking control with a 15-3 run that included nine points by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.Harrison Barnes led Dallas (10-10) with 29 points, and Dwight Powell added 17 off the bench.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

‘World’s his oyster’ – Jordan Boyce set for big PDC chance with ‘Next Generation’

first_imgJORDAN BOYCE says he’s ‘really excited’ for 2017 having been confirmed as one of Unicorn’s ‘Next Generation’ recruits.Boyce, along with Morgan Smith and and Connor Scutt become the latest recruits to Team Unicorn as they prepare to tackle the PDC circuit in 2017.The trio will now be sponsored by Unicorn – the official equipment provider to the PDC – to compete at the 2017 PDC Qualifying School and across the PDC circuit next year. Boyce will compete at the 2017 PDC Qualifying School from January 19-22. Should he come through that, he would then compete in the PDC circuit, but if not he would compete in the Under-23 Youth Tour.“I was delighted to be selected for it,” the Newtowncunningham teenager said.From over 70 video applicants, seven were chosen to attend Finals Day at Unicorn’s showroom in Nottingham, where they were put through their paces by World Champion Gary Anderson, former World Youth Champion Michael Smith, seven-time PDC ranking event winner Jamie Caven and top referee Russ Bray.Boyce said: “It’s a massive help to me. I’m really excited now to be looking forward to competing from next month. “It is brilliant to be looking forward to this now.”Back in January, Boyce was beaten 3-2 by Joshua Richardson from England in the World Youth final at the Lakeside.In September, Boyce won the INDO National Youth Singles Championship in Clare as he toppled number 2 seed Killian Heffernan in the final and will now aim to break into the top competitions.Unicorn Player Liaison Manager Matt Rankin said: “We put the seven finalists under a bit of pressure on finals day and we were all totally impressed by both the enthusiasm and commitment on show. It was really difficult to choose winners from such high quality finalists, but after much deliberation we unanimously settled on the winning three.”The trio signed their contracts with Unicorn at a small celebration in their honour yesterday at Flight Club in London before being special guests at the William Hill World Darts Championship, where they will be presented on stage at Alexandra Palace. PDC Chairman Barry Hearn said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Morgan, Jordan and Connor and we congratulate them on receiving this sponsorship from Unicorn.“With the backing of such a valued PDC partner, these three talented young players will get their chance to make a name for themselves now – the world’s their oyster.”‘World’s his oyster’ – Jordan Boyce set for big PDC chance with ‘Next Generation’ was last modified: December 21st, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Jordan Boycelast_img read more