James scores 25, gets 17 assists as Cavs beat Hawks

first_imgCleveland’s ball movement kept Atlanta’s defenders scrambling all night in chasing the open man.“Guys are sharing the ball extremely well,” James said. “When the ball is moving, energy is behind it and guys are in rhythm.”“It’s a tried and true formula,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “You have a great player and you surround him with 3-point shooters. LeBron is obviously a great player and a great facilitator. We defended him pretty well but when we pressured the ball, he kicked it out for open shots.”James is shooting 58 percent from the field and still makes a point of finding teammates.“That’s just who I am,” he said. “I’ve never liked being a volume shooter. That’s just not my game. Me being efficient just helps our team ultimately.”ADVERTISEMENT Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, passes against Atlanta Hawks’ Taurean Prince in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James always takes pride in being efficient. His numbers Tuesday night were several steps beyond that.James had 25 points and tied a career-high with 17 assists, as Cleveland defeated the Atlanta Hawks 123-114 — the Cavaliers’ 15th win in 16 games.ADVERTISEMENT James, as he has done all season, turned in an almost error-free performance. He was 11 of 13 from the field, had seven rebounds and two turnovers. James was given a standing ovation when he was removed from the game with 2:34 remaining.The four-time MVP set the tone for the entire team. The Cavaliers hit a season-high 20 3-pointers, including nine in the first quarter. Cleveland had a season-high 35 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“For me to get assists means somebody’s making shots,” James said. “That’s always been an enjoyment of mine to be able to see my teammates reap the benefits of the pass that I try to put on time and on target.”Kyle Korver had 19 points, including six 3-pointers. Kevin Love, returning after missing a game with a hip injury, scored 17 points, all in the first half. Love had 11 points in the first quarter after sitting out Saturday’s game against Philadelphia. He had 12 rebounds. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Cavaliers: Wade, who plays point guard with the second unit, missed his second game of the season. James took over most of those duties when the bench players were on the court. … Cleveland has scored 100 or more points in 21 consecutive games. … Cleveland has won nine straight at home.UP NEXTHawks: Host Detroit on Thursday. The Pistons beat Atlanta 111-104 in Detroit on Nov. 10.Cavaliers: Host the Lakers on Thursday. Cleveland has won the last six games in the series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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He is averaging 11.5 points and shooting 46 percent.The Cavaliers built a 24-point lead in the fourth quarter and set a team record with 10 or more 3-pointers in 17 consecutive games.The Hawks defeated the Cavaliers 117-115 in Cleveland on Nov. 5, which was Atlanta’s second win of the season. Atlanta had beaten Cleveland three of the last four games dating to last season.Dennis Schroder scored 14 points after sitting out the final 8:14 of the Hawks’ loss in New York on Sunday.Jose Calderon had a season-high 14 points while J.R. Smith had eight assists, his most of the season.CAVALIER RETURNCenter Tristan Thompson, playing for the first time since Nov. 1 when he strained his left calf, was scoreless and didn’t have a rebound in 6 minutes. Thompson is on limited minutes and didn’t play in the second half.NEW EXPERIENCERookie center Tyler Cavanaugh, who is on a two-way contract, made his first NBA start for Atlanta, scoring 11 points with nine rebounds in 28 minutes.“It stunk because they kind of took it to us tonight,” he said. “But it was a great opportunity to compete against the best player in the league.”TIP-INSHawks: F John Collins (sprained left shoulder) practiced with Atlanta’s G-League team — the Erie BayHawks — at Quicken Loans Arena earlier in the day, but missed his sixth straight game. … C Mike Muscala (sprained left ankle) did not travel with the team, while C Dewayne Dedmon (left leg stress reaction) missed his seventh game in a row. 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Inside DeMarcus Cousins’ dominant performance against Denver

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – Just as DeMarcus Cousins walked off the floor, the Warriors’ center stared down toward the Nuggets’ bench.He placed his right hand above his eyes. He squinted. He shook his head dismissively.Cousins had just spent an entire evening devouring the Nuggets in every way possible. So minutes before the Warriors’ officially cemented a 116-102 victory over …last_img read more

Live updates: Warriors vs. Lakers, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

first_imgJoin us Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for live news and analysis when the Warriors face the Lakers in Los Angeles as LeBron James remains sidelined.The Warriors (53-24) take a Magic Number of 3 into the game and need a combination of three Warriors wins or Denver losses to clinch the top seed in the Western Conference. Golden State has just five games remaining in the regular season.The Lakers (35-43) have long been eliminated from the playoff hunt and will finish their highly disappointing …last_img read more

It’s the Spookiest Time of Year — Manunka Chunk Tunnels (GC82B5) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgContinue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.Extra special shoutout to Lord Stirling for the recommending this geocache for Geocache of the Week!Share with your Friends:More The entrance to the tunnels. There may or may not be zombies inside. Photo by geocacher DeadColdHandsGeocache Name:Manunka Chunk Tunnels (GC82B5)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:3/3Why this is the Geocache of the Week:As the end of October nears and Halloween draws close, the air has a certain chill to it. The trees turn into skeletons of their former selves. At least, for me, Halloween is one of the best times of year and always puts me in the mood to visit spooky or haunted places. The Manunka Chunk Tunnels in New Jersey have been abandoned since sometime in the early 1900s—well, let me clarify: abandoned from their intended use. Intrepid urban explorers and geocachers have been visiting these tunnels for years. In order to earn your smiley, you’ll have to summon loads of bravery, don a sturdy pair of mud-proof boots and journey through darkness. Sounds like a perfect fall adventure to me!# of Finds:353# of Favorite Points:117, which makes it the most favorited geocache in New Jersey.What geocachers are saying:“Manunka Chunk Tunnels” still the most memorable and amazing cache we’ve ever found!” – The Brigadier“This was, by far one of my favorite caches to date.” – pumpkinking27“Great cache! Awesome place!” – cuteynewtRead More LogsPhotos:Click to see all of the photo logs. Inside the tunnel. Try not to get too creeped out! Photo by geocacher doug-upA brave crew of geocachers after making the find. Photo by geocacher TeamBandNWhat’s the spookiest place a geocache has ever taken you? Tell us in the comments. The final stretch of the tunnel. Photo by geocacher doug-up SharePrint RelatedLa ferrovia Fantasma – The ghost railwayApril 5, 2017In “Geocache of the Week”The Geocaching Vlogger — InterviewSeptember 20, 2018In “Community”Cooking Up a Good Find — KochBuchCache (GC21148) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 16, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

540 Participants Graduate from Youth Enrichment Programme in St. James

first_img The initiative, which was implemented in July, is the brainchild of Custos Rotulorum for St. James, Bishop the Hon. Conrad Pitkin, and a Board comprising well-thinking residents and stakeholders of the parish, who share a common interest – advancing the welfare of Jamaica’s youth. The 540 youth, aged 17 to 35, were trained in food preparation, barbering, business process outsourcing, nail technology, and as waiters and waitresses. They are now ready to take their place among Jamaica’s employed labour force. Story Highlights The first cohort of participants in the Youth Enrichment Programme (YEP) in St. James, recently graduated after completing five weeks of comprehensive training and development in various skill sets. The first cohort of participants in the Youth Enrichment Programme (YEP) in St. James recently graduated after completing five weeks of comprehensive training and development in various skill sets.The 540 youth, aged 17 to 35, were trained in food preparation, barbering, business process outsourcing, nail technology, and as waiters and waitresses. They are now ready to take their place among Jamaica’s employed labour force.The initiative, which was implemented in July, is the brainchild of Custos Rotulorum for St. James, Bishop the Hon. Conrad Pitkin, and a Board comprising well-thinking residents and stakeholders of the parish, who share a common interest – advancing the welfare of Jamaica’s youth.Their endeavours have been significantly underpinned by strategic collaborative support from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in the overall quest to ensure that the programme will, as its motto affirms: ‘Leave None Behind’.This underlying support has manifested through, among other things, partnerships forged with several secondary and tertiary institutions in western Jamaica to facilitate training of the initial student cohort.The participating institutions were: Anchovy High School, Cambridge High School, Green Pond High School, Hopewell High School, Irwin High School, St. James High School, and the Western Hospitality Institute.The Custos notes that the Principals of these institutions were among the many stakeholders embracing YEP.Bishop Pitkin, who provided a programme overview during the inaugural graduation ceremony at Faith Temple Assemblies of God Church in Montego Bay on August 15, noted that while the initial goal was to enrol 1,400 participants, the 540 students accommodated was a “great achievement”.“[The fact that] we could have kept 500 young people off the streets of St. James for five weeks… that’s success,” he contended.Similar sentiments were echoed by the graduates who expressed their appreciation and gratitude for the initiative.Among them was Kaylia Hemmings, who enrolled in the food preparation course.She noted that she learned much over the five weeks, including fundamentals of kitchen hygiene and etiquette, while declaring that “I enjoyed the experience”.Bishop Pitkin tells JIS News, that while the programme does not currently have a job placement component, he is looking to change that soon.“We are hoping that those [students who are] 18 years and older, we can assist them in finding a job. We are looking at directing them into areas of their choice where they can be gainfully employed… thereby empowering themselves… [and] can go back to school later on and further their education,” he states.Meanwhile, work is underway to diversify the initiative’s offerings to target younger children, through a values and attitudes programme which Bishop Pitkin says is on the horizon.“The planning committee [of YEP] met to look at how we can implement a programme in the infant and primary schools. If we are going to develop our education system in Jamaica in a way that we leave none behind, as is our slogan, we have to start at that level… the foundation,” he emphasises.Bishop Pitkin also advises that YEP’s delivery over the initial five weeks will be evaluated and research undertaken to determine how best it can be expanded.He hints that, to this end, there is the possibility that additional courses such as commercial food preparation and cosmetology could be introduced.The next set of YEP courses will begin at the end of September.last_img read more

Putin wants old Russian empire back Poroshenko

first_imgUkraine`s president Petro Poroshenko (2nd R) meets with servicemen as he visits the 169th training centre `Desna` of the Ukrainian Army ground forces in Chernihiv Region, Ukraine on 28 November 2018. Photo: ReutersUkraine president Petro Poroshenko accused Russia’s Vladimir Putin of seeking to annex his entire country and called in interviews with German media for Chancellor Angela Merkel to come to Kiev’s aid in the crisis.Russia seized three Ukrainian navy ships and their crews on Sunday near the Crimean peninsula, which Moscow annexed in 2014, over what it said was their illegal entry into Russian waters – a charge Ukraine strongly refutes.In interviews with Germany’s Bild newspaper and the Funke newspaper group on Thursday, Poroshenko rejected Russia’s charge that the vessels’ entry into the Azov Sea – a body of water shared by Ukraine and Russia on which the Ukrainian ports of Mariupol and Berdyansk sit – was a provocation.”Don’t believe Putin’s lies,” he told Bild, Germany’s biggest-selling paper, comparing Russia’s protestations of innocence in the affair to Moscow’s 2014 denial that it had soldiers in Crimea even as they moved to annex it.”Putin wants the old Russian empire back,” he said. “Crimea, Donbass, the whole country. As Russian Tsar, as he sees himself, his empire can’t function without Ukraine. He sees us as his colony.”The seizure of the navy vessels drove tensions to their highest since 2015, when Moscow-backed rebels rose against the Kiev government in the eastern Donbass region, sparking a war that has killed tens of thousands.Poroshenko called on Germany, the largest and wealthiest buyer of Moscow’s gas exports, to halt the building of an undersea gas pipeline that would allow Russia to supply Germany directly, cutting out Ukraine.”We need a strong, resolute and clear reaction to Russia’s aggressive behaviour,” he told Funke. “That also means stopping the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.”Germany regards the pipeline, which is being built by Russian state-owned energy company Gazprom, as a private investment. But Merkel recently acknowledged its “political dimensions” and said Ukraine must continue to be a conduit for Russian gas sold to western Europe.German officials said on Wednesday that their position on the pipeline remained unchanged and that talk of tighter sanctions against Moscow, demanded by the United States and many European politicians, was “premature”.Poroshenko also called for the stationing of NATO vessels in the Sea of Azov.last_img