NU stretches streak to 76 in UAAP women’s basketball
THE Magnolia Hotshots took a 1-0 series lead after outlasting Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings, 10698, in Game One of their 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup best-of-five semifinals matchup Saturday night at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.
After erecting a double-digit advantage, the Hotshots saw its lead trimmed to three points, 94-91, with 4:06 remaining in the ballgame before overcoming the late surge of the Gin Kings to go PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid scored 16 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Hornets, 133-132, in overtime yesterday.
The Hornets fought back from a 21-point deficit and led by five with 1:18 remaining in regulation before the Sixers forced extra time.
Kemba Walker scored 19 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter for the Hornets.
Embiid also had 18 rebounds, and hit a tying 3 with 34.4 seconds to go. The Hornets committed a shot-clock violation with time winding down in regulation, missing an opportunity.
Ben Simmons had 22 points, 13 assists and eight home with the win.
Romeo Travis topscored for Magnolia with 37 points aside from hauling down 16 rebounds.
Paul Lee added 27 points while Justin Melton chipped in 11 markers for the Hotshots.
Justin Brownlee led Barangay Ginebra with 37 points and 14 rebounds. Meralco, Alaska start
semifinals duel FOR all their playoff successes, the Alaska Milk rebounds for the 76ers. Pacers 110, Heat 102 In Miami, Victor Oladipo had 22 points and 10 assists, Bojan Bogdanovic put Indiana ahead to stay on a 3pointer with just under a minute remaining and the Pacers beat Miami.
Domantas Sabonis and Darren Collison each scored 17 points, and Bogdanovic had 16 to help the Pacers snap a two-game slide. The Pacers outscored Miami 16-2 in the final 3:31.
Kelly Olynyk led the Heat with 20 points, but missed most of the fourth quarter with an injury. The Heat were again without Dwyane Wade, who’s excused while he and wife Gabrielle UnionWade continue celebrating Aces have not had much playoff history with the Meralco Bolts.
For both, it’s about pursuing a title aspiration as the Aces and the Bolts clash in their side of the PBA Governors’ Cup best-of-five semifinals, beginning Sunday at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City.
Both are riding a great wave of momentum going to Game One with the opening tip at 6:30 p.m.
Meralco has survived no less than six straight the birth earlier this week of their daughter. Jazz 123, Celtics 115
In Salt Lake City, Joe Ingles matched his career high with 27 points and added a season-high seven assists to help Utah beat Boston in Gordon Hayward’s return to Utah.
Hayward had 13 points and seven assists in his first game back in Utah since leaving the Jazz in free agency after the 201617 season. He broke his left ankle last season in the opener.
Donovan Mitchell added 21 points for Utah, Jae Crowder had 20, and Rudy Gobert finished with 17 points and 15 rebounds.
Terry Rozier scored 22 points for Boston, and do-or-die matches while Alaska has got past powerhouse San Miguel Beer in their quarterfinals matchup.
The Bolts now pursue a third straight Governors’ Cup finale while Alaska has its sights set on a first title playoff in seven conferences.
“I have the highest respect for coach Norman, Meralco, Allen Durham and how hard they are playing. I was so impressed watching them play. I know we have a real Jayson Tatum had 21. Magic 117, Wizards 108
In Orlando, Florida, Nikola Vucevic had 21 points and 14 rebounds and D.J. Augustin came up with big plays in the final two minutes to help Orlando beat Washington.
Augustin had six points, an assist and a steal after Washington cut a 25-point deficit to one at 106-105 with 2:30 remaining. Aaron Gordon added 20 points for Orlando, Evan Fournier and rookie Mo Bamba had 15 points each, and Augustin finished with 11. — AP battle on our hands in this series,” said Alaska coach Alex Compton.
In completing a great turnaround from a 1-6 start in the conference, Black, meanwhile, is now focused on pushing his team forward.
He’s now very positive with what they have achieved in their last six games and on how they’re playing going into the semis.
“A lot of these turnaround was caused by the all-around game of Allen Durham. He’s scoring, rebounding the ball, and defending. Then if he leads like that, his teammates are going to follow,” said Black.
And Black said all his players are just determined to stay in the hunt.
“It’s the desire of the players to continue winning. This conference, we’ve done well in the last two years with Allen. It would be pretty bad to get eliminated immediately. That’s why the body is fighting. We know we have a good import and all we need to do is to support him and give ourselves a chance of winning,” said Black. THE National University Lady Bulldogs moved two wins away from an outright Finals berth while the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws became the second semifinalist Saturday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Kaye Pingol scored 17 points, Ria Nabalan chipped in 16 points while reigning MVP Jack Danielle Animam had a double-double effort of 14 points and 13 rebounds as the Lady Bulldogs extended their perfect run to 12 games following an 89-59 rout of University of the East.
Clare Castro had 21 points and 10 boards while Fatima Quiapo and Valerie Mamaril combined for 29 points as the Lady Tamaraws downed winless University of the Philippines, 80-66, to advance in the semis for the second straight season with a 9-3 record.
Eyeing its fifth straight crown, NU has stretched its record winning streak to 76.
The Lady Warriors and the Lady Maroons fell at 2-10 and 0-12 records, respectively. — A.O.