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No stopping Rockets as they roll to 17th straight victory

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer The Bucks went stretches with the 6-foot-11 Antetokounmpo playing center to try to put a quicker lineup on the floor to counter the Rockets. Houston still ended up hitting 47 percent from the floor and 35 percent (14 of 40) from 3-point range, and held a 22-14 edge in fast-break points.QUOTABLE“It’s a little carelessness. We played two teams that create a lot of turnovers. A little bit of them and a little bit of us.” — D’Antoni on his team’s seven first-quarter turnovers.UP NEXTRockets: Makes third stop on four-game trip with a visit to the Toronto Raptors on Friday.Bucks: Try to improve to 3-0 this season over New York when the Knicks visit Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson James Harden scored 26 points, Eric Gordon had 18 points and two momentum-swinging 3s in the third quarter, and Houston beat Milwaukee 110-99 on Wednesday night for its 17th straight win.The Rockets passed the Boston Celtics for the longest winning streak in the NBA this season. Houston hasn’t lost since Jan. 26 at New Orleans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We find ways to win,” Harden said. “It’s not going to be the same way every game.”The latest victory came on the second of a tough back-to-back stretch of road games that started with a 10-point victory at Oklahoma City. No wonder the Rockets looked sluggish at times against the Bucks. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Tucker added another 3 to help Houston close the third with a 14-7 run for an 87-76 lead.“With a win streak like this you are doing a lot of things the right way,” Gordon said. “We still play for each other. We knew this was going to be a tough road trip.”Houston got off to a sloppy start at the Bradley Center with a seven-turnover first quarter, a night after tying its season high with 22 turnovers in the 10-point win at Oklahoma City.The end of the first half offered a glimpse of what was still to come. Harden hit a deep 3 just before the halftime buzzer from well beyond the arc with a defender in his face for a 58-46 lead.“We’ve just got to stick with the game plan, close out, run them off the (3-point) line,” Brown said.TIP INSRockets: Swingman Joe Johnson missed a second straight game due to illness, while coach Mike D’Antoni rested Nene a day after the center played 17 minutes.Bucks: C Tyler Zeller (back) missed a second straight game. … It does not appear as if Matthew Dellavedova (right ankle) will return soon. The team initially estimated that the guard might miss a month when he got hurt on Feb. 4 at Brooklyn. The Bucks are also still without G Malcolm Brogdon (left quad).GIANNIS IN THE MIDDLE Lopez, LA Lakers hold off Magic in bizarre endingcenter_img Houston Rockets’ James Harden reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — The Houston Rockets had trouble at times holding on to the ball and keeping up with the young Milwaukee Bucks.But as long as the Rockets keep hitting their 3-pointers, they’re pretty hard to beat.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments And yet the Rockets still led by 10 for most of the fourth quarter until a late surge by the Bucks sliced the lead to 104-99 with 1:06 left on rookie Sterling Brown’s layup.Chris Paul answered with a short floater in the lane with 45 seconds left after driving on Jason Terry to silence Bucks fans who were pleading “Defense! Defense!”Houston obliged after forcing the Bucks to waste 15 seconds on the ensuing inbounds pass and settle for an off-balance 3 that missed. The Rockets led comfortably from there.“There were a few 50-50 balls or offensive rebounds that we needed to secure that if we do, it gives us an opportunity to run,” Bucks coach Joe Prunty said. “If we run, then maybe we can put them on their heels … but the ball needs to move.”Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points. Khris Middleton finished with 18 points for Milwaukee, while Brown had a career-high 15.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Nimba, Gedeh Initiative Endorses Gbala for Representative

first_img– Advertisement – Kanio Bai Gbala The Nimba and Grand Gedeh Peace Initiative (NAGPI) has overwhelmingly endorsed the representative bid of Kanio Bai Gbala on the ticket of the Coalition of Democratic Change (CDC) in electoral district #3 in Montserrado County.NAGPI is a peace-building advocacy institution with more than 5,000 members from the two counties.Speaking to reporters at the weekend, NAGPI president Jackson Fiah Doe Jr. disclosed that the unreserved declaration of support for Atty. Gbala’s representative bid is based on his impeccable academic and professional credentials and unshakable commitment to entrench peace between the people of the two counties.Doe urged all well-meaning Liberians in the district to join NAGPI in supporting Atty. Gbala as “he represents the competent, diverse and inclusive face of the new Liberia we are trying to build.”Atty. Gbala, who is NAGPI’s vice president, is a product of the two counties.His late mother, Dorisann Toweh-Gbala, was the daughter of Paramount Chief S. Gblorzuo Toweh (deceased) of Toweh Town, Nimba County and sister of Nimba County Representative Ricks Toweh.His father, Bai Mason Gbala, is a retired economist and current political columnist, who hail from Menyeah Town, Grand Gedeh County.NAGPI, seven years ago, staged a massive peace parade in Monrovia, which ended at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium with a call for the two counties to put away their differences and become a united family.Various leaders, including Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai and Grand Gedeh County Representative Zoe Emmanuel Pennue, graced the occasion and declared massive support for the initiative.NAGPI, which also worked with Montserrado County Senator George Manneh Weah during his tenure as peace ambassador to advance his official mandate, has provided scholarships and other opportunities to citizens from the two counties as a means of building peace through skills-building initiatives.The NAGPI statement of support was signed by President Doe, Secretary-general Ernest B. Waylee, Assistant Secretary-General Eric Ceekay Sayee, Treasurer Augustus Goanue, Public Relations Officer J. Cephus Miller and chair of the Board of Advisors, Aagon Tingba.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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