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Brace for weekend power outage, Negrenses told

first_imgThe NGCP said areas under the San Enrique sub-station will be affected by the long power interruption./PN According to Ceneco, a relocation of R14 disconnecting cut-outs switch and massive replacement of pin insulators from Farmville Subdivision to proper Alegria and line clearing activity will be done. From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 21, on the other hand, a maintenance activity along Valladolid-San Enrique 69-kilovolt power line is set to be conducted by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). He added: “When electricity supply resumes, please provide allowance of about 10-15 minutes before switching on all electrical appliances and facilities to avoid power surge.”/PNcenter_img BACOLOD City – The Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Cenenco) and Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative announced power interruptions in some areas of this province this weekend.“Electricity consumers are advised that in the event of any power interruption, electrical switch/switches should be turned-off for safety reasons,” said Ceneco officer-in-charge Jose Taniongon In Murcia, the portion of the town proper and Barangay Salvacion along with the whole Sta. Cruz and Alegria villages will experience power outage from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 20.last_img read more

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Monster Weekend for UWF Soccer, Cross Country, and Volleyball

first_imgMonster Weekend for UWF Soccer, Cross Country, and Volleyball Share Nov. 1, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida is bracing for a weekend of superb athletic events. The Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams are hosting the Gulf South Conference Championships here in Pensacola, and both teams are the #1 seeds. The Men are ranked 3rd in the nation, while the women are 9th in the nation. Meanwhile, the 25th ranked Volleyball team is hosting West Alabama Friday night for Senior Night, and the team has already set school records for most overall wins and conference wins in a season. Saturday morning, the men’s and women’s Cross Country teams are in Huntsville, Alabama to compete in the NCAA Regional Championships.The Men’s and Women’s soccer programs are looking to become the first school ever to have both teams win back to back Conference championships in the same years. The men could become the first back to back champions since Alabama Huntsville in 1996 and 1997. The women could be back to back champions for the second time in school history, as they repeated in 1998 and 1999. The only other Women’s program with back to back championships is Christian Brothers.Cross Country:Both the men and women are participating in the 2007 NCAA Division II South Region Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Sharon Johnston Park in New Market, Ala.The races begin at 9 a.m. with the women’s 6K, followed by the men’s 10K championship at 10 a.m. The UWF men’s team enters the event as the 7th ranked team in the region, while the Argonaut women are ranked 5th in the region.The top three teams in each race, as well as the top two individuals from each race, not a part of a qualifying team, will advance to the Division II National Championships on November 17th in Joplin, Mo. Last year, Michael Padilla represented UWF at the National Championships. This season, both the men’s and women’s programs finished a strong 3rd place in the Gulf South Conference championships, and are ready to run for more at the Regional meet.The Argos placed four runners on the All-Conference team, with Senior Diana Sitar (Las Vegas, Nev.) making 1st team All-Conference, while Brian Gowin (Sr. / Pensacola, Fla.), Nicholas Maedel (Fr. / Orange Park, Fla.), and Margaret Harter (Jr. / Milton, Fla.) each made the 2nd team All-Conference. The regional meet is a longer distance than the 5k and 8k distances that the conference meet was scheduled for. The men will run a 10k (6.2 miles) and the women run a 6k (3.7 miles). Coach Dobson is confident in his team, “We have to run smart with the longer distance, but three of our guys and three of our girls have run the course before and that should help us be prepared for the hilly course.”The girls are ranked 5th currently in the region, and Coach Dobson feels like a couple teams right in front of them are within reach. “The third place finish at conference has really given our girls a lot of confidence that they can run with anyone, and they have a chance to finish higher in the regional meet than they have in several years. The girls are the healthiest they have been all season and we are looking to do well.”The men are ranked 7th in the region; however the 4th thru the 7th place teams in the rankings are virtually even on paper. Coach Dobson likes his teams’ chances, “The guys are in the best shape they have been in all year, we will have Brian (Gowin) and Jordan (Theuerkauf) at full strength, and the freshmen have been coming along great. If the third ranked team has a slightly off day, and one of the next four teams, which could be us, runs well, that could easily be the difference in advancing. Overall, we are well rested and ready to do well.”The outstanding Fall Sports programs representing West Florida are not done yet, so stay tuned for post-season results.Men’s Soccer:The third ranked Argonauts have a nucleus of Seniors that are very focused, and could make this an extremely special post season. UWF takes on Harding in the conference semifinal match at 7:00 pm on Friday evening at Brosnaham Park, and the winner plays in the championship Sunday at 4:00 pm. The Argos have won a team record 16 matches in a row, and have had four different players win the Conference Player of the Week awards. Senior Keith Savage (Gulf Breeze, Fla.) has won the offensive POW award twice, and Jimmy McHenry (Sr. / Tallahassee, Fla.) was also a recipient of the Offensive Player of the Week. Both Nolan Intermoia (Jr. / Pensacola, Fla.) and Goalkeeper Juan Garcia (Jr. / Colombia) have received Defensive POW awards this season.Coach Bill Elliott is proud of the Senior leadership, “A lot of credit goes to the Seniors, they have been fantastic. Anytime you win 16 matches in a row, it is a credit to the team leaders.” Elliott wants to keep his team focused on one match at a time, “We cannot overlook any opponent now, it’s the post-season, and every team here is a very good team and will rise to another level. We must bring emotion and match our opponents’ enthusiasm. The challenge is on the players, they must come ready to play.”The Argos have already beaten the opponents that they are going up against this weekend, but even the #3 Argonauts know that every team here for the post season has a chance to win. Last season, the men made it all the way to the National Semifinals, and Coach Bill Elliott tries not to look ahead, but he also believes that this year’s team may even be better in some ways. “We have a lot of talent, and we had a lot of talent last year, but this year’s team is very balanced. To be successful, you need balance in scoring and balance in defense and hopefully that will pay dividends for us this year.”Senior Jimmy McHenry leads the Argos with 15 goals so far this season (7th best in school history), while Senior Keith Savage has recorded 14 goals (8th best in school history). McHenry also leads the team with nine assists, and has 39 points for the season (8th best in school history). Goalkeeper Juan Garcia has a goals-against-average of 0.73, which is the best in school history, breaking the record he set last year of 0.89. Garcia has great help from his defenders, Okang Nkosi (Sr. / Trinidad), Nolan Intermoia, Mason Hupp (Jr. / Fort Walton Beach, Fla.), Patrick McLean (Sr. / Conyers, Ga.), and Matt Williams (Jr. / Pace, Fla.). As a unit, they lead the conference with only 12 goals allowed. Garcia leads the entire conference in goals against average and save percentage.In the conference as a team, the Argos impressively lead in the following categories; shots, points, goals, goals per game, assists per game, goals allowed, and goals against average. In addition, they are only one shutout behind Christian Brothers and Montevallo. Overall, the men have made nine gulf south conference appearances with a 9-3-1 record in tournament play, and have been in the championship game five times, with four championships, which is the most in GSC history.Women’s Soccer:The ninth ranked Argonauts have displayed incredible defense this season, allowing only one goal in conference play, and have eight straight shutouts, including shutout wins over the last seven conference opponents. Remarkably, they have not been scored on in the last 790 minutes of play. They are about to reset the Conference records for least amount shots attempted on them and goals. The defense has only given up six goals all season, and has 13 shutouts in the 16 matches played this year.It is no mistake that four different Argonauts have received the Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Goalkeeper Courtney Jones has won the award twice, while Linda Ganehed (Fr. / Sweden), Marie Hastings (Sr. / Gainesville, Fla.), and Sheka Codner (Jr. / Dover, Del.) have all won the award once. The Women have also had three different offensive players win the player of the week award. Dernelle Mascall (So. / Trinidad), Brandi Adams (Sr. / Gulf Breeze), and Jodi Galucci (So. / Stuart, Fla.). In all, seven different women have won the conference player of the week awards.Coach Joe Bartlinski is extremely proud of this year’s team, “we are the No-Name team, with nine new starters, and virtually no one picked for pre-season accolades, we have risen up. The kids have responded very well, we lost to the #1 team in the country to start the season, and a hugh credit goes to the players, they took the challenge and went on the road and won two hugh matches (beating Rollins and Florida Southern, with both being shutouts). They have really come together and been very consistent.”Dernelle Mascall has set the Argos single season record for goals scored with 22. That also leads the conference, and is 4th best in the nation. Mascall has recorded three hat tricks this season (3 goals in a game), and she is third in the nation in points per game (3.38). Brandi Adams is currently third in the nation in assists per game (0.81), and Goalkeeper Courtney Jones is 4th in the nation for goals against average (0.39), and her save percentage of .891 is 5th in the nation. Amazingly, the team as a whole leads the conference in points, goals, goals per game, assists, assists per game, goals allowed, goals against average, shutouts, and corner kicks. The defense is lead by Marie Hastings, Linda Ganehed, Sheka Codner, Kaley Morris (So. / Gulf Breeze, Fla.), Anastasia Prescott (So. / Trinidad) and goalkeeper Courtney Jones, and as a unit they lead the entire nation in shutout percentage.Coach Bartlinski definitely stresses defense, “Our philosophy is defense, even the strikers play by that mindset. I am very proud that the kids are #1 in the nation in shutout percentage, and it is a credit to them coming together and being very consistent. We weren’t sure what to expect this year, but we never lowered the bar, and the kids rose to the challenge of the standards we set. This is the 7th straight year in the top ten, and we are pleased with the consistency of our program.” Bartlinski knows that the conference matches are very important. “We can host first round national tournament matches if we win the conference, so that is our focus.”The women are making their 11th appearance in the Gulf South Conference tournament with a record of 14-6, with 4 championships, and all six losses coming in the championship game, which means that every time they have qualified for the tournament they have reached the championship match.Volleyball:The only unbeaten team in the GSC this year, the 10-0 Argonauts have already clinched the #1 seed in the Gulf South Conference Tournament on Nov. 9th in Searcy, Arkansas. The 25th ranked Argos host West Alabama Friday night at 7:00 pm for Senior night. Sarah Harrison (Sinton, Texas), Isabela Gualberto (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), and Danielle Spitzer (Birmingham, Ala.) will be honored for their outstanding UWF careers. The Argos then play their final home match on Saturday at 3:00 pm against Montevallo.Coach Melissa Wolter has her team ready for this weekend. “I think we are excited to finish out our conference schedule at home. It is great for our Seniors to play their final matches on our home court against two very competitive teams this weekend. In fact, there is a very good chance that we will have to turn around and play West Alabama again next weekend in the conference tournament, so our team is ready to play. Our Seniors have had a tremendous impact on this year’s success, and it’s great to honor them.”Each of the three Seniors transferred to UWF to finish their careers as Argos. Sarah Harrison transferred to UWF after two season at UNC-Pembroke. Last year as an argonaut, she appeared in 88 games, and recorded 87 kills, and was third on the team with 78 blocks. This year, she is averaging 1.67 kills per game, and is second on the team in blocks per game at 1.05. She posted 6 kills and 4 blocks in her first West Florida match last season, and had 7 blocks in the upset win over Washburn last year. This year, sarah had 7 kills and 7 blocks in the season opener against Flagler.Danielle Spitzer transferred to UWF after two seasons at Western Carolina. Last year she lead the team with 124 blocks, which was the second highest single season total in Argo history. This year she has 91 blocks so far, which gives her 215 in her career, 4th best all-time at UWF. She also stands as the 3rd best in Argo career history for attack percentage at .234 entering today. Earlier this year, Danielle was the Gulf South conference Offensive Player of the week for September 25th, in which she had 37 kills in two matches, and hit an impressive .533 against West Georgia to break the wolves 17 game win streak.Isabela Gualberto transferred to UWF from Texas Wesleyan University. She has had an impressive season this year, as she leads the team with 390 kills, and is second on the team with 34 service aces. If the season were to end today, Isabela would have the 5th best all-time single season mark of kills, and her single season attack percentage of .303 would be the third best all-time. Gualberto was the GSC Offensive Player of the Week for the week of October 2nd, in which she had 41 kills for the week, including 20 kills against North Alabama. She also was the tournament MVP for the Comfort Inn-vitational Tournament this season leading her team to four wins in the tournament with a tournament high of 59 kills. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Virgil van Dijk: From Dishwashing to World’s  Most Expensive Defender

first_imgVirgil van Dijk has had a dramatic rise from Groningen to Liverpool, via Celtic and Southampton, to become the player considered by many to be the best defender in the world. The Netherlands international sat downwith Guillem Balague and, in a wide-ranging interview for BBC Radio 5 live, discussed growth spurts, the box set he has watched eight times, getting drunk at Disneyland and his aim to be remembered “as a legend of LiverpoolVan Dijk, now 6ft 4in tall, was born in Breda and was in Willem II’s youth team before joining Groningen in 2010I wasn’t tall until I had a growth spurt – at 16 my younger brother was getting taller than me. Over the summer I turned 17, I grew 18 centimetres. Virgil van Dijk My knee was a bit unstable. I had groin problems. I had so many problems, then I had proper rehab with physios and was out for six weeks. After that, I started playing well.At 16, I was a slow right-back and wasn’t good enough to play centre-back. I was never a standout player until I played for the under-19s and became the captain. Then everything went much better – I played some games for the under-23s and after that it went pretty quickly.When I went to FC Groningen, I had to take my bike to training – my first wage went on driving lessons. Before I signed my contract, I was 15 or 16 and working as a dishwasher in a Breda restaurant.I trained Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and played Saturday and worked on a Wednesday and Sunday evening from six to midnight.I worked because I wanted to go to town on a Saturday night. I got maybe 350 euros every month and I was so happy with that, I could go to McDonald’s and treat my friends. Then I started to realise how important money can be, but it’s not the most important thing.I was in hospital for 13 nights and it was very tough. It was a complicated appendix (proble)]. I had an infection in my stomach; it was crazy. It all happened on 1 April 2012 (April Fool’s Day), so the day didn’t help either.I was in one of my best periods at Groningen. We were meant to be playing the derby against Heerenveen and I was feeling sick – I didn’t eat too healthily over there so it was my own fault. It was a tough two weeks before I got surgery and after that was even harder. I was definitely in shock.I put the TV on and a song came on – Viva la Vida by Coldplay, it was an emotional moment. If I hear it now I think of the tough moments and how good it is right now and how proud I can be.I couldn’t do anything for at least 10 days, I couldn’t walk. When I walked for the first time, I did 10 metres and was breathing like crazy.After a month, I started training with the physios to get my muscles back. After that I played a full season and went to Celtic.Van Dijk spent two seasons with Celtic before moving to Southampton. After two seasons at St Mary’s, he put in a transfer request amid interest from Liverpool, with the Saints accusing Liverpool of making an illegal approach. Six months later, he joined the Reds for £75m.After the end of August [and the transfer window] I put my head down, played for Southampton and gave everything. I was happy to play because I came back from an eight-month injury.When everything happened over the summer, people doubt you. For me, I really didn’t care as I gave everything in games and training. When it was December and I got a call to say they got a deal done and I could talk to Liverpool, I was very happy.I went to the Juventus v Real Madrid Champions League final in Cardiff in 2017 and a lot of Liverpool fans came to me and said I had to sign for them. It was a great gesture; they were nice and respectful.I’ve known my best friend since I was 12 or 13. He’s going to be a dad soon so I’m very happy for him. If I need him, he’s there. If he needs me, I’m there for him.I keep a very small circle around me. The bigger you get as a player, the bigger the spotlight. A lot of people you met once or twice want to come into your life again. I have a fantastic wife who can see through those things as well.My family, my wife and my kids are the most important thing. I’ve had many tough times over the years but coming home and seeing my kids smiling and my wife, everyone is healthy, then nothing matters to me in the world. That’s the driving force for me. That’s what I do it all for.Suriname – one of South America’s smallest countries – declared independence from the Netherlands in 1975.My mum is fully Surinamese and my dad is fully Dutch. I went there a couple of times and enjoyed it. When we go there we go to see family. I’d like to go there with my kids.My grandfather lives in Breda; he’s a very proud grandfather. He’s a cool guy. A lot of people in Breda know him. He was a referee – sometimes I went to games to watch him and they respected him a lot.On why many great players like Patrick Kluivert, Ruud Gullit and Clarence Seedorf are of Surinamese descent…Maybe we are just chilled. It’s just the way we think.I like Disney movies and I love to take my kids to Disneyland. Seeing them so happy makes my day.I was about seven or eight when I first went and it was fantastic but we didn’t go too many other times because it was so expensive.I went with my wife in the beginning stage of the relationship. We got drunk in the hotel and I loved every bit of it.I like to keep everything simple. That’s how it was back in the day and that’s the way it should be. Why make things difficult? Why have tough times when it’s not necessary? Why be negative when you can enjoy life and be positive? That’s something I learned over the years.I try to be positive as I can. Life is too short to be negative.I’m a big TV show guy. I’m a big fan of Prison Break – I’ve watched it eight times.I remember starting Game of Thrones, everyone said ‘you have to watch it’ but I thought ‘it’s science fiction, it’s not real, it’s nothing’. I gave it a go and then couldn’t stop watching it.In the first season they *redacted for people who have not watched the first season* and I was like ‘woah’. After that it’s crazy. You see things you can’t expect. It makes it a great show.I see a lot of things changing, the way people think. The influence of social media is unbelievable. It’s sad to see – it’s a fake life that some people live.I like to be private.When we win, everything is fantastic and maybe you are the best centre-back in the world and people are talking about that. But if you lose or concede, then you’re the worst centre-back in the world. That’s the life we live.As a legend of Liverpool. I want to achieve amazing things here. We have a fantastic squad, we have everything, we have all the tools.They went all out to get me and I want to give everything for them. Before I started training [with the club], I went to the game against Leicester [in December 2017]. I was in the boardroom and met so many legends, great players who played for a beautiful club.When you play for this club, you’ll always be welcome as you’ve been part of the family. It’s one of the reasons I definitely wanted to play for the club.My wife’s parents live in the countryside in the Netherlands. I love it when we’re there; it’s nice and quiet and nobody bothers you. I’ve thought about living like that when we finish.But then you have London and areas like Kensington with nice houses, and you think it would be fantastic to have a town house. A little bit busy, nice little bars and breakfast places.We don’t have loads of days off but when we do, we take a train to London and have a nice time there.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Lou Williams, Clippers stave off elimination, push Warriors to a Game 6

first_img“Bingo!” said Clippers hero Lou Williams (33 points, 10 assists), who scored eight consecutive points, including a critical four-point play, in the final few minutes as the Warriors went cold and L.A. stole a second victory in Oakland, spoiling Kevin Durant’s career playoff high of 45 points.“Oh me, oh my,” added Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, channeling another of Lawler’s catch-phrases after getting the cornered Clippers on the right track early with 11 points, six rebounds and two assists in the first quarter. Beverley finished with 17 points (5 for 11 from 3-point range) and a career-high 14 rebounds and took a big charge against Klay Thompson with 1:40 left.“I thought Patrick Beverley came in, just kicked our butts right away,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He came out with more energy than we had and that set a tone.”The Clippers built leads of nine points in the first half and 15 in the third quarter before Steph Curry buried a 3-pointer to cut the margin to three with 5:55 left in the fourth.Durant dunked to tie it at 116-116 and after Williams made one of two free throws, another Durant dunk made gave the Warriors a 118-117 lead and got the 19,596-member crowd at Oracle Arena shrieking its approval. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I’m blessed to have teammates who believe in me coming down the stretch, that make sure I have the ball in my hands, that have confidence in me to go out there and make those plays,” said Williams, who finished 12 for 19 from the field.“And when you have a locker room full of guys who are gonna live and die with the decisions that you make in the fourth quarter, it makes your job tremendously easy … I go out there and try to do the best that I can to help us get a win.”“I think you’re being modest,” Beverley interjected. “He’s a killer, man. I done guarded the best of them, I see him every day in practice, man, he’s a real killer. He goes up with some of the best scorers in the NBA; he should be up there with some of the superstar players in this league. He’s doing it day and day out – at 6-1-and-a-half, I believe.“And,” forward Montrezl Harrell chimed in, “he don’t start!”Harrell added 24 points off the bench, converting 11 of his 14 attempts to help delay for at least another game the heavily favored Warriors’ second-round date with the Houston Rockets, who closed out their series with a Game 5 victory over the Utah Jazz earlier Wednesday.The Clippers shot 54.1 percent from the field (to the Warriors’ 44.8 percent), made 24 of 26 free-throw attempts and outrebounded Golden State 42-39.“This gives us more confidence than the comeback win,” said Clippers guard Garrett Temple, referring to the Clippers’ NBA playoff-record 31-point comeback in Game 2.“I feel like we had a lot of control, we did what we wanted to do and guys who shot the ball, they shot it in spots we wanted them to shoot it, and offensively we just played a lot more like we usually did in the regular season.”The get-Gallo-going plan finally took hold: After missing his first three looks from the field, Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari laid in a bucket, and then buried back-to-back 3-pointers late in the first quarter and, suddenly, he was knocking down shots, converting hook shots, driving for layups and getting calls.Related Articles Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates But then Williams went to work and put the game out of reach, beginning with the 26-foot pull-up jumper that resulted in a four-point play with 2:32 left. Another Williams basket pushed the lead to 123-118, then after Beverley drew the charger on Thompson with 1:40 left, Williams capped his personal run with a 14-foot fadeaway jumper with 1:29 left. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 #ClipperNation @TeamLou23 (33 PTS, 10 AST) & @MONSTATREZZ (24 PTS, 11-14 FGM) help the @LAClippers (2-3) force a Game 6! #NBAPlayoffs Game 6: Friday (4/26), 10pm/et, ESPN pic.twitter.com/duRFtmGD56— NBA (@NBA) April 25, 2019 PreviousOAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 24: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors walks off the court after they lost to the LA Clippers in Game Five of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 24, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) scores as Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Bogut (12), Klay Thompson, second from right, and Andre Iguodala watch during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, right, drives the ball against Los Angeles Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari, left, and Landry Shamet (20) in the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsOAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 24: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers drives on Alfonzo McKinnie #28 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Five of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 24, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson, right, shoots over Los Angeles Clippers’ Garrett Temple (17) during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) drives the ball against Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, right, drives the ball against Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley (21) speaks with coach Doc Rivers during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and Patrick Beverley, right, defend Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry gestures from the floor during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) drives the ball against Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant lays up a shot against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (John G. Mabanglo/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) lays up a shot against Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green, right, during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 24: Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors talks to his team before playing against the LA Clippers in Game Five of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 24, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell scores against the Golden State Warriors in the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 24: Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers smiles as he runs back downcourt after making a basket against the Golden State Warriors during Game Five of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 24, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson, right, drives the ball against Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) blocks the shot of Los Angeles Clippers’ JaMychal Green (4) during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry watches his shot against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) lays up a shot against the Golden State Warriors the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (John G. Mabanglo/Pool Photo via AP)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 24: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors questions a call by Marc Davis during their game against the LA Clippers during Game Five of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 24, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 24: Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers shoots over Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Five of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 24, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, left, waits for play to resume in the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, right, loses his shoe while driving the ball against Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) in the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 24: Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers draws an offensive foul off of Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Five of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 24, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 24: Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers draws an offensive foul off of Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Five of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 24, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 24: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts to a call as Kevin Durant #35 holds him back during their game against the LA Clippers during Game Five of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 24, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley (21) reacts to a call by referees during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley celebrates in the final minutes of the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 24: Montrezl Harrell #5 high-fives Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers during their game against the Golden State Warriors in Game Five of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 24, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 24: Montrezl Harrell #5 shakes hands with Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers during their game against the Golden State Warriors in Game Five of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 24, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson, right, waits for play to resume during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 24: Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers congratulates Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers after he made a basket against the Golden State Warriors during Game Five of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 24, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 24: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors walks off the court after they lost to the LA Clippers in Game Five of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 24, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) scores as Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Bogut (12), Klay Thompson, second from right, and Andre Iguodala watch during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)NextShow Caption1 of 34Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) scores as Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Bogut (12), Klay Thompson, second from right, and Andre Iguodala watch during the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)ExpandOAKLAND — Ralph Lawler doesn’t typically approach Doc Rivers on the floor during pregame, but with the Clippers’ season – and his career – on the line in Game 5 on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena, he did.“He walked up to me, first time ever, and said, ‘Coach, I’ve had 20 people congratulate me on my career and say good luck like tonight is the end of Ralph. Please do something about that,’ ” Rivers said. “So, Ralph, we did.”The never-say-die Clippers felt more like themselves Wednesday, defeating the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors 129-121 and sending this best-of-seven first-round playoff series back to Los Angeles for a Game 6 on Friday at 7 p.m.Trailing 3-1 and facing elimination Wednesday against the top-seeded Warriors, the Clippers extended both their surprising season and the soon-to-retire broadcaster’s Hall-of-Fame tenure for at least one more game. A 43.3 percent 3-point shooter during the regular season, Gallinari came in having made just seven of his 25 attempts from deep – many of them open – in the series. On Wednesday, he shot just 3 for 11 from 3-point range but still finished with 26 points and seven rebounds.“Me and Lou were on the bench telling him to keep shooting,” Temple said. “Him shooting that shot is great for us, and we knew he was gonna start hitting them. he was big for us, obviously.”The Clippers even made good on Lawler’s Law on Wednesday: As the first team to 100 (the Clippers led 100-94 with 30 seconds left in the third), L.A. was obligated, by the “Law,” to win Wednesday.JaMychal Green, who started in place of Ivica Zubac for a second consecutive game, made three of six 3-point attempts, including the one that got the Clippers to the century mark and another that gave the Clippers an 81-66 lead with nine minutes left in the third quarter.“It’s great to get two wins, especially here, in the playoffs, to be able to bring the series back home is great,” said Gallinari, adding one last thought about Lawler’s delayed retirement: “Another reason why we won!” The @LAClippers keep their season alive, winning Game 5 on the road in a thrilling, fantastic finish! #ClipperNation #NBAPlayoffsGame 6: Friday (4/26), 10pm/et, ESPN pic.twitter.com/nqqy4JljOL— NBA (@NBA) April 25, 2019last_img read more

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