NLEX sweeps Alaska, enters semis for first time

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Kevin Alas led all scorers with 18 points, including an acrobatic drive that extended the Road Warriors advantage, 87-83, with 1:12 to go. Alas also grabbed nine rebounds.The Aces, who drew a beastly effort from Calvin Abueva, missed their last five attempts from the field inside the final three minutes.Abueva wound up with 17 points and 16 rebounds for Alaska, which had 24 turnovers and shot only 4-of-20 from downtown.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tigresses on wrong side of history as Lady Warriors finally end skid Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City NLEX’s Kevin Alas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX booked a historic trip to the semifinals after sweeping Alaska following an 87-83 win in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Michael Miranda emerged as the unlikely hero for the Road Warriors, who arranged a best-of-seven semis duel with No. 2 Magnolia beginning Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Miranda reentered the game with 3:20 left in the game after replacing JR Quiñahan, who fouled out, and scored five unanswered points, a 3-pointer and two free throws, that put NLEX ahead for good, 85-80, with 2:06 remaining.He finished with 12 and three rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench.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 knew before the game that Alaska was going to get back at us a lot harder than in our first game. Our luck held up and the team deserves the credit,” said Yeng Guiao, who is only in his second season as NLEX’s head coach.“They really wanted this. They’re very hungry to make the semifinals and make our fans happy, make our supporters happy, our management happy. This bunch of guys were able to at least get to the farthest level that we can get.”last_img read more

NEBC Yukon Midget Trackers end in a tie against Grande Prairie on Sunday

first_imgThen at 6:54 into the frame, the Trackers would once again take the lead as Noah Lang would score a goal, with a double assist from Kurtis Lee and Chase London, making the score 4-3 over the Storm.Later on in the period, with 6:00 remaining, Colby Busche would score another goal for the Trackers, with an assist by Justin Brownlee, making the score 5-3.Throughout the majority of the third period,  the Trackers tried hard to keep the lead but, eventually, Grande Prairie would catch up once again, making the final score ending in a tie of 5-5.Up next, the Trackers are home again on Saturday, October 12, as they host the Fort McMurray Barons. Puck drop is 1:45 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Yukon Midget Trackers were home on Sunday for their first home game of the regular season as they were host to the Grande Prairie Storm.At 3:12 into the game, the Trackers were quick to take the lead as Duncan Ross would score a goal on GP, with assists by Kyle Schwantz and Justin Brownlee, making the score 1-0.Then at 8:14 left in the frame, the Storm would score on the Trackers making the score tied at one apiece.- Advertisement -Less then a minute later, at 7:24 remaining in the frame, Chase London would break the tie by scoring on the Storm, making it a lead of 2-1. Assists for that goal were from Noah Lang and Thomas Loewen.Then to wrap up the period, at 6:42 remaining, Justin Brownlee would score a goal, with assists by Thomas Loewen and Nathan Brownlee, making it a 3-1 lead over Grande Prairie.In the second period, the Storm started to play a bit of catch up by scoring two power-play goals on the Trackers, with one at 10 seconds into the frame and the other at 3:29 into the period, making the score tied at three apiece.Advertisementlast_img read more

Chelsea agree €32m deal with Fiorentina for Cuadrado

first_img Juan Cuadrado in action for Fiorentina 1 Chelsea have agreed a €32million deal with Fiorentina for Juan Cuadrado, talkSPORT understands.The Colombian star, who impressed during the 2014 World Cup, will move to Stamford Bridge after the west London side met the 26-year-old’s buy-out clause.Mohamed Salah will move to the Serie A club on loan for the rest of the season, with the Premier League giants picking up his wages.last_img

FIVE-STAR HARPS GET PERFECT TONIC IN GALWAY

first_imgFINN HARPS hit five past SD Galway – the perfect tonic to a series of defeats.Harps were impressive on their visit to the league’s bottom club, ending up 5-1 winners.The Donegal men went in just one ahead at the break, thanks to Thomas McBride’s penalty kick after the midfielder was taken down in the box. SD Galway were taken apart in the second half with Ciaran Coll, McBride, and Thomas Bonner scoring three times in five minutes to make the score 4-0 by the 70th minute.Ronan Conlon got one back for Galway, but Matt Harkin added a fifth at the end to continue Sligo’s shocking start to the season.Harps can now enjoy a three week break from the league – and hope to build on this result.  FIVE-STAR HARPS GET PERFECT TONIC IN GALWAY was last modified: June 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:FIVE-STAR HARPS GET PERFECT TONIC IN GALWAYlast_img read more

DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012

first_imgMcGUINNESSThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of John Joseph McGuinness, late of St Helen’s, Greencastle Road, Moville. Remains reposing at his late residence. Funeral from there on Saturday at 10.30am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Pious the 10th Church, Moville with interment afterwards to Ballybrack Cemetery. Family flowers only or if desired donations to the Donegal Hospice and The Oncology Ward, Letterkenny General Hospital c/o Collins and McDermott or any family member. Family time please from 10pm to 10am.GILLESPIE The death has occurred at Donegal Town Community Hospital of Elizabeth ‘Phyllis’ Gillespie, nee Gorman, Finnabans. Reposing at her late residence.  Removal on Friday at going to St Agatha’s Church, Clar, for Requiem uneral Mass at 11am.  Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.  Family flowers only.  Donations in lieu to the Kidney Association or to any family member or to Robert Faulkner and Sons, Undertakers.RAINEYThe death has taken place at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin of John Rainey, 29 Glendale Drive, Glencar, Letterkenny. His remains will be received at the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballyraine tomorrow, Friday, at 6pm to repose overnight. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11am, followed by burial in Leck Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Parkinsons Association, Ireland, c/o Pascal Blake Funeral Director, Stoney Arch, New Line Road, Letterkenny.FALCONER The death has taken place at her home of Kathleen Falconer (nee Lynch), 25 Meenashesk Place, Strabane, and formerly of Lifford. Her remains are reposing at her home. Funeral from there on Saturday at 11.25am for Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church, Melmount at 12 noon, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers please to Chest, Heart and Stroke, c/o Quigley Funeral Directors, 1A Newtown Place, Strabane.McGEEThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of John Mc Gee, Newtown, Falcarragh. Removal from the Chapel of Rest at the hospital today at 6pm going to his late residence. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 1pm in St Finnian’s Church, Falcarragh, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. House private please from 11pm to 10am.FRIELThe death has occurred of Celine Friel, 65 Ashlawn, Letterkenny. Remains reposing at the family home. Funeral mass tomorrow, Friday, at 11am in the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballyraine, followed by burial in Rathmullan Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Foyle Hospice, c/o Con Mc Daid and Sons Funeral Directors, Letterkenny, or any family member. KERRThe death has occurred at Aras Ui Domhnaill Nursing Home, Milford of Nora Kerr, Shore Road, Kerrykeel. Remains reposing at her late residence. Funeral from there tomorrow, Friday, at 10.30am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church, Fanavolty, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. The house is private please from 10pm to 11am. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Aras Ui Domhnaill Nursing Home Patients’ Comfort Fund, c/o Eamon Scott Funeral Director, or any family member.McCAFFERTYThe death has occurred in Hannover, Germany of Dinny McCafferty formerly of Doirenamainsear , Annagry. His remains will arrive at The Star of the Sea Church, Annagry these evening around 6.30pm to repose overnight. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Friday, at 11am with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. MURPHYThe death has occurred of John Murphy, Hornhead Road, Dunfanaghy. His remains are reposing at his late residence. Funeral Mass in Holy Cross Church, Dunfanaghy tomorrow, Friday, at 11am with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family time please from 11pm to 10am and on the morning of the funeral. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Surgical 1, Letterkenny General Hospital c/o Seamus Harkin Undertaker or any family member.McBREARTYThe death has taken place of Joseph Mc Brearty, Multains, Bruckless. His remains are reposing at his late residence. Funeral from there tomorrow, Friday, at 11.15am going to the Church of St Joseph & Conal, Bruckless for Requiem Mass at 12 noon with interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Killybegs Community Hospital Comfort Fund, c/o any family member.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012 was last modified: January 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAYJANUARY 12last_img read more

Even with position change, Humboldt State’s Richard Doctor relishing uptick in playing time

first_imgARCATA >> Richard Doctor has had to be patient. He’s had to wait for his opportunity to become a regular starter in the Humboldt State starting lineup. Biding his time has basically been the norm for Doctor over the last two years.Now, midway through his junior year, Doctor finds himself as a starter.There’s just one major catch, though.Doctor’s regular spot in the Jacks’ starting lineup hasn’t come at the position he was recruited at and played full-time for the first two years in Arcata. …last_img read more

Does the Brain Produce the Mind – and Ethics?

first_imgTwo contrasting views on the mind/body problem appeared in science journals recently.  In Nature this week,1 Paul Bloom (Yale) reviewed The Ethical Brain (Dana Press, 2005) by Michael S. Gazzaniga, a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics.  Bloom felt the need to clarify the difference between theological and evolutionary views on the source of ethics, because he felt Gazzaniga was careless about specifying the existence and source of moral sensibilities.  Bloom was frank and earnest about the distinction:Gazzaniga is a lot less cautious when it comes to the implications of neuroscience for ethics in general.  As he puts it in his preface, “I would like to support the idea that there could be a universal set of biological responses to moral dilemmas, a sort of ethics, built into our brains.  My hope is that we soon may be able to uncover these ethics, identify them, and begin to live more fully by them.  I believe we live by them largely unconsciously now, but that a lot of suffering, war, and conflict could be eliminated if we could agree to live by them more consciously.”    This conclusion would follow if our universal moral sense had been implanted by an all-knowing and all-loving God.  But biological evolution is a notoriously amoral force.  Innate moral universals would have been shaped by the selective advantages that arise from caring for our kin and cooperating with our neighbours, but nothing in our genes tells us that slavery is wrong, or that men and women deserve equal rights.  Such insights emerge through individual and group processes that engage all of our faculties, including our innate moral sense, but also the capacity to appreciate abstract arguments, formulate analogies, learn from experience, take other’s perspectives and so on.  Much of moral progress consists of using reason to override our gut feelings. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)A very different view of the mind has been published by the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society2 by Jeffrey Schwartz, a friend of intelligent design leader William Dembski.  Schwartz contends that assuming the brain can produce the mind is based on “ideas about the natural world that have been known to be fundamentally incorrect for more than three-quarters of a century,” namely classical physics compared to quantum physics:Contemporary basic physical theory differs profoundly from classic physics on the important matter of how the consciousness of human agents enters into the structure of empirical phenomena.  The new principles contradict the older idea that local mechanical processes alone can account for the structure of all observed empirical data.  Contemporary physical theory brings directly and irreducibly into the overall causal structure certain psychologically described choices made by human agents about how they will act.  This key development in basic physical theory is applicable to neuroscience, and it provides neuroscientists and psychologists with an alternative conceptual framework for describing neural processes.  Indeed, owing to certain structural features of ion channels critical to synaptic function, contemporary physical theory must in principle be used when analysing human brain dynamics.  The new framework, unlike its classic-physics-based predecessor, is erected directly upon, and is compatible with, the prevailing principles of physics.  It is able to represent more adequately than classic concepts the neuroplastic mechanisms relevant to the growing number of empirical studies of the capacity of directed attention and mental effort to systematically alter brain function.In effect, you cannot get mind out of matter, because this is precluded by quantum physics.  Dembski explains that this proposition “challenges the materialism endemic to so much of contemporary neuroscience,” and “argues for the irreducibility of mind (and therefore intelligence) to material mechanisms.”1Paul Bloom, “Dissecting the right brain,” Nature 436, 178-179 (14 July 2005) | doi: 10.1038/436178a.2Schwartz, Stapp and Beauregard, “Quantum physics in neuroscience and psychology: a neurophysical model of mind-brain interaction,” Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences, The Royal Society, 0962-8436 (Paper) 1471-2970 (Online).Bloom properly distinguished the stark contrast between theological and evolutionary explanations for ethics, but he committed logical fallacies in supporting the latter.  He borrowed Christian words like innate moral sense, appreciate, reason and progress which are undefined terms in the Darwin Dictionary.  How can he decide that the amorality of evolution is “notorious” without making a value judgment?  His argument shoots itself in the foot and thus leaves the alternative, the proposition that “our universal moral sense had been implanted by an all-knowing and all-loving God,” the logical choice.    The paper by Schwartz does not establish the theological origin of our innate moral sense, but undercuts one more materialist assumption for the alternative – at least temporarily.  Since science is tentative, today’s quantum theory may not be a final theory: it cannot serve as an ultimate foundation.  Any ethical system not based on absolutes and the assumption of an all-knowing and all-loving God is doomed to become merely a matter of personal opinion and social convention, and thus not a moral system at all.  The Bible offers a sure standard, a bulwark of moral confidence for troubling times.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The Confidence to Start

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now If you have to choose between being overconfident in your abilities or lacking confidence, it’s better to be overconfident.If you lack confidence, then you will not try. You will have already failed in your mind, and by picturing failing in your mind, you will give up before you have even tried.It isn’t polite to suggest that one be overconfident. It smacks of arrogance, maybe even the kind of arrogance that comes from the incompetent who blusters about how exceptional are their skills. But that isn’t the kind of overconfidence you need to give things a go. The kind of overconfidence I am referring to is the kind that propels you to take action, well aware that you might fail, but deeply believing that you can figure things out and succeed.The kind of overconfidence I am talking about reminds me of a quote from Zig: “Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you.” In this story, there is a dangerous whale, a boat that is too small for the mission, and the confidence that would cause you to bring the condiments necessary for when you finally succeed. There is nothing here that guarantees success or a reasonable timeline.No one who masters their craft does so on the first try. Nor do they gain competency—or mastery—without first failing. They live on the plateau far longer than they would like, and much of the time they are not aware of the progress they are making. Over time, their competence grows to match their confidence, a competence that cannot grow and develop without the courage to try.Those who achieve mastery all have one thing in common: they had enough confidence to believe in themselves and start.last_img read more

Dipika Pallikal, Joshana Chinappa create history with squash gold medal

first_imgDipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa created history by winning the first-ever gold medal in squash while pugilists Sarita Devi and Devendro Singh had to be content with silver as India added four more medals to their kitty on the tenth day of competitions in the 20th Games on Saturday.Dipika and Joshana stole the limelight with their historic feat as they beat Jenny Duncalf and Laura Massaro of England 11-6, 11-8 in the womens doubles squash final. It was the first squash medal for India in the Commonwealth Games.Sarita Devi and Devendro Singh were the other star performers during the day with their silver-winning achievements in the boxing ring while Sakina Khatun claimed an unexpected bronze in powerlifting as India made a last-ditch effort to boost their medals tally.Sarita lost to Shelley Watts of Australia after a gritty fight in women’s lightweight (57-60kg) category final while her younger brother Devendro was beaten by Paddy Barnes of Northern Ireland in the men’s light-flyweight (46-49kg) final at the Hydro Arena.Devendro was no match for Barnes and the unanimous 3-0 verdict in favour of the Irish reflected that.With the two silver on Saturday, India has bagged three medals from boxing with Pinki Jangra having won a bronze after losing her semifinal bout against Michaela Walsh of Northern Ireland in women’s 51kg category yesterday.The collection of four more medals took India’s overall tally to 55 with 14 gold, 25 silver and 16 bronze.India maintained their fifth position in the medal standings with England topping the charts with a total collection of 145 medals followed by Australia (125), Canada (75) and Scotland (49).advertisementSakina Khatun did India proud by winning a bronze medal in the women’s lightweight (upto 61 kg) powerlifting event.The Bangalore-born powerlifter finished behind Nigeria’s Esther Oyema (Gold) and England’s Natalie Blake (Silver) settle at third position.The Indian lifted a total weight of 88.2 kilograms, while Esther lifted 136kgs and Natalie managed 100.2kgs.India kept themselves on course for a historic gold medal in the badminton event with P Kashyap just a win away while 2010 champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, too, were on course to defend their title. Young P V Sindhu, however, suffered a heartbreaking loss.World No. 22 Kashyap played out of his skin to avenge his loss to England’s Rajiv Ouseph, who had beaten him at the 2010 Delhi Games and also dumped him during the mixed team event at the Emirates Arena here.In an energy-sapping one hour and 23 minute match, Kashyap bounced back from a game down to edge out World No. 26 Ouseph 18-21 21-17 21-18 and assure himself of at least a silver medal.Delhi Games gold medallist pair of Jwala and Ashwini too notched up an easy 21-7 21-12 win over Lai Pei Jing and Loo Yin Lim in the women’s doubles semifinals to set up a final showdown with World No. 18 Malaysian combo of Vivian Kah Mun Hoo and Khe Wei Woon.However, Sindhu, who is playing her first Commonwealth Games, could not go the distance in women’s singles as she went down fighting to Michelle Li of Canada 22-20 22-20 in the last-four encounter.This was her second defeat to Li in the tournament. The Indian had lost to the Hong Kong-born shuttler in the mixed team event.The Hyderabad girl will meet Malaysia’s Jing Yi Tee in the bronze medal contest later in the day. Jing was defeated by World No. 17 Kirsty Gilmour from Scotland in the other semifinal.It could have been an all-Indian final showdown in the men’s singles but RMV Gurusaidutt could not recreate the same magic which saw him beat top seed Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia last night in the quarterfinals.After battling for more than an hour, Guru finally went down 21-16 19-21 15-21 against World No. 40 Derek Wong of Singapore in the other semifinals.London Olympics quarterfinalist, Kashyap will now take on Wong in the summit clash on Sunday.In men’s hockey, India came from two goals down to defeat New Zealand 3-2 in the semifinals to set up a summit showdown with holders Australia.Trailing 0-2 in the 18th minute, India sans regular skipper Sardar Singh were revived by strikes from stand-in-captain Rupinder Singh Pal, Ramandeep Singh and Akashdeep Singh, who ensured at least a silver medal for the country.The Kiwis drew first blood in the second minute with Simon Child taking a neat cross pass to put the ball screeching into the net.The Black Sticks continued with their fine show and three minutes later, Hugo Inglis fired at the net again but this time it was stopped by the Indian goalkeeper Sreejesh Ravindran.advertisementIndian fullback Rupinder also came up a with a forceful hit at the Kiwi net but goalkeeper Hamish McGregor was alert to put the strike at bay.The New Zealanders missed a penalty corner in the 10th minute but they did not repeat the mistake when they got the next opportunity, as hard-hitter Nick Haig scored on the rebound to double the lead in the 18th minute.Achanta Sharath Kamal proved to be no match for Singapore’s Jian Zhan as the Indian was blanked 4-0 in a one-sided men’s singles table tennis semifinal match.The top Indian paddler lost 11-6 11-6 11-6 11-8 to his 32-year-old opponent from Singapore at the Scotstown Campus.That the 32-year-old from Chennai, who had won a gold in the 2006 Melbourne Games, struggled to match up to Zhan’s play could be gauged from the fact that the match was over in just 27 minutes. The scoreline also reflects the one-sided nature of the match.Kamal had earlier teamed up with Anthony Amalraj to win a silver medal for India after losing to Singapore’s Gao Ning and Hu Li in the final of the men’s doubles table tennis event.last_img read more

Center of attention: How best to use DeMarcus Cousins?

first_imgThe answers may be critical.For as elaborate as certain elements of NBA offenses are, the Raptors operate under a fairly simple pretense — find the open guy. They did that often in Game 1, with Gasol one of the main reasons why. When he’s camped out at the 3-point line, Gasol creates space. When the Warriors aimed to take that space away, he found room to maneuver elsewhere.“If the rotation happens and they leave somebody else open, my nature is to make the extra pass,” Gasol said. “If they stay home, it is my job to knock it down.”When he was struggling to find ways to get any shots to fall in the Eastern Conference finals against Milwaukee, Raptors coach Nick Nurse hinted that lineup changes were coming and the suggestion seemed to be that Gasol would be coming out of the lineup. Turns out, Nurse really had no intention to sit Gasol. He merely had a chat with him, trying to settle him down.“Doesn’t hurt,” Gasol said. “I don’t know if it helped or not, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to have your coach say, ‘Hey, it’s OK.’”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES TORONTO, ONTARIO – MAY 30: Serge Ibaka #9 of the Toronto Raptors is fouled by DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors in the fourth quarter during Game One of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on May 30, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. 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. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFPTORONTO — Marc Gasol’s highest-scoring game since joining the Toronto Raptors came at the perfect time — Game 1 of the NBA Finals.He scored 20 points, busting out of a slump in a variety of places: at the rim, from midrange, on the foul line, beyond the arc.ADVERTISEMENT Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Woman accuses Neymar of rape, father says player set up Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP All different, yet with one thing in common — Golden State’s DeMarcus Cousins wasn’t on the floor for any of them.That may change Sunday night. It’s spelled center in the U.S., centre in Canada, and either way that position battle may tell the tale when the Raptors host the Warriors in Game 2 of the title matchup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsCousins logged only eight minutes in his first game since recovering from a serious quadriceps injury, and it would shock nobody if the Warriors called on him for more as the series goes along.“He did some good things. That was a good first step,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Saturday when assessing Cousins’ performance in Game 1. “So we have to figure out now as a staff, as a team, where does that leave us? Do we increase the minutes? Do we change the role at all? Those are all things we have been discussing.” Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The thing Nurse was certain of, when it came to Gasol, that the biggest moments were not going to be too big for a veteran of his stature.“He’s not only played in a lot of big NBA games, but he’s played on the international stage at the highest level,” Nurse said. “I think he has a couple silver medals under his belt or something like that.”Nobody’s playing for a silver medal in this series.And even though it’s just one game, the Warriors surely feel some sort of urgency now. Even heading home for Games 3 and 4, a 2-0 hole in the title series would be daunting.That’s why the decision on Cousins’ role is one Kerr isn’t taking lightly. A misstep now is a big problem, even for Golden State.“I feel fine,” Cousins said. “The adjustments, we’ll make those according to what we see fit. We’ll take it from there.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more