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Paul George’s late 3 lifts Clippers over Thunder

first_imgAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto MOST READ 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption The Thunder retained possession and Terrance Ferguson inbounded to Gallinari, whose open 3-pointer missed.“The last shot Gallo took, I cringed. I’ve seen that movie before,” said Lou Williams, who had 11 points and nine assists. “Wide open at the top of the key, that’s his shot. Luckily for us it rimmed out.”George hit a free throw with 0.3 seconds left to close it out against the team that traded him to Los Angeles last summer.“The difference in the game was me not fighting through that screen at the end that allowed Paul George to get that final shot,” said Paul, who had forced a turnover by George on the previous play.The Thunder fell to 0-5 on the road.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George (13) reacts after hitting a 3-point shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 90-88. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES — The Clippers’ offense wasn’t doing much through three quarters, so they buckled down on defense and narrowly avoided getting beat by a couple of former teammates.Paul George hit a go-ahead 3-pointer against his old team with 25 seconds left, lifting Los Angeles over the Oklahoma City Thunder 90-88 on Monday night to improve to 8-1 at home.ADVERTISEMENT Star midfielders beef up Vietnam’s U22 SEA Games roster Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study “It’s any other game but it was fun to see familiar faces and share some laughs,” George said.With the Clippers minus Kawhi Leonard for the third straight game because of a bruised left knee, Oklahoma City tied the score at 86 on a 3 by ex-Clipper Danilo Gallinari. Chris Paul made two free throws after being fouled by George for an 88-86 lead, but George’s 3 put Los Angeles back ahead 89-88.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Montrezl Harrell had 28 points and 12 rebounds off the bench to lead the Clippers. George finished with 18 points after scoring 30-plus in his first two games of the season after rehabbing from two shoulder operations.“Offense was spotty all night but we did a great job of making enough winning plays,” Harrell said. “That is just what it comes down to, putting enough stops together and making sure that the defense does not take a lapse even when your offense isn’t going for you.”Paul scored 22 points, making 10 of 11 free throws, in 29 minutes. Gallinari added 14 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, another former Clipper, had 11 points despite five fouls. Gilgeous-Alexander also took a late 3 that missed.Neither team led by more than six points all night.Harrell scored on back-to-back dunks, with George’s alley-oop pass setting up the first one, and he scored another basket before George followed with a 3-pointer to put the Clippers ahead 75-70.The Thunder led 79-78 on a basket by Dennis Schroder before Harrell dominated the final 2:44.Harrell scored eight straight points to give Los Angeles an 86-83 lead.The Thunder led 59-54 on Paul’s 3-pointer in the third. The Clippers revived themselves with a 12-5 run, getting back-to-back 3-pointers from Patrick Patterson and JaMychal Green, to head into the fourth leading 66-64. George was limited to a single 3 in the quarter.TIP-INSThunder: Gallinari and Gilgeous-Alexander were honored with a video tribute from the Clippers during a timeout in the first quarter. “The people were very good to me and I was very happy to see the video,” Gallinari said. Gilgeous-Alexander missed the video because he was talking to his coach. “I’ll have to go and see it later,” he said. … Hamidou Diallo (left knee sprain) sat out his second straight game. ‘People evacuated on their own’ Clippers: Landry Shamet (high ankle sprain) missed his fourth game in a row. … Assistant coach Sam Cassell turned 50.TURNING IT OVERGeorge had seven turnovers as he continues to adjust to his new teammates.“When you miss a lot of games you’re usually sloppy with the ball,” Rivers said. “All of those things will get better for him as the season goes on.”COMING HOMEPaul hasn’t left Los Angeles completely. His family continues to live here, including his wife and kids who have remained in local schools. His father and brother attended the game, too.“I love coming back here,” he said.UP NEXTThunder: At the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday in the second game of a local back-to-back at Staples Center. The teams play again at OKC on Nov. 22.Clippers: Host the Boston Celtics on Wednesday in the third of five straight home games. Maurice Harkless was then called for a foul on Gallinari that was overturned following a replay challenge by Clippers coach Doc Rivers.“I’m changing my opinion. I think the challenge is good for the game,” joked Rivers, who had been critical of the new rule. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Things To Do

first_imgRubber Ducky Regatta will benefit the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, 5 p.m. Saturday at a private home in Santa Clarita. Tickets: $150. Call Cheryl Laymon at (661) 257-7892. Bingo Night for individuals age 16 or older with disabilities, 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the LETMESAIL Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 28304 Constellation Road, Valencia. Cost: $5. Call (661) 702-8555 or visit Rob Hanna will perform songs by Rod Stewart as part of the city’s free Concerts in the Park series, 7 p.m. Saturday at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. By the Light of the Silvery Moon Hike, 8-10 p.m. Saturday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call (661) 255-3606. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. The Spazmatics will perform a cool 1980s pop and New Wave dance show, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Town Square at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at [email protected] or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA, 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Santa Clarita Pop Star competition, 6 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 24 at Panera Bread, 24133 Baywood Lane, Valencia. Visit Cross Country Summer Series 3-mile run, 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 17 at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Cost: $3 for adults and $2 for kids. Call Lindie Kane at (661) 362-3205. Jim Mooney of Back Pages will perform pop songs on acoustic guitar with vocals, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Greens, 26501 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 222-2900. Dona Oxford will perform as part of the Jazz & Blues Concert Series, 7-9:30 p.m. Friday outside the Hyatt Valencia at the corner of Town Center Drive and McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 290-2911. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.“Meshuggah-Nuns” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with some 2 p.m. Sunday matinees through Aug. 27 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $11-$17. Call (661) 799-2702. “Black Comedy” and “The Real Inspector Hound” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 2 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. “Fiddler on the Roof” will be presented by the Canyon Theatre Guild, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 20 at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $10-$24. Call (661) 799-2702. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., Saturdays at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. last_img read more

The Wait For HTC’s Vive VR Headset Just Got Longer

first_imgTags:#HTC#HTC Vive#SteamOS#Valve#virtual reality#VR How to Avoid Being Part of 90% of Failed Companies See also: Oculus Will Let You Grab Virtual Reality With Both HandsOther projects and software features are likely in the works as well. (We may know more at the Oculus Connect 2 developer conference in Los Angeles next month.) There’s also increasing competition from VR hardware startups and other (bigger) competitors eyeing virtual and augmented reality—including Sony, Google, Samsung and Microsoft. Apple may also be pursuing virtual and augmented reality behind closed doors. All of which makes HTC’s decision to delay the Vive’s consumer release rather risky—especially if the company is relying on this initiative to make up for its flagging smartphone business. For end users and developers, however, the scenario points to something else: Next year is going to be absolutely huge for all realities virtual. Photos by Adriana Lee for ReadWrite Related Posts From the beginning, HTC’s promise of delivering a consumer-ready virtual-reality headset by the end of the year seemed fantastical (in all senses of the word). How is the Taiwanese company, which announced the Vive early this year, going to release its VR system so quickly?The answer: It’s not. While a few devices will make their way to the public, the broader launch apparently will get pushed back to 2016. In a statement given to Engadget Thursday, HTC said, “We’ll have a limited number of units by the end of the year, with more to come in Q1 2016.” See also: 6 Ways The HTC Vive Will Freak Out Virtual-Reality GeeksA joint collaboration with gaming giant Valve, the Steam OS-powered system has been in the hands of developers for a couple of months. Those who have been hustling to meet the short timetable now suddenly get a little more breathing room, which may thrill some gaming developers, VR filmmakers and other creators. But it could pose problems for entrepreneurs who were depending on a fast release. It may also pose extra problems for HTC. The Real Race Driving Virtual RealityThis sprint to the finish line was one of the most intriguing aspects of HTC’s surprise unveiling of the Vive. The new timeframe now puts it on par with the Oculus Rift’s launch.See also: The Oculus Rift Will Ship In Early 2016That’s still impressive, considering the Rift has been in development for at least a couple of years. (More, if you count Oculus founder Palmer Luckey’s previous research projects at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies, which informed his later work.) But the Vive looks like it may lose its first-to-market advantage. Fortunately, it’s not the only thing HTC has going for it. The Vive’s user experience is deeply impressive, offering one of the best visuals and interactivity experiences in the VR sector. As a system of devices, it works with handheld remotes and room-situated hardware, which knows the location of the user in space and can calibrate the virtual environment accordingly. The system worked very well, at least in a controlled demo setting. (We’ll see how it measures up in the hands of users in the real world.) In contrast, Oculus primarily relied on third parties to flesh out its universe of accessories until last June, when it took the wraps off of its own Oculus Touch wireless controllers.  adriana lee Building a Workplace for the Next 100 Years Why Your eCommerce Business Should Have a Pop-U… Why Your Company’s Tech Transformation Starts W…last_img read more

IPL 2015 opening ceremony: Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli arrive together

first_imgThe hot and happening couple Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli were spotted together again. They arrived in Kolkata to attend the grand ceremony of IPL 8.There was a time when they didn’t want to bring their relationship in spotlight and now the couple is inseparable.Pic by Yogen ShahThe 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) Opening Ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium will see star performances by Farhan Akhtar, Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Pritam and Hrithik Roshan.According to a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) release, the entertainers will come together to mark the start of the eighth season of the cash-rich Twenty20 league with the evening’s proceedings being hosted by actor Saif Ali Khan.All eight team captains will be present to take the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Spirit of Cricket pledge. Gautam Gambhir, captain of defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders, will put the trophy back in play, signalling the start of the 2015 season.The two-hour show will start at 7:30 p.m. and the gates of the venue will open at 5:00 p.m. Tickets for the opening ceremony, which start at Rs.200, can be purchased online at or from gate No.1 and 4 of the Salt Lake Stadium.The programme will be telecast live on Sony Max and Sony Six and will also be streamed on mobile app Hotstar.last_img read more