Jazz wallop Wizards to start crucial road trip in NBA playoff race

first_imgUtah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27), from France, gets away from Washington Wizards forward Bobby Portis (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — With Utah beginning a four-game trip while jockeying for position in the tight Western Conference playoff race, the objective in its first game was clear — contain Wizards All-Star guard Bradley Beal.Beal had posted back-to-back 40-point games for the Wizards, who are clinging to the slimmest of playoff hopes.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nuggets clinch first NBA playoff berth in 6 years after overcoming Celtics Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Jae Crowder had 18 points and Joe Ingles scored 16 as each spent time trying to frustrate Beal. Kyle Korver added 10 points off the bench, and Ricky Rubio had eight points and 10 assists.Jabari Parker led Washington with 19 points while Beal finished shooting just 4-of-12 as the Wizards wrapped up a five-game homestand at 3-2.Beal said he hadn’t been defended like he was on Monday since high school.“They face guarded me the whole game,” Beal said. “You know I’m not going to score 40 points every night, everybody knows that. I’m not Superman.”Washington fell 4½ games behind eighth-place Miami in the Eastern Conference with 11 games remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Beal missed his first three shots and managed just five points in the first half.“They did a good job when (Beal) was open, they sent another guy,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “When he was driving the lane they had the big buy down there. That’s how they play. They’re a good defensive team.”Washington shot 42 percent for the game and 30 percent from long distance. Utah shot 54 percent from the field and made 14 3-pointers.TIP-INSJazz: Gobert joined Mitchell on Monday as the second Utah to player to earn Western Conference Player of the Week honors this season. … Gobert had his 55th double-double of the season. … Thabo Sefolosha returned after missing Saturday’s game against the Nets with left hamstring tightness and had six points in 12 minutes. … Dante Exum missed his second straight game after partially tearing his right patellar tendon on March 14.Wizards: Beal earned his second Eastern Conference Player of the Week award on Monday. … Have lost three straight at home to Utah. … Brooks picked up a technical foul in the second quarter.MESSAGE RECEIVEDAfter the Wizards hit 3-pointers on three consecutive possessions — two by Bobby Portis — to trim a 12-point deficit to nine early in the third quarter, Snyder called timeout and yelled at his stars.“We were bad,” Snyder said. “A couple of them Rudy didn’t get back to Portis and he’s been shooting the ball well. We had a couple breakdowns that weren’t acceptable, not just to me but to them, too. I thought Donovan and Rudy really needed to pick it up.”The pair responded and just over three minutes later the lead was up to 19. View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra HOWARD UNLIKELYAsked if Dwight Howard was being shut down for this season, Brooks said: “Not officially.”Howard (back surgery) has played just nine games this season for Washington and is now dealing with a hamstring issue.“The season is winding down. It’s going to be tough, but you never know,” Brooks said.UP NEXTJazz: Visit New York on Wednesday.Wizards: At Chicago on Wednesday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES The Jazz were up to the task on Monday night as Beal managed only 15 points and failed to hit a 3-pointer for the third time this season in Utah’s 116-95 win over Washington.Rudy Gobert had 14 points and 14 rebounds and Donovan Mitchell scored 19 as Utah won its fourth straight game and sixth overall against Washington.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsGobert, the reigning Western Conference Player of the Week, was perfect from the field (6 of 6) for Utah, which remained seventh in the West, one-half game behind San Antonio and Oklahoma City.“We had some guys that guarded (Beal) that worked and you’re not going to guard a player of his caliber with one guy,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “We had a good awareness.” Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Read Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more


first_imgThe senior team secured a place in the semi finals of the Gaeltacht championship with a 1 point victory after extra time against the Glenfin reserves last Saturday afternoon.They travel to Glenswilly on St Patrick’s day to play in that semi final. Throw in as at 3pm.The first league game of the season takes place this Saturday in Castlefinn. Throw in to be confirmed at training.The club would like to thank Aidan & Ann Marie for sponsoring the energy drinks after the game last week.The lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall. The jackpot was not won on the night. Numbers drawn were 12, 14, 22 & 23. Two lucky dip winners receive €50 Leanne Devenney, Meenagowan & Ciara Boyle, Dooey. Next weeks jackpot will be €2,500.The club would like to extend its sincere condolences to the families of Mary Mcgettigan, Derrylaconnell & Eileen Hanlon, Madavagh on their untimely passing  recently.From all committee members at the club. NA ROSSA DEFEAT GLENFIN AFTER EXTRA-TIME IN JUNIOR GAELTACHT was last modified: March 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANa RossaSportlast_img read more