Raptors overcome Harden’s 40, end Rockets’ win streak at 17 games

first_imgPaul missed a go-ahead 3 with 14 seconds to play, then fouled Lowry in the scramble for the rebound. Lowry made both, giving the Raptors a 106-102 lead with 10 seconds to go.Gordon answered with a 3, making it a one-point game. Houston fouled Valanciunas, who made a pair to put Toronto up by 3 with 5.4 seconds to go.Harden got the final shot but his deep 3 from the edge of the center court circle went short, giving the Raptors the win.Lowry connected on his first five shots and scored 13 points in the opening quarter as Toronto led 32-16. The Rockets missed eight of their first 10 field goal attempts and shot 6 for 21 in the first, missing all five 3-point attempts. It was Houston’s lowest-scoring first quarter of the season and just the second time they’ve failed to score at least 20 points in the first.Harden scored nine points in the second but the Rockets continued to struggle from long range, making one of four 3-point shots. DeRozan had seven points for the Raptors, who led 58-43 at halftime.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Houston’s only lower-scoring first half this season was a 39-point effort in a Feb. 26 win at Utah.The Rockets were 1 for 12 from 3-point range before Harden drained back-to-back shots with 2:48 left in the third. Harden scored 14 in the third, overcoming nine points from Lowry, as Houston cut the deficit to 83-75 after three.TIP-INSRockets: F Ryan Anderson (left hip) missed his sixth straight game. … Joe Johnson returned after missing the previous two games because of an illness. … The Rockets had 62 points in the paint.Raptors: Forward OG Anunoby (sprained right ankle) missed his fourth straight game. … G Delon Wright (sprained right big toe) was unavailable after leaving Wednesday’s win at Detroit. Wright initially suffered the injury in Tuesday’s home win over Atlanta.UP NEXTRockets: Visit Dallas on Sunday. Houston has won seven straight in the series, its third-longest streak all-time.Raptors: Visit New York on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Tenorio admits Ginebra ‘step slower’ in Game 1 as fatigue takes its toll UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) celebrates after their 180-105 win over the Houston Rockets in an NBA basketball game in Toronto, Friday, March 9, 2018. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Kyle Lowry scored 30 points, DeMar DeRozan had 23 and the Toronto Raptors beat Houston 108-105 on Friday night, snapping the Rockets’ 17-game winning streak.James Harden scored 40 points but the Rockets lost for the first time since Jan. 27 at New Orleans.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jonas Valanciunas had 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Raptors won their seventh straight in a matchup between the respective conference leaders.The Rockets shot 9 for 27 from 3-point range, matching their fewest made 3-pointers of the season.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 folkClint Capela had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Rockets. Chris Paul and Eric Gordon each scored 14 points, and Trevor Ariza had 13 as Houston’s road winning streak ended at 10.Houston tied it at 102 on Harden’s 3 with 2:10 remaining, but DeRozan restored Toronto’s lead with a jump shot with 1:49 left. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

NEC Regrets Inaccessibility of Sinoe VR Centers

first_imgBy David S. MenjorAs the nationwide exhibition of the 2017 voters roll began yesterday, the National Elections Commission (NEC) has expressed regret over the inaccessibility of several centers in Sinoe County Electoral Districts #1 & 2.At a brief press conference in Monrovia yesterday, NEC chairman Jerome G. Korkoya said the centers are unreachable for now due to the flooding of the roads as a result of heavy rainfall in those districts.“For the sake of transparency, we will continue to keep the public informed of every unfolding event, regardless of the location, where each case is identified,” Korkoya noted. He added that even though the deadline for the exhibition is on Saturday, June 17, residents in the affected areas who have registered to vote will have extended time to allow them to verify all of their voter registration (VR) information before the start of the campaign period.The voter roll exhibition is intended for all registered voters to verify the accuracy of their information, including names, ages, places of birth, among others, as given to NEC registrars at the time of the VR process that ended on March 14. It also provides adult community dwellers who have registered to vote the opportunity to identify the names of people who are not residents of said community and are non-Liberian citizens who might have succeeded in registering to vote.“Due to the flood, it was dangerous for any of our staff to make any attempt into those centers,” he pointed out. “District #1 has 20 VR centers; and of the 20 centers, six were affected. Electoral District #2 has 25 VR centers, but we were able to access only two of them.”He listed Kabada, Tubmanville Clinic, Palatroken Palava Hut, Plasiken Palava Hut, Wessay Town Palava Hut and Saywon Town VR centers as those affected in District #1, while Old Government Camp-Neeteah and Sunshine Town Hall were the two centers in Sinoe Electoral District #2 that have so far been reached.“We expect new updates from our Sinoe staff before the close of business today (yesterday),” he said.Meanwhile, yesterday’s press conference coincided with the training of staffers from the registered political parties as well as some civil society groupings on how their election hopefuls should be listed on the ballot papers. The training also afforded them the opportunity to listen and make inquiries about issues of concern, including challenges faced in Sinoe County regarding the exhibition of the voter roll.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more