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Davis scores 35, Pelicans hold off Blazers in Game 1

first_imgNew Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, forward Anthony Davis and guard Ian Clark celebrate a score against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Portland, Ore. New Orleans won 97-95. (AP Photo/Randy L. Rasmussen)PORTLAND, Ore. — Anthony Davis had 35 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Portland Trail Blazers 97-95 on Saturday night in Game 1 of their playoff series.Jrue Holiday added 21 points, outplaying both Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, and had a big blocked shot in the closing seconds as New Orleans held on after Portland erased almost all of a 19-point deficit.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast But Nurkic played only 19 minutes as Stotts elected to go with Ed Davis and Zach Collins.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Padda apologetic after much-improved Adamson misses Final Four 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 Portland made a charge that cut it to 93-92 on McCollum’s 3-pointer just inside a minute left. Lillard missed in the lane with 15 seconds remaining with the Blazers still down one, and after Davis made two free throws, Holiday blocked Pat Connaughton’s layup with 6.3 seconds to go.TIP-INSPelicans: New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry is a believer in “Playoff Rondo,” the idea of Rondo elevating his game in the postseason. “I think there is a sense of confidence that he has, especially this time of the year,” Gentry said. “He’s a really bright player. One of the smartest guys I’ve ever been around. I’ve obviously had the opportunity to coach Steph (Curry), Chris Paul, Steve Nash, Grant Hill. When you start talking about the extremely smart players, he’s one of those guys. I also think he has a way of giving confidence to the other guys. He makes them believe in themselves.”Gentry says he relishes having someone who can lead the team in the way Rondo can. “I know it’s like an old cliché, but it really is like having an extra assistant coach.”Trail Blazers: Among the challenges for the Blazers in this first-round series, none ranks higher than defending Davis. Terry Stotts said that he would begin the series with Jusuf Nurkic, who did not see much time on Davis in the regular season, on the All-Star big man.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Rajon Rondo finished with 17 assists, eight rebounds and six points as New Orleans won the backcourt battle on top of Davis dominating the interior.Lillard finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and seven assists while McCollum had 19 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe sixth-seeded Pelicans were the only road team to win on the opening day of the NBA playoffs. Nikola Mirotic had 16 points, 11 rebounds and also blocked four shots to help Davis earn the first victory of his playoff career.It looked like it would come easily, as the Pelicans extended a nine-point halftime lead to 69-50 on Holiday’s dunk with 4:25 left in the third quarter. It still seemed safe when Davis threw down a thunderous alley-oop slam from Rondo with 6:09 to play, letting out a scream as Portland took an 86-72 lead. View commentslast_img read more

Three people die in car accident

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Three people were killed Tuesday night in a single-car accident in Whittier, police said. The crash occurred about 7 p.m. on Colima Road, north of Mar Vista Street, said Whittier police Officer Diana Salazar. The driver survived, was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center and said she lost control of the car, a Toyota Scion. A man in his 20s was taken by helicopter to County-USC Medical Center, Salazar said. Two men and one woman in their early 20s died at the scene in the compact car, she said.last_img