Pacers believe LeBron goaltended on block in final seconds

first_imgMOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Instead, there was no call and James then dropped his 28-footer over Thaddeus Young to give Cleveland a 98-95 win and a 3-2 lead in this tight Eastern Conference first-round series.The Pacers didn’t complain on the floor. But later in their locker room they were angry about the game-swinging play. Several of the Pacers shook their heads while watching replays.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 crown“Of course, I thought it was goaltending,” Lance Stephenson said. “We should’ve got the ref’s attention. When you look at it on the replay, it’s clearly goal tending.”Oladipo thought he was fouled by James before the non-call. Said Pacers center Myles Turner: “It’s clearly a goaltend, but that doesn’t change the fact that they made the game-winning shot.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I got a step on him,” Oladipo said. “I felt like I even got grabbed on the way to the rim, tried to shoot a layup, it hit the backboard, then he blocked it. It was a goal tend. It’s hard to even speak on it. It just sucks, honestly. It really sucks. Even though we fought our way back, we tied the game up, that layup was huge.“Give him credit where credit is due. The three was big-time. Definitely huge. But who’s to say they even run that play? We don’t know what happens. It’s unfortunate. It really sucks that they missed that.”James smiled when asked to describe his block, which was reminiscent of the one he made on Andre Iguodala in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals.“I definitely thought it was a goaltend,” James said with a laugh. “Of course I didn’t think it was a goal tend. I try to make plays like that all the time and I mean he made a heck of a move, got me leaning right and he went left and I just tried to use my recovery speed and get back up there and make a play on the ball. And I was able to make a play.”If goaltending had been called, the Cavaliers would have had the ball on their own baseline and not in Indiana’s front court.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers’ Myles Turner in the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 98-95. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — The Indiana Pacers felt cheated — by LeBron James and the officials.Moments before James beat them with a game-winning, step-back 3-pointer at the buzzer, the Pacers were poised to take the lead in Game 5 on Victor Oladipo’s driving layup. However, James came from behind and blocked Oladipo’s shot, which appeared to hit the backboard before Cleveland’s star touched it — a goaltending violation.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View comments Westbrook unleashes 45 as Thunder beat Jazz to avoid elimination P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Overseas-based Guyanese donates much needed supplies to Region 9

first_imgHundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of school supplies, among other items, was last week donated to schools located in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) by 10 female overseas-based Guyanese. Some of the benefactors were Nappi, Parishara, and Kumu primary schools, as well as nursery schools in Lethem.This open-handed idea became reality after the women read an article on on the Internet about the work of the Adolescent Health Unit of the Public Health Ministry. The 10 women who came together and made the tangible donation were Lorraine Mapp, Eurcelle Lewis, Loretta Adih, Amanda Mapp, Oni Celestin, Donna Davis, Lynette Grant, Wendella Babb, Lesney Prass and Joyce Celestin.Dr Oneka Scott, the Maternal Child Health (MCH) Officer (ag) of the Health Ministry, said on Wednesday during the handing over ceremony that the benefactors have since pledged to support the programme on another venture in 2019. The ceremony was held at the Indigenous Conference Hall in the town of Lethem.Additionally, Dr Scott also used the occasion to address pressing adolescent health matters and teenage pregnancy issues which poses a challenge to some 1000 residents of mainly the Makushi, Patamona, Wapishana, and Wai Wai Indigenous tribes.The Adolescent Health initiative’s teen pregnancy clinic and the adolescent support groups’ programmes specifically target differently-abled children and adolescents living with HIV/AIDS. This programme started two years ago.According to Dr Scott, the programme has been well-received in the communities where teenage pregnancy, and particularly incest, in relation to adolescent health issues are significant. She said pregnant teenage girls are more likely to drop out of school to take care of their new-born.With full support from the region’s health-care workers, teen mothers are now being cared for separately from the adult women. This has effectively enabled teens to have better personal interactions with health-care providers.Also present at the ceremony was Wilfred Toney who deputised for the 10 women in their absence and assisted in the distribution of the items, along with Shawina Davis, a nurse attached to the Adolescent Health Unit of the Ministry. She was also part of the visiting team. The items donated included haversacks, stationery, toys and clothing for the students.last_img read more

Truckin’ on Thanksgiving

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “Since they are truck drivers, they don’t go home much. So basically the restaurants they stop at are family. A home away from home,” said Lacey Cimino, a part-time waitress at Mike’s Diner. Cimino, who has served plates of eggs and bacon there for four years, said all the wait staff knows the regulars by first name. And when the holidays come, they celebrate like family with decorations, food and presents. Last year Cimino received boxes of candy and gift cards to Starbucks and other well-known places from those regular faces. The 16-year-old said she’s often compared to daughters and nieces at home. “I’m like everybody’s daughter because I’m about that age, so I try and make it nice for them,” she said. The diner sits on Castaic Road among a sea of 18-wheelers pulling off Interstate 5, past clusters of tidy housing tracts and windowless warehouses. The street caters to the industry with 24-hour fast food, gas and showers. Motels with blinking “low rate” signs are sprinkled about. This year, the diner won’t be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal. In fact, the place is closing at 3 p.m. today. Regulars can come by to eat daily specials and pumpkin pie but will have to find another place for dinner. That’s typically how produce drivers Sam Johnson, 54, and Ed Hallowell, 52, celebrate Thanksgiving. Standing outside Mike’s Diner, the Portland, Ore., the drivers said they’ve spent holidays on the road for years, eating Thanksgiving dinners at truck stops and other restaurants from Fresno to Florida. Over time they’ve become holiday buffet aficionados, knowing what places will give them the biggest bang for their buck, where homemade meals are cooked up and what places are better left in the dust. “Pressed turkey is depressing,” Hallowell said. “Some platters are good, but it’s not like being at home.” Across the street at the Pilot Travel Center, hazardous-material driver Mark Weaver, 49, stroked his chin as he recalled his former long-hauling days, sometimes being gone from home for more than a month at a shot. He never knew where he’d be for Thanksgiving, because his loads varied from one place to the next. He, too, found friends along the way at truck stops. But now he’s local. No more weekends or holiday trips for him, a status earned over time, he said. Looking at the walls of trucks riding past on the nearby I-5, the Duarte man said holidays alone on the road can be one rough ride. “These are the last of the cowboys out there,” he said. Sue Doyle, (661) 257-5254 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CASTAIC – Sitting alone at the diner’s bar, Rick Spohler digs into his lunch, but not before the waitress scolds him for touching the piping hot plate. Spohler, who transports antique cars for a living, laughs, saying he can’t help himself. He’s hungry. He’s on the road, and he has to get going. Like many inside Mike’s Diner, a mom-and-pop truck stop where strong coffee brews 24 hours a day, Spohler has a delivery to make. The 47-year-old will be on the road for Thanksgiving as he makes his way to Colorado Springs and will stop off somewhere in Arizona or New Mexico today for some turkey, cranberries and stuffing. The New York resident won’t be home for the holidays, but like many big-rig drivers, Spohler finds a makeshift family on the road at joints like this one that become more than just a place to stop and eat. last_img read more