LeBron James scores 36 as Lakers end 5-game skid by beating Bulls

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? It was James’ highest-scoring game since Dec. 18.Kyle Kuzma added 21 points after missing two games with an ankle injury. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 24 points off the bench for the Lakers, who outscored the Bulls 43-24 in the third quarter.Lopez had 20 points and seven rebounds, and Otto Porter Jr. finished with 19 for the Bulls.With Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram ruled out for the season, James put on a show at United Center like he did so many times as a member of the Cavaliers and Heat.The Bulls outscored the Lakers 11-1 after he checked out in the first quarter to lead 34-16 at the end of the period.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:14Carpio 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 James played 33 minutes and showed no signs of letting up with the Lakers barely hanging on in the playoff race. He took over after the Lakers’ 14-point lead was cut to four with 8:38 left, making a jumper and then on the next possession going through the lane for a thunderous dunk.James didn’t stop there, hitting a 3-pointer over 7-footer Robin Lopez and capping it off when Josh Hart passed the ball off the backboard to James, who finished with a reverse dunk to put the Lakers up 115-101 with 5 minutes remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJames was asked if he had any special thoughts returning to the United Center.“Not really, but I definitely recognize the greatness Mike had in this city,” James said. “Pretty much every time I play here I look up at the rafters, look up at the jersey retired and then when the starting lineups come up, when I was a kid watching that starting lineup watching the Bulls run through the city and Jordan’s name and number getting called, I always have that feeling.” Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Ben Simmons, Sixers survive scare from short-handed Cavaliers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Bulls: Boylen expects Zach LaVine, who missed his second straight game, to return this season. There is no timetable on LaVine’s return. He is out with a right patellar strain. “I’m optimistic. I’m not eyeing a return date, but I’m optimistic,” Boylen said. “Our training/medical is optimistic so he wants to play. He was in a nice groove, nice rhythm. I think he wants to get back at it. He’s done his treatment, he’s been early he’s stayed late to do his stuff, so he’s working at it.” . Wayne Selden was hit with consecutive technicals late in the third quarter to get ejected.UP NEXTLakers: Visit Toronto on Thursday.Bulls: Visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dunks in front of Chicago Bulls guard Antonio Blakeney (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo)CHICAGO — Less than a week after passing Michael Jordan for fourth on the NBA’s career scoring list, LeBron James delivered a memorable night at the arena Jordan first made famous.James had 36 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 20-point deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls 123-107 on Tuesday night and end a five-game losing streak.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Then something finally start to click for the Lakers.“We started to have fun,” Kuzma said. “Everybody had a joy for the game, happy for each other. Everybody was moving the ball, passing it. It felt like everybody got shots tonight.”The Bulls led 60-55 at the half. Ryan Arcidiacono and Lopez led Chicago with 12 apiece. James finished with 16 points and seven rebounds in the half and Caldwell-Pope added 11 points.James continued the momentum in the third quarter. He scored the first six points for Los Angeles, including a breakaway reverse dunk from Kuzma. The Lakers took a 66-64 lead when James found Kuzma for a layup with 8:49 in the third quarter. Kuzma, who scored 12 points in the period, made a 3 to ignite a 16-0 run late in the quarter. Rajon Rondo buried a 3 to give the Lakers a 98-84 lead going to the fourth.“We got defensive stops and we made some shots. We were very in-tune with what we needed to do defensively and our second-unit guys came in with energy and effort,” James said.Lauri Markkanen struggled again with his shot. He was 4 of 17 for 11 points.“To say something is wrong with him I think would be premature and not correct. To say, we need him to play better for us to have a chance to win is the way to say it,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said. “Whether it is rebounding the ball and bringing it, which he needs to do more of. He was playing well, he was doing more of that. And he needs to, obviously, make open shots.”TIP-INSLakers: Coach Luke Walton has not made a decision on if he will rest James in one of the back-to-back games on Thursday and Friday in Toronto and Detroit. Before the game, Walton was asked what would’ve been his reaction if he was told they would have the same record (30-36) as they did after 66 games last season.“I would’ve assumed that we got hit with a lot of injuries. If you told me we were healthy, I would’ve told you there is something wrong. But it is where we are at right now as a group and it is our job to continue to come out and give everything we can to get better to win what games we do have left,” Walton said. MOST READlast_img read more

Warriors Profiles: Why Shaun Livingston is presumed to be Mr. Steady

first_imgBefore the Warriors tip off against LeBron and the Lakers in Las Vegas here shortly, we offer up the latest profile on our countdown to the opener on Tuesday.(In case you missed them previously, here are the first installations of our ‘Game Faces’ feature, profiles on Jacob Evans, Jonas Jerebko, Quinn Cook, Damian Jones, Kevon Looney, Jordan Bell and Andre Iguodala. Dope images provided by Jose Carlos Fajardo.)When the Warriors need a guiding force this is the guy they turn to…Shaun …last_img

Fishing the North Coast: Late season rain a blessing and a curse

first_imgThe late-season storms barreling their way towards the North Coast are a huge benefit to all of our rivers and the fish that travel through them. But they can also be quite the burden to steelhead anglers. Chetco and Smith river fishermen will reap the rewards of the March rains, while anglers looking for additional opportunities on the Eel, Van Duzen, and Mad rivers will be forced back to the sidelines. A couple inches of rain is predicted over the next several days, which will likely signal …last_img

How Many Agreements Do You Need?

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now You think you need your power sponsor to agree that you are the best person to add to their management team, that your solution is best, and that they should move forward with you.Not so fast! What about the rest of the organization that is going to be impacted by a decision to choose you?Decisions are more and more made by consensus. You need to build consensus among all of the stakeholders who are going to decide (formally or informally) whether or not to buy from you. For our purposes here, let’s pretend that, including your power sponsor, there are five stakeholders. You might believe that you need three agreements. Three out of five is a majority, right? Maybe. Well, technically, yes, it is. But you may need more than three agreements.Internal Agreements (and Disagreements)Your power sponsor may need to get an agreement with one of the other stakeholders, let’s call him Stakeholder number 2. They may need to agree about how they’re going to deal with a challenge your solution causes one of them so that the other can get the major benefit they really need. That means you need your three agreements (or votes), plus this agreement between the two stakeholders. Now you need four agreements.But wait! There’s more!In the not too distant past, Stakeholder 2 torpedoed one of Stakeholder 3’s internal initiatives. Now Stakeholder 3 is withholding their agreement to buy your solution until Stakeholder 2 trades them something they need.Stakeholder 3 did Stakeholder 4 a solid in the past. Now Stakeholder 4 decides to not only withhold their support for your agreement, but also to work on moving Stakeholder 5 into their camp. If there is no agreement from Stakeholder 3, then there is no agreement from Stakeholders 4 and 5. Now you need at least five agreements.I don’t need to walk you through all the different scenarios that are possible with just a few stakeholders.Building consensus is difficult, and there are all kinds of invisible forces at work behind the scenes. With five stakeholders, you may need three votes to make a majority and win the business. But you may need many more agreements. Unless and until you meet with the stakeholders and uncover whether or not you have their commitment, you’ll never know whether or not you have it. You also won’t know what you might be able do to help move their votes in your direction.QuestionsLook at your most complicated deal. How many agreements do you really need? (If it’s complicated, the answer isn’t the number one).How do you discover the agreements that you need that our outside of a simple “yes” or “no” to your solution?What are some of the obstacles to building consensus around a deal?How many stakeholders do you normally need to win a deal? How many do you normally meet with?last_img read more

US Open: Tennis ace Vijay Amritraj son gets wild card entry

first_imgPrakash AmritrajThe name Amritraj did not figure only in the commentary team in the ongoing US Open. Prakash, 18, son of former tennis ace Vijay Amritraj, got a wild card entry after he won the US Tennis Association title for juniors last month.Prakash also teamed up with his cousin Stephen,,Prakash AmritrajThe name Amritraj did not figure only in the commentary team in the ongoing US Open. Prakash, 18, son of former tennis ace Vijay  Amritraj, got a wild card entry after he won the US Tennis Association title for juniors last month.Prakash also teamed up with his cousin Stephen, 17, Anand Amritraj’s son, for the doubles but lost in the first round, as he did in the singles.The doubles stalwarts, Mahesh Bhupati and Leander Paes, too figure in the draw, but with different partners. The fifth Indian name to figure in the fixtures is Rajeev Ram, an Indian-American like Prakash.Stephen AmritrajThe Indian connections are not just a formality. The next generation of Amritraj brothers want to play Davis Cup for India. In fact, at the ATP tournament in Los Angeles, they were wearing saffron and green socks.”I have always wanted to play for India,” says Prakash, who does not see his American citizenship as an obstacle. “The fact that my parents are from India makes me eligible.”Prakash’s antecedents have certainly helped his game. Father and coach Vijay was visible in the stands at the junior tournament in Michigan, shouting encouragements and rushing over with bottles of Pepsi and bananas during the breaks.But is it a legacy difficult to live up to? The chirpy undergraduate from University of Southern California doesn’t think so. “There is no negative pressure. Come on, who better than my dad to discuss my tennis with?”That’s certainly an ace up his sleeves.advertisementlast_img read more

Armed Forces soldier acquitted of sexually assaulting subordinate to face new trial

first_imgOTTAWA – An Armed Forces soldier acquitted of sexually assaulting a female subordinate has been ordered to stand trial again.Andre Gagnon was charged following an allegation by Stephanie Raymond, who said she was assaulted following a 2011 party near Quebec City.At Gagnon’s court martial, the military judge told the five-man jury it could consider Gagnon’s defence that he had a “sincere but erroneous” belief Raymond had agreed to sex.The Defence Department challenged the verdict and requested a new trial, stating the military judge committed an error in his instructions to the jury.In a unanimous decision delivered from the bench Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Canada sided with the Defence Department, saying the defence of a “sincere but erroneous” belief should never have been allowed.Gagnon, a warrant officer, claimed at his court martial that the sex was consensual. The prosecution argued that he used his superior rank to coerce Raymond, a corporal at the time, into the acts. Raymond requested at the proceedings that her identity not be shielded by a publication ban.It is not the first time the case has made it to the country’s highest court. In 2016, the court rejected a motion by Gagnon arguing that courts martial held under the National Defence Act violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantee of prosecutorial independence.Raymond first filed a complaint in 2012. Gagnon was acquitted following a court martial two years later.Raymond’s case is considered one of the catalysts that led to the launch of Operation Honour by the Canadian Armed Forces in July 2016 to combat sexual misconduct.last_img read more