Westbrook’s 3-pointer lifts Thunder past Hawks

first_imgAtlanta, in last place in the Southeast Division, made Oklahoma City work for this one, rallying after falling behind by 16 points in the first half.The Hawks led 92-88 with 8:49 left after a basket by Kent Bazemore. Westbrook re-entered the game and led the Thunder on a 16-5 run. Anthony’s 3-pointer with 5:34 left gave Oklahoma City a 104-97 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Hawks came back again, eventually tying the game at 117 on two free throws by Ersan Ilyasova with 11.1 seconds left. After a timeout, George inbounded to Westbrook, who made the final shot over Atlanta’s Taurean Prince. Without a timeout, the Hawks could manage only a desperation heave at the buzzer.Marco Belinelli scored 30 points to lead Atlanta, which is 2-7 against Western Conference teams this season. Ilyasova added 22 points for the Hawks, who went 15 of 32 from 3-point range. MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Atlanta Hawks’ Malcolm Delaney, left, tries to get the ball away from Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, right, in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game. APOKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook hit a 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds left to cap a 30-point, 15-assist outing, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Atlanta Hawks 120-117 on Friday (Saturday Manila time).Carmelo Anthony added 24 points on 7-of-12 3-point shooting and Paul George scored 17 for the Thunder, who have won five of their last six after an 11-14 start.ADVERTISEMENT Bucks close with 9-0 run to beat Hornets Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Thunder dominated the second quarter. They broke a 28-28 tie with a 14-2 run to start the quarter, with Raymond Felton and George each hitting two 3-pointers. After the Hawks pulled within 51-43, Oklahoma City went on a 13-5 run and led 64-50 at halftime.Atlanta scored 11 straight points to cut the Thunder lead to 74-70 midway through the third quarter.Oklahoma City made only 19 of 31 free throws.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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Drivers continue to be victimised by traffic ranks

first_imgDear Editor,It should be noted that roads in Guyana, like those in most countries, have legally assigned numerical maximum speed limits that apply to both urban and rural roads. As such, speed limits’ enforcement is the action taken by the appropriate empowered authority, the Guyana Police Force, to ensure that vehicles comply with the legal speed limits.The methods used to enforce speed limits have always been controversial, and even more so in Guyana.In most countries of the world, speed limit signs display the limitation using black text within a red circle with a white background. This design follows the “Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals “.On September 25th, 2008, Guyana assented to this UN treaty, but failed to comply with the UN Convention on signs and signals in the erection of speed limit signs across the country.The Government, through the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, is mandated to ensure that drivers are safe, and do not exceed the legal speed limits. Based on the UN Convention, it is absolutely necessary to ensure there is proper installation of road signs along the roadways in Guyana, especially when there is a change of the speed limit on the road.It is evident that drivers are being charged for exceeding speed limits when there are no speed limit signs erected. This is a clear violation of the rights of the drivers, and should be corrected immediately by the relevant authorities.Presently, there are advertising signs erected by Pepsi and other companies to guide you in regard to the names of villages, and at the bottom of these signs, there is a small indication of the speed limits. This is not legal, based on the Vienna Convention on Roads Signs, and as such, Traffic officers should stop this unnecessary victimisation until proper, visible signs are erected to display speed limits on the roads.I am absolutely convinced that in Region Five and Six, drivers have the most traffic charges in the entire country on a yearly basis. This adds to the constant burdens that are now imposed on drivers: increases in fuel prices, payment of NIS, removal of tints, ban on used tyres etc.While these are sometimes considered the law, Government continues to fail Guyanese. For example, the ban on used tyres by the coalition Government leaves drivers with no other option but to purchase new tyres for their vehicles, while the Government, which is responsible for fixing the potholes, is unable to do so; and, as such, when the drivers drive into the potholes, their tyres are damaged and this results in drivers losing thousands of dollars because of the Government’s incompetence and mismanagement.Since there is a campaign to enforce the tint law on vehicles, we need to establish if, since implementation of the tint laws, there has been a reduction in crime, as that was the intended purpose. There definitely was no reduction in crime, and since 2015, there is an increase of crime in Guyana; so we can conclude that the ban on tint was ineffective, and, as such, it should be reviewed.Finally Traffic officers issue speeding tickets if you exceed the speed limits by even one km per hour. This is definitely unreasonable, and provision should be made to ensure a 5 – 10km-per-hour flexible rage, to ease unconscionable burdens on drivers and help in the elimination of corruption by Traffic ranks.Based on the review by the masses, the present Minister of Public Security is incompetent, and fails in the management of this sector.Regards,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

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