Raptors ground Hawks

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES There were plenty of second-quarter highlights for Toronto but one of the best came in the final minute, when Lowry ripped the ball from John Collins and passed upcourt to DeRozan at the 3-point line. DeRozan immediately did a tip-pass for an alley-oop that Siakam slammed down for a 67-39 lead.The victory set the Raptors up for what could be an easy next three weeks as they play just one opponent that’s currently over .500.TIP-INSRaptors: DeRozan’s streak of 113 consecutive games in double digits, one shy of Lowry’s franchise-best mark, was snapped. … In Friday’s loss at Indiana, Lowry became the first Toronto player to have consecutive games in leading the team in points, rebounds and assists. … F C.J. Miles missed his second straight game to stay home for his daughter’s birth.Hawks: C Miles Plumlee, acquired in the offseason trade that shipped Dwight Howard to Charlotte, finally made his Atlanta debut late in the fourth and went scoreless with no rebounds in nine minutes. The Hawks would like to get something more from Plumlee, who’s in the second season of a four-year, $52 million contract, but has been sidelined recently with a strained quadriceps.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Kyle Lowry had 15 points and a career-high 13 rebounds as the Raptors snapped a two-game skid. Seven players finished in double figures for the Raptors.Dennis Schroder scored 14 points and Taurean Prince and Marco Belinelli each had 10 for the Hawks. Atlanta was coming off Friday’s rally to beat New York, but it had nothing left after leading by one point late in the first quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneToronto scored 39 points in the second and faced no danger of another third-quarter meltdown that proved costly this week at New York and Indiana. The lead surged to 36 by the 9-minute mark of the third on Serge Ibaka’s short jumper, and the Raptors went up a game-high 45 in the fourth.Toronto’s bench outscored the Hawks’ reserves 43-14 by halftime as Powell, Jakob Poeltl and Pascal Siakam each scored in double figures (Powell 13 and Siakam 13, Poeltl 12.) McCollum fuels Blazers rally past Wizards View comments Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre’ Bembry (95) and Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) vie for the ball during the first half of a NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)ATLANTA — Norman Powell scored 17 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 16 and the Toronto Raptors blew out the Atlanta Hawks 112-78 on Saturday night.Toronto dominated the game so completely that it needed just 28 minutes from DeMar DeRozan, one of the NBA’s most prolific scorers. DeRozan handed out a game-high eight assists and finished with just two points on 1-for-5 shooting before sitting out the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ UP NEXTRaptors: Host Charlotte on Wednesday.Hawks: Host Cleveland on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Bale shows Ronaldo the way to goal

first_imgPrimera División Madrid’s main man: Bale shows Ronaldo the way as Real rediscover goal touch Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 01:46 1/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(30) Gareth Bale Real Madrid Getty Images Primera División Gareth Bale Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid v Deportivo La Coruña Real Madrid Deportivo La Coruña Opinion The Welsh winger struck twice to lead Los Blancos to an impressive win at home to Deportivo as Zinedine Zidane’s side banished their Bernabeu blues This was more like it from Real Madrid. The Spanish champions were in danger of losing three successive league games at home for the first time in their history, but rediscovered their touch in front of goal to secure an emphatic victory. And Gareth Bale played a pivotal part.Zinedine Zidane’s side went behind early on and it looked like another frustrating afternoon could be on the cards following back-to-back defeats at the Bernabeu to Barcelona and Villarreal.But after Nacho had levelled for Los Blancos, Bale made it 2-1 with a lovely curled effort, the ball whistling past Cristiano Ronaldo’s ear as the Portuguese appealed for a penalty. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player With that strike, Bale became the first Real Madrid player to reach five goals in La Liga. And the mere fact that it took until Los Blancos’ 19th fixture in the competition, on January 21, was a reminder of the side’s struggles in the Primera Division this term.A Bale header later made it 3-1 to Real and that was his ninth goal in all competitions this season, matching his return from last season. This time, the nine have arrived in just 17 appearances, though, compared to 27 last term.The Welshman has been Madrid’s most effective attacker in the current campaign, with Ronaldo and Karim Benzema both below their best. Unfortunately for Madrid, however, he has been missing far too often with injury.Zidane will hope his problems are now over and that Bale can carry on performing at this level, without injuries, until the end of the season. Madrid will be much better off if that can happen.Ronaldo also ended with two goals as Real ran riot in the closing stages, the Portuguese converting with a tap-in at the far post and later a fine header as he took a boot to the face that left him floored and needing treatment.Gareth Bale Real Madrid Deportivo LaLigaCristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Deportivo LaLigaPrior to this match, Cristiano had netted just four in 14 appearances in La Liga this season and his double was more good news for Zidane as Madrid look to challenge in the Copa del Rey and the Champions League over the next few months, as well as returning to the top three in La Liga.Winning the Primera Division seems impossible now with Barca 19 points ahead at the start of this weekend, but with the goals flying in once more Real could yet finish the season with some satisfaction as they prioritise the new two knockout competitions over the weeks and months ahead.Real Madrid Deportivo scoreBale, Benzema and Ronaldo have not started a game all together for Los Blancos since last season’s Clasico defeat at home to Barcelona in April, but the three forwards all featured here and could be reunited soon.That and a return to 4-3-3 should see some improvement from Madrid and it will be much needed as Paris Saint-Germain lie in wait in the Champions League next month. Now, if only they can all stay fit…last_img read more