Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes record 11th 50-point scorer of season

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The other 50-point scorers this season: LaMarcus Aldridge, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, James Harden, LeBron James, Damian Lillard, Derrick Rose, Klay Thompson and Kemba Walker. Harden has done it six times, the others once apiece.The 11 players have combined for 16 games of 50 or more points this season. That’s the NBA’s most since 2006-07, when there were 18 — 10 by Kobe Bryant alone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs FILE – Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after making a shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won, 131-114. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE — This is now the season of the 50-point scorer in the NBA.There have been 11 players to score at least 50 in a game this season, the most of any season in league history. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 52-point effort in Milwaukee’s loss to Philadelphia on Sunday was the record-breaker, after 10 different players scored 50 in each of the last two seasons.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chiefcenter_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ PBA D-League: Letran recovers, routs McDavid View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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The unpopular vote

first_imgIF a goofy bill passed by the California Assembly had been law in 2004, California would have given its 55 Electoral College votes to George W. Bush. Never mind that the state’s voters backed John Kerry, 54 percent to 44 percent. The absurd logic behind AB 2948 is to effectively do away with the Electoral College and elect presidents by popular vote. The bill would bind the state to give its electoral votes to the national popular-vote winner if enough other states agree to do the same. But it’s doubtful the scheme would even work. When you vote for a candidate in a presidential election, you’re really voting for electors who are chosen by the political parties. And it’s doubtful that any law could get these partisans to deliberately hand over an election to the other party’s candidate. If state legislators really want to get rid of the Electoral College, then the sensible, decent way to do that is to amend the U.S. Constitution. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Meanwhile, if they’re serious about making elections more democratic, they can start by getting rid of their own gerrymandered districts. This is the kind of ploy that makes the state Legislature look like houses of ill repute. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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