James Harden scores 42 points, Rockets hold off Celtics

first_imgBoston has lost five of six since returning from the All-Star break. Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 24 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Al Horford finished with 19 points.Boston did a decent job trying to contain Harden, limiting him to 14-of-31 shooting from the field and nine free throw attempts.But the Celtics were inefficient when they had the ball, shooting 48 percent (37 of 77) for the game and 29 percent (8 of 28) from beyond the arc.The Celtics started the fourth quarter with a 17-6 run to cut what had been a 28-point deficit to 106-96 with 6:08 to play.Terry Rozier got fouled on a 3-pointer at the five-minute mark, but missed all three free throws.ADVERTISEMENT Harden had 42 points before fouling out late in the fourth quarter and Houston held on to beat Boston 115-104 on Sunday for its fifth straight victory.Harden made six 3-pointers and scored 40 or more points for the 24th time this season. Houston entered the day in fifth place in the Western Conference standings, a game behind of fourth-place Oklahoma City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Eric Gordon added 32 points and had eight 3-pointers.“We’re finally healthy, so yeah. It feels good,” Harden said. “We winning, guys know their roles, we’re executing defensively, we’re helping each other out, we’re talking. That’s all it’s about.” Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title FAST STARTHouston was the more aggressive team on both ends from the outset and led 65-43 at the half. Harden (23 points) and Gordon (20 points) matched the Celtics’ output by themselves in the opening 24 minutes.The Celtics were often careless in the half court on offense. They turned it over five times in the five minutes of the game, leading to 10 Rockets’ points.Boston’s giveaways were exacerbated by its slowness getting back in transition.Other times the Celtics failed to help out teammates when they were beaten off the dribble, allowing the Rockets — and particularly Harden — to get uncontested layups. Houston scored 16 of its first 31 points in the paint.Boston hoped to get some defensive help with Aron Baynes returning to action after missing this last 11 games with a left foot contusion. But Harden repeatedly forced the Celtics to switch Baynes onto him on defense. Harden easily drove past the big man for layups on three occasions.When Boston did have the ball, they often settled for jumpers or tried to attack Houston one-on-one.With the Celtics trailing 53-36 late in the first half Marcus Morris airballed a desperation 3-pointer as the shot clock wound down, prompting a chorus of boos from the home crowd.UP NEXTRockets: At Toronto on Tuesday night. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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But on Sunday the Celtics fell back into many of the same bad habits that had caused them to lose four straight prior to that win over the Wizards.Horford said he couldn’t point to just one thing as the main culprit of their issues right now.“We’ve had some good moments. But right now, unfortunately, we’re going through a really bad stretch,” Horford said. “This is when our group needs to make sure that we stay together.”Things don’t get any easier for Boston, which plays its next four on the road. Its trip out West begins with a matchup against Golden State and ends with games against the Lakers and Clippers.TIP-INSRockets: Harden and Gordon combined to score 74 points on 51 percent shooting. … Iman Shumpert missed his second straight game with a sore right calfCeltics: Shot 1 for 13 from 3-point line in the first half. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) prepares to shoot from three-point territory as Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum (0) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — James Harden and the Houston Rockets are at their best when they are knocking down 3-pointers, getting points in the paint and racking up points to the foul line.They did all three against the Boston Celtics and it added up to a mostly easy outing against a team that is continuing to struggle. ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

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Scheme to smuggle illegal fireworks into state foiled

first_imgAuthorities used search warrants to look for more fireworks in their homes, said Samardzich. None were found, he said. Officials from the San Bernardino County sheriff’s and fire departments went to Nevada and watched the group purchasing the fireworks and then surreptitiously changing vehicles throughout Sunday afternoon, he said. Alhambra and Pasadena officials were called after a vehicle license check showed the red Nissan Altima and Ford pickup truck were registered in the Alhambra area, according to Samardzich, who was among those who stopped the group around 3 a.m. The U-Haul had been rented in Alhambra, according to Kabala. “The trailer was stuffed with bottle rockets and tube launchers,” Samarzich said. “The car also was loaded with a numerous boxes of fireworks.” All fireworks are illegal in California with the exception of “safe and sane” varieties allowed in some cities. Every year authorities remain on high alert for illegal transport of fireworks from Pahrump, Nev., he said. “There are warehouses filled with fireworks that exist solely because it is close to the California border,” he said. [email protected] (626) 578-6300 Ext. 4461160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ALHAMBRA – Authorities with a search warrant Tuesday found methamphetamine in the home of a man arrested with four others on suspicion of felony possession of 4,000 pounds of Nevada-purchased fireworks in Barstow early Monday morning, according to fire officials. David Garcia, 27, of South Pasadena was arrested at his girlfriend’s apartment in the 500 block of South Electric Avenue, said Alhambra fire Deputy Chief John Kabala. “It was a small amount most likely for personal use,” Kabala said. Garcia was arrested early Monday on Interstate 15 at the Lenwood exit in Barstow along with Jason Yamasaki, 27, of Monterey Park; Suzan Garcia, 21, of Alhambra; and Dolly Martinez, 31, of Rosemead after investigators discovered fireworks loaded into a single-axle U-Haul trailer towed by the group, said Pasadena fire Investigator Jon Samardzich. last_img read more

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OWNER OF LANDMARK LETTERKENNY HOTEL SPEAKS ABOUT ITS SAD CLOSURE

first_imgTHE OWNER of one of Donegal’s best-loved hotels has opened his heart after he was forced to shut the premises.Paul Kelly, the owner of Gleneany House Hotel in Letterkenny, said he had no choice but to close the 25 bedroom family-run business.“Today is a very sad day for the entire Kelly family and for me personally, as Gleneany House has been a major part of my life for almost 20 years, but due to very tough trading times, it is no longer economically possible to remain open. “I would like to thank everyone for supporting us down through the years, our customers, suppliers and most importantly, our loyal committed and hard working staff past and present,” he said.Gleneany House Hotel in Letterkenny has been open for the past 20 years and had enjoyed a solid reputation in hotel circles.The 25 bedroom  hotel and restaurant was located at the Port Roundabout at the entrance to the town.President of the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce Patrick McGinley said it was a sad day when another business had gone tot he wall in the Cathedral Town. “I am very sad to hear the news because the Kelly family ran a fine hotel and were very well- respected as hard working and decent people.“But it goes to show that businesses, especially many in the service industry including hotels, restaurants and bars, are finding things very difficult at the moment,” he said.The closure of the budget hotel comes hot on the heels of another closure in the town – the Bastille Bistro on the town’s High Road which closed last week with the loss of 15 jobs.EndsOWNER OF LANDMARK LETTERKENNY HOTEL SPEAKS ABOUT ITS SAD CLOSURE was last modified: December 30th, 2010 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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