Irving, Brown lead Celtics to OT win over Wizards

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson That was part of 10 straight points for Irving before finding Brown for a layup that made it 105-103 with 2:32 left in overtime.Brown stretched the lead to five when he hit a contested baseline 3-pointer less than a minute later, and the Wizards missed their last five shots.TIP-INSCeltics: Signed and activated free agent C Greg Monroe, but did not make a trade at the NBA trade deadline. … Coach Brad Stevens wasn’t surprised. “It was probably the least amount of time that I was paying attention to it or on the phone over these days in five years,” he said. … Monroe was one of three Celtics players to receive a technical foul in separate incidents, along with F Marcus Morris and G Terry RozierWizards: Traded G/F Sheldon Mac to the Atlanta Hawks for a 2019 second-round pick in a move coach Scott Brooks said gave Washington the flexibility to sign one or two players. “We’re definitely looking,” Brooks said. … Mac (torn Achilles), who was then waived by Atlanta, has not played this season. … F Kelly Oubre received a technical foul in the fourth quarter.NOT TAKING THE BAITAlthough the Wizards won their first five games after losing G John Wall to knee surgery, Brooks denied the notion his absence has been a positive.“He knows how I feel about him,” Brooks said. “He knows how the organization, his teammates feel about him. And for anyone to think that we’re not better with John, that’s for clickbait.”ALMOST LOUISIANA’S MONROEAfter reaching a buyout agreement with Phoenix, Louisiana native Monroe said he also considered signing with the New Orleans Pelicans after they lost C DeMarcus Cousins to a torn Achilles in January. “They obviously had a need there at my position,” Monroe said. “It’s home for me. So it was definitely a tough decision. But it was hard to resist here.”UP NEXTCeltics: Play Indiana on Friday night in the first of three at home.Wizards: Begin a three-game road stint Saturday night at Chicago. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year “Every game for us is a learning experience, and it’s almost like a ‘must-win,” Irving said after his second game back from a thigh injury. “Just based on the amount of expectations and what we put on ourselves and one another on a game-to-game basis.”Jaylen Brown added five of his 18 points in overtime for Boston. The Celtics have won five of six, and remained a game ahead of Toronto in the race for the East’s top playoff seed after the Raptors’ win over New York earlier Thursday. The Raptors beat the Celtics 111-91 in Toronto on Tuesday.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 folkOtto Porter had 27 points and 11 rebounds for Washington, and Bradley Beal had 18 points and matched his career high with nine assists.But as John Wall remains sidelined following knee surgery, the Wizards committed 22 turnovers and shot just 2 for 12 in the overtime period, dropping their second straight game after winning five straight. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives around Washington Wizards forward Tomas Satoransky (31), from the Czech Republic, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON — Two days after Boston lost to the team chasing the Celtics atop the Eastern Conference standings, guard Kyrie Irving wasn’t about to let his team suffer another defeat.Irving scored 12 of Boston’s last 17 points and finished with 28 to help the Celtics remain in sole possession of the East lead with a 110-104 overtime victory over the Washington Wizards on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases In cold, poor South Korean mountains, Winter Olympics begin Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Beal, who shot just 7 of 27 and took only one foul shot, suggested officiating played a role.“It’s crazy,” he said of his lack of free throws. “Because I feel like I’m being just as aggressive as everybody else out there. My teammates are doing the same. Sometimes we don’t get rewarded.”Meanwhile, Irving went 9 of 10 from the foul line. And after Boston allowed Washington to come back from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, he tied it from the line with 9.8 seconds remaining in regulation on three made foul shots after luring Markieff Morris into a foul on a 3-point attempt.“Nowhere near a foul,” Morris said. “(The referee) was behind me. I don’t know how could see me swiping down on the ball and me hitting his arm. If I hit his arm, there’s no way he would get the shot up.”Said Irving: “I just don’t want to get into the whole ‘whether it was a foul or not.’ I don’t want to get fined.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READlast_img read more

Funding their way to Capitol

first_imgNORWALK – It’s Sacramento or bust for dozens of Lakeside Middle School eighth-graders. The students have their hearts set on taking a special but expensive day-long trip to the state’s Capitol next month. It is the first time ever that Lakeside Middle School has been invited by Whittier-area state Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez to see the Legislature in action, said teacher Maria Pilios, who is organizing the trip. “I was in the fifth grade when my class went to Sacramento and, let me tell you, I remember every second of it,” Pilios said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsDozens of students have signed up for the June 8 excursion, which will cost $250 per student for transportation and other costs. Some students who could not afford the cost were matched with sponsors. But even with sponsorships, the group of about 73 students is still short by about $1,300 in covering all its expenses. Now, Pilios and her students are hoping benevolent residents and business owners from the Whittier community will step in to make their trip a reality. “This is the first time that the kids in this community will be allowed to see this. We really want it to be a success,” Pilios said. “It would be great to have the community’s support.” To help raise money, the students are selling popcorn, candy and raffle tickets for merchandise they have collected. They are also selling 50-cent ballots for a contest in which students get to vote for a teacher to dress in a costume that fits their personality for one day. “We’re doing everything we can to raise this last bit of money,” Pilios said. According to the itinerary, the students will depart for Sacramento at 6 a.m. June 8. They will visit the Assembly gallery and other places of interest. They are set to return home at 9:30 p.m. Bermudez said he plans to personally greet the students in Sacramento. “Whenever residents come to Sacramento, I stop what I’m doing and bring them onto the floor,” he said. “I also give them a history of the building and a tour of the different rooms and offices.” It’s something 14-year-old Eddie Castaneda is looking forward to. “You don’t really pay attention to this stuff in class until you visualize it,” he said. “And I don’t think I’d ever go to Sacramento if the school didn’t help us do it.” But first, the students need to finance their trip. They recently received donations from the city of Norwalk, the Santa Fe Springs Firefighter Association, and Big’s Pizza, which agreed to hold a “Lakeside Night” at the restaurant and donate a percentage of the sales profits. “If we’re successful with this, we’re going to try to go to Washington, D.C., next year,” Pilios added. “It’s just such a good opportunity for the kids.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want 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