Rockets beat Mavericks for 8th straight win

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) shoots as Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr., bottom and forward Doug McDermott, left, defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — James Harden scored 27 points, Chris Paul added 25 and the Houston Rockets easily handled the short-handed Dallas Mavericks to get a 104-97 win on Sunday night.The Rockets have won eight straight and 12 of 13.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next The Rockets led for most of the game, but the Mavericks kept it close until a couple of runs in the third quarter allowed Houston to pull away.They were up by 12 to start the fourth quarter and led 93-77 after four straight points by Nene early in the quarter. Yogi Ferrell had the next seven points, highlighted by a 3-pointer he made before crashing to the ground as he was fouled, to cut the lead to 93-84 with about eight minutes remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHouston scored the next five points, with a basket from Paul just before the shot clock expired followed by a 3 from Harden that spurred Dallas coach Rick Carlisle to call a timeout with about six minutes left.But the Mavericks, who were playing their first game this season without Dirk Nowitzki, didn’t threaten again and most of the Rockets’ starters were soon on the bench with the game in hand. Houston got back on track after that, using an 8-2 spurt to make it 84-73 with less than a minute left in the quarter. Eric Gordon got things going in that stretch with a 3-pointer, and Paul scored the last five points.Ferrell added a basket for Dallas after that, but Gordon capped the third quarter with another 3 to leave Houston up 87-75 entering the fourth.Houston led 57-55 at halftime.TIP-INSMavericks: Nowitzki stayed in Dallas because of a swollen left ankle. … Wesley Matthews didn’t make the trip because of tightness in his lower back.Rockets: Trevor Ariza missed his seventh straight game with a strained left hamstring. … Clint Capela added 16 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks.UP NEXTMavericks: Host Sacramento on Tuesday.Rockets: Visit Minnesota on Tuesday. Paul had nine assists and eight rebounds and Harden had five assists and six rebounds.Ferrell scored 20 points for the Mavs, who have lost eight of 10. Dwight Powell had 18 points and 12 rebounds.The Rockets were up by two early in the third quarter when they used an 8-2 run to make it 68-60 with about 8½ minutes left in the quarter.Powell scored four points in a row later in the third to get Dallas within 5. Harden made two free throws after that before both teams went cold, with nobody scoring for the next 2½ minutes.Maximilian Kleber ended the drought with an alley-oop to cut the lead to 76-71 with about three minutes left.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Floorball Association kicked off PFL season 2017-2018 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View commentslast_img read more

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Culture fest to light up the Games

first_imgGet set for a cultural extravaganza as Delhi will host a series of programmes on art, culture, cinema, heritage and cuisine in the next two months to celebrate the Commonwealth Games.On the platter are plays featuring Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and Tom Alter, ghazal performances by Jagjit Singh, mushairas by Nida Fazli and Gulzar besides performances by Shankar Mahadevan, Kailash Kher and Mohit Chauhan among others.”It is going to be an iconic festival in the history of art and culture and of Delhi,” chief minister Sheila Dikshit said while launching a cultural calendar for the mega event on Monday.”We will present a huge number of programmes to cater to everybody’s taste. Top performers from across the country will participate in the programmes,” she added.The festival, ‘Delhi Celebrates’, will showcase to the world India’s unique cultural heritage and traditions.Fifteen different agencies, including the Delhi government, the ministry of culture, the Archaeological Survey of India, the National School of Drama and the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts are organising the festival.Secretary of the Union ministry of culture Jawhar Sircar said ‘Delhi Celebrates’ will be the largest single exposition of culture in the history of India.”Different organisations have come together and finalised the programmes under the guidance of Dikshit as desired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,” he said.Sircar said the Delhi government should consider hosting a festival similar to ‘Delhi Celebrates’ every year. The festival will kick-start on Tuesday at Dilli Haat, where all the states will present their cultural events. This will conclude on November 4.advertisementTheatre lovers can feast on celebrated plays such as Kaifi aur Main featuring Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi and Ghalib featuring Tom Alter.Lovers of mushairas , ghazals and qawwalis can also savour performances by some of the best artistes at Town Hall in Chandni Chowk.last_img read more

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