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Victor Oladipo hits late 3, Pacers beat Bulls in OT

first_imgChicago led 78-75 heading into the fourth quarter, but Indiana grabbed a six-point lead with 1:12 left when Sabonis hit a pair of free throws. LaVine then tied itTRADE FALLOUT: Guards MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden Jr., acquired by the Bulls in a trade Thursday that sent guard Justin Holiday to Memphis, has not yet joined Chicago. The Grizzlies also sent second-round picks in 2019 and 2020 to the rebuilding Bulls. Chicago waived guard Cameron Payne in another move.“What we did last night was consistent with our direction,” Executive Vice President-Basketball Operations John Paxson said before Friday. “Getting the two second-round picks was important to us. We’re going to keep Wayne Selden. He’s a young player and we’ll see what he develops into. It’s a deal we felt we had to make.”Coach Jim Boylen wasn’t yet sure where the 24-year-old Selden, whom he called a “big thick dude,“will fit in.YOUTH TO THE FRONT: Chandler Hutchison, a 22-year-old rookie forward, moved into Chicago’s young lineup and made his fourth start this season. Hutchison and the Bulls’ four other starters — Markkanen, Wendel Carter Jr., LaVine and Dunn — were all first-round picks. Dunn, who’s 24, is the oldest in the group. Carter is the youngest at 19.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 ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia ″(The trade) gives Chandler Hutchison an opportunity to play,” Paxson said. “He’ll have to meet the standards Jim (Boylen) and we want, but he’ll get the opportunity.”TIP-INSPacers: C Myles Turner was back in the starting lineup, wearing a face mask, after breaking his nose in a collision with Atlanta forward-center John Collins midway through the third quarter of a 116-108 win Monday in Indianapolis. Turner had 20 points, eight rebounds and blocked four shots in less than 24 minutes in that game, then needed only a brief medical procedure to fix his nose. “I’m feeling great,” Turner said before Friday’s game. “Excited to get out there.”Bulls: F Bobby Portis (sprained right ankle) missed his seventh straight game but might return Sunday when the Bulls host Brooklyn. Portis will have another contact day on Saturday. “It does look good,” coach Jim Boylen said, “but I’m not going to bank on it.” … F Jabari Parker entered the game in the first quarter after not playing since Dec. 13 at Orlando (nine games) due to illness and coaching decisions.UP NEXTPacers: At Toronto on Sunday nightBulls: Host Brooklyn on Sunday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, right, celebrates with guard Tyreke Evans after he made a three-point basket against the Chicago Bulls during overtime of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — Victor Oladipo made a 3-pointer from just above the top of the arc with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to give the Indiana Pacers their sixth straight victory, 119-116 over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.Oladipo had 36 points and seven rebounds, and Domantas Sabonis added 23 points and 12 rebounds in the first game of a five-game trip.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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He hit the first 3 with 17.3 seconds left from outside the left side of the arc, then knotted it with 3.9 seconds remaining from almost the same spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIndiana’s Thaddeus Young had 16 points, including several key baskets down the stretch in the fourth quarter, to help the Pacers overcame an early 12-point deficit.Lauri Markkanen had 27 points, and Kris Dunn had 16 points and 17 assists for Chicago. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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Decathlon duel begins Friday for state trophy

first_imgTeam members from Taft said Wednesday they remain determined to keep the state and possibly even the national trophies in Woodland Hills. And with the national championship in Honolulu next month, winning the top prize would be an extra-sweet victory. “We’re working as hard as we can and we’re looking forward to having a good time,” said Taft senior Brittany Gorin. “Hawaii is definitely a big incentive.” The Los Angeles teams will compete against those from across the state, including Moorpark and Oxnard high schools from Ventura County and private-school winner Bishop Alemany High School from Mission Hills. Competition begins Friday with essay and objective tests before moving to the Super Quiz competition Saturday at UCLA. Winners will be announced Sunday. High school academic decathlon teams from across California will face off beginning Friday for the coveted state championship trophy that will earn the winners a ticket to national competitions in Hawaii. This year’s Los Angeles Unified School District champs from Granada Hills Charter will be joined by wild-card teams from El Camino Real, North Hollywood, Marshall, Garfield, Palisades Charter, Taft and Narbonne high schools. This is the first time Granada Hills has won the LAUSD trophy, edging out reigning national champ Taft High School of Woodland Hills, which finished in seventh place. The nine-member team from Granada Hills scored 49,775 of a possible 60,000 points. California has won 13 of 25 national championships, with nine of those earned by LAUSD teams. Last year, Taft won its third national championship. Taft also won in 1988 and 1993. Four-time national champion El Camino Real, also of Woodland Hills, came in second in the district this year, with 48,880.6 of a possible 60,000 points. Last year, El Camino also placed second to Taft. El Camino took the top national prize in 2005. The Academic Decathlon consists of multiple-choice tests in art, economics, language and literature, mathematics, music and science, as well as the Super Quiz oral relay and written contests, interviews, speech and essay competitions. Although teams can compete with as few as six students, each typically has nine: three with grade-point averages of 3.75 to 4.00; three with GPAs of 3.00 to 3.74; and three with GPAs below 3.00. [email protected] (818) 713-3664 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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The Key to a Large S-Curve

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now You want exponential growth. You want a curve that bends sharply upwards.It’s easy to be tempted into believing that the next big idea to come along, the next shiny object, will be what finally unleashes the potential within you (or your sales organization). But, as painful as it is to tell you this, a large S-curve isn’t likely the result of your next big idea or shiny object. The large S-curve you seek is made up of a bunch of smaller S-curves.Just a Little Bit BetterIt’s not very sexy to talk about exponential growth in the terms of small improvements, but most of the time that’s how it starts. You get a little bit better. And then you get a little bit better than that. And so on, and so forth, onwards and upwards.Maybe you get a little better at prospecting. And then you get a little bit better of helping your dream client diagnose their needs, collaborating with them on what’s next. And then you get a bit better at building consensus, all the while capturing these improvements. So one little S-curve leads right into the next little S-curve.Stacking and Starting from a Higher PointAs you improve, you stack one little S-curve on top of the preceding S-curve. The new S-curve starts where the last S-curve ends. You’re stacking improvement on top of improvement, each time starting from a higher point, until you finally begin to improve exponentially.It’s not exciting to talk about the small S-curves. Not many are interested in talking about how you make the small gains that eventually build the platform for exponential growth. It’s more interesting to search for the silver bullet, the magic answer, the shiny object that promises to deliver the large S-curve now. But if you want exponential growth, start thinking about how you might link together a lot of little S-curves.QuestionsWhat does it take to produce exponential growth?Why do we seek shortcuts to big results? How often do they really work?Why do we avoid making all of the smaller, less interesting improvements that build a platform form which to grow exponentially?What little improvements might you make that, if linked together, would give you a massive improvement curve?last_img read more

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Despite early exit, Philippines shows it can compete against world’s best 3×3 teams

first_imgColumbian forward CJ Perez is top PBA rookie for March Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue After a sizzling first day showing that saw Pasig Chooks and Balanga Chooks stunning top-ranked teams, they were stopped on their tracks by eventual champion Riga Ghetto, 15-21, and Liman, 21-19, respectively in the knockout playoff round late Friday.But Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 commissioner Eric Altamirano was none the less satisfied with what he saw from the Filipino bets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We made a statement that we belong here in the World Tour,” said Altamirano. “ “Seeing the level of play here and knowing that we can keep up with the world’s best, it will definitely make our players hungrier to get back in the next legs of the World Tour.Pasig and Balanga went 2-0 in the group stages. The Chooks to Go Pilipinas 3×3 champions took down no. 1 team Liman while Balanga shocked Riga, 19-17, to kick of their campaign. LATEST STORIES The Pasig quartet of Taylor Statham, Joshua Munzon, Angelo Tsagarakis, and Nikola Pavlovic claimed the fifth place to bring home $5,000 while Balanga’s Travis Franklin, Alvin Pasaol, Karl Dehesa, and Santi Santillan came in next in the 12-team meet.Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 league owner Ronald Mascariñas vowed to continue support to help raise the level of 3×3 basketball in the country.“Now that we are back in the game, we will join every 3×3 tournament FIBA wants us to join,” he declared. “This is just the start for us. We will continue to raise the level of our league, hoping that one day we can be seen by the world as one of the elite 3×3 basketball countries.”Pasig Chooks is schedule to play in Kunshan Challenger, a qualifier to the Chengdu Masters, from May 18 to 19.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine teams may have failed to make a deep run in the 2019 Fiba 3×3 World Tour Masters, but they proved that they could keep up with the world’s best in the sport.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img MOST READ Palace: Duterte to attend Asean Summit in Bangkok but with ‘spacing’ PLAY LIST 01:09Palace: Duterte to attend Asean Summit in Bangkok but with ‘spacing’01:44Undas tradition: 2 mom’s crusade against trash at cemeteries00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more