ARAB TIMES, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014 SPORTS 54 Elite Team Jmer Team Furuya Team EMS Team Alessandra Team 5-RB Team Furuya beat 5-RB in PHILBACK 5’8” basketball game Salameda leads Angels to 98-89 win over Elite By Iddris Seidu Anthony-led NY Knicks sting Hornets ‘96-93’ Arab Times Staff KUWAIT CITY, Nov 3: Salameda scored 25 points to lead Angels to a 98-89 PHILBACK 5’8” basketball victory over Elite Friday afternoon at the Hawally Disabled Sports Club. The Angels guard was 8 for 13 from the field and added six assists while his team mates forward Tura added 23 points and Reyes pulled down 15 rebounds and added 10 points to his side’s slate in the 5’8” clash. Angels took an early 4-point lead in the first quarter, and then pulled away again in the second to finish with a 5-point lead midway into the game. But an Elite rally ignited by Chris Moje early in the third saw Elite pull within two points with 7:40 still left to play in the round. Stalwart defender Milben picked up his fifth foul and left for an early shower late in the third quarter with still 3:40 left in the quarter, making Kings win Hasawi Team Al Jefferson had 21 points, and Gary Neal added 17 points in a reserve role for the Hornets (1-2), who lost their second straight. BASKETBALL Angels Team way for Rey to partner with Manalo for swift midcourt runs. Rey contested a shot and missed, grabbed an offensive rebound and followed with a second-chance score bringing a boost of energy as Angels rallied to revive their fortunes. Salameda powered Angels to a 5044 lead with 11 points on 7-for-8 shooting in the third. He was 4 for 4 from 3-point range in the game totally. He made his first three shots, all from behind the arc during the first 3 minutes. Moje stole the ball from Tura and converted it into a breakaway dunk, then intercepted a pass by Salameda to set up a breakaway layup by Rey 13 seconds later. That sent Elite cruising ahead in the final stretch. Angels attempted 14 free throws in the third quarter and made 6, but didn’t get to the line again until Tura converted one of two with 36 seconds left in the final quarter. Salameda’s layup and free throw sent Angels surging 4 points ahead. His 3-pointer with 30 seconds left gave the Angels 6-point cushion at the close of the third after a 25-14 run that brought the overall score to 81-95. Angels rolled on to conclude the final quarter after an 18-19 spurt that sealed their victory at 98-89 at the buzzer. Chris Moje led Elite with a game-high 29 points while Manalo added 25 in the loss. Elsewhere in the 5’8” division, Marlon Batino scored 22 points, Mangallan added 14 and 12 rebounds as Furuya recorded their victory with a 72-58 drubbing of 5RB. Eddie Pangatungan had 16 points and Manalansan added 16 in the 5RB loss. The 5-RB turned the ball over 18 times leading to 23 Furuya points. In other 5’8” series games, Toda Max won 83-72 against EMS in a foul-riddled game that saw Max Bayan Dental Team Charlotte’s guard Michael KiddGilchrist fell awkwardly late in the first quarter and didn’t return to the game. Amar’e Stoudemire had 17 points for the Knicks (2-1), who won their second straight. Iman Shumpert added 15 points. Heat 107, Raptors 102 In Miami, Chris Bosh scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Miami beat Toronto for the 16th straight time. Dwyane Wade added 19 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Heat (30), who are the last unbeaten team in the Eastern Conference. Luol Deng scored 18, Shawne Williams added 16, and Mario Chalmers finished with 12 for Miami. DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points for Toronto (2-1), which hasn’t beaten BASKETBALL Batang Azkalz Team rebound from two points down in the opening quarter to take a commanding lead in the second on the efforts of Joseph who finished with a game-high 20 points. Maced rallied in the third and fourth but could only manage a claw back of some of their deficit, as Jambero partnered with Pido in their barrages for the surge ahead to finish the game 2 points ahead, at 83-72. Maced added 14 points to the Max slate. Jambero and Pido between the two stars scored 25 points to pace their side’s loss. Also, Panik lost 52-37 to Bayan Dental in the next game of the InterMedical series, Jayson Sotelo and Jaguar Rocreo leading the charge. Sotelo had 27 with Rocreo adding 19 in the win. Mark Zalabarria led Bayan Dental with 22 points. Miami since Jan. 27, 2010. Kyle Lowry added 22 points, including a layup that got the Raptors within four with 21 seconds left. Jonas Valanciunas scored 14, and Greivis Vasquez finished with 12 for Toronto, which was outrebounded 43-28. Miami led by as many as 16 late in the third quarter before the Raptors came roaring back. Kings 98, Clippers 92 In Los Angeles, DeMarcus Cousins had 34 points and 17 rebounds, and Rudy Gay added 25 points as Sacramento handed the poor-shooting Los Angeles Clippers their first loss. The Kings (2-1) rallied from a 10point deficit in the third quarter and outscored the Clippers 28-18 in the fourth. They took the lead for good on a layup by Gay with just under six minutes to play. Blake Griffin and Spencer Hawes WASHINGTON, Nov 3, (RTRS): Results and standings from the NBA games on Sunday. Sacramento 98 LA Clippers 92 Miami 107 NY Knicks 96 Golden State 95 Eastern Conference Atlantic Division W L PCT Toronto 2 1 .667 NY Knicks 2 1 .667 Boston 1 1 .500 Brooklyn 1 1 .500 Philadelphia 0 3 0 Central Division W L PCT Chicago 2 1 .667 Cleveland 1 1 .500 Indiana 1 2 .333 Milwaukee 1 2 .333 Detroit 0 3 0 Southeast Division W L PCT Miami 3 0 1.000 Washington 2 1 .667 Atlanta 1 1 .500 Charlotte 1 2 .333 Orlando 0 3 0 Western Conference Northwest Division W L PCT Denver 1 1 .500 Portland 1 2 .333 Oklahoma City 1 2 .333 Utah 1 2 .333 Minnesota 1 2 .333 Pacific Division W L PCT Golden State 3 0 1.000 Sacramento 2 1 .667 LA Clippers 2 1 .667 Phoenix 2 1 .667 LA Lakers 0 4 0 Southwest Division W L PCT Houston 3 0 1.000 Memphis 3 0 1.000 Dallas 2 1 .667 San Antonio 1 1 .500 New Orleans 1 1 .500 GB 0-1/2 0-1/2 2 GB 0-1/2 1 1 2 GB 1 1-1/2 2 3 both scored 17 points to lead five Clippers in double figures. Chris Paul had 16 points and 11 assists, J.J. Redick had 12 points, and Jordan Farmar 10. The Clippers (2-1) struggled for the third straight game, shooting 33 of 88. They were 9 of 31 from 3-point range, with Matt Barnes, Paul and Redick combining to miss a slew in the fourth. Sacramento’s Darren Collison scored 14 points in his first game against his former team. Warriors 95, Trail Blazers 90 In Portland, Klay Thompson scored 29 points, including a go-ahead jump shot with 8.7 seconds left, as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Trail Blazers. The victory gives the Warriors three straight wins to open the season — their best start since 1994-95 when they opened 5-0. LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Blazers, who dropped to 1-2 to start the season. After wrestling for the lead throughout the fourth quarter, Aldridge’s layup and a fadeaway jumper with 2:01 left gave Portland a narrow 90-88 lead. Andre Iguodala missed the second of a pair of free throws for Golden State with 26.3 seconds to go to keep the Blazers in front. But Thompson nailed the running jumper to give the Warriors a 91-90 lead. Steph Curry made free throws the rest of the way for the final margin. Curry finished with 21 points for the Warriors. Sociedad has fired coach Jagoba Arrasate with the Basque club struggling in the Spanish league. Sociedad made the announcement a day after losing 1-0 at home to Malaga, leaving it with one win through 10 rounds. That win was a 4-2 comeback to beat current leader Real Madrid in round two. Sociedad also failed to advance from a playoff to the Europa League group phase to start its disappointing season. Arrasate was in his second season in charge of Sociedad. The club did not immediately name his replacement. (AP) ❑ ❑ ❑ S. Korea recalls Park: South Korea coach Uli Stielike recalled former Arsenal striker Park Chuyoung to the national team for friendlies this month against Jordan and Iran. Park, released by Arsenal in May and without a club until he joined Saudi Arabia’s Al Shabab in September, has not featured for his country since a disappointing 2014 World Cup when the Asian giant collected a solitary point. South Korea is preparing for January’s Asian Cup, where it is drawn in Group A with host Australia, Kuwait and Oman. “These are the last friendly games before the Asian Cup,” Stielike told a news conference Monday. “The biggest reason to select Park is because this is my last chance to see him for myself.” (AP) Toronto Charlotte Portland 102 93 90 GB 0-1/2 0-1/2 0-1/2 0-1/2 GB 1 1 1 3-1/2 GB 1 1-1/2 1-1/2 NFL Roundup Mosley suspended Peterson close to reach ‘plea deal’ WASHINGTON, Nov 2, (RTRS): Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is close to reaching a plea deal on his child abuse case in Texas, ESPN reported Sunday. According to the report, Peterson and his lawyers have been negotiating a deal, which could be completed by Tuesday. It is not known what effect the deal would have on his playing status. Peterson has been on paid leave since his arrest. Officially, he is on the commissioner’s exempt list. ❑ ❑ ❑ The Detroit Lions sent defensive tackle C.J. Mosley home from London and suspended him two weeks because he was smoking marijuana, ESPN reported. The Lions only said a week ago that Mosley was being disciplined for violating team rules. ❑ ❑ ❑ The Washington Redskins’ team bus was in an accident as it traveled to TCF Bank Stadium for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. No players were injured, and the Redskins were transferred to another bus, according to reports. The bus hit the team’s second bus, and the only reported injury was to the leg of an escorting officer, according to NFL.com. Best of the Rest Sociedad fire Arrasate: Real Action shot of a match NEW YORK, Nov 3, (AP): On a night when he joined the NBA’s 20,000-point club, Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points, including the goahead basket with 1:23 remaining, and the New York Knicks narrowly defeated the Charlotte Hornets 96-93. NBA Results/Standings ❑ New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (7) attempts a shot as he is guarded by Charlotte Hornets’ Gerald Henderson and Lance Stephenson (right), during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, on Nov 2, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Knicks won 96-93. (AP) ❑ ❑ Dallas Cowboys quarterback was on the inactive list for Sunday’s game against Arizona due to a back injury. Romo suffered two fractures in his transverse process - a small bone that sticks out of either side of the vertebrae when he took a big hit during Monday night’s loss to the Washington Redskins, according to reports.
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