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18/08/2016

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MILWAUKEE - In a hallway at the Bradley Center after another win for the Milwaukee Bucks, smiling team owner Marc Lasry gave coach Jason Kidd a hug.Adidas Superstar Nz Sale .The new era for the rebuilding franchise is off to a pretty good start.Ersan Ilyasova had 20 points, and Milwaukee climbed above .500 for the first time in more than a year by fending off the New York Knicks for a 117-113 victory Tuesday night.Zaza Pachulia added season highs of 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Bucks, who improved to 6-5 on the season after nearly blowing a 26-point lead. It was the first time the team had a winning record since March 20, 2013, when it was 34-33.As long as were consistent, it doesnt matter how we start, but its more how we finish, rookie forward Jabari Parker said. Thats what we need to keep trying to do.Parker, who finished with 12 points, is one of the 19-year-old cornerstones of the future, along with 6-foot-11 forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. He had 13 points, and the balanced Bucks had seven players score in double figures.After giving up a big lead in a season-opening loss at Charlotte, Kidd can point to this game as a valuable lesson for the future.I thought tonight we kind of used that as a stepping stone to finish off the game against a veteran ballclub that put themselves in position to win, Kidd said.New York closed to 115-113 with 7.9 seconds left on a dunk off a baseline move by Carmelo Anthony.Jerryd Bayless responded with two free throws for Milwaukee. He went 5 for 6 at the line in the final 26 seconds.A desperation 3 at the buzzer by Tim Hardaway Jr. glanced off harmlessly off the rim. Anthony finished with 26 points, while Hardaway Jr. had 24.The neck-and-neck final few minutes were unexpected after the Bucks led by double digits for most of the first three quarters.After shooting 60 per cent in the first half, the Bucks went cold from the field down the stretch. Bayless jumper with 6:32 to go was Milwaukees only field goal until Ilyasova pump-faked Anthony to hit a 16-footer with 33.1 seconds remaining for a 112-106 lead.The Bucks outrebounded the Knicks 44-28, even with Pachulia replacing starting centre Larry Sanders (bruised thigh) at the last minute.They wanted it at times a little bit more than we did, Knicks coach Derek Fisher said. It wasnt until the third quarter really started to get out of hand that we started to put the right mindset into playing with a sense of urgency.___TIP-INSKnicks: Iman Shumpert returned to the starting lineup after missing a game with a hip contusion. He scored 21 in 36 minutes after Fisher said before the game that his shooting guard did not have a time restriction. ... Fisher said he kept G J.R. Smith in the starting lineup for another ball-handler against the Bucks, who were fourth in the league in defence in allowing 92.6 points per game.Bucks: Kidd brushed off a couple questions about the Bucks game on Wednesday against his former employer, the Brooklyn Nets. Kidd departed Brooklyn after one season in a messy split before being hired by the Bucks in June.UP NEXT:Knicks: At Minnesota on Wednesday.Bucks: At the Nets on Wednesday.MELO OUTAnthony returned to the locker room for a couple minutes in the second quarter to get his left knee re-taped. Anthony said he aggravated his already sore knee after hitting the floor while scrambling for a loose ball.Ive had some tests. I really dont know exactly whats going on with it — I mean, I know whats going on with it, Anthony said. But like I said, for me its just a matter of just not kind of thinking about and playing through it.BIG BENCHThe Bucks reserves had another big night with 51 points. Ilyasova shot 8 of 10 in 20 minutes, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range.For him to make a big shot down the stretch for us shows that everybody trusts one another, Kidd said. He stepped up for us.__Follow Genaro Armas at http://twitter.com/GArmasAP Nike Flyknit Trainer+ For Sale Electric Green/Carbon Black Mens Training Shoes . The Canadian mens Olympic hockey team head coach arranged to take in some mens curling with a bunch of players before shuffling off to the nearby Bolshoy Ice Dome to scout the Russia-United States mens hockey game. Adidas Superstar Cheap Nz . The question is, where is he most likely to go? An obvious choice is the Edmonton Oilers. Gretzky won four Stanley Cups with the Oilers from 1979-1988 before “the trade” sent him packing to sunny California to play with the Los Angeles Kings. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When opposing teams scout No. 3 Ohio State, they seldom notice Lenzelle Smith Jr. Buckeyes coach Thad Matta hopes they keep ignoring him. Smith scored 19 points and No. 3 Ohio State pulled away early to beat Bryant 86-48 on Wednesday night. "I think Lenzelle has been tremendous -- nobodys asked me about him this year," Matta said. "But I think hes playing at a very, very high level of being a complete basketball player." Smith, a 6-foot-4 senior guard who does a little of everything, hit 6 of 9 shots from the field including half of his four 3-point attempts. He had eight rebounds and three assists. "I put a lot of work into my game offensively over the summer. And my confidence is off the charts," he said. "My teammates are stretching the defence and are able to find me wide open. A lot of teams, for some reason, are (not guarding) me and Im getting great looks at the basket. Im just driving my legs and trying to get the most arc I can on the ball -- and its falling." There isnt much about Smith that grabs peoples attention. Point guard Aaron Craft is the tough guy who may be as good a defender on the ball as anyone in the country. Swingman LaQuinton Ross is 6-8 with a velvet shooting touch. Sam Thompson comes off the bench to make high-flying dunks. Shannon Scott and big man Amir Williams are game-changing defenders. And then theres Smith. He leads the Buckeyes (9-0) in scoring with 12.9 points a game. Hes shooting 53 per cent from the field, 48 per cent behind the arc and 74 per cent at the free throw line. He adds 5.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game -- and may be Ohio States best help defender. "Theyre so talented. Thats whats hard about playing them," Bryant coach Tim OShea said. "Who do you really want to leave open? Theyre just an elite team; a very, very, very elite team." Williams added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Buckeyes, who rolled from the outset of the early round game in the Blackrock Gotham Classic. It will conclude on Dec. 21 with the Buckeyes meeting Notre Dame at Madison Square Garden. The Bulldogs (6-5) hung around with the Buckeyes for a while, but then went scoreless over the last 5:25 of the first half and watched the Buckeyes close with an 8-0 run to take a 43-23 lead.Womens Peachpuff/Silver Adidas ZX 750 Flyknit Shoes. Ohio State then scored the first five points of the second half before Dan Garvins layup ended a drought of 6:40. By then, it was all over. Ohio State has lost focus from time to time against lesser teams after it has taken a big early lead. Not this time. "That was one of the things we talked about in shootaround -- trying to sustain intensity and effort and to keep the focus on the things that we need to get better at," Matta said. "We did a pretty decent job with that." Dyami Starks had 16 points for Bryant, which was playing its second game in three nights. The Bulldogs lost at Notre Dame, 70-59, on Monday night. Starks came in averaging 22.1 points a game, eighth-best in Division I. He had scored at least 20 in five games and 30 in three others. But he was held to 5-of-15 shooting from the field. The Buckeyes led 8-7 early and then scored 14 of the next 18 points to take command. For the game, they shot 52 per cent on 32 of 61. They hit 8 of 20 3-pointers (40 per cent). With Ohio State denying points inside or off the break, Bryant shot 28 per cent from the field (16 of 58). It was 6 of 24 from behind the arc. "I looked at the scores coming in and very few teams have scored 60 points on them -- and they play fast," OShea said. "So I do think that defensively they play national-championship calibredefence." The Bulldogs dropped to 0-5 all-time against Big Ten opponents. Talk about a tough schedule: They played preseason No. 1 Indiana in the opener a year ago -- in their first official game in Division I. They lost that game 97-54. The Buckeyes appear to have everything clicking right now. "Were making great finds, were reading each other," Smith said. "We have great guards on the perimeter and were able to attack the defence and penetrate and kick the ball out. Thats what you want to do. Our shooting has increased over the last three or four games and we want to just keep rolling." Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Authentic China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '