Simmons, Augustin power Magic over Bucks

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “You don’t have to look too far to see that they had three guys dominate the game for them offensively,” Prunty said. “They hit every shot in our face. You can’t give guys their shot. You have to get out, contest it, make them work to get their shots.”Simmons was 7 of 12 from 3-point range, Augustin hit 6 of 9, and the Magic set a franchise record at home with 18 3s in 34 attempts.“(Tuesday night) was a tough game for us, but it happens to the best of us,” Augustin said. “We put it behind us, went out there and shared the ball, helped each other out on defense and played with a lot more energy.”Augustin and Simmons combined for 20 points as the Magic closed out the first quarter on a 27-7 run to take a 16-point lead.Milwaukee (36-32) erased most of it quickly in the second quarter, but did not regain the lead until Eric Bledsoe converted a turnover into a layup with 4:50 left in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Orlando (21-48) scored the final 14 points of that period to take 91-80 lead into the fourth.The Bucks never got within five in the fourth quarter.“I think we’ve done a pretty good job of winning games we’re supposed to win this year,” Bucks center John Henson said. “But we needed this win tonight for the playoff race, and didn’t get it.”TIP-INSBucks: G Brandon Jennings, who returned to the NBA with 16 points and 12 assists in Monday night’s win at Memphis after signing a 10-day contract, had two points Wednesday night.Magic: G Evan Fournier missed a fourth straight game with a sprained left knee.300TH WIN FOR VOGELMagic coach Frank Vogel got his 300th career victory in what he described as the toughest game on the schedule. “It’s a zombie game when you come back from the West Coast into a back-to-back, and the guys just don’t have it in their legs to make shots, and in their minds to focus,” he said. “Our guys played mentally tough and got a difficult W.” Vogel is 300-282 in eight seasons at Indiana and Orlando.GORDON STILL SIDELINEDAaron Gordon, the Magic’s top scorer and second-leading rebounder, missed his fourth straight game since a collision with Lakers forward Julius Randle put him in concussion protocol. “The worst thing that can happen to an athlete is to be concussed while being concussed,” Vogel said. “That’s where long-term injury takes place, so we’re taking every measure to prevent that.”UP NEXTBucks: Host Atlanta on Saturday night.Magic: Host Boston on Friday night. View comments Alab breaks ABL scoring record in rout of Saigon Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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 awardcenter_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Nikola Vucevic had 22 points, nine rebounds and nine assists for the Magic, who were routed 108-72 Tuesday night in San Antonio, their fifth straight loss.“We were able to bounce back with some enthusiasm,” Simmons said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGiannis Antetokounmpo scored 38 points for Milwaukee, which has lost seven of 10 while battling for playoff positioning.Coach Joe Prunty, who described the Bucks’ effort as “horrible,” didn’t see much energy from his team on the defensive side of the floor. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Orlando Magic’s Jonathon Simmons (17) goes to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks’ Jabari Parker during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — A little redemption for the Orlando Magic was a big blow to the Milwaukee Bucks.Jonathon Simmons scored a career-high 35 points, D.J. Augustin added 32 and the Magic bounced back from an embarrassing defeat to beat the Bucks 126-117 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

‘Idol’ rocker Daughtry set to kick off A.V. Fair

first_imgFair admission will be $8 for visitors ages 12 to 61, $5 for children 6 to 11, and $5 for visitors 62 and older. Admission will be free for active-duty military, with military identification, and for kids younger than 6. All concert and arena-event tickets will go on sale at 8a.m. June2 at the fairgrounds ticket office. Go to – under A.V. Fair, Concerts – for ticket office opening-day procedures. Advance admission and carnival-ride wristband tickets will also be available at the Antelope Valley Mall and Wal-Mart beginning Aug.1. Concert tickets also will be sold via Ticketmaster, online at or by telephone at (661)948-6060, Ext.230, beginning at 10a.m. June2. All concert tickets include admission to the fair. Grandstand seating is free at all concerts except McEntire’s, where there will be a charge of $30. McEntire will perform Aug.25, and ticket prices will be $85, $65 and $30. Lone Star with Charlie Daniels will perform Aug27. Seats will cost $65 and $30. LANCASTER – “American Idol” rocker Chris Daughtry and his band will give the lead-off concert at this year’s 69th annual Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival. Daughtry and his eponymous band will perform Aug.24, with tickets selling for $75 and $40. Daughtry will join a concert lineup that includes country music star Reba McEntire, classic rock group Heart and alternative rock band The All-American Rejects, with singer Alana Grace. Among other performers will be country group Lone Star with fiddler Charlie Daniels. The fair – with the theme “Wild Flowers and Wild Fun” – will run from Aug.24 to Sept.3 at the fairgrounds, 2551 W. Ave. H. Heart will perform Aug.28. Tickets will run $65 and $35. The All-American Rejects with Alana Grace will take the stage Aug.29 for $65 and $30. Aug. 26 will be Pay One Price Day with admission of $15, including carnival rides and concert seats. Tickets to the Figure 8 race, professional bull-riders show and demolition derby, as well as advance $5 admission tickets and $15 carnival-ride wristbands, will also be sold at the ticket office starting June2. The carnival wristband price will go up to $20 Aug.27.160Want 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

Toon star tells Mike Ashley: It’s time to splash the cash

first_imgSteven Taylor has told Newcastle owner Mike Ashley: It’s time to splash the cash.The Magpies secured their Premier League status as they beat West Ham 2-0 at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon, and Ashley insisted prior to kick-off he would not be leaving the club, despite supporters’ anger towards him.And Taylor, who was forced to sit out the second half of the season with an Achilles injury, insists Ashley must now get his chequebook out to ensure the club doesn’t find itself in a relegation battle again next season.He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Everybody knows we need to add some top quality players. It’s great for Mike Ashley to come out before the game yesterday and say what he said, but I do believe, and I think a lot of the lads will say the same, he should invest big in the club in the summer.“A lot of people have been saying we should be in Europe and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be. The top six, top seven is what we’ve got to be aiming for. And there’s no reason why we can’t.”Taylor admits it’s been a tough time on Tyneside in recent months, but he now hopes everyone at the club can pull together and ensure there are better times ahead.“You’re constantly getting reminded of it [the situation] every day when we come in. The media speculation all the time is negative, negative, negative.“The foreign lads who have come in this season or last season, I think they’ve understood what it’s all about. This a footballing city and, wherever you go, you’re always going to get reminded of it so when results don’t go well, yes, you can point the finger at yourself, the staff, the owner, that’s normal. If you can’t handle it, you should go and collect stamps.”last_img read more