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

Fort St. John Black Sox split opening two games

first_imgThe team played strong in the first game, taking a 3-0 lead after the first inning and built on their lead from there. The Black Sox also had 14 players come out for the game on the road which is higher than normal, so everyone got their chances to contribute with the lead well in hand.The Black Sox have a busy few days ahead of them. The team will have their first home game tomorrow night as they swing the sticks against the Rycroft Rage at 7 p.m., and Saturday sees the team take part in another double dip as they welcome the Peace River Stampeders for games at 1 and 4 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img