LOS ANGELES (AFP) — The Los Angeles Lakers raised their 2020 NBA championship ban-ner yesterday, then scraped a 124-122 victory over the hapless Houston Rockets to keep alive their hopes of direct entry to the 2021 playoffs.
The Atlanta Hawks clinched their first playoff berth since 2016 with a 120-116 come-from-behind victory over the Washington Wizards, and the New York Knicks were assured of their first post-season spot since 2013 when the Boston Celtics fell 102-94 to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But with the regular season speeding toward its close on Sunday, the Lakers remained outside the top six in the Western Conference and likely looking at having to advance through the play-in tournament for the teams ranked seventh through 10th in each conference.
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Chinese mourn passing of heroic pig that survived 2008 quake
SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — A pig that became an unlikely national icon in China after surviving 36 days under rubble from a powerful 2008 earthquake has died at the age of 14, sparking an outpouring of emotion on Thursday.
Federer suffers 2nd-round loss
Dasmariñas out to prove worth vs Japanese champion
Luzon power supply at tipping point, but are the solutions suitable?
Electricity demand surge ushered in by the country’s bit-by-bit economic reopening is now wrestling with available supply – especially for Luzon grid – but news of greenfield power plant developments are still not up to expectations.
Over 2 million fully vaccinated
PH receives 1.5 M more doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Azkals Settle For 1-1 Tie Vs Maldives
PH coach rues wasted scoring opportunities
Uptrend In Foreign Trade Volume Signals Possible Recovery
The doubling of the country’s international trade volume in April 2021 after both imports and exports registered the biggest increases in more than a decade could be a signal that both the domestic and global economy are headed for recovery.
PAL Test Flight From Kuala Lumpur Opens Laoag Regional Airport
LAOAG CITY – Citing the increasing demand for Filipinos wanting to go home from abroad, the province of Ilocos Norte has finally allowed regional flights to open at the Laoag International Airport (LIA).
Chinese Rocket With Manned Crew To Blast Off Thursday
JIUQUAN, China (AFP) - Astronauts blasting off on Thursday for China’s first manned mission to its new space station will have a choice of 120 different types of food and “space treadmills” for entertainment during their stay, China’s space agency said.
Covid-19 Situation ‘Manageable'
ICU utilization rate in Metro Manila down by 50% – treatment czar
6 apps that take you to a VR world
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DAPPER LABS, CREATORS OF NBA TOP SHOT, GET $305M IN FUNDING
Canadian blockchain technology company Dapper Labs has secured $305 million in private funding — some of it from current and former NBA players, including Michael Jordan — to scale up its virtual NBA trading card site, the company said this week.
The Long Game: Covid Changed The Way We Play, Watch, Cheer
It’s the predictable rhythm of sports that draws us in.
Tristan & Khloé's LONG-DISTANCE ROMANCE: DOOMED?
The couple faces a dilemma while residing on separate coasts.
NBA COACHES ATTIRE: MASKS ARE IN, JACKETS ARE OPTIONAL
For NBA coaches, masks are required this season. Jackets are not.
THE URGENT NEED FOR SOPHISTICATED LEADERSHIP
The pandemic has highlighted a series of paradoxes inherent to the work of leaders. What comes next will depend on how well leaders face up to them.
THE THIRD Coming
FOR DJ WAGNER, SON OF DAJUAN AND GRANDSON OF MILT—BOTH FORMER NBA PLAYERS—BASKETBALL RUNS IN HIS FAMILY’S BLOOD. OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS, HE’LL USE THAT TALENT AND HIS NO. 1 RANKING IN THE CLASS OF 2023 TO LEAD CAMDEN HS TO THE TOP OF THE BASKETBALL WORLD (AGAIN).
STATE of the UNION
CHRIS PAUL HAS BEEN A NATURAL LEADER SINCE AS FAR BACK AS HE CAN REMEMBER. BUT THROUGH 2020, AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NBPA, PAUL HAS LED ALL 450 NBA PLAYERS THROUGH THE MOST TURBULENT OF TIMES—THROUGH A PANDEMIC, A SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT, A BUBBLE, AND A SEASON THAT SOMEHOW STRETCHED 355 DAYS—AND THOSE LEADERSHIP ABILITIES HAVE BEEN MORE CRUCIAL THAN EVER. WE SPOKE WITH CP3 ABOUT THE LEGACY OF THE PAST YEAR AND MUCH MORE.
Back For More
ATHLETIC PROPULSION LABS’ first basketball sneaker got banned from the NBA because it gave wearers an “advantage.” The brothers who launched the company have returned to the game 10 years later, with a duo of brand new sneakers.
3 the HARD WAY
THREE NBA CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH THREE DIFFERENT TEAMS MEANS DANNY GREEN KNOWS A THING OR THREE ABOUT WINNING. AS HE WRITES HERE, THE THIRD WAS THE MOST SATISFYING.