Love scores 38, LeBron ejected as Cavs beat Heat

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Heat: Spoelstra didn’t get too nostalgic when was asked about his time coaching Wade and James in Miami. “When you see these guys in different uniforms it’s always like, ’Really, that looks strange,’” he said. “When I see them, it’s always nice to have that split-second going back memory lane. But my focus is what these guys in here right now.” … Spoelstra isn’t surprised that Wade has embraced his role coming off the bench for Cleveland. “Any role that has to do with winning suits him,” Spoelstra said. “That’s what he’s been about his whole career.”Cavaliers: Coach Tyronn Lue said the next step for G Isaiah Thomas in his comeback from a serious hip injury is to play 2-on-2 and 3-on-3. That hasn’t happened yet, and Lue does not know if Thomas will make his debut earlier than the team’s original projection of the end of December. … G Iman Shumpert was not available after playing seven minutes in Monday’s win at Philadelphia. Shumpert has been sidelined with a swollen left knee. … J.R. Smith wrote “RIP Petey” on his sneakers to honor a cousin who died last weekend in a fire.UP NEXTHeat: Finish four-game trip on Wednesday in New York.Cavaliers: At Atlanta on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James added 21 points before he was slapped with two technical fouls by referee Ken Fitzgerald and tossed with 1:59 left in the third quarter and the Cavs leading by 23. It was the first time James was thrown out in 1,082 career games.Dwyane Wade added 17 points for Cleveland, which has shaken off a slow start and is again playing like the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDion Waiters scored 21 and Bam Adebayo had 19 for the Heat, who had won three in a row. Goran Dragic finished with just seven points — 12 below his team-leading scoring average.With the Cavs leading 93-70, James drove to the basket and missed a layup while getting bumped by James Johnson and Waiters. James felt there should have been a foul called and he stormed after Fitzgerald and screamed at the official, who quickly blew his whistle twice and pointed for the superstar to leave the floor. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The Heat closed to 93-76 early in the fourth, but Wade scored Cleveland’s first six points in the quarter and fed Kyle Korver for a 3-pointer to give Cleveland a 102-79 lead.At the end of the first quarter, Miami had 24 points to Love’s 22 and there didn’t seem to be anything Heat coach Erik Spoelstra could do to stop Cleveland’s All-Star center. Love was able to pull Heat shot-swatter Hassan Whiteside away from the basket, and he was too physical for Kelly Olynyk, who went to the bench with early foul trouble.Love also overpowered Josh Richardson and tied the record for the most points allowed by the Heat in one half. Tracy McGrady and Lafayette Lever also dropped 32 on Miami. It was also the most points any player scored on Miami — in a game — all season, topping the 31 by San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge on Oct. 25.Love, who set an NBA record for points in a first quarter with 34 last season against Portland, made three 3-pointers in the opening 12 minutes as the Cavs built an 18-point lead.Love also forced one-time playoff nemesis Olynyk to commit three fouls in four minutes. It was Olynyk who dislocated Love’s shoulder during the 2015 postseason, an injury that knocked him out for the remainder of Cleveland’s run to the Finals.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:53Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of ‘unconditional love’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 award Injured Romeo goes into fan mode cheering for Castro, Gilas Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love (0) drives against Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside (21) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Kevin Love scored 32 of his 38 points in the first half, LeBron James was ejected for the first time in his career and the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their longest winning streak since 2015 to nine games by downing the Miami Heat 108-97 on Tuesday night.Love had his way with every defender Miami put on him, finishing 10 of 16 from the field and 14 of 17 on free throws. He scored 22 in the first quarter and the Cavs opened a 27-point lead before halftime.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

Giambi risen from the ashes

first_img Now, Giambi, a graduate of South Hills High, is hitting third in what is arguably baseball’s most intimidating lineup. After a slow start, he hit .271 with 32 homers and 87 RBIs, and had two hits and an RBI in Game 1 of the American League Division Series Tuesday night. “I think the last couple of years have been tough for Jason,’ Yankees manager Joe Torre said. “He had some injury problems during the 2003 World Series with us, and last year was a nightmare for him, and all winter, basically. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “I think right now he’s really enjoying himself. He’s probably enjoying himself more than anybody else if you go back more than 12 months and see where he was over the last year or so. He’s worked hard, it’s not something that just happened to drop on his doorstep. It’s something he’s been working for and trying to work through, both emotionally and physically.’ Bartolo Colon is the odds-on favorite to win the American League Cy Young Award, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia said “it’s a real long shot’ that he will bring Colon back on three days’ rest to start Game 4 of the ALDS on Saturday at Yankee Stadium. “We’re really counting on good games from Paul (Byrd in Game 3) and Wash (Jarrod Washburn in Game 4),’ Scioscia said. “For Bart to come back on three days would be a stretch, not that we wouldn’t consider it.’ Colon’s final start of the regular season, Sept. 29 in Oakland, came on three-days’ rest. And though Colon got his 21st victory, Scioscia said Colon wasn’t “crisp.’ Colon has been bothered by sore back the second half of the season. Facing Randy Johnson in Game 3 on Friday presents a tall order for the Angels, but Scioscia doesn’t see it as anything above and beyond what’s normal this time of year. ANAHEIM — Only a year ago, Jason Giambi’s world seemed to be crashing down on him. Injuries and illness contributed to his worst season in the majors in 2004, then in December of last year the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Yankees’ first baseman/designated hitter testified to a federal grand jury he used steroids and human growth hormone. The Yankees reportedly tried to find a way to void the remaining $80 million Giambi’s contract, but ultimately figured they were stuck with him. center_img “All their starters are throwing well, Randy included,’ Scioscia said. “(Mike) Mussina, (Chien- Ming) Wang, (Shawn) Chacon, they’ve been very effective the last month to get to this point. Whether it happens to be Randy or another pitcher, the challenge is real.’ Johnson is 15-6 with a 2.93 ERA in 29 career starts against the Angels, but is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA in two starts against them this season. Scioscia defended Garret Anderson after the Angels left fielder was criticized for not catching Robinson Cano’s three-run double in the first inning of Game 1. Anderson was told to play shallow by Angels coaches, and Cano hit the ball over Anderson’s head. “It’s all positioning,’ Scioscia said. “Garret ran a great route and was running well, the ball just beat us to the gap. When Garret’s healthy he’s a good outfielder, and he’s healthy now.’ The Angels’ lineup was the same Wednesday for Game 2, with one flip-flop in the batting order. Bengie Molina moved up to fifth and bumped Darin Erstad down to sixth. Erstad struck out in his first three at-bats Tuesday before getting an RBI single in the ninth. “Bengie’s really been swinging the bat well the last month, and it takes pressure off Ersty trying to hit behind Vlad (Guerrero),’ Scioscia said. “There’s a lot of pressure in that position. You know Ersty, he’s very demanding of himself. He expects himself to rise to the occasion and be the guy.’ California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was a guest in Angels owner Arte Moreno’s suite for Wednesday’s game. … The Angels are Yankees are off today to travel to New York. Game 3 at 5 p.m. Friday. Joe Haakenson can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239, or by e-mail at [email protected] 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