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James scores 37, Cavs beat Nets for 5th straight win

first_imgBubba Watson wins Match Play for 2nd World Golf Championship Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “I wasn’t out there for the Portland game when LeBron had the dunk over (Jusuf) Nurkic,” Love said of a recent James highlight dunk, “but I was out there today and I was just having fun with it. It was fun to see. I love that type of play.”LUE’S RECOVERYDrew said he spoke Saturday to Lue, who took a leave of absence from the team last week for unspecified health reasons. Drew said he didn’t know when Lue planned to rejoin the Cavs but that he was on the road to recovery.“He’s back to being his old self with the cracking jokes and he’s doing the things necessary from a health standpoint to get him back,” Drew said.UP NEXTCavaliers: Visit Miami on Tuesday.Nets: Visit Orlando on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Might as well. There’s no way right now to defend James even by staying in front of him — or in Harris’ case, beneath him.James had 37 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Brooklyn Nets 121-114 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJames kept up his latest sensational stretch by going 14 for 19 from the floor, highlighted by the soaring slam over Harris. He reached 2,000 points in a season for the 10th time, joining Karl Malone and Michael Jordan as the only players in NBA history to do that.Associate head coach Larry Drew, running the team in Tyronn Lue’s place, was asked to make an MVP case for James. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverycenter_img MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “You just look at the stat sheet,” Drew said, “and it’s just not about points, it’s what he’s doing on the boards, it’s what he’s doing from an assists standpoint. He’s just a force. He’s a force and I mean he has put up MVP numbers without a doubt.”Kevin Love added 20 points and 15 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who came in averaging 122.5 points during the streak and just about reached that even with a slow start. Jordan Clarkson had 18 points, George Hill scored 17 and Rodney Hood finished with 16.Harris scored a career-high 30 points for the Nets, who lost their third straight. Just as they did Friday in Toronto, the Nets hung in against one of the East’s best but didn’t have enough to pull it out.Harris’ two free throws with 6:17 left gave Brooklyn its last lead at 100-99 before Cleveland ran off eight straight points. James had two baskets during the run, both backboard-shaking slams on lob passes.The lead grew to 10, and when the Nets got it down to five, James halted their charge by running down the clock and nailing a 3-pointer that made it 119-111 with 39 seconds remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) defends Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) as James goes up for a layup during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 25, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — LeBron James powered into the lane for his latest assault on the rim and a former teammate made an ultimately useless attempt to stop him.“I should have just gotten out of the way,” Joe Harris said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “When we get stops we’re very dynamic and that’s what we did,” James said.The Cavs missed their first eight shots before James took one, which he made. He had 12 points in the first quarter, including his latest powerhouse dunk over Harris in the final seconds of the period.But Harris rebounded nicely from being on the wrong end of James’ highlight, going 8 for 9 in the first half and making all four of his 3-pointers as the Nets took a 62-60 lead.TIP-INSCavaliers: James had triple-doubles in two of the first three meetings with the Nets this season, including when the Cavs lost in Brooklyn in October. … Cleveland played without forward Jeff Green because of an illness.Nets: DeMarre Carroll had 18 points. He came in averaging 15.5 in March, the highest total of any month in his nine-year career. … The Nets have just two home games remaining. Six of the Nets’ final eight are on the road.LBJ 2KJames reached 2,000 points in a season for the first time since 2013-14. Malone (12) and Jordan (11) previously did it.DELIGHTFUL DUNKLove was on the bench for James’ slam the end of the first quarter. He celebrated by running and jumping into the nearby backboard stanchion . 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 awardlast_img read more

Brisbane Laid to Rest in Bomi as 2 US Citizens Test Positive

first_imgDr. Brisbane was a senior medical doctor working at Liberia’s leading referral hospital, the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Medical Center in Monrovia.The JFK’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Billy Johnson, confirmed Brisbane’s demise to the Daily Observer Saturday afternoon. Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bernice Dahn, also confirmed Dr.  Brisbane’s death, which occurred at around one o’clock p.m. on Saturday at an Ebola treatment center at ELWA Hospital in Paynesville, near Monrovia. The BBC reports Dr. Brisbane succumbed to the deadly disease after a three-week battle.The late Dr. Brisbane, Liberia’ leading internist, headed the Emergency Unit at the JFK and saw most patients coming there for various treatments. According to reports, he is the first Liberian doctor to die since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease.The US-based aid group, Samaritan’s Purse, also said Saturday that an American doctor working in Liberia is sick.A spokeswoman for the group says Dr. Kent Brantly is undergoing intensive medical treatment. She added that patients have a better chance of survival if they receive treatment immediately after being infected, which Brantly did. Dr. Brantly, 33, is married and a father of two.A second U.S. citizen working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, Samaritan’s Purse also announced. Nancy Writebol is employed by SIM (Sudan Interior Mission) in Liberia and was helping the joint SIM/Samaritan’s Purse team that is treating Ebola patients at the Case Management Center in Monrovia. SIM manages ELWA Hospital there, and the two organizations have been working closely to combat Ebola since the current outbreak began in Liberia in March.Nancy Writebol serves as a Personnel Coordinator by helping missionaries and short-term teams with their entry into Liberia. She is married to David Writebol who is the Technical Services Manager and SIM’s Eternal Love Winning Africa’s (ELWA’s) complex of 100 buildings. He helps staff provide electrical power, water and other technical services to the campus, which are utilized by the radio station, hospital, elementary and secondary schools on the campus. The couple is blessed with two sons, whom they raised before leaving their careers in the education and software industry to become missionaries.  They have been working with SIM since August 2013.  Prior to coming to Liberia, the Writebols also spent 14 years serving orphans and other vulnerable children in Ecuador and Zambia.WHO says the highly contagious Ebola virus has so far killed at least 672 people in four African countries—Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia now Nigeria.In Sierra Leone, for example, health officials say an Ebola patient whose family sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment center and took her to a traditional healer, died in an ambulance on the way to a hospital.Meanwhile, Nigeria has stepped up surveillance at its ports and borders, following the country’s first confirmed death from the Ebola virus.Officials confirmed Friday that a man, who died after arriving in Lagos on a flight from Liberia, had tested positive for Ebola.(For the latest news and updates, follow us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Liberian-Observer-Online/42279623238.)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The remains of Dr. Samuel Brisbane were buried Saturday night at his home in Bomi County, less than 24 hours after he succumbed to the deadly Ebola virus, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH/SW) has confirmed.last_img read more