Easy for St Jago

first_imgSt Jago High, one of the surprise teams in this year’s Manning Cup, eased to a 3-1 win over Lacovia High in the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup at the National Stadium yesterday. The daCosta Cup teams had threatened to overrun their Manning Cup rivals in yesterday’s early matches at the Montego Bay Sports Complex and at Sabina Park, but St Jago and Wolmer’s Boys, who both won by 3-1 margins, helped to lift spirits among the Manning Cup schools. The Monk Street-based St Jago put their recent Walker Cup semi-final defeat to St George’s behind them with a clinical display. An own goal gave them the lead in the second minute. Midfielder Ryan Smart caused panic inside the Lacovia defence with a low cross in the six-yard box. Defender Kimar Thomas tried to clear, but only succeeded in slamming the ball into his own net. St Jago’s leading scorer, Shaqon Bryan, continued to find the back of the net and scored his tenth goal of the season. He pounced on a rebound off the cross bar rounded the goalkeeper before taking home in the 21st minute. Lacovia’s Oshane Staple pulled back a goal five minutes from the end before St Jago sealed the win inside stoppage time. Andrew Daley scored his second goal of the season with a thunderous 25 metres strike. Oshane Staple scored Lacovia’s consolation, and his 11th of the season. Coach Glen Laing said his team was cautious of Lacovia, but happy with the win. “It was an alright game for us. Goals win games and we try to get at least three each game, so we will try to correct mistakes and move forward,” he outlined. Other results St Elizabeth 3 Charlie Smith 1 St Jago 3 Lacovia 1 Glenmuir 3 Kingston College 2 Wolmer’s 3 Port Antonio 1last_img read more

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St Hugh’s end Queen’s reign in semis thriller

first_imgA new champion will be crowned in this year’s urban area ISSA senior netball competition, as last year’s winners, The Queen’s School, were surprised by St Hugh’s High, as the Roy Pryce-coached team squeezed out a thrilling one-goal win – 47-46 – in yesterday’s semi-final at the Leila Robinson Court. St Hugh’s will face Camperdown High in next Tuesday’s final, after the east Kingston-based institution ran out comfortable 32-24 winners over St Catherine High in the other semi-final. Coming into the game as underdogs after losing to Camperdown two weeks ago in a second-round match, the St Hugh’s team were under early pressure and trailed 14-9 after the first quarter, as Queen’s goal shooter, Simone Gordon, was bang on target. St Hugh’s came into their own in the second quarter, as goal shooter Kadi-Ann Dehaney, using her height advantage, helped them reduce the deficit, even though Queen’s still led at half-time, 23-20. Queen’s stayed ahead 36-33 after three quarters, but St Hugh’s rallied, and with their defenders making good interceptions and Queen’s committing careless turnovers, the Cross Roads-based St Hugh’s scored five unanswered goals to lead 43-42.With Dehaney scoring easily, they held their nerves in the final two minutes to score a narrow win and make up for their loss in last year’s final. “After losing to Camperdown earlier in the second round, I had a meeting with my girls and told them that we would be going all out to take care of Queen’s, and the difference would have been in mid court, and that was where we won the game today,” said Pryce. “A tough loss, but credit to St Hugh’s,” said Queen’s coach Marvette Anderson. “Turnovers killed us as our girls made too many errors, and St Hugh’s took better care of the ball.” Earlier, in the junior competition’s semi-finals, defending champions Queen’s and Gaynstead High won. Queen’s easily got by Norman Manley High 36-20, while Gaynstead stopped Camperdown High 23-17.last_img read more

RJR Sports Awards Nominee | Jackson’s rise

first_imgShericka Jackson is making a habit of peaking right on time. In 2015, the young 400-metre ace set a personal best to win a bronze medal at the World Championships. In the just-concluded Olympic year, she did again and earned a repeat nomination for the prestigious RJR National Sportswoman of the Year Award. The first signs of a big peak appeared at the National Senior Championships when she secured her place on the Jamaican Olympic team. Though she finished third to Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Christine Day, Jackson had done her best run of the campaign at 50.42 seconds. Her eyes were bright with wonder when the clock stopped at 49.83 seconds at the end of an easy effort in her Olympic semi-final in Rio de Janeiro. That time carved a chunk off the 49.99 personal best that gave her the bronze medal at the World Championships. With the final still to come, she was honest enough to say, “I really didn’t know I was going that fast.” The new mark moved her past McPherson and Rosemarie Whyte to the number six spot on the Jamaican all-time 400-metre performance list. Lorraine Fenton, Shericka Williams, Grace Jackson, Novlene Williams-Mills and Sandie Richards are the only Jamaican ladies ahead of her. In the Olympic final, she proved that she was no one race wonder with a time of 49.85 seconds and a bronze medal that moved her into an elite group of Jamaican 400-metre runners. Fenton, who shared the 2001 Sportswoman of the Year Award with hurdler Deon Hemmings before winning outrightly in 2002 and 2003, and Williams are the only other Jamaican 400-metre ladies to win both World Championship and Olympic medals. At 22, Jackson is the youngest to achieve the feat. “I think I’ve kind of grown to love the 400 a bit more,” she said recently. “Being the youngest from Jamaica to win a medal, it’s a great feeling.” That’s a reflection on her days at Vere Technical High School where she was a reluctant 400-metre runner. Coached now by Stephen Francis at the University of Technology (UTech), Jackson had been ushered towards the 400 metres by the late Vere coach Constantine Haughton. However, because of her prowess at the 200 metres, it wasn’t easy to convince her. Haughton nurtured dozens of Olympians while he was at Vere and in his last interview, he said, “That’s one of the real problems I’m having, trying to get her to really recognise her real ability in the 400 metres because she can do so well in the 200.” In her last year at Vere in 2013, she won both the 200-metre and 400-metre at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships. In a heartfelt tribute to Haughton, who died before Champs, she zoomed around the track in 51.60 seconds to win the Class I 400 metres. That was the climax of Jackson’s outstanding junior career. In the 200-metre, she raced to five gold medals at Champs and two at the Carifta Games. In addition, she reached the 2012 World Junior Championships 200-metre final. As true testimony to her sprint speed, her 2013 Carifta Games runner-up time of 22.84 seconds is the second-fastest ever by a Jamaican junior athlete. Thanks to Coach Haughton’s urging, she was almost equally successful at 400 metres with three wins at Champs and two at Carifta. On top of all that, she anchored Vere to a high school 4×400 metres record of 3:30.51 in her last-ever Champs race. Haughton would probably be pleased to know that in three years, Jackson had become one of the very best in the world at the distance she once shied away from. Her memorable 2016 season include winning the Intercollegiate title in the 200 metres, zooming to success over 400 metres at the inaugural Racers Grand Prix in 50.72 seconds and gaining experience on the Diamond League circuit. The UTech student-athlete buttressed her claim to greatness with a big contribution to Jamaica’s silver-medal run in the women’s 4×400 metres. She ran the third leg urgently and covered the ground in 49.5 seconds, faster than any of her teammates. That performance, far faster than her 52.2 second anchor for the University of Technology at the Gibson-McCook Relays in February, simply underlined her quality and helped to earn her a second Sportswoman of the Year nomination in a row. Tribute to Haughtonlast_img read more

‘Gabigol’ finally delivers

first_imgROME (AP):Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa began repaying his US$32-million transfer fee by scoring his first goal for Inter Milan in a 1-0 win at Bologna yesterday.Barbosa tapped in a cross from Danilo D’Ambrosio in the 81st minute to secure fourth-placed Inter their ninth win in 10 Serie A matches.Barbosa had been hailed as the next great Brazil striker when he signed a five-year deal after transferring from Santos in August. But he struggled in his first five months at Inter.”I’m happy for him. He had a bit of a tough time at the start. But now he’s starting to click,” Inter coach Stefano Pioli said.Garbosa was preparing to offer his teammates and coaches a Brazilian dinner to celebrate his goal.WASTED CHANCE”The dinner is more than welcome,” Pioli said.With captain Mauro Icardi serving the second game of a two-match ban for dissent, Inter laboured for long stretches.Inter forward Rodrigo Palacio wasted a great chance directly in front of the goal 12 minutes in following a cross from Ivan Perisic.But substitutions proved decisive – Barbosa scored seven minutes after coming on – and Inter have now scored 13 goals in the last 15 minutes of play this season, the most in Serie A.”It’s always a good sign for a coach when you have a squad that believes until the end,” Pioli said. “We struggled between the lines and were slow manoeuvring, but we still worked hard. The team believed until the end and that perseverance paid off.”Roma’s Edin Dzeko joined Gonzalo Higuain atop the Serie A scoring chart with the opener against Torino.Dzeko scored with a low, long-range shot that Torino and England goalkeeper Joe Hart arguably should have saved. It was Dzeko’s 19th in Serie A and 29th in all competitions this season, three days after scoring a hat-trick against Villarreal in the Europa League.Mohamed Salah doubled the lead shortly after the quarter-hour mark with a powerful effort inside the near post, then hit the post three minutes later.Leandro Paredes added another in the second half with a well-struck shot that gave Hart no chance.Maxi Lopez pulled one back for Torino in the 85th, but Radja Nainggolan restored Roma’s three-goal lead after being set up by Francesco Totti, who came on for the final 10 minutes.Roma maintained their perfect home record with a 12th win in 12 matches, putting the Giallorossi back in second place, two points ahead of Napoli, which won 3-1 away to Chievo Verona earlier.last_img read more

SEA Games: Don’t boo Schooling, Malaysians urged

first_imgSingapore’s bronze medallist Joseph Isaac Schooling poses on the podium of the men’s 100m butterfly swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOVMalaysia’s sports minister has urged fans not to boo Olympic swimming champion Joseph Schooling at the Southeast Asian Games, after the Singaporean sparked a furor by vowing to “teach (Malaysians) a thing or two”.Schooling, who won Singapore’s first gold medal at last year’s Rio Olympics, caused controversy with his remarks last week, before insisting he meant no offence and that his comments were taken out of context.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said fans shouldn’t give Schooling a rough ride at the event from August 19-30 — and told them to remember that the swimmer’s mother is Malaysian.“No booing, no jeering,” he was quoted as saying in the New Straits Times newspaper Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“That is not what the SEA Games is about. Tensions will run high, cheer for your team but don’t jeer others.”He added Malaysians should not “dwell on this too much, it is important to remember that Joseph Schooling’s mother is Malaysian”. Teen gunned down in Masbate Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES Schooling, who stunned his idol Michael Phelps to win 100m butterfly gold in Rio last year, is likely to play a starring role in Kuala Lumpur after he swept nine gold medals at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kings’ Randolph arrested on pot charge at LA housing project MOST READ View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

NBA: Paul Pierce to join ESPN as full-time analyst

first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As confirmed by the sports network in a statement, the 10-time All-Star and Celtics legend will regularly appear in the “NBA Countdown’’ and “The Jump” segments starting next month.“I always had fun doing guest coverage with ESPN, so it is exciting to officially join the teams at NBA Countdown and The Jump,” said Pierce, who served as a guest on both segments during the 2017-18 regular season and playoffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I love hoops, my whole life has been about the game, so this feels like a natural evolution in my career and I can’t wait for the season to get started,” he added.Pierce’s toughness and bravado as a basketball player translated well into the microphone, as his often candid and opinionated commentaries drew rave reviews from viewers. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Paul Pierce  AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOLooks like it didn’t take long for Paul Pierce to find a new gig outside of basketball.After 19 remarkable seasons in the NBA, “The Truth” is set to join ESPN’s crew of on-screen NBA analysts and personalities.ADVERTISEMENT Pierce’s new venture, meanwhile, mirrors his former Celtic teammate Kevin Garnett, who also transitioned to broadcast commentary after retiring from the sport.His number 34 jersey will also be immortalized in a retirement ceremony sometime this season.  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 award Perez uncorks 28 as Lyceum goes up 15-0 LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody View comments Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-uplast_img read more

‘One more game’

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Ginebra will have the momentum to go for the kill, and Cone has hinted that he will prepare his boys to play just one more game.“Our mentality right now is we want to play just one more game,” Cone said after Game 5 of the best-of-seven series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “I just have to be prepared,” Cone went on, before someone asked if he was ready to go the full 48 minutes—at least—in Game 6 where the Kings can sew up a repeat. “I’m ready to do whatever it takes for us to win a championship.”Brownlee played 46 total minutes in Game 5 and struggled throughout with the Meralco defense focusing on him hard.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut he delivered when needed by helping in the other aspects in the stretch, as he still finished with 20 points that went with 12 rebounds and five assists. Brownlee also had a night-high three steals—equaling the entire Meralco total—which resulted in a Greg Slaughter bucket that made it 81-70 going into the final 4:30.“Our job’s not done yet,” Brownlee said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Milliam posts rare PPS 3-title romp View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson After five grueling games of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, and considering how he has worked himself ragged to help give Barangay Ginebra a 3-2 lead over Meralco, Justin Brownlee says he’s still got a lot left in the tank as the Gin Kings gun for the clincher on Wednesday night.“No, not at all,” the 6-foot-5 Brownlee said when asked if he was surprised that coach Tim Cone didn’t give him a breather in the second half of a tight 85-74 victory on Sunday before 36,455 fans at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Slaughter was the other big performer for Cone and showed why he is the Best Player of the Conference, finishing with 17 points, 16 rebounds and six swats.Meralco had only five blocks for the night.“I am looking forward to playing in a bigger game,” Slaughter said of Game 6, which will also be at Philippine Arena. “Whoever comes out hungrier for that game will get that game.”Meralco trailed by as many as 18 in the first half before coming back hard in the third period to lead a couple of times. But, like in Game 2, the Bolts suffered a power outage in the most critical time of the game, making just two Allen Durham free throws in a five-minute span.Durham has also been working double time in trying to keep the Bolts in this series, and whether he’s got more to give for two more games will ultimately determine whether Meralco finally breaks through in the pros.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

Bloodied Nieto willing to ‘sacrifice anything’

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith a championship on the line, anyone is more than ready to lay everything on the table.And for Matt Nieto, he’s even willing to risk it all even his face.ADVERTISEMENT Melecio says La Salle lacked communication in Game 1 loss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img 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 award Nieto took an inadvertent elbow from Ben Mbala just above his right eye with 36.6 seconds left in the second quarter of Game 1 between Ateneo and La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals on Saturday.READ: Matt Nieto bloodied after collision with Ben MbalaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“I was just anticipating his spin, and I think he’s just too tall for me so his elbow was smack in front of my face,” said Nieto of the 6-foot-8 MbalaMbala’s hit left Nieto bloodied, disoriented, and downright pissed, as he went to the Blue Eagles’ locker room at Mall of Asia Arena a few minutes before his teammates did. Nieto was able to start the second half and he eventually finished with 11 points.“Even though I was down, even though they did call the charging on me, I just wanted to let everyone know that I was going to sacrifice anything, even my face for that possession,” said Nieto, who added that Mbala did not apologize to him after the game.READ: Mbala says ‘I did not intend to hit or hurt’ Nieto“No, he didn’t, although the coaching staff did,” said Nieto. “Coach Aldin [Ayo] and Prince [Rivero] asked me how I was and asked if it needed stitches.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View commentslast_img read more

Aldridge helps balanced Spurs top Heat

first_img“It’s great. I’m asking questions all game and I guess it’s forcing me to talk so I can’t be wrong,” Gay said. “It’s a good place to be in. They just have to be on their Ps and Qs, because if they’re wrong, I’m telling Pop.”FEELING FINEGinobili had 10 points in 25 minutes. He left briefly after bumping knees with a defender, but returned shortly after going to the back.“One of those that hurt right there in the moment,” Ginobili said. “It’s going to hurt tonight and tomorrow a little bit, but it’s nothing serious so, it should be OK tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) shoots over Miami Heat defenders Kelly Olynyk (9) and Tyler Johnson (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 117-105. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — It was quite an offensive performance for the rolling San Antonio Spurs.And coach Gregg Popovich pointed out, it also was just one game.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18 points and San Antonio recorded 30 assists in a 117-105 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.“That’s always wonderful,” Popovich said of the balanced attack for the Spurs. “And then when you sit down and when you start feeling good about it, you realize that Golden State does that every night. Ok, we’ve got a ways to go, don’t get too excited, but it is great to see.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseThe Warriors are tied with the Houston Rockets for the Western Conference’s best record, but the Spurs are only 2 1/2 games back despite the season-long absence of All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard.With Leonard’s return looming from a right quadriceps injury, Aldridge led the Spurs in scoring for the 20th time in 25 games. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny While Aldridge has been the team’s primary offensive threat in place of Leonard, San Antonio has carved out a 17-8 record by taking advantage of its depth.“It comes from everybody being willing to make a pass for us to be successful,” said veteran Rudy Gay, who signed with the Spurs in the offseason. “We have to find the open man and pass up a good shot for a great shot. We’ve been doing that well these past few games. I think that’s one of the great things about this system, everybody is playing for each other and it ends up in the win column. That’s part of the reason I came here.”The Spurs shot 52.9 percent from the field and had seven players score in double figures. Bryn Forbes had 17 points, and Gay finished with 16 in San Antonio’s sixth win in seven games.Tyler Johnson led Miami with 25 points, and Dion Waiters had 22.San Antonio got off to a slow start defensively, just like it did in its comeback victory against Detroit on Monday night. Miami shot 58 percent in the first half, including going 9 for 18 on 3-pointers.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “It was a little bit surprising that we were able to score 35 in the first quarter,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We moved the ball, knocked down some open 3s, that always helps, and then they started to get the game a little bit more to their liking.”San Antonio forced 11 turnovers and outscored Miami 60-47 in the second half.The Spurs’ reserves stepped up again, just as they have done all season. Forbes made three 3s in the third quarter, helping San Antonio to an 86-82 lead heading into the final period after they trailed by four at halftime.TIP-INSHeat: Starting center Hassan Whiteside missed his fourth straight game with a bruised left knee bone. … Spoelstra has 451 career victories, three shy of tying Pat Riley for the most in franchise history. … The Heat have not beaten the Spurs since Jan. 26, 2014, in Miami. Miami is 18-42 all-time against San Antonio in the regular season.Spurs: Forbes made a career-high five 3-pointers. He became the fourth undrafted player to make at least five 3-pointers in a game for the Spurs, joining Bruce Bowen, Gary Neal and Jaren Jackson. … The Spurs have made a 3-pointer in 1,000 straight games dating to April 9, 2005, the fourth-longest streak in league history. Dallas holds the record with 1,108 straight games with a 3 from 1999-2012. … Aldridge has 197 blocks, passing Tiago Splitter for 23rd in franchise history.UP NEXTHeat: Play Brooklyn on Saturday night in Mexico City in their first game played outside the United States or Canada in franchise history.Spurs: Host Boston on Friday night in the finale of a three-game homestand.ON-THE-JOB TRAININGGay is still getting acclimated to the Spurs’ offense, which has led Popovich to simplify his play-calling when the 12-year veteran is on the court.“He’s just playing basketball,” Popovich said. “Every once in a while he knows the play, but we stayed in just basically a little bit of motion for a lot of the game when he was out there so he can just play basketball. Because he’s a good player, he doesn’t need me to coach him on how to score, he does that well.”Gay is leaning on his teammates to make sure he is in the right place on the court as he grows accustomed to San Antonio after leaving Sacramento as a free agent. LeBron James uses ‘NBA 2K’ to figure out best fit for Cavs lineup MOST READ 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