Gasol, Grizzlies hold off Bucks late for 116-113 win

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conley also hit two foul shots with 9.9 seconds left for a four-point lead, though Shelvin Mack went 1 of 2 at the line with 2.1 seconds left to give the Bucks one last chance trailing by three.The Bucks inbounded the ball to their best 3-point shooter, Khris Middleton. He missed near the top of the arc with two defenders in his face as time expired.“Stops. Stops. Stops. Finding a way to stop them,” Gasol said in describing Memphis’ final run.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points, and Middleton added 25 for the Bucks. They squandered an eight-point lead with 9:08 left.One of the NBA’s most prolific 3-point shooting teams, Milwaukee couldn’t overcome a cold-shooting night from the arc. They shot 50.6 percent overall but just 25.7 percent from 3-point territory (9 of 35).ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Heat end three-game slump, dominate short-handed Nets “The thought is can you make people uncomfortable and make them fight a fight they aren’t accustomed to,” Bickerstaff said.Bucks: Rookie G Donte DiVincenzo left the game with left knee soreness. He played six minutes in the first half, scoring three points. … The Bucks wasted an opportunity to go 11-3, which would have matched their best start since 1980-81. … Budenholzer was ejected in the fourth quarter after picking up his second technical foul.The ejection occurred after it appeared the Budenholzer was arguing about a call in which Malcolm Brogdon stepped out of bounds. The guard might have been pushed out of bounds by a defender. Asked if he was surprised that he got ejected, Budenholzer said “It’s a good question.”UP NEXTGrizzlies: Return home Friday night to face the Sacramento KingsBucks: Host the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The Bucks came out sluggish coming off of a four-stop, Western Conference road trip, having also trailed by 11 in the first half.“I felt like we could play with more energy, we could be better executing,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said.IT’S PATMack added 15 points, including three 3s in a third quarter in which Memphis led by as much as 15.The Bucks got back in it with a 19-2 run spearheaded by defense and energetic guard Pat Connaughton, who had 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting and added six rebounds.Connaughton opened the fourth quarter with a dunk , and Eric Bledsoe followed with a steal and dunk on the break to tie the game at 84 apiece.It looked like the Bucks were off to the races again, playing their kind of pace. Memphis mustered enough defense late to hold off another charge.“One thing we can do is defend when shots aren’t falling,” Connaughton said.TIP-INSGrizzlies: The win snapped a 16-game road losing streak against Eastern Conference foes. … Down five players because of injuries, Memphis still enjoyed a pace in the first half that catered to its grind-it-out style. Gasol had 11 points to pace the Grizzlies’ to a 48-45 halftime lead. It helped, too, that the Bucks were just 4 of 23 (17 percent) from the arc in the first half. Bickerstaff said the injuries haven’t prevented the team from playing the kind of kind of slow-down, defensive style that he is trying to instill. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img It’s a nice way for Memphis to start a busy stretch of four games in six nights.“The words ‘grit’ and ‘grind’ mean something to our guys,” Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “To do what we did here speaks to that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAfter losing a 15-point lead in the third quarter, Memphis surged ahead again late and held on with key baskets from Conley.With the shot clock winding down, Conley hit a turnaround jumper in the middle of the lane for a 113-109 lead with 26 seconds left. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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(AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — In a game of runs between teams with contrasting styles, Memphis made the last, defining push.Marc Gasol scored 29 points, Mike Conley added 26 and the grind-it-out Grizzlies held off the up-tempo Bucks 116-113 on Wednesday night, handing Milwaukee its first home loss of the season.ADVERTISEMENT 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 View commentslast_img read more

Public servants living in abject poverty – GPSU

first_imgThe Guyana Public Service Commission (GPSU) on Wednesday facilitated its 23rd biennial conference at State House, which was declared open by caretaker President David Granger.In the presence of stakeholders from the public sector, GPSU President Patrick Yarde highlighted the current situation of public servants, explaining that some of them are living on small wages. This, he noted, is grossly inadequate.GPSU President Patrick Yarde“The reality is that many public servants are living in abject poverty…Whoever is responsible for advising the Government about the adequacy of pay is not merely only out of touch with the needs of workers, but I would say, unconscionable…I have often wondered why is there a lack of addressing the human needs of life and living that are grossly inadequate,” Yarde asserted.The conference was organised to address topical issues which have affected public servants in Guyana. In the past, there have been many calls for increased wages and other benefits.Meanwhile, the Granger sought to recognise the evolution of public service during his address, noting that it has become more competitive and complex. The prevalence of unemployment among youths was also acknowledged.“The Public Service has changed since those slow, sluggish days. It has become a more complex network of agencies, departments and Ministries offering a variety of services to wider urban, rural, hinterland and even international communities in terms of the Foreign Service. It has also become more competitive and the people who acquire new skills can perform better than their colleagues, will move further, faster… It is a fact that too many young people, between the ages of 15-24, are not in education, employment or training”.Changes in the public sector, he said, have resulted in their survival for many decades. But public servants must be educated and trained to meet the demands of other sectors which will come in the future.“A study of trade unionism in Guyana over the past century will indicate how many have disappeared because they failed to change with the times. Change, also, is taking place at a rapid pace and is transforming the nature of the workplace. Workers who are not prepared for the continuous changes in the field and office could find their careers retarded and their service redundant,” Granger insisted.He stated that if persons are not educated, they will lose opportunities and employment. As such, the Head of State encouraged partnerships between trade unions and other agencies.“Workers will be unable to adapt to this new workplace environment unless they receive constant training. Education is essential to preparing employees to enter the labour market and once in the labour market, to adapt continuously to the changing nature of work. It means that education must be continuous”.Granger added that workers require better training to be able to adapt to this environment. “Unions, particularly the Public Service Union, must play a part in helping its members to adapt to these changes and to ensure that the workforce is better educated in order to play a meaningful role in the delivery of these services”.last_img read more