Embiid drops 26 as Sixers nip Celtics

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson After winning seven in a row, Boston has lost two straight.“I don’t want to take anything away from Philadelphia,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said. “They certainly made us look poor. If you’re not going to own your own space, then you’re going to turn the ball over.”The Celtics had no answer for Embiid, who was 10 for 19 from the floor and 6 of 7 at the foul line. He also had six assists and blocked two shots.The Sixers forced 19 turnovers and outrebounded the Celtics 41-31 while avoiding a season sweep.“It’s been a trend for us the last two games. For whatever reason, we’ve been sloppy on offense,” Horford said. “Other teams are putting pressure on us and speeding us up a little bit and we’re not handling it too well.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Marcus Smart scored 13 and Jaylen Brown had 12 points for Boston.Embiid scored 10 in the third quarter and McConnell had nine points in the period, helping the Sixers pull away. Jayson Tatum’s 3-pointer with 2:01 remaining trimmed Philadelphia’s lead to 86-79, but Boston’s rally fizzled from there.PLAYOFFS?Halfway through the season, much-improved Philadelphia (21-20) is in playoff contention. The Sixers are coming off wins against the top two teams in the Eastern Conference this week in Toronto (30-13) and Boston (34-12).“We feel like we’re right there with them,” Embiid said. “I don’t know what seed we’re going to be, but that’s a potential matchup in the playoffs, so you always want to come out and like try to dominate, let them know that it’s not going to be easy.”ALL-STAR INDEEDEmbiid pulled down 16 rebounds for the third time in his career. He got the news earlier Thursday that he was the first Philadelphia player selected as an All-Star starter since Allen Iverson in the 2010-2011 season. Embiid is the first Sixers All-Star since Jrue Holiday in 2013.“I’m just very proud of him,” coach Brett Brown said.TIP-INS76ers: McConnell was coming off a career-high 18 points Monday against Toronto. … JJ Redick, who injured his left leg Monday against Toronto, did not play.Celtics: Irving made the All-Star game for the fifth time. … The Celtics honored Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion who played 10 seasons for Boston, with a video tribute and a No. 10 draped over his regular seat. White died Tuesday at age 71.UP NEXT76ers: Host Milwaukee on Saturday night. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dario Saric scored 16 for Philadelphia, which won for the sixth time in seven games. T.J. McConnell had 15 points — all in the second half.Just one week after Boston erased a 22-point deficit on its way to a 114-103 victory over Philadelphia in London, the Sixers led by as many as 21 and turned away one last rally by the Celtics down the stretch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We knew that it was going to be the same team. It wasn’t going to be any new plays,” Embiid said. “We were just physical. Last time they played us when they had that comeback, they were more physical than us. So tonight I think we were more physical than them.”Boston played without All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, who rested a sore left shoulder. Al Horford and Marcus Morris each scored 14 points. Strugglesville: Cavs blow big lead, end Magic Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Celtics: Host Orlando on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) beats Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown (7) to the ball during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Joel Embiid is headed to the NBA All-Star game for the first time, and he celebrated with another impressive performance.Embiid scored 26 points and matched a career best with 16 rebounds, leading the 76ers to an 89-80 win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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EVIN TAKES HIS CHARITY CHALLENGE TO NEW HEIGHTS!

first_imgEvin with some of his fellow pupils at Deele College.When Raphoe schoolteacher Evin Devenney sat down to plan a new challenge at the start of the year he quickly realised he’d be going to new heights.That’s because he has set his sights on heading off this summer to climb Africa’s highest mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro.The 24-year-old St Johnston man teaches maths and science in Deele College and also takes a Leaving Certificate agricultural science class in the Royal and Prior School. And while he has always had an interest in helping charities he has never taken on anything of this magnitude before.“I always felt that whenever the time was right, I would help people as much as I could. That’s what I always wanted to do and it was one of the main reasons I became a teacher.“I have helped local charities and events lots of times but I still wanted to do something on a much bigger scale. In January when I was brainstorming and the opportunity to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro came on my radar, I saw it as the perfect opportunity to help people. I signed up for the expedition, without putting too much thought into it.”Stepping outside his comfort zone will see Evin head off to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro in July when he will climb for 8 days between 10th July and 21st. “I’m going on the expedition as part of Earth’s Edge, an Irish-owned adventure company. There is a group assembled for the expedition and we are scheduled to meet in May for a training weekend to prepare us for the challenging climb. In all there will be 8 days of climbinbg to the summit of the mountain that stands at at 5,895m which is over 19,300 feet.”He admits that, were he to think about it too much, the whole thing could become a bit overwhelming. Instead he has kept focus on the fact that he will take on the challenge to help raise funds for two very worthy causes, the Cancer Bus and Cancer Care West in Galway.“It is terrifying and exciting at the same time, but I’ve learned not to let the fear of it stop me from doing it. If I sit and ponder, I could talk myself out of it, but that would be the easy thing to do. I put my fear to one side and decided to go for the expedition anyway.It is a personal challenge too, to say that I have climbed it will be a great achievement for me. But the reason why I’m doing it is the real factor in my determination to reach the top of the mountain.“I never would have imagined ever signing up for an expedition. I’m not a mountain climber or even a hill walker! When I told family and friends, they thought I was crazy, but many people have successfully climbed the mountain before. I have a strong mindset and I think that being mentally prepared is just as important as being physically prepared.”Initially Evin had set a fundraising target of €3,000, but he has already surpassed that figure and while he has set a new target of €5,now he says he is just trying to raise as much as possible.“I wanted the charities to have all benefits from the money raised. So I decided to pay for the entire cost of the expedition on my own, so that all money raised goes directly towards the charity. It has been tough and the majority of my income over the past few months has been to pay for the expedition. But it isn’t about that for me. It’s about raising as much money as possible so that other people can benefit. I really believe that if you give, you will receive.” For now the focus is on the fundraising and on the training and he says while it will be physically demanding he’s certain that mental toughness is what is required to succeed.“I think that there is so much we can do, but fear holds us back. If we sit and brainstorm all our ideas, many of us wouldn’t even dare to do half of them because we are too afraid to do them.“Although it can be physically demanding, I think it will be more mentally challenging for me. But I have already have a vision in my mind of me standing at the top of the mountain. Once I have a vision of that, then I know I have to do it and I believe I can do it. It makes it easier than filling my mind with self-doubt and disbelief in myself.“I think that anyone can apply this to any aspect of their life. If they want something or have a burning desire for something, imagine it in your head, put aside fear and doubt and opportunities will come along to help you achieve what you are looking for.”On the fundraising side Evin says that the support and generosity of the general public has been fantastic. “I’ve already had some very successful events and I have managed to get a pair of signed gloves from Shay Given from the Republic of Ireland v Germany match last year. They are up for auction with the highest bid so far €410 and bids are still open.There will be more fundraising events in the coming weeks and months as well, but no dates have been finalised for those just yet.”Looking beyond Kilimanjaro Evin firmly believes he’ll be setting more challenges in the future with the aim of helping others in the process.“For me, Kilimanjaro is only the beginning in my mind. Yes it is a challenge, but I’ve already been thinking and planning my next challenge for when I return. My mission for Kilimanjaro is to help cancer patients and their families. Even if it just helps one person, then it would have been all worthwhile.“In the future, I would love to work with and support charities that provide help and support for mental health, especially amongsEVIN TAKES HIS CHARITY CHALLENGE TO NEW HEIGHTS! was last modified: April 14th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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