D’Angelo Russell explodes for 40 as Nets come back to beat Magic

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “If the media wasn’t in here, we’d be screaming and yelling, playing music and dancing,” said center Jarrett Allen after the Nets’ 16th win in 21 games. “That was so great. It’s not every day you see a team coming back from 21 points down. … When you start winning games like this, it definitely changes your personality.”Russell’s 3-pointer with 27.1 seconds left put the Nets up for the first time since they went ahead 2-0 in the game’s first minute. After missed free throws by both teams left Brooklyn with a two-point lead, Evan Fournier missed a shot in the lane that would have tied it for Orlando.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Nets also rallied Wednesday night from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit in a 145-142 overtime victory at Houston.“We’ve got a great group of guys with the same goals and that’s what we’re starting to notice,” said Russell, who shot 8 of 12 from 3-point range and did not attempt a free throw. “We’re all buying in and we’re all hanging on each other’s success. It’s a great feeling.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Brooklyn Nets’ D’Angelo Russell, right, passes the ball as he Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Florida — This winning thing has become a habit for the Brooklyn Nets — and apparently no deficit is too large to overcome lately.D’Angelo Russell matched his career high with 40 points and the Brooklyn Nets came back after trailing by as many as 21 points to beat the Orlando Magic 117-115 on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Nets: At home against Sacramento on Monday afternoon.Magic: At home against Milwaukee on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers The Nets made 19 of 46 3-point shots and are now in sixth place in the Eastern Conference after being 10 games under .500 in early December. At 24-23, New Jersey is above .500 after 47 games for the first time since the 2012-13 season.Aaron Gordon scored 23 points for Orlando, and Nikola Vucevic added 16 points and 17 rebounds. The Magic, who have lost six of eight, shot 50 percent but made only 10 3-pointers.Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half for Brooklyn.The Magic made 11 of their first 15 shots in the second quarter to take a 58-37 lead. Russell made five 3-pointers in a span of less than four minutes to shoot the Nets back in the game, and they held Orlando to one field goal over the final 4:50.“I thought Orlando dominated us for 95 percent of the game,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “I thought in the fourth quarter we started to play some defense and D’Angelo was huge. We didn’t play a great game, but we pulled it out anyway.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Dinwiddie and Shabazz Napier sparked a second-half rally after the Nets had fallen behind 86-68 midway through the third quarter.Orlando led 100-89 after Gordon hit a 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter, but the Magic couldn’t hit shots at the end.“I thought our last four shots were good,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “If you’re going to win a game like this, you’re going to make a couple of them. And the ball didn’t go down.”GORDON SITS OUT FINAL 9:19Gordon went to the bench with a stiff back with 9:19 remaining and never returned. “I’m going to just rest as much as I can tonight and see how it feels tomorrow,” he said. “Hopefully I can go (against Milwaukee). We’ll see how it goes when I wake up, but right now it’s tough to move it.”It was Orlando’s first loss in eight games in which Gordon scored 22 points or more.TIP-INSNets: The Nets have won six straight close games (decided by three points or less). … Russell scored the Nets’ final 19 points of the first half. … Atkinson called a timeout 81 seconds into the game after two Orlando dunks.Magic: Rookie C Mo Bamba had nine points and four rebounds after missing four games with a sore left foot. … Vucevic’s 10th rebound gave him 5,000 for his career. … The Magic distributed 13 grants worth a total of $1.2 million to 16 organizations in a pregame ceremony.UP NEXT ABL: Alab Pilipinas rebounds with Macau win, stays perfect at home View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READlast_img read more

Lawsuit Hangs over Grand Gedeh Superintendant Solo

first_imgLawyers representing Mr. Rex Nyanfor have threatened to file a lawsuit against Grand Gedeh County Superintendent, Peter Solo, for allegedly arresting and jailing their client in Zwedru City.The lawyers also accused Supt. Solo of continually obstructing Nyanfor’s diamond and gold-mining business in the county, especially in the Konobo District near the New Creek Mining Camp.Mr. Nyanfor holds a Ministry of Lands, Mines, and Energy (MLME) Class ‘C’ mining license, authorizing him to mine in the county.One of Nyanfor’s legal counsels, Att’y. Arthur T. Johnson, at a Tuesday, November 5 news conference in Monrovia, further accused Supt. Solo of using officers of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) of the Liberian National Police, (LNP) to carry-out the arrest and detention of their client (Nyanfor). “In early April 2013, Superintendent Solo led some ERU officers under the pretext of paying a visit to our client’s mining site. They arrested and detained Mr. Nyanfor in Zwedru for no legal reason.“Not only did Mr. Solo use illegal influence on the police officers; he used the support of the County’s mining agent, Madam Victoria Zulu, to cause our client embarrassment and loss,” he maintained. According to the lawyer, Supt. Solo constantly threatened Nyanfor’s life, quoting him as saying: “I will get Nyanfor in whatever way, to prove to him (Nyanfor) that I am the ‘president’ of Grand Gedeh County, and my actions are second to none.”Att’y. Johnson continued: “This behavior in our legal opinion is a gross abuse of both statutory and constitutional rights, because such misconduct was never encouraged by the government, and such action, on the part of a presidential appointee goes against the code of conduct for officials of government.” “Supt. Solo has always posed as a mining authority, constantly interfering with mining decisions.  Accordingly, he has arbitrarily arrested our client and obstructed his activities,” the Att’y. said.Even after Mr. Nyanfor was released by judicial authorities in the county last October, Supt. Solo continues in hot pursuit of our client, seeking his re-arrest, the lawyer explained.According to him, they (lawyers) have filed formal complaints to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other government officials about Solo’s behavior in the county.“We have filed a complaint against Solo to Minister Morris Dukuly of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and we have made another complaint to Col. Chris Massaquoi, police director, about his officers’ involvement in abusing the rights of our client,” he added. “We are waiting for their responses before instituting our suit against Solo,”When contacted on Thursday, November 7, by mobile phone, Supt. Solo admitted ordering the police to arrest Mr. Nyanfor, claiming they acted on a communication from the Ministry of Lands, Mines, and Energy, that ordered the fugitive’s (Nyanfor’s) detention on charges of economic sabotage and theft, among others.“I received a letter from the Ministry instructing me to arrest and prosecuted Nr. Nyanfor  in the County, for economic sabotage and theft among others charges.” Supt. Solo said that the communication accused Nyanfor of defrauding the government of US$25,000.” “Nyanfor holds a Class ‘C’ mining license, but he was doing Class ‘B’ mining in the county. “Besides, Nyanfor was using Class ‘B’ heavy duty equipment, that had left holes as deep as 12 feet in parts of Konobo District,” he claimed.Supt. Solo alleged that the area Nyanfor mined did not belong to him. “The area belongs to the AMLIB Mining Company and Nyanfor was illegally mining it.AMLIB has met all of its social responsibilities to mine in that particular area. So, anyone doing business there needs to vacate the premises, since the place belongs to AMLIB,” the Grand Gedeh County Supt. added.He admitted Nyanfor’s arrest saying, “He is wanted; we have instructed the police to arrest him if he is found in any part of the country. He escaped from prison and we will make sure that he is brought back to the county for prosecution.”After Nyanfor was arrested, the Sup had taken Nyanfor to the Magisterial Court. However, because of the nature of the case and the amount involved, the matter went beyond the jurisdiction of that Court. It was while waiting for the opening of the higher Court that Nyanfor allegedly escaped from prison, this paper was told.“Since the matter was beyond the jurisdiction of the Magisterial Court, and the Circuit Court was waiting for the official opening of its November Term of Court, we decided to keep him in prison until it opened,” Supt. Solo concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more