76ers unleash 81-point first half to rout Timberwolves

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 76ers: Signed G Corey Brewer to a 10-day contract. He has career averages of 8.9 points and 2.8 rebounds in 783 games.WHAT A HALFThe team record for points in a first half is 86. The Sixers shot 66 percent (31 of 47) and had 21 assists on 31 baskets.JIMMY JAMButler had voiced his frustration with the state of the Timberwolves and was soon traded to the Sixers. The Sixers need more big games from him to contend.“There are times that I wished he’d shoot more 3s. There are times I wished he’d put this thumbprint deeper into the game,” Brown said. “But he plays the game the right way.”SIR CHARLESSir Charles is ready for his close up.Charles Barkley, the 76ers great whose retired No. 34 hangs in the rafters, is set to play a substitute gym teacher in Wednesday’s episode of “The Goldbergs.”“In my gym, we’ve got two rules. Number one, we NEVER give up. Number two, aliens are real and they walk among us,” he says in the episode. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, center, hangs on the rim after a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA— Jimmy Butler’s final miserable months in Minnesota were blighted by trash talk toward his teammates and a sour demeanor that forced the Timberwolves to trade him.At home in Philadelphia, Butler is still working out the kinks with his new star teammates. But Butler had one final parting gift for his old team: a complete thrashing that left the Timberwolves in tatters.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title ZOO HOURSThe 76ers honored broadcaster Marc Zumoff for 25 years as the team broadcaster.UP NEXTTimberwolves: Host San Antonio on Friday.76ers: Play Thursday at Indiana.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Warriors score NBA-record 51 in 1st quarter to crush Nuggets Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Simmons, who had 20 points and 11 rebounds, flexed and Embiid waved his arms to an adoring crowd after big baskets.Butler took a backseat in his first game since the Timberwolves sent him to the 76ers in a package deal that brought forwards Robert Covington and Dario Saric in return.“It was everything that I thought it would be,” Butler said. “Seeing some old faces. Not too much trash talking, though, I don’t think anybody’s talking like that. I like the fact that we beat them.”Covington and Saric were popular core pieces of Philadelphia’s Trust the Process rebuild and both received massive ovations from an appreciative crowd in tribute videos.“It means they really appreciate what I did the last three years here,” Saric said. “I’m thankful for that. They really respect me.”The Sixers found thumping the Timberwolves a breeze. They’re having a tougher time molding the Butler-Simmons-Embiid combination into a dominant Big 3 instead of a big mystery. The Sixers have a thin bench and are experimenting with rotations to find the right ones that can make them evolve into the Eastern Conference favorites they expected to become this season.Sixers rookie general manager Elton Brand hits the Feb. 7 trade deadline with a major mission: strengthen the reserves. Former Sixers Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova steadied the Sixers last season as midseason pickups and Brown needs more of that punch for a deep run in the East this season.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Derrick Rose led the Timberwolves with 15 points and Saric had 11 in his return. Covington sat out with a knee injury. Tyus Jones left with a sprained left ankle.“We’ll look at the film and work on moving forward,” coach Ryan Saunders said. “Our communication was not up to our standards.” 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 Butler scored 19 points in the first meeting with Minnesota since the trade, and the 76ers scored 83 points in the first half in a 149-107 rout on Tuesday night.“I do want to beat those guys,” Butler said, “but I want to beat every team.”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 ChrissThe Golden State Warriors were the only team to score more first-half points in a game this season when they dropped 92 on the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 29. The Sixers hit a team-record 21 3-pointers and reached their highest point total in the 22-year history of the Wells Fargo Center.Joel Embiid had 31 points and 13 rebounds in a final tuneup before the Sixers hit a pivotal stretch of the season. View comments MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “We’ve got some heavyweights coming in but so be it,” coach Brett Brown said.The Sixers needed the breather against Minnesota. They play their next 12 games against teams with winning records and the Sixers are not quite where Brown wants them as they go toe-to-toe with those NBA heavyweights.“Not to the level that I wished it was,” Brown said. “It’s not anything that I’m panicking about.”They never had reason to worry about Minnesota.The Sixers stuffed a season’s worth of highlights into the first half. They cut to the hoop with ease for layups and big Ben Simmons dunks. They buried mostly uncontested 3-pointers — 10 of 20 in the half — and even made all 11 free throws.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

‘I KEEP ASKING RICKY ABOUT DONEGAL’ – BOLT CONFIRMS HE WANTS TO VISIT HERE

first_imgTHE fastest man on earth could soon be beating a track to Co Donegal!Usain Bolt told an astonished Myles Gallagher on Highland Radio today that he is hoping to visit the county next season.Gallagher was interviewing Bolt’s manager Ricky Simms on his sports show on the station today when the Milford man handed his phone to the treble gold medal winning athlete. The 100m, 200m and 4x100m Olympic champion told the show that he had been asking Ricky about a visit here.Bolt told Myles that he wasn’t even 100% fit for the Games but he was “in good shape.”He said he would “go through the motions because I’m happy” for the rest of the season.The Jamaican was asked if he planned to visit Donegal. “That’s a good question, I have been asking him (Ricky) the same question for a while, probably next season so we’ll see,” said Bolt“I’m looking forward to it.”    ‘I KEEP ASKING RICKY ABOUT DONEGAL’ – BOLT CONFIRMS HE WANTS TO VISIT HERE was last modified: August 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:’I KEEP ASKING RICKY ABOUT DONEGAL’ – BOLT CONFIRMS HE WANTS TO VISIT HERElast_img read more