Bucks Βeat Suns 109-105 Ηours after Firing Jason Kidd

first_imgMILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 35 points and hit two long jumpers in the final minute, Malcolm Brogdon added 32 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 109-105 on Monday night hours after firing coach Jason Kidd.Brogdon added a steal with 40 seconds left after the Bucks double-teamed guard Devin Booker in the backcourt. Brogdon lobbed a cross-court pass to Middleton, who hit a jumper from the left corner with 24 seconds left for a 105-100 lead.Middleton also hit a fade-away jumper from nearly the exact same spot with defender Isaiah Canaan in his face with 54 seconds left for a three-point edge.T.J. Warren had 23 points for Phoenix, which has lost four of five.Kidd was fired hours before the game, ending a three-plus season tenure that included two playoff appearances but stretches of inconsistency on both ends of the floor. Other than a 33-win season in 2015-16, the Bucks hovered around .500 under Kidd as a young core of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Middleton and Brogdon blossomed into top-flight players.The Suns fell to 17-30, making them an ideal opponent for the Bucks to beat in their first game under Joe Prunty, the former assistant who will replace Kidd the rest of the season.Prunty was fiery at times on the sideline and jawed with an official, a contrast from Kidd’s typically mild-mannered demeanor.Middleton and Brogdon sparked the Bucks in the closing minutes by dominating in the backcourt.Eric Bledsoe added 19 points for the Bucks against his former team. He was dealt to Milwaukee earlier this season in a trade that sent Greg Monroe to Phoenix.Monroe finished with 19 points and seven rebounds, while Troy Daniels added 15 off the bench for PhoenixThe Bucks started slow, then used a 24-10 in the first quarter to get back in the game that was tied at 53 at halftime.TIP INSSuns: Monroe played for the first time in three games, and his 30 minutes were his most since playing 34 on Jan. 3 against Denver. Coach Jay Triano said he wanted to give a break to Tyson Chandler, the 35-year old starting center averaging about 26 minutes over his previous nine games. “He has been going hard,” Triano said. “We’ll give (Monroe) a chance to come back home where he was and see how he plays.”Bucks: Antetokounmpo missed a second straight game with right knee soreness, sticking with a plan put in place by Kidd.UP NEXTSuns: At the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.Bucks: Host the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.—GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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22-year-old boxer from Mizoram creates history by vanquishing World No.1 Dusmatov

first_imgAt the age of just 22 years, Nutlai Lalbiakkima from a village in Mizoram has created history in the boxing world. Unfortunately, he could not experience the limelight like other sportsmen, but now, his achievement will be noticed by the entire world.Belonging to Siaha, a small village in Mizoram, the boy has amazed the entire world by defeating the prevailing Olympic light weight (49 kg) champion and emerged as an excellent boxer. The young boxer vanquished Hasanboy Dusmatov and reached the 49kg semifinals of the President’s Cup tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan”I have watched all his (Dusmatov) videos and it’s was a very special win. I used speed along with counter-punches and well-judged guard to keep Hasanboy at bay”, a delighted Lalbiakkima said from Astana to The Times of India.Read: Prevention of Corruption Act diluted? What changes did the amendment bill bring?Lalbiakkima’s background:Lalbiakkima belongs to a humble family. His mother takes care of the family by selling fish in the local market as his father is asthmaticLalbiakkima was exposed to boxing for the first time in a Pro-boxing tournament in 2009He is currently under the training of 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Suranjoy Singh in Navy Nagar, MumbaiLalbiakkima had also emerged as the 2015 ‘pro’ championHe had won bronze in the 2017 NationalsHe also got selected at the Mizoram Regional Sports Authority Center in 2011 “I played the 2017 Senior Nationals in Vishakhapatnam where I won a bronze. My performance was observed by the Santiago Nieva sir (federation’s high performance director) as well as Suranjoy Singh sir and then I was called to come and join the trials for Indian team in Patiala. And since that day, I have been working hard and only dreaming to represent India. I am thankful to God and all who have helped me in my journey so far,” an emotional Lalbiakkima said to the journal.advertisementHere is a list of some famous boxers of India:Mohammed Ali QamarPu ZoramthangaMary KomVijender SinghAkhil KumarRead: Why did West Bengal become ‘Bangla’? Here are the Indian states with changed namesInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more

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