New stellar night of Luka Doncic while the Hernangómez still do not play

first_imgPicture: Getty The Slovenian made his eleventh triple-double with a 38 + 11 + 10Neither Willy nor Juancho jumped on the observe with Hornets and Nuggets On the different hand, in the defeat of the Hornets, the ahead TJWarren scored 36 factors, his finest mark of the season, with 5 rebounds and led the assault of the Indiana Pacers, which have been imposed at house by 115-104 to these of Charlotte they usually broke their streak of two straight losses.Alongside Warren, Lithuanian energy ahead Domantas Sabonis contributed a double-double of 18 factors, 12 rebounds, seven assists, two ball recoveries and a cap. Two different Pacers title gamers (23-14) had double-digit numbers, heart Miles Turner, who scored 15 factors and 9 rebounds.While the base Terry Rozier with 28 factors and 6 assists led the Hornets, who may not keep away from defeat and broke a streak of two consecutive wins. The guard Devonte Graham additionally surpassed 20 factors by getting 22 factors, distributed six assists and captured 5 rebounds, which did not stop a defeat that value the Hornets (15-24) to interrupt the streak of two consecutive wins.Multi functional match, the place the Spanish heart Willy Hernangómez continued with out enjoying with the Hornets by resolution of coach James Borrego. One thing much like what occurred to his brother, Juancho, in the victory of the Denver Nuggets the place he additionally had no seconds on the courtroom.There, Serbian heart Nikola Jokic lived his finest starter sport as knowledgeable by getting 47 factors that helped the Nuggets win at house by 115-123 to the Atlanta Hawks. Jokic performed 37 minutes by which he scored 16 of 25 subject pictures, with 4 of Eight triples, and 11 of 16 from the personnel line, along with capturing eight rebounds, distributing 5 assists, recovering two balls, and placing a cap.As well as, ahead Will Barton additionally obtained his finest mark of the season with 28 factors as the second prime scorer of the Nuggets (25-11), which two nights earlier than had suffered defeat in opposition to the Washington Wizards (128-114).The Hawks, the worst workforce in the NBA with an 8-29 mark, have misplaced 11 of 13 video games, once more having base Trae Younger as their chief to get 29 factors, while guard Kevin Hunter reached 22 factors .center_img The determine of the Slovenian escort Luka Doncic shone once more in a particular means on the night of Kings Day and left the followers of the Dallas Mavericks a particular present of an beautiful and dominant basketball that assured him his eleventh triple-double of the NBA season and the triumph to be imposed by 118-110 to the Chicago Bulls. As well as, the night was closed once more with out a Spanish presence when neither Willy nor Juancho Hernangómez performed in the defeat and victory, respectively of Charlotte Hornets and Denver Nuggets.Doncic scored 38 factors, together with 21 in the third interval, along with 11 rebounds and 10 assists that have been those that determined the triumph of the Mavericks (23-13) that returned them to the profitable path and in the battle for the management of the Division Southwest with the Houston Rockets (24-11) who had a relaxation day.last_img read more

Fighting the feeling

first_imgThe following is from an actual posting on an Internet message board: “I love seeing people drive around in Toyotas with a bumper sticker that says `9/11 we will never forget,’ and I think to myself, `You stupid (jerks), you forgot about Pearl Harbor, you’ll forget about 9/11.’ Those are the people you will see driving the latest model Iraqi sports car someday.” Photo Gallery: NASCAR Racefest Or, as Tony Stewart might ask, who really cares? “I’m still driving a Chevy, so that’s really the only car I’m worried about,” he said last month. “I don’t care if Kia comes in.” Team owner Jack Roush, who fields Fords, has certainly made his opinion known. On several occasions, Roush has railed against Toyota, accusing the manufacturer of stealing the best crewmen and personnel from other teams and driving up the operating cost of the sport by opening its bottomless wallet. Waltrip, the sport’s greatest salesman, couldn’t disagree more. “NASCAR will be more popular because (Toyota) is here,” he said. “NASCAR is going to be more popular because Juan Pablo (Montoya) is here. What I don’t understand is, Jack Roush doesn’t have a problem with Juan Pablo coming, so why is he so mad about Toyota showing up? “You can’t handpick who comes in your door. This is a global society. Toyota is certainly welcomed here. I haven’t talked to one driver that doesn’t say it won’t be good for the sport.” Toyota has made a concerted effort to publicize how American it actually is. It’s been reported that the manufacturer’s Camry is the only one of NASCAR’s models that is actually made in the United States. The Camry is made by Americans at a Kentucky plant that employs 7,000 people. The Chevy Monte Carlo and Dodge Charger are made in Canada, and the Ford Fusion is made in Mexico. Regardless of how anyone feels about Toyota, its on-track performance this year likely won’t do much to make an impact on the sport. Toyota’s three teams – Michael Waltrip Racing, Team Red Bull and Bill Davis Racing – aren’t up to speed yet, judging by their preseason testing results. Andy Graves, the senior manager for Toyota’s Cup program, said the manufacturer is trying to be patient in the first season. “All of us would love to be winning races – that’s what we’re here for,” he said. “But the realistic expectations are that it’s going to be a struggle. It’s going to take some time. “In the first half of the season, we expect a lot of bumps in the road. By the second half, we’re hoping to have some competitive runs.” A few top-10 finishes, Graves said, would be ideal. As competitive as the Cup Series is nowadays, an adjustment period is to be expected. But driver Jeff Gordon predicted it won’t last long. “It’s going to take them a little while to catch up, and then I’m afraid there might be a time when everyone else is going to have to catch up to them,” he said. Graves said that’s the ideal situation, but even he can’t see a time where Toyota would be dominating the series. “Hopefully in the next couple years, you’ll see us consistently running up front and competing for wins, and by the third year we’ll be running for the championship,” he said. “But to think we’re just going to head-and-shoulders outclass everyone, with organizations like Hendrick and Roush playing catch-up to us, I don’t see that happening.” One misconception about Toyota is that the manufacturer is hiring all the drivers and crews, when actually it’s the teams that are doing the hiring. Toyota is building engines for Waltrip and Team Red Bull, Graves said, and partners with all three of its teams. Waltrip noted that more people will be looking at the other manufacturers just to see if Toyota can be beat. “People are going to tune into the TV to see how Toyota does against the good ol’ boys, basically,” he said. “It’s silly for anyone to have a problem with them being here. They’re just showing up to race.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Some fans are accepting of Toyota and its drivers, which include such names as Michael Waltrip, Dale Jarrett and Brian Vickers. Others are like the anonymous message board poster and loathe the idea of a foreign manufacturer in NASCAR. Jarrett has read postings similar to this one. All he can do is roll his eyes. “The ones that come up to you face-to-face are going to be your supporters,” he said. “The ones that don’t are the ones who find it easy to get on the Internet and write something whenever they don’t have to look at you eye-to-eye. That’s the only way you’re going to hear the negative side.” Is it good for the sport? Is it bad for American auto manufacturers? Will the Japanese ruin the competitive balance of the Cup Series? center_img Many people might cringe, grimace or shake their heads after reading that. But that mentality does exist, and it’s exactly what Toyota fights against as it enters the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series to compete with American auto manufacturers Ford, Dodge and Chevy. last_img