Spurs rout Clippers, handing them their fourth loss in five games

first_imgPreviousClippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tries to drive around Spurs guard Derrick White during the first half of Thursday’s game in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) shoots past San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli (18) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSpurs guard DeMar DeRozan drives into Clippers guard Avery Bradley during the first half of Thursday’s game in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) battle for a rebound during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) is fouled by San Antonio Spurs forward Davis Bertans (42) as he tries to shoot during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat (13) battles San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and guard Bryn Forbes (11) for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) scores past San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) passes past Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers argues a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) shoots over Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs forward Davis Bertans (42) reacts after he was called for a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley (11) tries to shoot over San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) drives past Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tries to drive around Spurs guard Derrick White during the first half of Thursday’s game in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)NextShow Caption1 of 15Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tries to drive around Spurs guard Derrick White during the first half of Thursday’s game in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)ExpandSAN ANTONIO — Two nights after their worst loss of the season, the Clippers turned in an uglier effort against a lesser but still proud opponent.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and San Antonio won its fourth straight, topping the slumping Clippers 125-87 on Thursday night for its most lopsided win of the season.The Clippers had dropped a 123-99 decision to Kawhi Leonard-less Toronto on Tuesday, but the Raptors have the best record in the league. The injury-plagued Spurs (15-14) have spent most of the season trying to keep their heads above water.Rudy Gay added 21 points and DeMar DeRozan had 14 points and seven assists for San Antonio. “I turned to one of the coaches and said, ‘Even if we’re making shots, we lose tonight because they’re just shooting the ball so well,’ ” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said of a Spurs team that shot 59 percent from the field. “I didn’t think we were into them enough. I thought they were very comfortable.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.A franchise that won five championships behind a dominant defense under Gregg Popovich has been troubled by an inability to stop people this season. Two weeks ago, the Spurs lost by 30 points in three games after the franchise suffered only five such losses in Popovich’s first 1,758 games.San Antonio has since staged a revival, holding an opponent under 100 points for the third straight game while winning the first four games of a six-game homestand. With fans celebrating in giveaway T-shirts featuring the team’s Fiesta colors, the Spurs feel like they have finally turned the corner defensively.“Yeah, but we’re still going to continue to get better defensively,” DeRozan said. “Talking, communication, but for the most part we’re just going out there having fun, playing with a lot of confidence.”Tobias Harris had 17 points for the Clippers and Danilo Gallinari and Avery Bradley added 15 apiece. The Clippers (17-11) have lost two straight and four of five. The Spurs had a 14-2 advantage on fast-break points and shot 63 percent in the first quarter while opening a 38-27 lead that swelled as the game progressed.Playing their third game in four nights and without Lou Williams and Luc Mbah a Moute, the Clippers’ only lead came in the opening 2½ minutes of the game.San Antonio held the Clippers to 20 points in the third quarter, extending its lead to 24 points and enabling Popovich to rest his starters in the fourth.“In any stat, in any part of the floor, they were just better than us tonight,” Gallinari said.TIP-INSClippers: Harris was cut across the bridge of his nose when DeRozan swiped down in an attempt to strip the Clippers forward of the ball. Harris had to have a bandage placed on his nose before re-entering. … Former Spurs center Boban Marjanovic received a huge ovation when he entered the game in the fourth quarter. … Williams missed his second straight game after injuring his left hamstring on Monday night against Phoenix. Williams is expected to miss two weeks. … Mbah a Moute has sat out 24 straight games with a sore left knee. … The Clippers are 13-71 against the Spurs in San Antonio.Spurs: San Antonio forward Davis Bertans returned after missing two games following the birth of his first child. Bertans had five points and four rebounds in 17 minutes. … The Spurs’ 38 points in the first quarter were two shy of matching their season high of 40, which they set Oct. 22 against the Lakers. … Bryn Forbes joined Danny Green and Gary Neal as the only Spurs players to score 1,000 points and make 150 3-pointers in their first 150 games with the team. Forbes finished with 10 points and was 2 for 7 on 3-pointers.INSPIRINGRivers still has fond memories of his two seasons playing for the Spurs from 1994-96, even if it meant he had to give up his Sundays.“Playing here with David (Robinson) and Avery (Johnson), I mean, my goodness they inspired you to do a lot of things, even go to church,” Rivers said, laughing. “That was a tough one. My Sundays were off, but I did (go).”WHAT IS THAT?Aldridge isn’t sure what to make of Marco Belinelli’s fondness for taking off-balance shots rather than squaring up for a basket.“You’re going to get some that look great and you’re going to get some that look like, ‘Oh Lord.’ You’ve just got to deal with it,” Aldridge said.UP NEXTThe Clippers play at Oklahoma City on Saturday night.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Fatal fire in Dawson Creek

first_imgAn 83 year-old Dawson Creek woman has died after a fire Friday afternoon.A fire at the Selwyn Place apartments on 10th street, started at around 5 p.m. Friday evening.   Dawson Creek Fire Chief Gordon Smith says the fire started in the kitchen.   Fire fighters were able to stop the fire from spreading to any of the other units in the building.The 83 year-old woman suffered third degree burns and was rushed to the Dawson Creek Hospital where she later passed away from those injuries.- Advertisement -The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.last_img read more

HEARTBREAK FOR COLEMAN AS EVERTON BOW OUT OF THE FA CUP ON PENALTIES

first_imgSeamus Coleman scored for Everton during their penalty shoot-out defeat to West Ham in the FA cup.There was heartbreak for Seamus Coleman tonight as his Everton side bowed out of the FA Cup on penalties in their 3rd round replay with West Ham United.In a thrilling shoot-out it was West Ham who finally prevailed 9-8 in a shoot-out that had twenty penalties taken.Coleman dispatched his own penalty expertly in the shoot-out but it wasn’t enough for Roberto Martinez’s side. It was a typical fast and furious cup tie which thrilled from start to finish.Valencia put the hammers ahead early in the second-half but that goal was cancelled out by Mirallas with just seven minutes remaining.The game was then brought into extra-time with both teams going for jugular despite the fact Everton were down to ten men following the dismissal of Aiden McGeady.Everton looked to have booked there place in the fourth round when Lukaku put them ahead but Carlton Cole prodded home to sent the game to penalties. Everton goalkeeper Robles missed his spot-kick and that allowed West Ham’s goalkeeper Adrian to step up and fire West Ham through. HEARTBREAK FOR COLEMAN AS EVERTON BOW OUT OF THE FA CUP ON PENALTIES was last modified: January 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:evertonnewsseamus colemansoccerSportlast_img read more