Dame time: Lillard’s 3 gives Trail Blazers 113-110 win over Lakers

first_imgNance was hurt late in the third quarter and went to the locker room. He did not play the rest of the way. Nance was averaging 11.1 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Lakers.Afterward, the Lakers confirmed Nance broke a bone in his hand.“Obviously, I feel terrible for him. He’s been playing so solid for us,” coach Luke Walton said. “It’s tough but that’s what team sports are about, and someone else has to step up.”Portland took a 106-105 lead on Lillard’s free throws with 1:56 left. Kuzma made a hook shot on the other end, but Lillard answered with a layup before Nurkic made free throws for a 110-107 lead. The standing crowd chanted “Beat LA! Beat LA!”But Kentavious Caldwell-Pope quieted the fans with a 3-pointer off an assist from Ball to tie it with 15.5 seconds left. Lillard hit the winner over the outstretched arm of Brandon Ingram.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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(AP Photo/Steve Dykes)PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard didn’t really need to gesture to his wrist. The crowd already knew it was Lillard Time.The star guard made a 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak over the Los Angeles Lakers to 13 games with a 113-110 victory Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lillard finished with 32 points, and Portland snapped a two-game skid. Jusuf Nurkic added 28 points.Lillard was 1 of 5 from 3-point range before the game-winner. The crowd roared when the shot fell, andLillard nodded and pointed to his wrist.“I felt good. The ball was coming off my hands good all night, even the ones that I didn’t make. In thosemoments, you don’t think about what happened before. It’s a chance to rise to the occasion. You’re 0 for 0 in that moment,” Lillard said. “I go back to my very first game-winner against New Orleans my rookie year. I had a terrible shooting game but I was able to block that out. All that mattered was that moment. No different tonight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBrook Lopez had 27 points and rookie Kyle Kuzma added a season-high 22 for the Lakers, who were short-handed after Larry Nance Jr. broke his left hand in the second half. Fellow rookie Lonzo Ball was 0 for 2 from the field with no points, four assists and three rebounds.There were a few fans in the crowd wearing Ball’s No. 2 jersey for his first appearance in Portland. But most fans booed him heartily during player introductions. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kuzma took the final shot, a missed 3-pointer from 28 feet out at the buzzer that would have tied it.Lillard had missed a 3 the night before at the end of regulation in Portland’s 112-103 overtime loss at Utah.“He made a good read last night and (Rudy) Gobert made a great play,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “Tonight I think he had his mind made up to take the shot. It’s what great players do.”The Blazers were without Al-Farouq Aminu, who injured his right ankle Wednesday against the Jazz. The team posted a photo of the 6-foot-9 forward on crutches before Thursday’s game.Aminu was averaging 9.4 points and 8.1 rebounds this season. Noah Vonleh, who returned the night before following a shoulder injury in camp, started in his place.Portland led by 18 in the first half but the Lakers closed the gap to 66-62 at halftime. It was tight the rest of the way.“We have the game against Toronto, then you have a tough one last night against Utah. Maybe if we come back and have a blowout, maybe we don’t have to look at ourselves as much,” Lillard said. “We come in here tonight and we had a dogfight on our hands. We really had to look at ourselves and make it happen. We had to trust ourselves and trust each other to get it done.“So I think a game like this and having to pull out a game like this does more for our team, character-wise.”TIP-INSLakers: Los Angeles was 0 for 9 from 3-point range in the first half. … The Lakers were coming off a 113-93 victory at home against the Pistons on Tuesday night.Trail Blazers: Rookie big man Zach Collins started the second half in place of Vonleh, who had four fouls. Collins, a 7-footer out of Gonzaga, was acquired by the Blazers in a draft-day deal with Sacramento.ON BALL“I thought he was a little too passive tonight,” Walton said about his rookie point guard. “The hardest thing for young players is consistency. He’s so unselfish that sometimes we want him to be more aggressive with attacking the defenses.”Ball, for his part, recognized that.“I definitely could have been more aggressive,” he said. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

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Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 Pro set to launch in India today: Here’s all we know about Xiaomi phones

first_imgXiaomi is set to launch the Redmi 6 series phones in India today. The series consists of three phones, including the Redmi 6, the Redmi 6A and the Redmi 6 Pro. All the three phones have already been launched in China previously, so we more or less know the specs of the handsets. However, going by the teasers looks like the Indian models of the phones will be slightly different from the China variants. In India, all the three Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The Redmi 6 and the Redmi 6A in China packs a MediaTek processor, while the Redmi 6 Pro is powered by Snapdragon processor. Today’s launch event will be livestreamed at 12:30 on the company’s official website.There’s no official word about the price of the phones. But, we expect the Redmi 6A to be the cheapest of the lot and cost under Rs 7,000, followed the Redmi 6, which is expected to be priced below Rs 10,000. And lastly, the Redmi 6 Pro will be the most expensive of the lot and will cost somewhere around Rs 12,000. Take the prices with a pinch of salt because Xiaomi is yet to reveal the official prices of the phones.Ahead of the launch, Xiaomi has confirmed that two of the three phones will be sold exclusively on Amazon. One will be the Redmi 6 Pro and the second one could be either of the Redmi 6/ Redmi 6A. We assume the third model will be exclusive to Flipkart. Of course, all the three Redmi phones will also be available on Xiaomi’s official website — mi.com and also on company’s own offline store Mi Home.advertisementXiaomi has been teasing all the three Redmi phones for quite a while now. The company has confirmed that all the three Redmi 6 series of phones will come with dual VoLTE support. This means that you will be able to use two 4G networks at the same time on the phones. The company has also announced that all the three Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and the Redmi 6 Pro will be fast enough to multi-task, run smoothly throughout the entire day, capture good and detailed pictures and has face unlock support.Redmi 6The Redmi 6 sports a 5.45-inch display with HD+ with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and aspect ratio of 18:9. It has horizontally aligned AI-powered dual camera setup on the back where the primary sensor is of 12-megapixel and secondary sensor of 5-megapixel. On the front, the phone carries a 5-megapixel sensor. Under the hood, the Redmi 6 is powered by a 12nm-based MediaTek Helio P22 processor clocked at 2GHz. In China, the Redmi 6 was launched in two variants — one with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and the second one with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. On the software front, the smartphone runs the latest MIUI 10-based on Android Oreo. Redmi 6 comes with support for Xiao Ai assistant. The Redmi 6 comes with other features like — Face unlock support, smart object recognition, among others.Redmi 6AThe Redmi 6A — which is the successor to the Redmi 5A — sports a 5.45-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone also packs a12-megapixel camera on the rear panel, while on the front the phone includes a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. The smartphone runs the latest MIUI 10-based on Android Oreo. Under the hood, the Redmi 6A comes with a 12nm-based MediaTek Helio A22 processor and has a 3000mAh battery. In China, the Redmi 6A was launched in only one variant with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage.Redmi 6 ProThis is the phone with iPhone X like notch. The phone is all-metal and comes with rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The smartphone comes with dual cameras on the rear panel consisting of a primary sensor of 12-megapixel and secondary sensor of 5-megapixel. On the front, the Redmi 6 Pro carries a 5-megapixel sensor for selfies. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with up to 4GB RAM and up to 64GB storage. It comes with a 4,000mAh battery and runs Android Oreo-based MIUI 9 software.last_img read more

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