Jeremy Lamb’s jumper helps Hornets escape Pistons in wild win

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Mavericks extend home streak, end skid against Hawks Hornets: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist did not play for personal reasons. … Charlotte got a big lift off the bench in the first quarter from Willy Hernangomez, who had nine points in final four minutes as the Hornets built a 37-25 lead.DOUBLING DOWNThe Hornets came up with a pair of turnovers against Griffin by doubling him in the low post and swatting the ball away.“We were active,” Borrego said. “We had a swarming mentality.”GUARDING KEMBABruce Brown called Walker a “great player, a great scorer.”“You just have to try to contain him,” Brown said. “He’s going to get his buckets some way, but you just have to try and hold him below his average and not foul him when he gets to the rim.”UP NEXTPistons: Host the Celtics on Saturday night.Hornets: Host the Knicks on Friday night. View comments Lamb knocked down a 22-foot jumper from the right wing with 0.3 seconds left, and then had to wait and see if it counted after the Hornets were assessed a technical foul for having too many players on the floor. The basket was upheld and the Hornets escaped with at 108-107 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night after trailing by 10 late in the fourth quarter.As Lamb thrust out his chest and yelled and the crowd erupted with screams, officials quickly blew the whistle and gathered at the scorer’s table to check the replay monitor.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 ChrissReplays showed Malik Monk and later Bismack Biyombo had come off the bench and run several yards onto the floor in anticipation of Lamb making the shot at the other end.“I thought they were going to call like three techs, get three free throws — something like that,” Lamb said. 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Meanwhile, team owner Michael Jordan chewed out one of his own players.Jeremy Lamb’s first NBA buzzer-beater was no ordinary game-winning shot.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia As Monk, a second-year player from Kentucky, retreated to the bench, he got chewed out by Jordan, a six-time NBA champion who was sitting at the end of the bench. Jordan playfully slapped at the back of his Monk’s head — twice. Monk smiled with a touch of embarrassment.The Pistons, trailing by two at the time, were only given one technical foul shot — which they made. Detroit’s ensuing long inbounds pass was intercepted as time expired.“My heart stopped for a second there,” said Hornets coach James Borrego, who said he had never seen that call made in professional basketball.The Associated Press requested clarification on the call after the game, but the game officials had already left the arena and were unavailable for comment.The Pistons weren’t upset over the ruling.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Detroit guard Langston Galloway was more irritated that the Pistons went almost six minutes without a field goal late in the fourth quarter, surrendered a 10-point lead and allowed Lamb to make the jumper on a simple drive-and-kick from Kemba Walker.“I can’t get into the he-said, she-said,” Galloway said. “We just have to take away that basket and not allow him to get a good shot like that.”Walker led the Charlotte comeback.He finished with 31 points and had nine assists and eight rebounds for the Hornets, who won their third straight and moved into sixth place in the Eastern Conference — a half-game ahead of Detroit.Blake Griffin had 26 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Pistons, who have lost six in a row.Trailing by 10 with 6:23 left in the fourth quarter, Walker put his team on his shoulders.Walker scored 11 of the game’s next 13 points to put the Hornets up 104-101 with 47 seconds left as part of a 13-0 Charlotte run. Walker was 4 of 18 from the field in the first three quarters, but was 4 of 7 in the fourth. Andre Drummond broke the nearly six-minute drought for Detroit when he answered with a three-point play in the low post to tie the game with 35 seconds left.Both teams missed opportunities — including Griffin, who missed two free throws — before Lamb connected.TIP-INSPistons: Reggie Jackson had 18 points for the Pistons. … Detroit out-rebounded Charlotte 49-42. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Govt, RUSAL meet to discuss dismissal of 60 workers

first_imgAfter 60 striking workers who were dismissed by bauxite company – Russian Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) – which is owed by RUSAL, for downing tools in protest of an arbitrary one per cent salary increase, Government met with the company on Wednesday.Led by Minister of State Joseph Harmon; Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman; Social Protection Minister Amna Ally; and Junior Social Protection Minister with responsibility for Labour, Keith Scott; along with RUSAL’s representative Vladimir Permyakov and Director of Alumina and Bauxite Department at RUSAL, Sergey Kostyuk; met to discuss ways in which the issue can be resolved in an amicable manner.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman; Social Protection Minister, Amna Ally and Chief Labour Officer, Charles Ogle meeting with RUSAL’s representative, Vladimir Permyakov and Director of Alumina and Bauxite Department at RUSAL, Sergey KostyukDuring the meeting, Harmon asserted that Guyanese workers must be treated in a respectful manner and the country’s labour laws must be upheld.“There are two objectives to this: the Guyanese workers must be treated in a respectful and fair manner at all times; their rights must be respected and at the same time, the company must function and ensure it makes profits for its shareholders. It is a question of finding common ground and ensure that our workers’ rights are respected. We must find common ground to move forward. The issues must be dealt with in a clear way,” Harmon is quoted by the Ministry of the Presidency as saying.Ally also shared that the Government has sought to lay out its contentions, giving the company an equal opportunity to do so as well. Adding to that, the dismissed workers will also get a chance to be heard today via a meeting with Government at Aroaima.Officials from the company also committed to making a decision after further discussions with their principals.Meanwhile, at a press conference on Friday last, when asked for a comment on the issue, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said Guyana’s laws must be upheld.The 60 workers were fired by the bauxite company for protesting against a one per cent salary increase. On Tuesday, residents of Kwakwani, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) in disagreement with the dismissal of the striking employees attached to the company retaliate by blocking the access road which leads to the company located at Aroaima.During initial deliberations, representatives of the company stated that they do not recognise the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GBGWU), which has been advocating for the affected workers.“We have no relation with this union,” the Russian company’s representative said. “It happened before I came to Guyana to work… it was an alternative poll. This poll took place on October 3, 2017. It was won by Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union.“Only a few weeks after, we got information that the Judge in (a case decided) this board was constituted with some breaches and could be considered illegal. It meant former worker was considered by decision of judge illegal. I think many people knew the Board was illegal. But nobody said to us such a (poll) could be considered nil and void.”This is a reference to the judgement issued in the case of the Trade Union Recognition and Certification Board (TURCB) versus the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG).FITUG General Secretary Carvil Duncan had claimed that TURCB unilaterally appointed a chairman in 2015 without consulting them, and only recognised the Guyana Trades Union Congress.In the written judgement issued by the High Court on November 8, 2017, it said FITUG was not consulted prior to the appointment of a chair in 2015. This was found to be in violation of the Trade Union Recognition Act, especially as it relates to the selection of a chairman of the organisation.Chairman of the Union, Lewis maintained that the company has no authority to ascertain this, stating that it a responsibility of the Trade Union Recognition and Certification Board (TURCB).last_img read more