Leonard, Mills lead Spurs past Grizzlies for 3-2 series lead

first_imgMills finished with 20 points and Tony Parker added 16.Mike Conley had 26 points and Marc Gasol added 17 for the Grizzlies, who have lost nine straight postseason games in San Antonio.With each team winning on its homecourt, Game 6 is Thursday night (Friday, Manila) in Memphis.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Hornets to don Jordan brand logos on jerseys next season Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, left, during the second half of Game 5 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 116-103. AP PhotoSAN ANTONIO— Kawhi Leonard had 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs rebounded from two discouraging road losses to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-103 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila) and take a 3-2 lead in their first-round NBA playoff series.San Antonio shot 14 for 28 on 3-point attempts, two off its postseason record, including 5-for-7 shooting by Patty Mills.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte LATEST STORIES Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home GAME 1 RESULT: Leonard drops 32 as Spurs rout Grizzlies in game 1GAME 2 RESULT: NBA: Leonard stars anew as Spurs take 2-0 lead vs GrizzliesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnGAME 3 RESULT: Grizzlies pull within 2-1 of Spurs with 105-94 winGAME 4 RESULT:  Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs in OT View commentslast_img read more

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Verstappen tops Mexico practice, Hamilton struggles

first_imgA similar showing in qualifying on Saturday could make him the youngest pole-sitter in Formula One history, beating a record currently held by Sebastian Vettel.“We have a good car with good down-force and good mechanical grip, which you could see also in Monaco – and it worked really well,” said Verstappen, who turned 21 last month.“I hope we are in a fight for pole, but we will find out tomorrow… Today has been good, but we have to keep working.”Vettel, fighting to keep his ultra-slim title hopes alive, was fourth fastest for Ferrari while championship leader Lewis Hamilton was seventh for Mercedes.Hamilton needs to outscore Vettel by five points to take his fifth drivers’ title if the German wins. If Vettel fails to win, he will be champion wherever he finishes.Carlos Sainz was third for Renault with team-mate Nico Hulkenberg fifth, ahead of Brendon Hartley, who is fighting to keep his seat with Toro Rosso next year.This meant that the top three cars, and five of the top six, were powered by Renault engines at the 2,200-metres altitude Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez – only Vettel breaking the French manufacturer’s domination in his Ferrari.“This is the track with the least sensitivity to power,” said Vettel. “But we expected that Red Bull would be strong.“We didn’t have a tidy lap so we should have been ahead of the Renaults. I think everyone is on the limit with the tyres, trying to get them to work – with the exception of the Red Bulls…”But it was not a perfect day for Verstappen and Red Bull because the Dutch tyro’s session ended with his car parked by the track after a suspected hydraulics failure.Kimi Raikkonen, victorious in Texas last weekend, wound up eighth in the second Ferrari ahead of fellow-Finn Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes and home hero Sergio Perez of Force India.After dominating the opening session in the morning, the Red Bull duo were soon back in command as the air temperature rose to 25 degrees Celsius and the track to 49.The very warm conditions exacerbated the performance problems of the Ferrari and Mercedes teams as they struggled with tyres, a loss of power and car balance in the rarefied atmosphere.This gave the Renault-engined cars, led by Red Bull, a chance to shine, notably Verstappen who can become the sport’s youngest pole-sitter if he is fastest in qualifying on Saturday.He can beat the current record held by Vettel, who was 21 years and 72 days when he took his first pole at the 2008 Italian Grand Prix.The keen Mexican crowd loved the action and the variety of names running at the top of the charts including both Ferrari men initially, Hamilton, Hulkenberg and, unexpectedly, Brendon Hartley before the Red Bulls took over.Verstappen delivered his best lap midway through leaving both of the title protagonists panting in pursuit. “There’s something not right with the car,” complained Hamilton while Vettel merely told Ferrari: “That’s all I’ve got…”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Max Verstappen shows early speed in Mexico © AFP / Rodrigo ARANGUAMEXICO CITY, Mexico, Oct 26 – Max Verstappen completed an impressive Friday ‘double top’ as he and Daniel Ricciardo finished one-two for Red Bull in second practice for this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix.The young Dutchman, aiming to repeat his 2017 victory in the Mexican capital, clocked a best lap in one minute and 16.720 seconds to outpace his Australian team-mate by 0.153 seconds, before being halted by a late hydraulics failure.last_img read more

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