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Randolph leads Kings past Pelicans in OT

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Zach Randolph made two of his career-high five 3-pointers to start overtime and finished with a season-high 35 points. He also had 13 rebounds.“When you’re hot, you’re hot,” Kings guard De’Aaron Fox said. “(Randolph) hit corner 3s, off balance, getting fouled. They were going in. He just had one of those games.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseHield finished with 18 points off the bench, Fox added 14 points and Frank Mason III scored 12 for the Kings, who won for just the fourth time in 15 road games this season.Cousins led New Orleans with 38 points and 11 rebounds, but in the fourth quarter and overtime he had just five points, making 2 of 12 shots and missing all five 3-point attempts. Cousins had 41 points and 23 rebounds in a victory over the Kings in Sacramento in October. “I don’t think we had a sense of urgency the entire night,” Cousins said. “We just kind of coasted through this game and we gave this team life. We had plenty of opportunities to put the game away and we just wouldn’t put our foot on the pedal full-throttle.”Anthony Davis, returning from a three-game absence with an adductor strain, had 18 points. Ian Clark had a season-high 15 points in his first start, and Jrue Holiday scored 14.Randolph made two 3-pointers to help give Sacramento a 110-105 lead with 3:13 left in overtime. The second 3-pointer came with the shot clock winding down and Randolph fading out of bounds while shooting over Jameer Nelson, who’s nine inches shorter than Randolph.“I just saw the clock going down and tried to get my feet set,” Randolph said. “Jameer’s strong, but kind of short, so I was able to shoot over him.”Holiday made a jumper, but Fox made two free throws and Mason scored on a drive for a seven-point lead with 58 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Aldridge, Ginobili rescue Spurs against Celtics Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? RONDO RESTSPelicans G Rajon Rondo sat out the game to rest. He missed the first 13 games of the season because of a core muscle injury. He had started the last 11 games at point guard. In those games, Holiday averaged 20 points while starting at shooting guard. Clark started in Rondo’s place.UP NEXTKings: Return home to play Toronto on Sunday.Pelicans: Host the 76ers on Sunday to conclude a four-game homestand.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ “They outplayed us in every phase of the game,” New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said. “They outplayed us. They just kept playing and they played for the forty-eight minutes. They got it into overtime and they outplayed us.”Cousins scored 15 points in the second quarter, and the Pelicans led by six at the half. Randolph scored 10 points as the Kings pulled even at 77 late in the third quarter.The Pelicans went ahead by 10 early in the fourth as Clark and Darius Miller scored the first two baskets and Dante Cunningham added a 3-pointer.Sacramento cut the lead to five midway through the quarter, but Davis answered with four consecutive points.The Kings pulled within 100-99 on Randolph’s drive with 1:07 left.Cousins got free for a dunk and a three-point lead with 49 seconds left before Hield tied it with his 3-pointer.“I made some shots,” Hield said. “We all did our part. (Randolph) made plays. (Mason) made plays in the overtime. It was a great team effort.”TIP-INSKings: Randolph missed a baseline jumper just before the final buzzer, and Vince Carter rebounded the miss and dunked just after the buzzer. … The Kings’ bench outscored the Pelicans’ bench, 53-16. … Sacramento finished its trip 2-2.Pelicans: The Pelicans beat the Kings 114-106 on Oct. 26 in Sacramento as Cousins had 41 points and 23 rebounds. … New Orleans made 17 of 19 free throws. … The Pelicans had a 12-4 edge in fast-break points. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph, right, drives to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — DeMarcus Cousins looked like he was going to haunt his former team again. But the other main piece in the trade that brought Cousins to New Orleans ended up making the biggest play on Friday night.Buddy Hield scored eight points down the stretch, including a 3-pointer with 34 seconds left that forced overtime, and the Sacramento Kings beat the Pelicans 116-109.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Three Nightmares, One Wish

first_imgSarah Foday has been missing for the past three months; at least that’s what her four daughters believe. Rushed out of New Kru Town where she, her four daughters and two year- old son once lived, Sarah was in grave condition when the ambulance took her to the ELWA isolation Unit last September.“By then, my ma was vomiting and sick from the worry of our father dying,” stated Louise Foday, the oldest of the four children.All four girls, who range from the ages of 10 to 16 years, are hopeful that their mother will return one day. And from the sad and worried look on their faces, these children are not ready to either hear the truth or accept the fact that their mother could be dead.“We pray and wish every day that she will walk through that door” Louise added while pointing at her front door.Sarah’s younger sister Helena Tamba says she has been practically caring for the four children since they lost both of their parents and many other relatives to Ebola.  But she admitted that her attention to the four has been minimal because “her tenants and husband have been distressing her.”Having two toddlers of her own to take care of, Helena feels time is running out for her to continue helping her sister’s children.“I’m doing this for my sister because I know this is what she would have wanted. But, people living here with us have questioned why I have to bring the girls here. And my husband has problem with it as well. I try to care for these little girls in my own weak way, but the little that I get a day from my husband can’t feed them. So in the day I watch over the little ones, but in the night they are on their own; they have to watch themselves,” she added.According to the family, the nightmare that they find themselves living out began in August when their father, who was married to two women (including Sarah), contracted Ebola from his first wife.“Our father was a driver for Aqua Water Bottling Company in Virginia before his death. His first wife fell ill and passed away from Ebola and after that, he was placed on 21 days quarantine along with Sarah. During this period, he used to come to our mother here at the house, but he would never enter inside. I don’t know how it really happened,” Louise, unable to continue, broke down.According to Helena, during her brother-in-laws 21 days quarantine, he had a car accident with his assigned company vehicle and was arrested.“He used to move around during his quarantine days, but when he went to prison for that one day, not long after his first wife died from Ebola, the worry made him sick. Then his eldest daughter became seriously ill and was taken to the unit not long after he became ill. The day he was rushed to the unit, he entered in my sister Sarah’s house, and that’s where I heard he started to vomit and she quickly called the unit” she added.According to the family, both daughter and father lost their lives one week before their quarantine period could end. The four girls, including their mother Sarah and her two year-old son were also placed on quarantine.“I can remember our mother cleaning the vomit from the floor where our dad vomited that day. But I really don’t know how my innocent baby brother got sick. I only know that the worry made my mom sick, and after she started vomiting and toileting as well, we called them to come for her,” thirteen year-old Anita added.The children say this all happened the last week before their 21 days quarantine after their father and sister’s death could be lifted, and due to their mother falling ill, they were once again quarantined for an additional 21 days.“By then we were placed on quarantine twice already, and there was no one helping us. We were so dry and skinny, Aunt Helena tried to help, but her market table broke down because of us,” added Louise, who snuck a look at Helena while explaining.Tragically, eight days before they were to be taken off their second quarantine, their baby brother became ill, along with Louise. Helena said, “I used to do everything to see to it that he lived, but he didn’t make it, he died right in the house.”Louise survived Ebola and was released to the care of her sisters after spending close to a month in treatment at an ETU.According to the girls, they were quarantined for a third time, but this time the girls had lost all hope because now their entire family was gone, leaving them clinging to one another.“We haven’t received any information from Red Cross concerning our mother and her whereabouts. We have been to every hospital with her picture looking for her, but still no answer,” Anita stated.  “We just wish this will all end and she will come home. Mama, please come home okay,” she pleaded.Meanwhile, Victor, a neighbor who sits and watches the distress that the children are faced with says that he can’t help them, but will speak out about their condition.“For these kids to eat, either they have to be at their aunt’s door step, or mine. And if we don’t give them, well then, they’ll be hungry all day. The oldest I’m worried about because the boys know she’s vulnerable and are all hanging around.  Who will save her from a pack of hungry wolves?,” he wondered.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more