NBA: Toronto Raptors defeat New Orleans Pelicans in season opener

first_img Written By COMMENT 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: New York Knicks profile, roster and season schedule Also Read | NBA: Referees question travelling call on Rockets’ star James HardenNBA: Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans match reportWith Derrick Favors and Brandon Ingram earning early points, the New Orleans Pelicans, had a well-maintained lead after the game started. However, Vanvleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry closed the deficit by the time Q1 came to an end. Pelicans even gained a 25-19 lead, but Toronto Raptors made a comeback, ending Q1 with a three-point lead. Pelicans played well as the first half progressed, even gaining a 52-46 lead with around three minutes left to go. Ingram, as well as Lonzo Ball, earned crucial points for the Pelicans as first-half ended with a 61-56 advantage to the New Orleans Pelicans.Also Read | NBA News: New Orleans Pelicans to open season without Zion WilliamsonQ3 began with Vanvleet scoring early points for his team. The teams picked up their pace, delivering back-to-back three-pointers and trying to establish a lead. Ingram and Vanvleet continued to drain threes, and Q3 ended with Raptors having an 88-86 advantage. Vanvleet, Lowry and Siakam scored back-to-back points as the second half came to an end, the match going into overtime with a 117-117. Marc Gasol’s five points and Lowry’s three-point shot with under a minute to go earned Raptors a 130-122 victory. JJ Redick and Jrue Holiday scored the five points Pelicans earned during overtime. Also Read | NBA: Golden State Warriors shift base to Chase Center for new seasonAlso Read | NBA 2019-20: New York Knicks profile, roster and season schedule FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago NBA News: New Orleans Pelicans to open season without Zion Williamson Last Updated: 23rd October, 2019 12:43 IST NBA: Toronto Raptors Defeat New Orleans Pelicans In Season Opener Toronto Raptors triumph over New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA 2019-20 season opener on Wednesday, October 23 at the Scotiabank Arena, Canada (5:30 am IST). 10 months ago NBA: Golden State Warriors shift base to Chase Center for new season 10 months ago 10 storylines to follow in the 2019-20 NBA season WATCH US LIVE WE RECOMMEND First Published: 23rd October, 2019 12:43 IST The NBA 2019-20 season opened with the Toronto Raptors prevailing over the New Orleans Pelicans with a 130-122 overtime victory. The match took place on Wednesday, October 23 at 5:30 am IST at the Scotiabank Arena in Ontario, Canada. Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet scored 34 points each for Toronto Raptors, while Brandon Ingram was New Orleans Pelicans high-point scorer for the opening game with 22 points.  LIVE TV 10 months ago NBA: Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans live streaming, schedule Devika Pawar last_img read more

WRC to host retire reception for Maria Holverson Friday

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Wellington Recreation Commission is asking the public to come help them celebrate Maria Holverson’s retirement from the Wellington Recreation Commission as custodian. A retirement reception will be held on Friday, January 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the WRC.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Messi stare World Cup exit after Croatia loss

first_img0Shares0000Argentina’s Lionel Messi, right, and Croatia’s Marcelo Brozovic, left. Photo/APNIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia, June 21 – Lionel Messi’s World Cup dream was left hanging by a thread as Croatia powered into the last 16 with a 3-0 rout of Argentina here Thursday.Second-half goals from Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic sealed a deserved victory as a poor Argentina were left on the brink of a humiliating first round exit. The Group D defeat means Argentina have just one point from two games, meaning they will probably have to beat Nigeria in their last game and hope other results go their way to avoid elimination.The result left Argentinian fans in tears inside the Nizhny Novgorod stadium, while Diego Maradona watched from the stands in stunned disbelief.Croatia took the lead after a horrendous blunder by Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero in the 53rd minute, the stopper chipping a clearance straight to Rebic who lashed home a thunderous volley.Real Madrid star Modric then produced an electrifying 80th-minute goal before Messi’s Barcelona team-mate Rakitic completed the scoring after Croatia sliced apart Argentina’s hapless defence in injury time.The defeat leaves the Argentinians facing an ignominious repeat of their 2002 campaign when they also went out at the group stage after being tipped as possible World Cup winners.All the attention after the 3-0 defeat will focus on Argentina and Messi but it was also the result of a fine performance by Croatia.A curiously lifeless and uninspired Argentine display was capped off by Caballero’s mistake when he somehow managed to chip the ball just a few yards to Croatia’s Rebic, following a Gabriel Mercado backpass.Rebic volleyed home with aplomb but veteran Caballero will have nightmares for the rest of his days at his mistake — likely to feature in any list of worst goalkeeping blunders for some time.And throughout it all Messi, arguably the world’s best player, remained a peripheral and largely ponderous figure, briefly flashing to life on too few occasions.The 30-year-old’s dream of winning the World Cup now look remote.With all the pre-match attention on Messi it was his Real Madrid counterpart Luka Modric who provided the game’s true flashes of genius.The Croatian was the one player to find space and time in a bruising encounter and it was his moment of magic in the second half which settled the encounter.Picking the ball up some 25 yards outside the Argentina area, Modric had the option of at least two passes but chose to bide his time before planting a fantastic shot past a hapless Caballero.Rakitic added a third when the game was up for Argentina.They had only threatened briefly before then to equalise with Meza and Messi almost scrambling in a goal in the 64th minute.Beyond that Argentina looked largely clueless, and increasingly frustrated by Croatia.They could have taken the lead in the  first half but Enzo Perez missed pretty much an open goal from just 12 yards in the 30th minute.It was to be Argentina’s only shot of the half — and their best chance all evening.Croatia went when Mario Mandzukic headed inexplicably wide in the 33rd minute from just three yards.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more