Kuzma’s 3-pointer carries Lakers past Nuggets


first_imgKYLE Kuzma’s 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left lifted Los Angeles Lakers to a 124-121 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night near Orlando.LeBron James had 29 points 12 assists for the Lakers, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Anthony Davis finished with 27 points, and Kuzma contributed 25.Reserve guard PJ Dozier had 18 points to lead the Nuggets, who had eight players reach double figures. Michael Porter Jr had 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting, including 3-of-3 on 3-pointers. Jamal Murray had 14 points, Paul Millsap scored 13 and Nikola Jokic chipped in 12 for Denver. The Nuggets rested their starters for much of the fourth quarter, and the loss left them 1-1/2 games back of Los Angeles Clippers for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference with two games remaining. The two teams meet today.Toronto Raptors 114 – Milwaukee Bucks 106 Chris Boucher had a career-best 25 points to go with 11 rebounds, and Toronto defeated Milwaukee for the first time this season as both teams played without key players.Matt Thomas added a career-best 22 points for Raptors and Norman Powell had 21 points and eight rebounds. Pascal Siakam added 14 points for Toronto.Kyle Korver scored 19 points for Milwaukee, Khris Middleton had 17, and George Hill netted 14.Phoenix Suns 128 – Oklahoma City Thunder 101 Devin Booker scored 35 points and Phoenix continued its surprising undefeated run through the NBA bubble, cruising past short-handed Oklahoma City.Booker, who sat out the fourth quarter, notched his 90th career 30-point game and tied Suns legend Walter Davis for most 30-point games in franchise history. Mikal Bridges and rookie Cameron Johnson added 18 points each for Suns, who have won all six seeding games in the bubble and remain in the thick of the race for a post-season berth.Darius Bazley’s 22 points and 10 rebounds led Thunder. Oklahoma City, who lost a 15-point lead in the first half and have already clinched a playoff spot and are 3-3 in the bubble.Dallas Mavericks 122 – Utah Jazz 114 Tim Hardaway Jr led Dallas with 27 points and Seth Curry added 22 to lead Mavericks to a victory over Utah.Boban Marjanovic added 20 points and nine rebounds and J.J. Barea chipped in 18 for Mavericks, who rallied from a 22-point deficit.Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points to lead Utah. Rayjon Tucker added a career-high 17 points while Emmanuel Mudiay added 14 and Georges Niang chipped in 13 for Jazz, who blew a late double-digit lead for a second straight game.Miami Heat 114 – Indiana Pacers 92 Jimmy Butler, returning from a three-game injury absence, had game-highs with 19 points 11 rebounds four steals, to lead Miami past Indiana and into sole possession of fourth place in the Eastern Conference.Butler, who also had five assists in 29 minutes, had been out with a sore right foot. The teams were tied at halftime, but Heat led by as many as 18 points in an explosive third quarter and cruised from there, cooling off Pacers star T.J. Warren along the way.Warren entered Monday as the league’s top scorer in the restart, averaging an impressive 34.8 points on 60.5 percent shooting from the floor and 55.6 percent on 3-point attempts. However, Miami held him to 12 points on 5-for-14 shooting, including 2-for-6 on 3-point attempts. Victor Oladipo led Indiana with 14 points. (Field Level Media)last_img read more

Gor hit Zoo, Tuyisenge ups golden boot chase


first_img0Shares0000Jacques Tuyisenge is joined by Humphrey Mieno in celebrating his goal against Posta Rangers on August 10, 2018 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu. PHOTO/KPLNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 4 – Rwandese forward Jacques Tuyisenge joined Kariobangi Sharks’ Eric Kapaito and former Nzoia Sugar man Elvis Rupia on top of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) golden boot race after scoring one and assisting another in Gor Mahia’s 4-1 thrashing over Zoo Kericho in Machakos on Thursday.Tuyisenge moved to 15 goals same as Kapaito and Rupia who has however not featured in the second leg after joining Zambian giants Power Dynamos in June. The former Rwanda Police FC attacker now hopes to score one more goal in the final day of the season against Tusker FC in Thika to pick the diadem in his second season turning out for the 17-time KPL champions.But, the trio might be joined on top by Zoo’s Mike Madoya who scored the Kericho based side’s consolation and should have had another late on but missed a penalty.–Positive startComing off a run of four winless matches, Gor got into a positive start with left back Wesley Onguso breaking the deadlock with a low shot from the edge of the area after 17 minutes.However, the visitors drew level with Madoya scoring his 14th goal of the season with a simple header inside the box off a Bernard Odhiambo cross after 33 minutes.Two minutes later though, the joy of an equalizer were dashed with Gor going back up ahead when Tuyisenge finished off Francis Mustafa’s cross inside the box.Wellington Ochieng then finished off Francis Kahata’s freekick heading it in in the 39th minute as Gor went to the break 3-1 up.The recently crowned champions needed just three minutes in the second half to pull further away, Bernard Ondiek striking a sweet volley from a Tuyisenge assist.Zoo had a chance to draw one back late on when Madoya was clipped inside the box by Joachim Oluoch, but the pint0sized attacking midfielder blasted his penalty wide.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more