Luka Doncic starred as the Dallas Mavericks beat the injury-hit Golden State Warriors 142-94 – their heaviest defeat since 1973.The 20-year-old Slovenian scored 35 points against a team missing its star players through injury.The Warriors, who named the minimum eight players for the game, have the worst record in the NBA this season.“Flush it down the toilet. Move on. You don’t take anything from a game like this,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.His side – NBA finalists in each of the past five seasons – sit bottom of the Western Conference with three wins and 13 losses.But their defeat in Dallas was their biggest since a playoff game loss by 56 points to the Lakers 46 years ago.Doncic even outscored the whole Warriors side in the first quarter, with 22 points to their 16.He went on to record a second straight triple-double with 10 rebounds and 11 assists.“He’s a very special player on a special run,” said Mavs coach Rick Carlisle. “This is not big news. It’s getting to be pretty normal.” Elsewhere, Kawhi Leonard returned from injury and paired up with fellow summer recruit Paul George for the first time as the Los Angeles Clippers recorded a 107-104 overtime victory over the Boston Celtics. The two combined for 42 points in their first game together.Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 33 points and 11 rebounds saw the Milwaukee Bucks to their fifth win in a row – and ninth from 10 – as they beat the Atlanta Hawks 135-127.And Houston Rockets’ eight-game winning streak was ended in a 105-95 defeat by the Denver Nuggets, for whom Nikola Jokic scored a season-high 27 points – despite James Harden also scoring 27 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and Russell Westbrook adding 25 points.Watch the full highlights below:
DEFENDING rural Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) junior and senior netball champions, Denbigh High and Holmwood Technical, stayed on course to defend their titles with semi-final wins at Clarendon Park yesterday. Among the juniors, Denbigh had a convincing 40-29 win over Holmwood Technical, while Knox registered a close 30-27 win over Manchester High. In the seniors matchups, Holmwood got by Manchester High 44-42, while Titchfield booked their first finals appearance by last year’s beaten finalists, Denbigh, 40-36. The Carlene Graham Powell-coached Holmwood, the all-island champions, had to come from behind to get by a stubborn Manchester High. Showing no fear, the plucky Manchester took the initiative and led 10-8 after the first quarter. They maintained their two-goal advantage at the halfway mark, leading 20-18. The third quarter belonged to Manchester as they increased their lead by six going into the final quarter, with the score at 30- 24. However, with their title on the line and their experienced long-time coach taking crucial timeouts to break the flow of their opponents, a resilient Holmwood rallied to make another rural final. “We lost many of our players from last year and this finals appearance was new to most of these girls and we didn’t come out with the intensity I expected from them. But a win is a win and we are looking forward to the finals with Titchfield, who we will be playing in a final for the first time,” said Graham-Powell. Finally there After knocking at the door for several years, where they have been at the semi-final stage on a regular basis, Titchfield led from start to finish with quarterly scores of 9-8, 18-16, 28-24 before winning 40-36. Holmwood’s juniors were no match for Denbigh, despite making a good start. Denbigh led 10-9 after the first quarter, 23-15 at half-time and 31-21 after the third quarter. It was close going all the way between Knox and Manchester in the junior battle, as Knox led 9-7 after the first quarter, before their opponent drew level 11-11 at half-time. Knox went ahead 19-18 at the third quarter, before fighting it out for the narrow win. The finals will be played next Wednesday, but no venue has been decided.
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