Yee, Khobuntin pick up slack for Picanto

first_imgMOST READ Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Mark Yee. PBA IMAGESThe early ouster of Eric Camson was supposedly a huge blow to Kia.But Camson’s ejection in the second quarter was hardly felt after Glen Khobuntin and Mark Yee stepped up in his absence.ADVERTISEMENT Yee picked up the slack in the third quarter, where he scored nine of his 13 points while Khobuntin came up clutch with eight fourth quarter points to finish with 11.“I knew he would [deliver]. I knew he would,” Kia coach Ricky Dandan said of Khobuntin.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We were just working on some combinations on the floor, we were trying because we are undermanned, we have no more bigs left we lost Eric and Prince (Caperal) was in foul trouble, we were rotating people. But after halftime, I talked to him and said be ready, you’ll start in the third quarter.”Khobuntin made his presence felt in the third period but he saved his best for last, hitting back-to-back baskets inside the last two minutes and 28 seconds that put the Picanto ahead, 96-89, with only 1:52 remaining. LATEST STORIES He also sealed the game with a breakaway layup after Yee won a crucial jump ball against Gabe Norwood in the final seconds.The former National University star refused to take all the credit for his impressive showing, pointing out that his other teammates had significant contributions as well.“It wasn’t just me. All of us played well,” Khobuntin said in Filipino. “I just had an opportunity and it just so happened that the play was designed for me to get the ball.”“I’m just thankful that coach trusted me.”ADVERTISEMENT Over the hump Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Lisa Haydon turns Sanjay Dutt’s item girl for Bollywood stardom

first_imgWhen everything else fails, do an item dance. This is an age-old Bollywood mantra that starlets still swear by. So it’s no wonder that hotshot model Lisa Haydon too has taken recourse to this formula, what with her career in Hindi films headed nowhere.After a dud debut in last year’s Aisha, Lisa will be seen shaking her booty with Sanjay Dutt in the song Shake it Saiyaan in David Dhawan’s upcoming slapstick, Rascals. The number, aired in the early promos of the film, has already generated substantial buzz.Although Lisa also has a small role in Rascals, the entire limelight so far has been hijacked by the film’s heavy duty cast comprising Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Kangna Ranaut and Arjun Rampal, leaving no room for her in the publicity campaign of this year’s big Dusshera release.Beyond Ajay and Sanjay’s comic chemistry in the trailers, Rascals has mostly been in the news for Kangna’s scorching bikini sequence in the film. “Lisa would have gone unnoticed in the promos but for the item dance. She has a role in the film too, although the makers are not willing to give out details yet,” said a source.Lisa, born to a Malayali father and an Australian mother, made waves with her supporting act in Aisha, despite the film tanking at the box-office. She now hopes Shake it Saiyaan creates some magic in her career.Rascals , opening on October 6, marks the return of David Dhawan as director after his 2009 dud, Do Knot Disturb. Rumours suggest the film is based on the Hollywood hit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which has already been rehashed in Bollywood by way of Rakesh Roshan’s Khel in 1992.While on Lisa, she made her mark scorching the ramp at various fashion weeks besides modelling for a leading cosmetics brand. She has also been featured as cover girl for major magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Verve, Elle and FHM. She is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer who has also trained with Shiamak Davar for five years.advertisementlast_img read more

Giannis, Bucks Use Big Third Quarter to Pull Away and Beat Pelicans (Pics,Vid)

first_imgNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points and the Milwaukee Bucks used a 45-point third quarter to pull away from the New Orleans Pelicans for a 130-113 victory on Tuesday night.Khris Middleton had 23 points, Malcolm Brogdon added 18, and Eric Bledsoe and former Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic each scored 14 for the Bucks. Brook Lopez finished with 13.Elfrid Payton had his second consecutive triple-double for the Pelicans, finishing with 14 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and 11 assists. He is the first New Orleans player to have a triple-double in consecutive games since Chris Paul in 2008.Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is fouled by New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)Julius Randle scored 23 points and Anthony Davis had 21 points and 12 rebounds.The Bucks led by eight at halftime and took control in the third quarter. Brogdon scored nine points as Milwaukee began the period on a 28-14 run to take an 84-62 lead midway through the quarter.New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) gets cut off by Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) and center Brook Lopez (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)Davis scored 17 points in the quarter to help New Orleans cut it to 101-89 going to the fourth, but he did not play afterward. The Pelicans have been holding him from the fourth quarter as part of a minutes restriction imposed in the wake of the All-Star forward’s trade demand in late January.New Orleans closed within seven points early in the fourth quarter, but Milwaukee scored the next eight points for a 113-98 lead with 7:46 remaining.The best plays from the MVP: 24 PTS | 9 REB | 5 AST | 54% FG#FearTheDeer— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 13, 2019The score was tied at 23 at the end of the first quarter and it was tied four more times before Milwaukee went on a 10-2 run and took a 56-48 halftime lead.New Orleans was just 3 of 27 on 3-pointers in the first half. The Bucks were better, but not by much, making 4 of 18.By: Les Eas, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more