PHOENIX - The Detroit Pistons downplayed a comment by Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris from the first time the teams met ear
PHOENIX - The Detroit Pistons downplayed a comment by Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris from the first time the teams met earin Eure Medien 18.01.2018 07:34
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PHOENIX - The Detroit Pistons downplayed a comment by Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris from the first time the teams met earlier this season. Trevor Plouffe Jersey .But players were overheard shouting We knew he had heart, in the locker room while guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the subject of Morris remark, talked about his critical 3-pointer late in Fridays 105-103 win for the Pistons.Caldwell-Pope hit a fadeaway 3-pointer in front of the Suns bench with 1:13 to play. It gave put the Pistons ahead 100-97 — a lead they wouldnt relinquish. Morris had said Caldwell-Pope showed a lack of heart with a missed shot at the buzzer in the Suns win last month.I did kind of look at the bench just to let them know I do have a heart and I will take that shot every day, Caldwell-Pope, who finished with 14 points, said.Andre Drummond sank a free throw with 2.5 seconds left, part of his 23 points, and the Suns turned the ball over on their last possession of the game to help Detroit seal the win and end a 13-game losing streak. The Pistons improved to 4-19, sending the struggling Suns to their fourth straight loss.There were smiles on everybodys faces, but we have a game (Saturday in Sacramento) so we cant be too excited, Drummond said.Drummonds 23 points and 14 rebounds led the Pistons, with Josh Smith adding 12 points and 11 rebounds.Goran Dragic led the Suns with 18 points, including a layup with 15.9 seconds left in the game to make the score 102-101 Detroit. But the Suns (12-12) came up short.Morris added 17 points, another of seven players to score in double figures.We just have to act like we want to win. We cant play down to the level of the competition, Morris said.The Pistons trailed by three midway through the fourth quarter, but scored five unanswered points to take a 91-89 lead with 5:13 left to play. During a Suns timeout, a Pistons fan seated a few rows behind the Suns bench heckled guard Eric Bledsoe, yelling loudly that Bledsoe was not worth his five-year, $70 million contract signed before this season.That drew some choice words from Bledsoe at the fan, who never left his seat.The two teams traded leads several times throughout the third quarter, but the Suns took a 76-75 into the fourth with Morris scoring 11 of his points in the third.After making 50 per cent of their shots in the first quarter, the Suns made just 9 of 23 attempts in the second and trailed by seven. An eight-foot runner in the key put the Pistons up 44-39 with 4:08 left in the first half --two of guard D.J. Augustins nine second-quarter points.Detroit led 55-52 at halftime. The Pistons first basket of the second half was a dunk going down the lane from Caldwell-Pope.Phoenix led by eight points in the first quarter, forcing an up-tempo style right away. Bledsoe and Dragic combined for 18 first-half points, and Miles Plumlee scored eight first-quarter points.___TIP-INSPistons: Guard Jodie Meeks, out all season with a lower back injury, made his season debut Friday night and finished with 12 points in 22 minutes, including a pair of free throws with 8.9 seconds left to play. . The Pistons scored 28 points off 17 Suns turnovers.Suns: Guard Isaiah Thomas played for the first time after missing the past eight games with a deep right ankle bruise. He scored 10 points in 28 minutes, including a game-tying layup with 2:06 to play, but his streak of consecutive made free throws ended at 50 with a fourth-quarter miss. . Phoenix made 10 of 31 3-point attempts.UP NEXTPistons: At Sacramento Saturday.Suns: At Oklahoma City Sunday night.NOTABLE NUMBERS-Drummond posted his 11th double-double of the season and has 79 games with double-digit rebounds since the start of last season, second only to DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers.-Fridays attendance of 17,007 at the US Airways Center was the highest since the season opener on Oct. 29. Alex Cobb Jersey . In a pregame tribute commemorating his final contest at Coors Field on Wednesday night, Helton caught the ceremonial first pitch from his daughter with his wife, younger daughter and good friend Peyton Manning watching from the field. Matt Joyce Jersey . New York secured second place in the Metropolitan Division when the Philadelphia Flyers lost at Tampa Bay later Thursday. The Rangers will face either the Flyers or Columbus in the opening round of the post-season. The Rangers struggled throughout against the lowly Sabres and goalie Matt Hackett, who played in just his seventh NHL game of the season. http://www.mlbraysstore.com/authentic-wade-davis-rays-jersey/ . Its been a successful Games for Canada, which will finish near the top of the medal standings again. From repeat gold medal winners to multiple medal winners to undefeated teams to acts that define the Olympic spirit, there are many solid candidates who could be considered to receive the honour.Tiger Woods is back in action this week at his Hero World Challenge, a 16-player event that moved to Floridas Isleworth G&CC for one year before taking up residence in the Bahamas starting in 2015 for three years. A day before teeing off, he met with the media for a conference that started with the official announcement of his new sponsor, Hero Motor Corp., of India and quickly moved into his status after a year of injuries and poor play. This marks the first time since he missed the cut at the PGA Championship in August that the 14-time major champion will be teeing it up. If you remember, the PGA marked Woods first event post-microdiscectomy event and it didnt end well. Woods hurt his back and then missed the cut. But now, after a much-needed rehab period, the 14-time major champion, looking relaxed and slimmed down, declared himself healthy and ready to go, albeit with a bit of competitive rust. It feels fantastic, Woods said of his back. Ive done the proper rehab. Ive gotten stronger. Ive gotten more explosive. Ive gotten faster. I just now need to hit more balls, but the body is good. Its nice to have - I dont have the sharp pain like I used to at the beginning of the year. I dont have that anymore. I still have some aches and pains, just like anybody else who is my age and older. Aside from those day-to-day aches and pains, this will mark the first time in a long while that well see Woods on the golf course without some sort of ailment. No sore back. No busted knee. No tender Achilles. No aching elbows. For much of the past decade, hes been a walking wreck and yet hes still managed to play better than just about anyone else. While last year was a write-off, his worst as a pro, just two years ago he won five times. This week, hell debut the work hes been doing with new swing consultant (dont call him a coach) Chris Como. Its designed to be a bit of back too the future, drawing on his greatest hits of the past. Custom Tampa Bay Rays Jerseys. It is new, but its old, Woods said. When I say that because I havent done it in a very long time. We looked at a lot of video from when I was a junior, in junior and amateur golf, way before - even when I came out there and had some really nice years where I hit the ball really well. We went back to some of those old videos and really looked at it. The toughest part of the new swing may have actually been trying to find a VHS player to view some of the old tapes. Thankfully, Woods mother, Tida, was still a generation or two behind in her electronics. While he was obviously excited with his new work, Woods also addressed the relationship with his last coach, Sean Foley, which ended not long after Tigers season did. After four years and a slew of wins - although no majors - Woods used his down time to reflect on his Canadian coach. I think that physically, I just wasnt able to do some of the things that we wanted to do in the golf swing, admitted Woods, who turns 39 on Dec. 30. Thats one of the neat things about our transition out of a working relationship is that we are still very good friends and we still needle each other quite a bit on texting. So that part has been fantastic but on a professional level, I think I needed to go a different direction. Thats far different than Woods previous coach, Hank Haney whose relationship disintegrated in no small part due to the tell-all book the teacher penned. Its unlikely well get a good read on just where Woods is with his game in this limited-field event. Win or lose, this is more hit-and-giggle than grind-it-out. Hell play with a new bag of Nike clubs and a new Nike ball as well, adding to the difficulty in getting a solid read with just four rounds. But Tiger has returned and with that comes a lot of attention on just what hell do next. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '