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The San Antonio Spurs erased an early 10-point deficit to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-91 on Tuesday and extend their perfect record on the road to 13-0.
The Spurs are closing in on NBA history. They became just the second team to win their first 13 away games, after the Golden State Warriors won their first 14 of last season.
San Antonio notched away win No. 13 without veteran stars Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, with Parker ruled out because of a knee contusion and Ginobili in uniform but on the bench on the second night of back-to-back games.
Kawhi Leonard more than took up the slack, scoring 31 points on 11-of-15 shooting. Australian guard Patty Mills came off the bench to add 15 points, five assists and four rebounds.
Having twice trailed by 10 in the first half, the Spurs were down 46-43 at the interval.
As they did on Monday against the Bucks in Milwaukee, the Spurs produced a big third quarter to take control, out-scoring the Timberwolves 29-18 in the period.
Mills said he didn’t know why the Spurs have been so successful on the road.
“Not sure, mate,” he said. “It’s hard to win an NBA game, especially on the road.
“Maybe (it’s) that extra focus,” he added. “Knowing that we’re in another team’s building and them trying to come out and wanting to beat us, there’s that little bit extra focus or energy.”
The Grizzlies notched their fourth straight win, holding on to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 96-91 in a tight contest in Memphis.
Spanish center Marc Gasol scored 26 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who trailed 77-76 going into the fourth quarter.
After surrendering the lead, the 76ers produced a late 8-0 scoring run to regain a 91-89 advantage with 1:57 to play.
But Memphis power forward Zach Randolph tied the game at 91-91 with a put-back basket with 1:25 remaining.
Gasol made two free throws and Tony Allen made one as the Grizzlies took a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
It was a rewarding return for Randolph, who had missed seven games after the death of his mother on November 25.
“It’s important to get back to working,” Randolph said. “This is what my mother would want me to do. Don’t sit around and be sad. Go back to work.” He received a standing ovation from Grizzlies fans when the team was introduced.
The Detroit Pistons wasted a 17-point first-half lead but kept their composure to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-91.
Andre Drummond produced 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Pistons, who have won four of their last five games.
Marcus Morris had 13 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope contributed 12 for the Pistons, who also had seven points, five rebounds and 10 assists from reserve Ish Smith.
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By Dharisha Bastians
The main opposition Tamil National Alliance pitched into Resettlement Minister D.M. Swaminathan in Parliament yesterday, demanding his resignation over the controversial Government proposal to build 65,000 prefabricated steel houses for war affected families of the North and East.
TNA Jaffna District Parliamentarian and party Spokesman M.A. Sumanth
By S. S. Selvanayagam
The Supreme Court yesterday (6) fixed for support on 11 January for granting of leave in respect of the fundamental rights petition filed by former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga seeking to recall the international arrest warrant issued against him by Sri Lankan authorities.
The Bench comprised Chief Justice K. Sripavan and Justice Prasanna S. Jayawardane.
The Colombo Fort Magistrate›s Court on 20 October allowed the
The Government is exploring the possibility to increase fines on illicit liquor as a measure to tackle illicit drug use in the country, Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development Sagala Rathnayake told the Parliament yesterday.
In 2014 alone, law enforcement agencies conducted 114,790 raids in search of illicit liquor. However, the number of raids has reduced to 113,994 in 2015. “In 2014, we were able to find 8.5 million litres of illicit liquor (goda) against 2.35 mi
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday expressed his condolences over the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, calling her a “towering presence in Indian politics”.
Given below is the full statement released by the President’s office
I am saddened by the news of the demise of the honourable Chief Minister of the state of Tamil Nadu Ms. J. Jayalalithaa.
Honourable Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was totally dedicated to the welfar
The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) has commenced an inquiry against present Chief Justice K. Sripavan, four former chief justices and a few other judges for alleged judicial corruption.
CIABOC commenced the inquiry following a complaint lodged by lawyer Nagananda Kodituwakku on 15 February 2016 stating that independent investigation conducted by him had revealed that those who held high office in the Judiciary had abused their positions and
Sri Lanka should not be excessively taxing and dictating terms to the proverbial goose that lays the
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) was not divided and asked how the policies of the party could be protected when they were betrayed by ministerial portfolios being given to the UNP.
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