Booker scores 32, Suns rally late to beat Nets 122-114

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The Nets added another spurt to lead in the fourth quarter, but behind 32 points from Booker and a stellar final period by T.J. Warren, the Suns rallied to beat Brooklyn 122-114 on Tuesday night.“We called a timeout and we came together,” Booker said. “Our problem last year, when teams used to go on a run, it used to be a domino effect. We used to get down on each other, start arguing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMike James had 24 points, and Warren scored 14 of his 20 points during the fourth for the Suns, who were up 83-65 with 5:58 to go in the third quarter after Booker pulled up with a 19-foot jumper.Then Brooklyn rallied, and Phoenix seemed headed for a disappointing defeat after Ronda Hollis-Jefferson’s basket gave Brooklyn an eight-point lead with 6:35 left in the fourth. 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At the end of the day, I put the blame on us.”Warren and James combined on a 7-0 run that closed the lead to 106-101 with 6:15, forcing the Nets to call a timeout.“I thought Warren really hurt us,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “He had some big offensive rebounds at the end and we couldn’t keep off him. I think Devin Booker attracts a lot of attention.”After a miss by the Nets, Warren tipped in Booker’s failed layup to initiate a 9-0 run capped by Dragan Bender’s 3-pointer that gave the Suns a 116-108 lead with 2:03 left in the game.MEMORIAL MOMENTA moment of silence was held prior to the national anthem at Barclays Center after a man in a rented pickuptruck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial, killing at least eight and seriously injuring 11.LATE ARRIVALThe Suns’ bus to the arena was delayed by the terror incident, which happened two blocks away from their hotel.TIP-INSSuns: Phoenix played for the fourth straight year on Halloween, improving to 8-9 on the holiday. … Tyson Chandler grabbed 13 rebounds.Nets: Brooklyn has lost five straight games played on Halloween, dropping to 6-8, including 5-5 at home. … Reserve forward Quincy Acy (left groin strain) missed his second straight game. … Brooklyn committed a season-low seven points and edged the Suns 22-13 in fastbreak points.UP NEXTSuns: Visit Washington on Wednesday night.Nets: Visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night for the start of a five-game road trip. Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) defends Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) who loses control of the ball while shooting for two points in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. The Suns defeated the Nets 122-114. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — When Brooklyn ran off 17 straight points to erase an 18-point deficit in the third quarter, Phoenix guard Devin Booker thought back to last season, when his teammates often bickered among themselves when they faced huge deficits.This time, the Suns remained steady.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Before that, Suns interim coach Jay Triano had gambled on Warren, who started the fourth with five fouls,as Brooklyn’s defense clogged Booker, who only managed two points in the last 12 minutes of the game.“We had to risk putting him back in the game just to get our offense going,” Triano said. “When they lean all over Devin Booker, it opens up space for T.J., and he got us going in the fourth quarter when we needed baskets.”The Suns, who lost a tough one at Portland on Saturday, quickly answered with a 24-8 run for their first win on their five-game road trip.Phoenix outrebounded Brooklyn 66-44, with Alex Len coming off the bench to lead the way with 15.D’Angelo Russell scored 33 points and Hollis-Jefferson had 21 for the Nets, who’ve lost three straight after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers last Wednesday at home.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Electoral measure off the ballot

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe measure would require California to distribute its 55 electoral votes by congressional districts – essentially guaranteeing Republicans about 20 electoral votes, or the same number of congressional districts that President Bush won in California in 2004 – enough to potentially propel a Republican into the White House. Only two states – Nebraska and Maine, with a combined nine electoral votes – distribute their electoral votes by congressional districts. The rest of the states use the winner-take-all system. The issue has drawn the outrage of Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean and others, who have accused Republicans of trying to steal the election. State Democrats said they expect the issue to die. “It’s gone on a continuous death spiral,” said Brian Brokaw, a spokesman for the state Democratic party. “Financial backers aren’t able to raise enough money, they’ve been caught in a web of fraud and deceit with their ties to the Giuliani campaign, and they couldn’t get the political support.” Republican organizers of a ballot measure to change the way California distributes its huge trove of electoral votes in presidential elections announced Thursday that they have given up on making the June ballot. Despite a flurry of donations worth $242,000 in the past week, officials with the California Counts campaign fell short in time, money and signatures – but vowed they’re still aiming to get the initiative on the November ballot. After pushing back some crucial deadlines and failing to come up with enough cash to pay for 700,000 signatures, said spokesman Dave Gilliard, “we understand that submitting signatures and having them counted in time to make the June ballot is no longer a realistic goal.” Electoral votes are a winner-take-all proposition – they all go to the candidate who carries the state. Campaign officials have raised $1.2 million and gathered 550,000 signatures, and backers hope to get the remaining signatures by Feb. 4 to place the initiative on the November ballot. There is a question, though, over whether results would apply in next year’s election – even if it is approved in November. “We don’t think so,” said James Harrison, an elections lawyer with Remcho, Johanson & Purcell, a San Leandro-based law firm working with Democrats on the issue. “Under federal law, presidential electors are appointed on Election Day. Because this measure would take effect the day after election if approved, it would not apply – though I’m sure it’s something that would be litigated.” The setback was the second this fall for Republicans hoping to change the electoral voting system. The initial ballot drive, led by GOP lawyer Tom Hiltachk, shut down after questions about its sole financial backer being linked to Giuliani’s presidential campaign. After initially refusing to reveal himself, the donor turned out to be Paul Singer, a top fundraiser and policy adviser to Giuliani. Three weeks later, Republican strategist Ed Rollins helped revive the ballot drive, promising to bring along substantial GOP financial support. He enlisted the help of top GOP fundraiser Anne Dunsmore, who had only recently left the Giuliani campaign. But the money chase proved to be just as elusive for the new team. When asked if the lukewarm financial response reflected unease with the proposal among even Republicans, Gilliard responded, in an e-mail, “Lack of guts and vision, more than unease with the proposal.” Democratic consultant Chris Lehane, who has led the fight against the measure, said the issue has the support of only a third of the electorate – at most. “Sophisticated donors will recognize this is a loser issue,” he said, “because Republicans will have to explain why they belong to a party whose official policy is to try to rig the election.” Just this week, though, the campaign received donations from the likes of William Barron Hilton, the chairman of Hilton Hotels ($10,000), Stockton real estate developer and billionaire Alex Spanos ($25,000), and Carl Karcher, the founder of Carl’s Jr. ($25,000). Investor William Powers gave $50,000, while the Orange County Lincoln Club gave $75,000. sharmon@bayareanewsgroup.com (916) 441-2101160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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