Golden State makes a statement in walloping Clippers at Oracle Arena

first_imgAfter three quarter, the Warriors (4-0) were shooting 66.1 percent overall, 68.4 (13 of 19) from beyond the arc. Some of that was pure deadly shooting, some of it was too many open looks. Golden State eventually shot 58.1 percent from the field, 60 percent (15 of 25) from 3-point range.The Clippers didn’t shoot badly, making 46.3 percent of their shots, 36.8 percent (7 of 19) from beyond the arc. They got 24 points from Jamal Crawford, 17 from DeAndre Jordan, 15 from Chris Paul, 14 from Blake Griffin and 12 from J.J. Redick.But the Warriors (4-0) did whatever they wanted on offense during the first three quarters. Steph Curry led them with 28 points, Draymond Green had 24, Klay Thompson 19 and Leandro Barbosa 13. Bogut led Golden State with 14 rebounds, Jordan had 13 for the Clippers.Afterward, coach Doc Rivers was about as peeved as he could be. He said the Warriors were looking hard at this game because they were “angry” about the aforementioned playoff loss.“They ran to the game, we ran away from it,” Rivers said. Backup post Spencer Hawes agreed.“They dictated pretty much everything, every facet of it from the beginning,” Hawes said. “Played at their tempo, defensively disrupted what we wanted to do and got whatever they wanted offensively, so I’d say his assessment was pretty fair.”The Clippers (3-2) played their fifth game in seven nights to start the season. Rivers said he didn’t mind admitting his team may have been tired, but he said that doesn’t account for its lack of heart.“They played tougher, they executed better, I think they pretty much won every facet of the game tonight,” Crawford said.When it was noted to Chris Paul that his team was out-toughed, he shouldered the blame.“Man, that’s a great question,” said Paul when asked why his team is having trouble matching others’ intensity. “As a point guard and one of the leaders of this team, that’s something I’ve got to figure out.”The Clippers were outrebounded 39-30. Griffin, who is 6-foot-10 and powerfully built, had one measly rebound for the Clippers.Rivers also noted that his team committed one foul in all of the first half, and used the term “soft” to describe that statistic.Indeed, this has become a hotly contested rivalry. Whereas the Clippers lacked toughness, the Warriors had more than enough.“Absolutely, we have to attack, we have to stay in attack mode and continue to move the basketball like we have been doing, and attack,” said Green, who, by using that word “attack” three times, summed up what his team did to the Clippers all night long.First-year Warriors coach Steve Kerr liked what he saw.“It was very intense,” he said. “Right from the beginning our guys were ready. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img OAKLAND >> It was almost as if the Golden State Warriors thought Wednesday was Game 8 of their first-round playoff series with the Clippers. After all, the Clippers barely beat the Warriors in a hotly contested seven-game first-round playoff series last season, and they didn’t have injured post Andrew Bogut for even one game.Of course, the Donald Sterling saga happened right in the middle of that series, so it wouldn’t be unfair to say the Clippers were having difficulty keeping their minds on the task at hand, even though they never used that as an excuse.Still, Golden State played like a pack of hungry wolves on Wednesday night in the first matchup of this new season. The Clippers were its prey. When it was over, the Warriors had rolled up as much as a 29-point lead in the third quarter on their way to a 121-104 victory over the Clippers before a very loud and appreciative crowd of 19,596 at Oracle Arena.The Warriors in the first half shot 67.5 percent overall, 69.2 percent (9 of 13) from 3-point range. They led by 23 points at that point, the Clippers could not recover.last_img read more

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Smith takes low gross at 108th PSC monthly tourney

first_imgFriday August 19 – GreenwoodGreenwood was this month’s choice for the August Pattaya Sports Club members monthly tournament.  There were 67 participants – and it would have been 71 had not a group of 4 gone to Green Valley by mistake!  Arriving at the clubhouse players were welcomed by Golf Chairman Joe Mooneyham ably assisted by Bob Linborg and Steve Mann.Sign in here. The weather could not have been better, cloudy and pleasantly warm.  The course was its usual immaculate self and one comment heard was, ‘if you cannot putt on these greens you cannot putt at all’.Just 7 ladies today and two produced the best scores (40 and 44) beating all the chaps!  It was good to see Paul Smith back today who came in with the best gross of 77.Martin Todd, winner in A Flight (left) with the PSC Golf Chairman Joe Mooneyham.The presentation and buffet were at Lewiinski’s and once again Colin and his team provided an excellent spread (always different) and great service.  After the buffet, and a few drinks, it was time for the presentation.Drinks Sir?Regular PSC Emcee Nigel Cannon introduced Golf Chairman Joe Mooneyham who expressed his appreciation for the support from members for today’s tournament.  Nigel then announced the winners with Joe presenting the prizes followed by the lucky draw – this month drawn by the day’s lady winner Duan Butpanya.This month’s 50/50 lucky draw winner, drawn by Joe was Noi Emmerson who was accompanied by daughter Emily.The next PSC Monthly is on Friday September 16 at Crystal Bay –sign up at the PSC office.Low Gross 1st Paul Smith – gross 77A Flight1st Martin Todd (7) net 712nd Jeff Wylie (6) net 723rd Alan Sullivan (11) net 73B Flight1st Eddie Beilby (15) 39pts2nd Dennis Jaycock (16) 35pts3rd Mike Jeffreys (16) 35ptsC Flight1st Henry Wong (24) 39pts2nd John Haddon (24) 35pts3rd Andrew Krawiec (19) 33ptsLadies1st Duan Butpanya (27) 44pts2nd Arisa Hennings (23) 40ptsNear Pins:  Jeff Wylie (2), Mashi Keneta, Mike Jeffreys, Yves Philibert, Duang Butpanya, Billy Fitzgerald, John Freehan, Joel Flor, Sim DavisLong Drives:  Jeff Wylie, Barry Copestake, Jean Morel, Arisa HenningsLadies top two, Duan Butpanya and Arisa Hennings.Noi and Emily, the 50/50 winners.last_img read more

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Weatherley wins monthly mug

first_imgPSC Golf from the Tropical Golf GroupTuesday, March 22, Bangpra – StablefordWe had a late start at Bangpra, it seemed a good idea as this is still the high season and by starting late, a midday tee off, we could save a few coppers.  One more good point is that we got a lie in and did not have to leave until 1030 a.m.We were at the first tee well in time and found that the starter seemed to have no idea where we were teeing off.  After being switched backwards and forwards between the 1st and 10th we finally got going off the first before the starter had chance to change his mind again.  There was a strong wind blowing but we all hit it down the middle.Golfer of the Month, Mashi Kaneta (left) shows off his prizes while Paul Weatherley poses with his mug. The day was hot but the wind kept the temperature at a reasonable level, however those walking found it very difficult and by the time they had finished they were all hot and bothered.The course was in what one might call a burnt condition and that is not surprising as there has not been much rain of late.  Anywhere off the fairway seems to be bare and really hard.  I suppose the good golfers might be able to play off such a lie but the average golfers have difficulty.  The fairways were good in parts but dry in others and all shots played were such that the hands became jarred.  The greens to me seemed fast and true as usual but some players thought they were a bit inconsistent but that would be picky.In the A Flight, 0 to 17, the winner was Tony Brown with 37 points ahead of Mashi Kaneta in second with 36.  In third was Glen Lee with 32 points and in fourth was John Hackett with 31 point on count back over Landis Brooks and Tom Herrington.Tony Brown & Barry Oats with one of BJ Lodge’s finest.In the B Flight the winner was Barry Oats with 40 points ahead of a count back on 34 points that saw Carole Kubicki in second and Derek Brook in third.  In fourth was Jim Ferris with 33 points.Near Pins: Landis Brooks, Carole Kubicki, Barry Oats, Glenn Lee.Long Putts: Walter Baechli, Nigel Perry.Friday, March 25, Crystal Bay – MedalGolfer of the MonthMashi Kaneta Monthly Mug1st Paul Weatherley (18) net 682nd Mike O’Brien (23) net 683rd Landis Brooks (8) net 724th Brian Parrish (11) net 735th Tom Herrington (14) net 73Long Putts: Mick Coghlan, Ted Morris, John Davis, Landis Brooks.It was again Double Witching Day at Tropical Golf, with the Golfer of the Month and the Monthly Mug on the line.  Several golfers had a chance to win GOM, and everyone had a chance at the beautiful Monthly Mug, so the anxiety level was high.  Mashi Kanata had the clear lead going into this final round, but he would need to maintain composure as others were within striking distance!Considering the weather and water shortage, Crystal Bay was in very good condition.  Unlike a couple recent outings, there was actually green grass under the ball most times.  We played the C then B course.  There were other groups out that day but with 27 holes things were spread out nicely.The big prize of the day was BJ’s Holiday Lodge sponsored Golfer of the Month!  Even though Mashi Kaneta didn’t have his best round, his lead was enough to hold off some serious challengers.  Congrats to Mashi, and check out those prizes!  Thanks to Bill, Lek, and BJ’s for the support.Lest we forget, there was another highly coveted prize on the line, and that was the Monthly Mug, and what a great mug it is!  Winning it was big Paul Weatherley and to make it even better Paul won just a day before heading home, so it was a great way to go home in style.last_img read more

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Shining Knight takes the win at Burapha

first_imgKen is one of the early arriving participants for the upcoming annual four day TEAC tour which has attracted a field of 38 this year and starts here at Burapha on Monday 10th March.  Barney Clarkson recorded his first podium place for some time with his 31pts to take fourth, which should give his confidence a boost as he will also be a starter in the TEAC comp.Kerry Beck had a good 40pts to win the top division from Peter Nixon (37), with the ever present Bob Finley back in third with 36.Finally, welcome to Peter Skelcher, a mate of Mick Leighton’s, who also played with us today and both Peter & Mick are members of Harleyford Golf Club near Marlow, which was also General Jack’s former club.There were three ‘2’s from Bob Finley (C5), Kerry Beck and Jim Brackett (both on C8).Note: We later found out the the D loop had been closed early to carry out the verticutting of the greens in preparation for the Singha Open in April, which is usually played on the B & D nines and apparently this year will attract some of the big names in Thai golf.Div A (0-17)1st Kerry Beck (12) 40pts2nd Peter Nixon (13) 37pts3rd Bob Finley (14) 36pts4th Jim Brackett (9) 35ptsDiv B (18+)1st Tim Knight (23) 43pts2nd Bob Lindborg (21) 37pts3rd Ken Holman (19) 33pts4th Jimmy Little (19) 30ptsWednesday, Feb. 26, Bangpra – StablefordOur original Bangpra field of 27 was whittled down to a perfect 24 on the day, with the usual early 8.15 start remaining very popular.  The course, which continues to please the eye, was bathed in sunshine upon our arrival and once again the tenth tee was ready and waiting for us to start.Guy Brennan.We sent out a three-ball first as Dah, our driver, had been unable to find the hotel where Trevor Turner was staying but he arrived later under his own initiative, so we added him in at the back giving us three more three-balls; never ideal when following four-balls but at this time of the year, when the courses are busy, makes very little difference.Angus Neilson, over on yet another of his golfing challenges, called in sick on Monday and was not expecting to be fit to play at all after twisting his knee when getting out of bed whilst on holiday with his family in Phi Phi.  However, he made a remarkable recovery and it was nice to see him having a hit, even if he could only muster a mere 27pts.Guy Brennan (37pts), the Div A winner, was the only man to break handicap on a course that played very long as many of the white tees had been pushed back to the blues due to course maintenance and the greens, although somewhat slower than usual, still gave the golfers something to think about.That was especially the case for poor old Bob St. Aubin (32) who was completely paranoid about them (the greens), although managing to scramble his way into second place in Div B, talked and worried his way out of many more points on the greens, with his worst effort being five putts on the fifth; from tee to green he hit the ball really well!There were two ‘2’s from Guy Brennan & Stuart Sinfield.Div A (0-14)1st Guy Brennan (10) 37pts2nd Trevor Turner (10) 33pts3rd Stephen Mann (9) 30ptsDiv B (15+)1st Andy Makara (27) 34pts2nd Bob St. Aubin (15) 32pts3rd Geoff Doody (24) 32ptsFriday, Feb. 28, Green Valley – StablefordIt was noticeably quieter at Green Valley today, with many of the Koreans gone and some of the others away playing with PSC at Plutaluang.  We teed off 20 minutes early in a gentle breeze and the course was sparkling in the sunlight waiting to be taken on, and at the end of the day some fairly good scores were returned.Stephen “Waldo” Blazsanyik.Jim Brackett and Waldo (Steve Blazsanyik) both scored 39’s to win Div A and Div B respectively, with Div C being won by Brendan Cope on 36.  Other good scores came from Peter Nixon (38pts), Kerry Beck (36pts), Peter LeNoury and Steve Plant also both on 36 all in Div A, as Bob St. Aubin and Sugar signed for 36’s as well in Div B.  In Div C the scoring wasn’t quite as good as Andy took second with 34 and a surprised Tim Knight third with only 31.There were three ‘2’s from Steve Plant (4th), and Peter Nixon & Kimm Hopewell (both on the 12th).Div A (0-14)1st Jim Brackett (9) 39pts2nd Peter Nixon (13) 38pts3rd Kerry Beck (11) 36ptsDiv B (15-19)1st Stephen Blazsanyik (19) 39pts2nd Bob St. Aubin (15) 36pts3rd Sugar Ray Handford (18) 36ptsDiv C (20+)1st Brendan Cope (29) 36pts2nd Andy Makara (27) 33pts3rd Tim Knight (21) 31ptsNote:  The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  Call Jack on 081 578 1956. PSC golf from The Outback Golf BarMonday, Feb. 24, Burapha – StablefordA moderate field for the time of year of 27 Outbackers played Burapha on a cloudy day with a cool breeze; unusually playing the D loop first followed by C, which I believe was because D was to be closed in the afternoon hopefully for some maintenance as it’s condition wasn’t as good as usual.  The highlight of the day was a great 43pts by Tim Knight to register the day’s top score and win Div B by six from a resurgent Bob Lindborg on 37 in second.  Bob was followed home by one of the visiting TEAC group, Ken Holman with 33.Tim Knight with caddy.last_img read more

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Vanderwegon victorious at Greenwood

first_img3rd Jan Lovgreen (21) 29pts4th Arne Max Pederson (13) 28ptsB Flight (22+)1st Ian Pickels (22) 29pts2nd Anne Saabye (22) 29pts3rd Daryl Evans (22) 27pts4th Dave Richardson (27) 24ptsNear Pins:  Ronnie Ratte, Karl Beter, Jan Lovgreen, Lotte BoskovLong Putts:  Elias Magnusson, Ian PickelsEastern Star was the challenge today and we got off the first tee 25 minutes early under sunny skies and in very hot, muggy conditions.  The course on the day was ok but wet (I suspect somebody forgot to shut off the sprinklers because the bunkers were bone dry).  The green fee was a bit steep though in relation to other venues in the area.Dave Richardson (center) with Thursday’s winners Joe Vanderwegon and Niels Hansen.We made it around in 4 hours and 5 minutes as the course was not busy and back in the clubhouse a welcome went out to Karl Beter from Austria, just finishing chef duties in Cebu.Two flights today with the cut at handicap 21 and a full monty of pins but the course was the winner as the best score was Lotte Boskov’s 35 points to take the A Flight ahead of Brian Gabe, Jan Lovgreen and Arne Max Pedersen, who took fourth on a count back from Elias Magnusson. Ian Pickels was the B Flight winner on a count back from Anne Saabye in second, both with 29 points, while Daryl Evans took third and Dave Richardson fourth.Thursday, Nov. 14, Greenwood B & C – StabelfordA Flight (0-20)1st Niels Hansen (16) 34 points2nd Ole Mortensen (19) 32pts3rd Preban Saabye (10) 32pts4th Elias Magnusson (20) 31ptsB Flight (21+)1st Joe Vanderwegon (24) 40pts2nd Ronnie Ratte (30) 38pts3rd Mike Winfield (22) 35pts4th Anne Saabye (22) 32ptsNear Pins:  Bridgit Mortensen, Preban SaabyeLong Putts:  Joe Vanderwegon, Susan GaardeGreenwood was in fine condition on Thursday although the greens on the B side were a bit scratchy.  The round was quick at 3 hours and 50 minutes and back in the clubhouse welcomes went out to Dave Addison from the UK, Joe Vanderwegon from Belgium, and Bridgit and Ole Mortensen from Denmark.  There was also a goodbye to Ronnie Ratte, going back to Norway.Lotte Boskov (left) and Ian Pickels (right) with Dave Richardson.Two flights today, with the cut made at handicap 20, plus 4 near pins up for grabs.Niels Hansen won the A Flight with 34 points ahead of Ole Mortensen in second on a count back from Preban Saabye, both with 32 points each.  Elias Magnusson completed the podium in fourth.Joe Vanderwegon took B Flight honours with the best score of day, 40 points, to finish 2 ahead of Ronnie Ratte in second while Mike Winfield and Anne Saabye placed third and fourth respectively. PSC golf from Café KronborgMonday, Nov. 11, Eastern Star – StablefordA Flight (0-21)1st Lotte Boskov (17) 35pts2nd Brian Gabe (20) 33ptslast_img read more

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Stars Adult Day Program Brightens Day for Seniors with Dementia, Gives…

first_imgFacebook39Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Senior Services for South SoundLaughter often breaks out from the Stars Room at the Lacey Senior Center.  The joyful sound of people having a good time. What fun activities are at the source of this joy? Here is a sampling from the current calendar of activities: The Science of Rainbows, Potato Chip Day, Weird Science, Frogs-Natures Health Monitors, Cherry Blossom Festival, Button Art, BINGO, Daffodil Art, Shuffleboard, Basketball, Music with Joe and Sing-a-long. The most important source of joy is just belonging to a group and enjoying being together.Stars participants enjoy cognitively and physically stimulating games such as Parachute Ball. Photo courtesy: Senior Services for South SoundThe program content focuses on conversation, games that are both cognitively and physically stimulating, pet therapy, art and music. Participants are people living with dementia or some other condition requiring supervised care. The program combats social isolation that might otherwise occur when mobility or normal societal connections become difficult or disappear.Most of our Stars participants live with their families or some other caregiver in their own homes or the homes of family members. The Stars Program provides a place where the care-receiver can get an engaging program while family caregivers get a break from 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week care. This break gives them the opportunity to take care of themselves, exercise, go shopping, run errands, sleep, socialize or even earn a living with peace of mind, knowing that their loved one is receiving good care.Stars participants enjoying lunch on the deck overlooking Longs Pond on a sunny day. Photo courtesy: Senior Services for South SoundSeveral care providers use the time that their loved-one is at Stars to spend un-interrupted time at work and conduct business activities. One current participant attends five days a week so that their daughter can help run the family business. Another participant’s daughter works from home two days a week but has Stars program for her father the other three days a week when she has to be in the office.The Stars program operates five days a week in Lacey at the Lacey Senior Center, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The program also operates in Shelton on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each week.Potential participants can arrange a visit day to see the program in action and begin the enrollment process. The program cost $13.50 per hour, however, scholarships are available at lower or no cost to the participant. Call Stars Director, Paul Taylor for more information at 360-407-3967 ext. 107.People enjoying Memory Cafe. Photo courtesy: Senior Services for South SoundThe Stars program is working on reaching out to people who have just gotten a diagnosis of dementia and their families as they try to adjust to the challenges this diagnosis will bring to their lives. The program is active in the dementia support group that meets on the 4th Friday of the month at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 2109 College St.  SE in Lacey, WA.Dementia Talks is an educational program offered at the Lacey Senior Center on the second Thursday of each month to help people learn more about dementia. There is a specific topic for each month and time for questions and discussion.Joe Lawn provides lively Memory Cafe entertainment. Photo courtesy: Senior Services for South SoundMemory Café is an opportunity for people living with dementia and their families to enjoy a social outing with people who understand what they are experiencing.  Memory Café is the first Thursday of each month from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at The Rivers Edge Restaurant, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE in Tumwater. Memory Café in Mason County meets on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 PM at the Restaurant in Alpine Way Senior living center in Shelton.last_img read more

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