Lou Williams, Clippers upset Warriors in overtime

first_imgFor the second consecutive overtime game, reliable reserve Lou Williams (25 points, six assists) delivered the exclamation points he’s known for, scoring his team’s last 10 points, including sinking all three free throws he was awarded after he was fouled on a shot from deep with 13.4 seconds left.Against the surging Bucks on Saturday, his floater with 0.3 seconds left gave the Clippers (now 8-5) the victory.In both contests, Williams hadn’t been hot – until he was. Entering overtime, he’d made only three of his 16 attempts from the floor, including missing a 20-footer with 5.6 seconds left in regulation, when the score was frozen at 106-106.Klay Thompson’s 3-pointer with 1:27 left had tied it at 106, erasing the Clippers’ game-long lead and capping a 19-5 run to end regulation – to the delight of a large and vocal contingent of Warriors fans in the building.After Andre Iguodala’s 3-pointer gave the Warriors (11-3) a 109-106 lead to start overtime, Williams made sure the home team’s fans had reason to celebrate, steering the Clippers to another statement victory against one of the NBA’s elite teams. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error In overtime, Williams sank a 15-footer, three free throws, converted a driving layup and, finally, buried those final three foul shots.“Lou is like all the great scorers,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “Every miss, they think they’re getting closer to getting hot. Those guys are just different. They can miss all game and they literally think, ‘You’re in trouble now.’ That’s their mindset.”That’s a fact, Williams confirmed.“I don’t really care (if shots aren’t falling), I guess that’s what it is,” Williams said. “I know my teammates have confidence in me and I have confidence in myself. When you’re a shooter, you’re gonna have bad nights, you’ll have good nights. Sometimes you have good with the bad, and tonight was one of those nights. We wanted to win the game, so there wasn’t a point for me to be out on the floor if I still didn’t play with confidence.”Harrell had a lot to do with the victory, as well. Wearing his “monitor” shoes that were equipped, he said previously, to play his highlights on the tongue, Harrell helped push his side past the other team, which happened to be two-time defending NBA champions. He finished with 23 points and eight rebounds.His pair of dunks and a made free throw in a late-third quarter spurt gave the Clippers their largest lead until then – nine points – entering the fourth quarter, which started with the Warriors’ Kevin Durant saddled with five fouls.Without two-time league MVP Steph Curry in the lineup (the super-shooting guard was sidelined with a groin injury), Durant led the way for the Warriors with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists before fouling out with 3:46 left in overtime. Thompson had 31 points.Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the Clippers’ prince of poise, seemed to share Harrell’s perspective. The slippery 20-year-old rookie seemed unaffected by his first meeting with the Warriors, winners of three of the past four NBA crowns. He proved a tough cover, drawing fouls and delivering 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting.Marcin Gortat also got in on the fun for L.A. after he’d been excluded from the action for three consecutive games before getting the nod again Saturday. In his second consecutive start Monday, he was one of six Clippers in double figures, with 12 points.Tobias Harris had 17 points and Danilo Gallinari had 14.The Clippers led 64-61 at halftime.Four Clippers had scored in double figures by the intermission. That included Gortat, who was perfect from the field (3 for 3) and the free-throw line (4 for 4) in the first 24 minutes.Durant finished the half with 21 points on 7-for-12 shooting from the field, but the Clippers also pinned three fouls on the superstar before the half was over.The Clippers got a scare in the second quarter when Harris banged knees with a defender, falling to the floor clutching his right leg in pain. But after a few moments on the bench during a timeout, he was back in the game, and immediately back in the flow – sinking a 3-pointer, finding Gortat for a layup and then working his way inside to convert a left-handed lay-in of his own.He said afterward that his knee was bruised, but that he thought he would be OK.center_img PreviousClippers forward Montrezl Harrell, center, celebrates as time runs out in overtime as Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, guard Klay Thompson, second from right, and guard Shaun Livingston walk off the court on Monday night at Staples Center. The Clippers won 121-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Clippers guard Lou Williams, right, shoots as Warriors guard Shaun Livingston defends during the second half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. The Clippers won 121-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat, of Poland, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari, left, of Italy, shoots as Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Mike Scott, left, reaches in on Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat, of Poland, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, right, shoots as Warriors forward Draymond Green defends during the first half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell, left, and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green scramble for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell gestures after being charged with a foul during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Clippers forward Tobias Harris, right, shoots as Warriors center Damian Jones defends during the first half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant gestures during a break in the game during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, and Warriors forward Kevin Durant grapple for the ball during the second half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. The Clippers won 121-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, right, celebrates after scoring as Warriors forward Kevon Looney watches during the second half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. The Clippers won 121-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Warriors guard Klay Thompson, left, shoots as Clippers center Marcin Gortat defends during the second half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. The Clippers won 121-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, passes the ball while under pressure from Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Warriors guard Klay Thompson, left, shoots as Clippers guard Lou Williams defends during the second half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. The Clippers won 121-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Clippers forward Tobias Harris, right, shoots as Warriors forward Kevon Looney defends during the second half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. The Clippers won 121-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Clippers guard Lou Williams, right, hits Warriors guard Klay Thompson in the face as Thompson tries to drive past him during the second half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. The Clippers won 121-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones, left, knocks away a shot by Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Warriors forward Kevin Durant, right, reacts as he fouls out of the game while forward Draymond Green, left, and guard Andre Iguodala look on during the overtime portion of Monday’s game against the Clippers at Staples Center. The Clippers won 121-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Warriors guard Andre Iguodala, left, dunks as Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell defends during the second half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. The Clippers won 121-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, left, taunts Warriors guard Klay Thompson by repeatedly yelling “Air ball!” after Thompson missed a 3-point shot during the closing seconds of overtime in Monday’s game at Staples Center. The Clippers won 121-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Warriors guard Andre Iguodala, left, takes a last-second shot as Clippers guard Lou Williams, center, defends and guard Klay Thompson watches during the overtime portion of Monday’s game at Staples Center. The Clippers won 121-116. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, center, celebrates as time runs out in overtime as Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, guard Klay Thompson, second from right, and guard Shaun Livingston walk off the court on Monday night at Staples Center. The Clippers won 121-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Clippers guard Lou Williams, right, shoots as Warriors guard Shaun Livingston defends during the second half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. The Clippers won 121-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 23Clippers guard Lou Williams, right, shoots as Warriors guard Shaun Livingston defends during the second half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. The Clippers won 121-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Clippers big man Montrezl Harrell didn’t view Monday’s matchup with the world-beating Golden State Warriors as any sort of David vs. Goliath allegory.No way, he insisted, this was just a basketball game between two NBA teams. Two good NBA teams. Two teams capable of putting on a fantastic show.“Tonight’s another basketball game,” Harrell said before the Clippers upset the Warriors 121-116 in overtime Monday before 19,068 fans at Staples Center. “At the end of the day, they’re another basketball team just like us. They gotta defend and do everything just like we have to. They have to come in and play us, the same way we have to play them.”And they had to play Lou Williams.last_img read more

GET PAID TO PARTY AT DONEGAL’S NO.1 CLUB VOODOO VENUE!

first_imgVOODOO VENUE: There was an electrical atmosphere last night at Voodoo Club Letterkenny with over 900 people out to celebrate their exams finishing up for another year!! However, the clever marketing team at Voodoo Venue have came up with another superb idea with the ‘Get Paid to Party initiative’.  Heading out this weekend?? Sign your friends up to Voodoo Glistrr and get paid for it!!Kickstart this Summer by earning a couple of extra euro with Voodoo Glistrr.Its simple, fast and effective, Check 20 people onto our earlybird app and earn €2050 people = €50!!Being the biggest music venue in the Northwest Voodoo Letterkenny brings the funkiest DJs, Themed Nights, Celebrities, Acts and Bands to Donegal this Summer..For more information on becoming one of our Voodoo Glistrr Reps contact Annie on 086 394 7099 or PM us on facebook: www.facebook.com/VOOD00venueletterkenny Don’t forget to mark your name down for this weekends misbehaviour through our VIP Voodoo Glistrr list for cheaper entry: http://glist.me/voodooGET PAID TO PARTY AT DONEGAL’S NO.1 CLUB VOODOO VENUE! was last modified: May 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsVoodoo Venuelast_img read more

Brave Richard Alcorn wins Road Safety Supreme Award

first_imgInspirational Donegal man and road safety campaigner Richard Alcorn has been awarded the Road Safety Authority ‘Gertie Shields Supreme Award’ for 2017.Richard survived a road traffic collision in 2006 and now gives his time freely to delivering road safety messages to young adults.The overall award was presented to Richard Alcorn by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, at the RSA’s 10th annual ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’ Awards in Croke Park. In 2006, Richard Alcorn was involved in a very serious road traffic incident near his home town of Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal. He lost an arm, broke his neck, shattered his pelvis and broke both hips.  He has battled to overcome his horrific injuries and has taken on a new role, advocating for road safety.‘Education – Community’ Award: Richard AlcornHe was also honoured with the ‘Education – Community’ Award at the RSA event for his work to promote the message of ‘Remember, the next time it could be you’ to countless people across Ireland.Richard delivers the road safety message to young people in Donegal, Mayo, Cavan and Kildare at events including Donegal County Council’s Road Safe Road Show, held annually in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Richard has given his time freely and is always available to assist any group helping to promote road safety awareness.A total of 25 individuals and organisations were honoured for their commitment and dedication to road safety at the tenth annual ‘Leading Lights in Road Safety’ Awards which were presented by RSA Chairperson Liz O’Donnell and RSA Chief Executive Moyagh Murdock in Croke Park today. MC for the day was RTÉ News Correspondent Teresa Mannion, with awards presented in categories including media, education, business, emergency services and public sector. Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD said: “Congratulations to everyone who received an award today and on behalf of all road users, thank you for your commitment and dedication to making our roads safer. I’d like to particularly commend Richard Alcorn, a true inspiration. His bravery in not only dealing with the aftermath of such a life-changing incident but also using his experience to teach others, is why he is so deserving of the RSA Leading Lights in Road Safety Supreme Award.”Ms Liz O’Donnell, Chairperson of the RSA presented the awards, saying: “Road safety is about making the roads we share with our family, neighbours, friends and colleagues a safer place.  It’s about keeping our local communities safe. And that’s why we are recognising the great work being celebrated here today. Work that is helping to make communities right across the country safer for all. Work that is making a difference and saving lives.”Ms Moyagh Murdock, Chief Executive of the Road Safety Authority said: “We received over 160 nominations across the Leading Lights awards categories this year. The high quality of projects being entered meant that is was the toughest year yet to pick winners. I’d like to commend those who sent in nominations, who recognised Leading Lights in their school, office or community, who are making a difference, and put them forward for awards. It is thanks to them that we hear about the great work being done around the country to promote road safety.”Brave Richard Alcorn wins Road Safety Supreme Award was last modified: December 13th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:richard alcornRoad Safety Awardslast_img read more