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

Bryan Stow beating suspects plead guilty in 2011 Dodger Stadium assault

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> Facing a heartbroken family and a scornful judge on Thursday, two men, occasionally smirking, were sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to severely beating paramedic Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium in 2011.Louie Sanchez, 31, was sentenced to eight years in state prison with time served after pleading guilty to one county of mayhem. Marvin Norwood, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of assault and was sentenced to four years in state prison with time served. Both men are from Rialto.The men were sentenced in Los Angeles Superior Court downtown by Judge George G. Lomeli. He called them “cowards.”“You are the biggest nightmare for people who attend public events,” Lomeli told them. Sanchez smirked, Lomeli scolded. However, federal authorities have charged both men with weapon possessions which could land them another 10 years in federal prison.“No sentencing you receive will ever be long enough,” Stow’s younger sister, Bonnie, told the attackers in court Thursday. “Eventually you will be released. Bryan’s sentence is a lifetime .”In her victim impact statement, Jacqueline Kain, Stow’s ex wife, said Stow was a “damn good” paramedic.“He worked very hard to get where he was and had you been the one attacked, bleeding on the ground, he was the type that would stop and try his best to save you,” Kain’s statement reads. “Bryan’s parents and sisters are having to care for him in every way you can think. Every morning you get to wake up and get out of bed and live. Bryan can’t do anything without assistance because of you.”Stow’s sister, Erin Collins’ ,statement that “Bryan can’t go to the bathroom by himself. He can’t shower by himself. He has to wear adult diapers.”“I hate having to even say that out loud but it shows the severity of what you did,” Collins said during the trial. “Being here I had hoped to see one tiny bit of remorse in order to not think you both are that despicable. But I don’t. How can we even begin to consider forgiveness when you aren’t even asking for it?”In a statement, the Los Angeles Dodgers said they are “pleased that the culpable parties have finally accepted responsibility for their actions and have been sentenced for their crimes.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Stow, 45, a Santa Cruz paramedic, Giants fan and father of two, was leaving the March 31, 2011, Opening Day game between the Dodgers and the Giants when he was knocked unconscious by Sanchez in the parking lot. Norwood prevented Stow’s friends from helping him, according to witnesses. Stow was beaten to the point of disability and brain damage, and now requires around-the-clock care. Stow returned home last spring after two years in hospitals and rehabilitation centers, according to The Associated Press.“The attack you inflicted on my son…at Dodgers Stadium was so mean and vicious that it has left Bryan unable to care for himself,” Stow’s father, David, told the attackers in court. “Bryan has a lifetime of pain, therapy, (and) hard work daily that he must endure. He will strive to persevere.” Norwood and Sanchez did not appear in court until July 25, 2011, but arraignment was delayed. Deputy district attorney Gary Hearnsberger said both men have time-served credit going into their sentencing.“(Norwood’s) credit is different than Sanchez’s,” Hearnsberger said. “(With) his crime, mayhem, parole can be granted after you do 85 percent of your time.”Deputy Distinct Attorney Michele Hanisee told The Associated Press that Norwood’s credit for time already in custody appeared to account for at least a majority of the term, and he could be released immediately.last_img read more

First update to Android N Developer preview Google

first_imgFirst update to Android N Developer previewGoogle is already pushing out OTA updates to the Android N developer preview this year. The first update, according to Android Police, is rolling out to devices now. Factory images have been updated for those planning to do it the old-fashioned way.The OTA has build number NCP56W (5X and 6P), NCP56X (Nexus 9), and NCP56R (Nexus Player). It is less than 30MB (size varies depending on device).According to Android Police, users have to be enrolled in the Android beta program to get the OTA, but Google said they’ll be able to do that even if they flashed the first image. Users can still flash the new image even if they are still on Marshmallow.The details with this updated preview are undetermined, but its small size indicates it will contain mostly bug fixes and tweaks, reported Android Police. The fight between Apple and the FBI continues, and if it comes down to Apple being forced to unlock an iPhone, the company’s engineers may not comply. The New York Times reported that some Apple engineers would rather walk than give the FBI access to an iPhone, citing it would compromise the software’s security.The FBI and Apple have been arguing for weeks now over the FBI wanting access to an iPhone belonging to one of the shooters in San Bernardino, Calif.“Such conscription is fundamentally offensive to Apple’s core principles and would pose a severe threat to the autonomy of Apple and its engineers,” according to Apple’s final court brief.The full story is available here.last_img read more