• June 24, 2017 /  Basketball, Uncategorized

    Washington – Houston Rockets fined 150 thousand dollars of the comments related to the club’s camp about prospective players, Dwight Howard. Comments that are called “one time” aka too early.

    Howard late last week as the Rockets sure had chosen his new team. The announcement also ended speculation about the future of Howard who had become a bone of contention a team.

    After the confirmation, as proclaimed USA Today, Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey Howard immediately comment on the decision via Twitter and TV in Houston. Coach Kevin McHale also called Reuters to do the same.

    Howard actually is going to be the player the Rockets. The problem is that the comments Rockets camp was conducted in the public domain in the “time limits”.

    Currently NBA is entering a period of moratorium – running on July 1 to 10 this year. In that period the teams could not complete the transfer or talk about a deal that has been established.

    New Rockets should remark after Howard officially signed a contract on Wednesday (07/10/2013) local time. So this time it is premature comment to make NBA Rockets must be willing to be fined for 150 thousand U.S. dollars (about USD 1.4 billion).

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  • June 17, 2017 /  Basketball, Uncategorized

    Kuala Lumpur – Indonesia Warriors, the Knights, defeat the dragon in the cage they hunt, Westports Malaysia Dragons. Rony Gunawan et al. defeated by a score of 79-82 by a team from the Kuala Lumpur.

    compete in the MABA Stadium, Saturday (03/03/2012) evening local time, Larry Smith a contributor Jonathan scoring with 18 points. Meanwhile, Ron and Mario Wuysang scored a total of 29 points.

    Tight battle occurred in the first quarter, in which the Dragons led 17-13 with one minute left. Despite continued pursuit, the Warriors had to thank the Dragons ahead 22-20 at the end of the quarter.

    In the second quarter, when the game took about five minutes left, Mario scored a three-pointer, making the Warriors cut the gap to 30-27. But, the Dragons managed to get out of the pressure and eventually winning 43-38 in the final quarter.

    Tiras Jamaal Wade scored 32 points for the Dragons in this game and be with the most points for the Malaysian representative. Westports still lead late in the third quarter; 67-60.

    With the rest of 49 seconds in the final quarter, the Warriors tried to catch up 79-76. However, Westports managed to maintain the advantage until finally win the fight.

    For the Warriors, it was a sixth defeat from 10 games in the ASEAN Basketball League. Their position was still stuck in fourth place.

    In the meantime, this is a victory for the Dragons sixth. They are now in the top of the standings.

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  • Beat Warriors, Champion ABL Beermen

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    June 10, 2017 /  Basketball, Uncategorized

    Jakarta – San Miguel Beermen came out as the champion of ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) 2013. They make sure the title after win over Indonesia Warriors 70-55 in the third game.

    In a match in Mahaka Square, Wednesday (06/12/2013) night local time, Beermen already winning since the first quarter. They closed the quarter with a 14-10 advantage over the Warriors.

    In the second quarter, the Warriors had time to catch up and just left half a 20-21 ball in position. But this quarter remain the property Beermen with a score of 33-27.

    Beermen getting away in the third quarter and was ahead 11 points at 53-42 position. Beermen then closes the quarter with a 53-43 advantage.

    Beermen advantages persist in the fourth quarter and 17 points in their winning positions 65-48. Beermen were kept going and won 70-55.

    With the victory in the third game, the ABL Beermen juar clinched with a 3-0 aggregate advantage over the Warriors in the final best of five format. In the two previous games were played at home, the Beermen also recorded victories.

    Pauliasi Taulava became the best performers of the Beermen had 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. While the Warriors camp, Mario Wuysang so it’s best with 21 points and 3 rebounds.

    For the Beermen, this is their first ABL title. As for the Warriors, this defeat means the failure to defend the title in the 2012 season earned last.

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  • Where’s Brooklyn at now?

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    The Brooklyn Nets are all-in for the 2013-14 season. How will this play out? We go 5-on-5:

     

     

     

    1. Fact or Fiction: The Nets have the best starting five in basketball.

     

     

     

     

     

    Chris Forsberg, ESPNBoston.com: Fiction. On paper, the Nets have a very talented starting five. But let’s see it on the floor before we start handing out superlatives. For the moment, Miami holds the right to all of the “best” titles, including the only one that truly matters in the NBA.

     

     

    Jeremy Gordon, Brooklyn’s Finest: Fiction. If it’s where each individual player might fall within the ranking of his position, then sure — you can make an argument that the Nets have a top-10 player at every spot. But it’s still the sum that ultimately matters, and this Nets starting five needs to play at least one game before they make any designs on the top position.

    Michael Wallace, ESPN.com: Fiction. On paper? Yes. It’s hard to out-fantasy that unit of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Brook Lopez. But dig a bit deeper based on recent evidence, and there are some serious concerns with each one of those players, from age to consistency. Until the Nets prove their value on the court, it’s all fiction.

    Brian Windhorst, ESPN.com: Fiction. They have the most high-profile starting five, I would agree with that. We need to see them play together to have a feel for how they define their roles. There are two All-Stars from last season in the lineup. The Heat had three All-Stars in their lineup, the Bulls have two and get Derrick Rose back, the Clippers have two, the Rockets have two, the Knicks have two, the Thunder have two, and the Spurs have two. There are a lot of excellent starting lineups, let’s wait and see.

    Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPNNew York.com: Fiction. Few can match the name recognition, and there will be nights when they look like an All-Star squad. However, Jason Kidd’s starters may not even play a ton together for much of the season because he has to regulate Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce’s minutes. And there isn’t one Nets starter who’s in the top two at his position.

     

     


     

     

    2. Fact or Fiction: KG and Pierce are still All-Star caliber players.

     

     

     

     

     

    Forsberg: Fact. With Boston’s 2007-08 squad as a guide, the Nets ought to expect a downturn in individual production from all of their stars as they assemble, but Garnett and Pierce still can make a case for the midseason exhibition. Garnett, a fan-voted starter last season, rebounded like an All-Star in the postseason and his defense remains a game-changer, while Pierce’s all-around efforts help him garner consideration annually.

    Gordon: Fact. When they play, that is. Last season, Garnett averaged his lowest minutes count since his first year; Pierce, in his career. Their per-36 stats remained the same and the Celtics were better with them on the court, but Jason Kidd managing their minutes should keep them off the All-Star squad, barring some unexpected collapse from the rest of the competition.

    Wallace: Fact. But only based on fans voting them in as starters. Otherwise, they’ll have a difficult time at this stage beating out LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Paul George, Luol Deng, Chris Bosh and possibly Josh Smith at those dynamic frontcourt spots. If Brooklyn lives up to expectations, the Nets’ balance may make it difficult for Pierce or Garnett to register the numbers necessary to make them surefire All-Stars.

    Windhorst: Fact. Pierce had a pretty good season last year but had to compete with the likes of James, Anthony, Deng and George as a wing player and didn’t make it. Garnett is still one of the most valuable big men in the game. There is some question about the minutes they’ll probably get with such a deep team and that may affect their numbers and perhaps their candidacy.

    Youngmisuk: Fiction. Because of age, new roles and the minutes limit they should be on, Garnett and Pierce likely won’t be All-Star caliber players this season. Nor do they have to be during the regular season. They still may be voted All-Stars, but the goal is to have Garnett and Pierce fresh and playing like All-Stars in the postseason.

     

     


     

     

    3. Fact or Fiction: Deron Williams will reassert himself as a top-five PG.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Forsberg: Fact. With both Derrick Rose and Rajon Rondo coming off ACL rehab, this is probably easier than it sounds. But Williams should absolutely benefit from the additional talent around him. After averaging 18.9 points and 7.7 assists in a bit of a “down” year last season, it’s scary to think of the numbers Williams is capable of posting now. And team success has a way of making every floor general look even better.

    Gordon: Fact. He’s got tough competition, but he was already playing like a top-five point after the All-Star break. The tricky thing is that all the best points play so differently that it’s hard to rank them along a firm scale — how do you value Stephen Curry against Rajon Rondo, for example? — but Deron should be in the conversation.

    Wallace: Fact. I’m willing to write off the past two seasons based on the injuries, turmoil and drastic roster turnover. But D-Will is all out of excuses at this point. He’s either going to solidify his stature as an elite player or he’ll hitch himself to Joe Johnson as the biggest bust of a starting backcourt max money could buy. He’ll get his mojo back.

    Windhorst: Fact. If you look at the numbers after the All-Star break last season you could make the argument he was already there. Williams seemed to be soured a bit by that season and a half he was mired on bad teams in Newark and didn’t come in the best shape or with the best mindset to Brooklyn. He seemed like a different player in March and April and you would assume he carries that over to November.

    Youngmisuk: Fact. Williams will be even more rejuvenated with the talent surrounding him. He will be eager to show that this is his team and veterans such as Garnett and Pierce will make him better. Also, Kidd — his friend, mentor and coach –- will push the right buttons and get the best out of Williams.

     

     

     


     

     

    4. Fact or Fiction: Coaching will be the Nets’ biggest weakness in 2013-14.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Forsberg: Fiction. Coaching is one of the team’s biggest wild cards at the moment given the untested nature of first-year coach Jason Kidd. That said, having a proven top assistant such as Lawrence Frank will ease Kidd’s transition and prevent coaching from hurting this team. Coaching will get blamed as the Nets’ biggest weakness if they struggle, but chances are the Nets will have more glaring issues elsewhere.

    Gordon: Fact. Only by default, though. It’s hard to look at the lineup and see a strongly identifiable weakness, and we know that Kidd is still learning the ropes — some of the plays during his first Summer League games were drawn up by Frank, who’s surely going to justify his fat contract. It hopefully will be less so as the year wears on.

     

     

    Wallace: Fiction. Kidd has a solid mentor beside him on the bench in Frank. Kidd was always a coach on the floor during his remarkable career at point guard. Managing clutch situations, egos and minutes will be a challenge as coach. But he’s got a team of veterans who appear to have his back. But it’s still early. Adversity hasn’t struck yet. Age will be their biggest strength — and potential weakness.

    Windhorst: Fiction. While I think it is a risk to trust a team with such championship aspirations to a rookie coach, health will be a huge factor. This is an older team and their youngest star, Brook Lopez, is coming off foot surgery. Last season, injuries to Lopez and Joe Johnson really gave the Nets problems. If they’re healthy, they’ll be contenders.

    Youngmisuk: Fiction. Kidd may be a rookie and there certainly will be a learning curve. Kidd, though, will lean on his staff, especially Frank. The Nets have potentially bigger pitfalls such as health, age and chemistry.

     

     

     


     

     

    5. Fact or Fiction: The Nets will win a championship by 2015.

     

     

     

     

     

    Forsberg: Fiction. Money can build you a competitive team and a fantasy roster, but championship teams have a little something extra and we won’t know if Brooklyn has that until we see this group on the floor. The Nets will give themselves a short window to compete for a crown, but winning one in the next two seasons is no slam dunk, particularly if the group in Miami keeps its band together.

     

     

    Gordon: You’re not getting me to answer this one with a straight face. If everything breaks right for them — Garnett and Pierce’s health, Kidd’s feel for the job, etc. — the Nets should surely be in the running. But all of that means they carry more risk than any other contender, too. (Hey, the boom-or-bust thing is kind of fun, right?)

    Wallace: Fiction. It’s hard to say for sure that any team will certainly win a title by 2015. But the Nets have their work cut out with the Heat, Pacers and Bulls collectively in the midst of their prime. Considering Garnett and Pierce have a relatively short window of opportunity, the Nets have this season and next to get it done. I’ll believe how reliable they are when I see it. But I wouldn’t be absolutely stunned if they broke through.

    Windhorst: Fiction. I can’t possibly predict what the landscape will be in the 2014-15 season, so basically I’m answering this on this season. If all teams stay healthy, I believe the Heat and Pacers are still better than the Nets. The Bulls are right there as well. I am not picking them to win the East at this point, so I can’t say they’ll win the title.

    Youngmisuk: Fiction. They will contend but they might be the third-best team in the East. If they don’t win it all, the task only gets more difficult. The Nets’ cap-strapped roster will only get older while the 2014 superstar free-agent crop may alter the balance of power in the league, with the top players constantly looking to join forces to create the next star-studded team.

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  • Metta World Peace Join Knicks

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    May 19, 2017 /  Basketball, Uncategorized

    Las Vegas – After Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers take a player again. Metta World Peace is to ensure that it defends New York Knicks next season.

    Reported Fox, World Peace actually still have remaining almost a year contract with the Lakers. However, the two sides agreed to end more quickly through the amnesty clause.

    The player formerly known as Ron Artest who’s agreed to two-year contract with the Knicks with values ​​touted reach about 3.2 million U.S. dollars (USD 32 billion).

    With this move, World Peace after the first Howard left the Staples Center. Howard crossed to the Houston Rockets after just one season to strengthen the Lakers.

    “I do not care if I’ll be a starter or just sweeping the floor. You hear me? I just want to win,” World Peace said in a press conference as proclaimed ESPN.

    World Peace is ready to work together with Knicks star Carmelo Anthony in an effort to win the NBA title. “This is not about someone helping someone else.”

    “It’s about us doing it together., And they (the Knicks) got it. – If I’m not mistaken. They have a strong relationship, and everyone is team mates,” said 33-year-old small forward this.

    World Peace had an average of 12.4 points, five rebounds and 1.5 assists in 75 games, including 66 times so the starter with the Lakers last season. He also suffered a left knee injury that required surgery in March.

    Since starting his career with the Chicago Bulls in 1999, World Peace has appeared in 902 games with 832 times to be a starter.

    He once became NBA champion with the Lakers (2010) and had an average of 14.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists and 1.8 steals in his career overall Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Rockets and Lakers.

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  • Again Win Over Dragons, Warriors now 2-0

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    May 9, 2017 /  Basketball, Uncategorized

    Jakarta – Indonesia Warriors beat Westports Malaysia Dragons back in the second game of the play-offs ASEAN Basketball League (ABL). Warrios won by a score of 77-65, they are now 2-0.

    Competing in front of supporters in Mahaka Square, Sunday (05/26/2013) evening local time, the Warriors get fierce opposition from the Dragons. John Todd Purves’s side just edged it 16-15 when the first quarter ended.

    In the next 12 minutes, the Warriors failed to tighten defense. As a result, they conceded 20 points and only 18 points entering.

    Time lags 34-35 in the second half of the game began, the Warriors were able to perform well. They managed to pack 19 points and holding the Dragons collection points when the third quarter ended.

    In the final quarter, the Warriors were able to perform very well with 24 points while adding nicely to the Dragons defense only collected 14 points. The match ended with a score of 77-65.

    Shown as a top performer in the game is a power guard Warriors, Stanley Pringle, with 21 points and six rebounds.

    With this result, the Warriors STAYED need one more victory to qualify for the final round. The next match will take place at home to the Dragons, Maba Stadium on May 29.

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  • Three New Arrivals Enliven ABL

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    May 7, 2017 /  Basketball, Uncategorized

    Jakarta – Competition ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) season will be more stringent than the previous two seasons, as there are three new teams competing.

    Three new teams are San Miguel Beermen (Philippines), Bangkok Basketball Holdings (Thailand), and Saigon Sports Academy Basketball (Vietnam).

    They will join the AirAsia Philippine Patriots, Westports KL Dragons, Chang Thailand Slammers, Singapore Slingers and the Indonesia Warriors (last season named Satria Muda BritAma).

    ABL’s third season of competition is unlikely to be followed by the Brunei Barracudas. Brunei has decided not to take part in this season.

    “The entry of a strong team like San Miguel from the Philippines and the new team of Vietnam and Thailand show that the ABL has been turned into a gladiator ring basketball at the regional level are accompanied with great ambition to be the best in ASEAN,” said ABL CEO Kuhan Foo a news conference in Hotel Mulia Senayan, Monday (09/26/2011).

    Meanwhile, SEABA President Erick Thohir ABL participants expect the increase will be accompanied by increased quality competition.

    “We did not want to add to the team but the quality of the competition is declining. Moreover, joining a team that is big teams,” said Erick.

    “The purpose of the ABL one of which is to improve the quality of local players in order to compete at a higher level. Therefore, we want to make sure that the additions do not make quality competition team down,” he added.

    ABL competition was about to begin its third season on January 14, 2012. This is to give an opportunity to the players to defend their country in the event the SEA Games in 2011.

    Increasing the number of participants also made ​​the competition so much longer duration. If last season’s competition completed in four months, on the third season of competition will later lasted six months.

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  • Terry: Nets Have Strategy Beat the Heat

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    May 4, 2017 /  Basketball, Uncategorized

    Perkenalan Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce dan Jason Terry. (Foto: Ist)

    BROOKLYN – Brooklyn Nets confident to face the NBA season 2013/2014. In fact, Jason Terry insists the Nets have the formula to beat the Miami Heat.

    Nets did clean up after a failure in the playoffs last season. The squad is now dibesut Jason Kidd was brought three veteran players, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Terry, who today has been introduced.

    Many great teams from the Eastern Conference has to face the Nets. In addition to the New York Knicks, the defending champion Heat is one of them. Terry assess the Nets have a strategy to subvert LeBron James et al.

    “It’s time. If we could start the final game at training camp, I could do it. We know the need of the process, but it will not require adaptation for two years. Let’s do it this year, and why not, we get all the pieces, “said Terry.

    “I’m not worried. We have a strategy. Me and Jason Kidd is a player who never beat them, “said the former Boston Celtics star, the Daily News reported on Saturday (07/20/2013).

    Yes, when I was with the Dallas Mavericks, Kidd and Terry berhasul beat the Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals. They won the first title in history.

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  • Warriors Beat Slingers

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    April 24, 2017 /  Basketball, Uncategorized

    Jakarta – Indonesian Warriors again achieve positive results while competing in the competition continued Asean Basketball League (ABL). Warriors win over the Singapore Slingers with a score of 64-39.

    In a match that took place at Mahaka Square, Jakarta, Friday (05/10/2013) night, the Warriors appeared dominant in the fourth quarter.

    In the initial quarter, the defending champions were able to package 18 points and conceded 12 points. In the next quarter, the team dibesut John Todd Purves was successfully tighten up defense conceded only four points while generating 12 points.

    Third quarter tight game back after the Warriors scored 19 points while the Slingers three points less. When the third quarter ended Warriors were ahead 49-32.

    When the final quarter, scoring the Warriors were not overtaken after adding 15 points and conceding seven figures. They won with a final score of 64-39.

    Shown as a top performer in this match is a power guard Warriors, Stanley Pringle, with a notch 16 points and eight rebounds.

    With this result the Warriors already collected 15 wins from 21 matches and still menguni standings position just below the vice Philippines, San Miguel Beermen.

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  • ASEAN Aims to host 2030 World Cup

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    March 23, 2017 /  Basketball, Uncategorized

    Yogyakarta – ASEAN countries are ready to co-host the World Cup in 2030. Therefore, each participating country is expected to launch a maximum of their candidacy.

    “During the meeting we agreed to participate to host the 2030 World Cup,” said Andi Mallarangeng when reading the grain of First ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Sports (AMMS) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Jl Army Theater Student, Yogyakarta, Wednesday (14/12/2011).

    To achieve this further, Andi and his colleagues pushed and proposed through the Senior Officials Meeting on Sports (SOMS) to take concrete steps.

    “We commissioned the SOMS to formulate and make a blue print preparation for 2030 World Cup bid.’s A step in a long-term ASEAN,” said Andi.

    In addition, added Andi, in meeting the AMMS dispakati an increase in cooperation in the field of sports, including sports-related increase in governance, infrastructure development, athlete welfare, increasing the capacity of the athletes and sports officials such as referees and coaches, as well as increased employment opportunities in the field of sports, and the importance to increase the participation of the business sector in the field of sports.

    “In the future sports competition in ASEAN will continue to be increased in the presence of some sort of league volleyball, football, badminton in ASEAN. Currently existing basketball ABL (Asean Basketball League),” he said.

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