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Pacers boost playoff hopes with comeback over Raptors

first_imgMarcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Toronto, which had won its previous two.It was an astounding comeback for Indiana, which was so lethargic in the first half it needed an 8-2 spurt just to get within 51-40 at halftime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe game was marred by a shoving match between Indiana’s Lance Stephenson and DeRozan with 3.3 seconds left. The melee spilled down the sideline and into the Pacers’ bench, where Toronto’s P.J. Tucker was still jawing with Pacers players.Stephenson, Tucker and DeRozan all received technical fouls. Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) fouls Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. APINDIANAPOLIS, United States — Paul George scored 18 of his 35 points in the third quarter Tuesday night and the desperate Indiana Pacers rallied from a 19-point, first-half deficit and blew out Toronto 108-90.The Pacers ended a four-game losing streak that saw them slide from a tie for the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference to the very real possibility of missing the postseason.ADVERTISEMENT On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test LATEST STORIES MOST READ The Pacers were 9 of 13 on 3-pointers in the second half.TIP-INSRaptors: Now trail Boston by 3½ games in the Atlantic Division with four games to go. … Despite Tuesday’s loss, Toronto has won nine of the last 11 regular-season games and three straight season series against Indiana. … The Raptors finished with 11 assists, ending a streak of five straight games with 20 or more. … DeMarre Carroll had 11 points, Cory Joseph scored 10 and Serge Ibaka had eight points and 10 rebounds.Pacers: Teague had 20 points and six assists, and Stephenson received a standing ovation when he entered the game in the first quarter. Stephenson finished with 12 points. … Thaddeus Young scored 15 points, his fifth straight game in double figures. … McMillan said Al Jefferson (sprained left ankle) was off crutches and out of the boot and is doing light jogging. Glenn Robinson III (sore left calf) still has not returned to practice.UP NEXTRaptors: Can clinch a fourth straight season with a winning road record at Detroit on Wednesday.Pacers: Will try to win back-to-back games for the first time since Feb. 6 when they host Milwaukee on Thursday. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments NBA: Westbrook equals record for most triple-doubles in a season Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos But it couldn’t taint one of the Pacers’ biggest turnarounds of the season — a game they hope will help them make a final push into the postseason.Indiana took its first lead on Jeff Teague’s 3-pointer with 5:48 left in the third, then watched George close out the quarter by scoring 14 of the Pacers’ last 19 points.Toronto never challenged again after the Pacers opened the fourth quarter on an 11-2 run to make it 88-77.With four games left and already down tiebreakers to Chicago, which started the night in the No. 7 spot, and Miami, which was tied with Indiana for the last playoff spot, Indiana knew what it needed to do: Win.George took that responsibility upon himself after a conversation with coach Nate McMillan, and he delivered with a huge third quarter that turned around the game and perhaps Indiana’s season.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Chamber’s mentoring program helps guide students

first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS – For almost 20 years, the Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce has helped guide students in their academic and personal lives through its mentor program. It has been very popular among businessmen and women hoping to influence future generations of local high school students by spending a school year together. Mentors serve as role models, assist students in planning for their futures, visit colleges and more, said Renee White-Stoeckle, mentor chairwoman. “It’s a great opportunity for our business leaders to be a part of the future,” she said. “Some of the students have difficult circumstances in the home,” White-Stoeckle said. “The mentors can be a person the student goes to for advice or just to express their feelings.” Marilyn Smith, 68, has been a mentor for 11 years, and she has forged some lasting relationships with the young women she’s helped. “It’s been a benefit for me, even more than the students, in some cases,” she said. “I get to see them blossom into young adults and watch those I’ve kept in touch with move on to successful lives.” Smith, who is retired, is mentoring Ashley Guerino, 17, of Santa Fe High School this year. “I don’t know what to expect from the program, but I hope we can build a good relationship,” Guerino said. She plans to attend Cal State Long Beach and become a pediatrician. Carlos Escobar, 16, also from Santa Fe High, is hoping to learn about how to run a business from his mentor, Whittier attorney Leighton Anderson, 54, a member of the Board of Trustees for the Whittier Union High School District. “I want to be another person, other than a parent or teacher, to encourage students to attend college,” Anderson said. “I can be an example of how a college education is important to a successful career.” For information on the program call (562) 946-3976. sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonIn particular, they serve as an example of the benefit of a college education. “The number of parents with a college education is relatively small,” White-Stoeckle said. “We want them to interact with a professional with a college degree, so they know it’s a possibility for them to do the same thing.” This year’s program, which began in September and runs through June, has 75 students and 50 mentors. A few of the mentors have two students. The program not only fosters an academic and professionally minded relationship, but sometimes a more personal one. last_img read more