Opinion: Tyronn Lue Ignoring Kyle Korver’s Importance Could Be Death Sentence For Cavaliers

first_imgIt’s hard being a professional coach, no matter what sport or league. No one envies the position these men and women are in due to the extreme amount of pressure and responsibility that comes with the gig. Everyone understands the decisions needed to be made aren’t always done due to a variety of reasons, that being an injury or maybe a bad matchup.But Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue gets no free pass for the stunt he pulled in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.Kyle Korver has been by far the second-best option for Lue in these playoffs. The 37-year old has provided a spark offensively thus far with his catch-and-shoot ability and instinct of knowing the right basketball move. He’s also been surprisingly tough to shake on the defensive side of things, locking down younger guards that probably don’t even remember Korver’s Philadelphia days. It would be a no-brainer to put him out on the floor in important spots of the game.Apparently, nobody told Lue.Korver played a meager nineteen minutes in Wednesday’s game and didn’t even enter the game until the second quarter. While the Cavs faced a thirteen-point deficit after twelve minutes of play, Korver could only watch from afar as his team struggled. He only finished with seven points but that shouldn’t be placed on him.Lue has mismanaged Korver’s minutes in the playoffs from the beginning. In the eighteen-point loss to Indiana in Game 1 of their first-round series, Lue played the sharpshooter for just over three minutes. After playing him over the twenty-minute threshold for twelve straight games, the third-year head coach fell back into his bad habits and it cost Cleveland in a crucial game.Here’s the information you need to know in a pretty straightforward manner. The Cavs are 10-3 when Korver plays twenty or more minutes in the 2018 playoffs. If Korver’s minutes drop below twenty, Cleveland is 0-3. One would think with the information presented that it would be simple to just stick with what works and play Korver more. But that’s not where we are.Instead, Korver and his talents wasted away during big moments of the contests. When he did enter the ballgame, he never could develop a rhythm that he had going in the first four games of this series. It left Cleveland in a bad situation due to the fact no one besides LeBron James and Kevin Love were garnering any offensive flow.If you would’ve told me I’d be writing an article on why not playing Kyle Korver twenty minutes in an Eastern Conference Finals game could be the nail in the coffin back in October, I would’ve rolled my eyes. No one, including myself, is ignoring that statement’s validity now.It’s going to be anything but simple for the Cavs moving forward but playing the sharpshooter is one the musts in Game 6. Korver opens the floor for everyone around him and kickstarts an offense. Oh yeah, JR Smith seems to play a lot better with him too. Smith is only averaging 8.3 points per contest when Korver doesn’t hit the specific minutes that shows success. When the two play together extensively, Cleveland has two three-point threats in their main rotation.With no consistent offense coming from the other ten players, Korver provides a two-for-one deal. He’ll light up the basket and ignite his teammates to do the same thing. That is. of course, if Tyronn Lue doesn’t overthink the situation and plays one his better players. Related Topics Eli Mooneyhamcenter_img Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.last_img read more

Unemployment Steady Through Winter

first_imgThe comparable national rate rose, but is still below the Alaskan figure at 5.7 percent. Generally unemployment rate peak during January and February each year. Only five out of 29 Boroughs saw an increase in jobs, mostly in the Aleutians for the onset of the pollock fishery and other winter species. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Bureau of Labor Statistics found Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was steady in  from December to January at 6.3 percent. Compared to last year, the Kenai Peninsula’s unemployment rate is down, from 9.3 percent this time last year to 8.9 percent. For that full report click here.last_img read more

High Winds Throughout The Peninsula Causing Power Outages

first_imgPeople are urged to secure loose objects that could be blown around or damaged by the wind. Prepare for the possibility of widespread power outages. Use caution if you must drive. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A high wind warning remains in place throughout Monday for much of the Kenai Peninsula, according to an alert from the National Weather Service out of Anchorage. People are urged to secure loose objects that could be blown around or damaged by the wind. Prepare for the possibility of widespread power outages. Use caution if you must drive. East winds 40 to 60 mph with gusts up to 80 mph expected. Eric Dewitz with the NWS: “A front moving across the Kenai this morning will continue to bring gusty winds, but those winds should ease up mid afternoon as the winds shift to the East.” As of 7am, a total of 3,387 HEA members are without power. Continued updates will be posted if they are made available.,High winds may move loose debris, damage property, and cause power outages. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. As of 7am, a total of 3,387 HEA members are without power. Continued updates will be posted if they are made available. High winds may move loose debris, damage property, and cause power outages. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.last_img read more

College football: Dancy, Robertson help La. Tech win on road

first_imgPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Robertson’s 36-yard interception return for a score with 10:23 to play in the first quarter gave the Bulldogs a 14-7 advantage, a lead it would not relinquish the rest of the day. Robertson stepped in front of a Darius Wade pass and raced untouched down the sideline for the score.  The Bulldog offense made the most of the defenses stop. Tech took only four plays to drive 94 yards as Dancy took a pitch off the left side for an eight-yard TD run. The highlight of the drive outside of the score was a 75-yard run up the middle by Justin Henderson, a play that took the ball inside the Falcons red zone.  “I was proud of the way we competed,” said Tech head coach Skip Holtz. “We talked at half about the number of lost yardage plays we had in the first half. We stopped ourselves. We cleaned things up and put drives together and put points on the board. We talked about competing for 60 minutes. It was a close game at the half and we came out in the second half and finished the game. A lot of guys got to play tonight. It was a team win.” Robertson led all Bulldog defenders with 10 tackles, including two tackles for loss, while James Jackson and L’Jarius Sneed each registered nine stops.  After allowing a touchdown on Bowling Green’s first offensive possession of the game, the Bulldog defense stood tall for the remainder of the game, including come up with four fourth down stops — two inside its own five yard line with the game still in doubt.  With Tech leading by a touchdown in the second quarter, Bowling Green marched down to the Bulldogs three yard line. But on a fourth down and three from the three-yard line, the Bulldogs sniffed out a trick play, forcing a three yard loss and getting the football back for its offense. The Tech defense held Wade to just 18-of-38 passes for 171 yards while limiting the Falcons to only 290 total yards of offense. Bowling Green rushed 47 times for just 119 yards in the contest. center_img BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Jaqwis Dancy rushed for two touchdowns and Amik Robertson led a solid defensive effort with a pick six as the Bulldogs defeated Bowling Green 35-7 Saturday afternoon at Doyt Perry Stadium. “I’m excited about the way our defense played in the red zone,” said Holtz. “Last year we weren’t very good defensively in the red zone. It keeps points off the board. We bent but we didn’t break. I thought we did a really nice job. We got quality play out of our linebackers and safeties. Outside of the first (series) of the game on the bubble screen, I thought we took away their big plays. Our guys played physically.” Smith was solid behind center, completing 19-of-26 passes for 267 yards and two scores. Adrian Hardy led Tech with six catches for 95 yards while Harris added five catches for 64 yards and the one score.  Tech (2-1) will open up Conference USA action Friday night at 7 p.m. when they host FIU at Joe Aillet Stadium for the annual Red Out and Military Appreciation Game. Tickets can be purchased by calling 318-257-3631 or going to LATechSports.com/tickets. After a scoreless fourth quarter, Tech added a pair of TDs in the final stanza. Dancy scored on a two-yard plunge with 14:49 to play in the game while Smith found Harris from 27 yards out with just over 10 minutes remaining.        Malcolm Butler, Louisiana Tech Associate Athletic Director/Communications; featured photo by Darrell Jameslast_img read more

Stockdale error helps Swans beat Fulham

first_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 See also:Jol backs Stockdale after costly mistakeFulham v Swansea player ratings Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookcenter_img Fulham 1 Swansea City 2A terrible mistake by goalkeeper David Stockdale helped Swansea to victory at Craven Cottage, where the home side’s worrying run continued.Fulham have now won only one of their last 12 matches and are only four points above the relegation zone.AdChoices广告They went behind to Danny Graham’s first-half goal before Stockdale’s mis-hit clearance led to Jonathan de Guzman making it 2-0.Bryan Ruiz, fit again after a hamstring injury, pulled a goal back three minutes later but the Whites were unable to find an equaliser.City, who just about deserved their victory, went in front when Graham pounced on the loose ball and acrobatically fired into the far corner after Stockdale had kept out Nathan Dyer’s shot.Stockdale, recently recalled from a loan spell at Hull, was given a starting place along with Ruiz, Matthew Briggs, Giorgos Karagounis and Kerim Frei.After Graham’s 19th-minute opener, Frei sent an effort just wide before Ruiz went close with two free-kicks and also brought a fine save from Gerhard Tremmel with a shot from the edge of the area.Following a decent start to the second half, Fulham found themselves further behind on 53 minutes, De Guzman slotting home after Stockdale’s woeful kick had struck Whites skipper Brede Hangeland.Fulham needed to respond quickly and did so, with Ruiz’s goal giving them real hope.The Costa Rican had the simple task of applying the finishing touch after Dimitar Berbatov had been denied first by the crossbar and then Ashley Williams’ block.Galvanised, Fulham pushed forward and Tremmel produced a stunning save to keep out Frei’s volley, Kemy Agustien almost turned Ruiz’s cross into his own goal, and Berbatov netted following good work from Karagounis but was offside.Hangeland was thrown up front in the final 10 minutes as Martin Jol’s men desperately searched for another goal, but Swansea stood firm.Fulham: Stockdale, Riether, Hangeland, Hughes, Briggs, Dejagah (Rodallega 74), Sidwell, Karagounis, Frei (Senderos 83), Ruiz, Berbatov.Subs not used: Etheridge, Kelly, Riise, Baird, Richardson.last_img read more

Gould beats Allen to reach last 16 of UK Championship

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Gould “delighted” with UK Championship winGould aiming to impress in front of TV camerasGould reaches last 32 at UK ChampionshipBrilliant Gould dispatches Swail to make UK quarter-finalsGould dismisses ‘favourite’ tag as he targets UK semi-finalsGould stunned by Grace comeback in epic quarter-final Martin Gould upset ninth seed Mark Allen on Tuesday to reach the last 16 of the UK Championship in York.In an entertaining encounter, the world number 24 combined some steady potting with a strong safety game to beat Allen, a former UK semi-finalist, 6-4.AdChoices广告They shared the first four frames, with Gould at one point on for a maximum until he ran out of position and missed the eighth black, while Allen also rattled in a 107.The Pinner Potter won three frames in a row to open up a 4-2 lead but Allen hit back with his second century, a 102, to narrow the gap.They shared the next two to set up a tense finish but Gould saved his best until last, a clearance of 98 sending him into the fourth round.Afterwards, Gould said: “It was a very good game, very attacking. I did throw in the odd few safety shots to confuse everybody, as I’m not known for that.“I scored well, created some opportunities and took advantage of them.”His next opponent is 46-year-old Joe Swail, a former top 10 player now ranked 58 in the world, who beat Michael Holt 6-1 on Monday.Gould played down the fact he is the bookies’ favourite to win that and reach the quarter-finals, adding: “Joe played very well last night against Michael.“When you’re in the last 16 you know you’re not going to get an easy match.”last_img read more

Stuttering Chelsea beaten at home again

first_imgEmbed from Getty Images Chelsea 0 Southampton 2Chelsea’s problematic home form continued as they suffered another shock defeat at Stamford Bridge.An error by Callum Hudson-Odoi led to Michael Obafemi scoring for Southampton, whose victory was sealed by Nathan Redmond’s second-half goal. It was Chelsea’s fifth loss in their past seven Premier League games – and third defeat in their past four home league matches, with West Ham and Bournemouth having also recently won at the Bridge.AdChoices广告They had most of the possession but, after Hudson-Odoi gave the ball away, Southampton counter-attacked and Obafemi curled in a brilliant shot from near the edge of the penalty area. Embed from Getty Images Chelsea: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma (Mount 45), Tomori, Emerson, Kante, Jorginho, Willian (Pedro 85), Hudson-Odoi (Pulisic 67), Abraham.Subs not used: Caballero, Christensen, Barkley, Batshuayi. See also:Chelsea v Southampton player ratingsLampard defends Hudson-Odoi after Chelsea defeatcenter_img Blues boss Frank Lampard again opted for the 3-4-3 formation which worked so well in the recent win against Tottenham.However, it was a different story this time and Lampard made a change at the interval, bringing on Mason Mount for Kurt Zouma and switching to a 4-2-3-1 system.Chelsea put their opponents under sustained pressure in the second half but were unable to find an equaliser and were cut open by a slick Saints move for the second goal, scored with 17 minutes remaining.There was some luck for Southampton involved too, with a desperate challenge by N’Golo Kante inadvertently laying the ball into the path of Redmond, who netted from close range. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Italian media far more optimistic of West Ham signing going through,…

first_imgIt appears both Gazzetta dello Sport and Il Tempo got over their Monday blues rather quickly. The pair were extremely pessimistic about Felipe Anderson’s chances of becoming a West Ham player after the Hammers made a move to sign Andriy Yarmolenko, but it seems all they really needed was a Globo Esporte update from Brazil, probably accompanied with a shot of guarana extract, to bring them back to life.The South American outlet explained renewed talks were more than positive, with a belief the whole thing could be completed for around £38m (around €43m).Gazzetta dello Sport pick up on this on Tuesday, telling their readers West Ham have ‘appeared again’, but that Claudio Lotito will not accept less than €45m.Embed from Getty ImagesWhile that wasn’t the most positive or enthusiastic update, it’s certainly a lot better than their doom and gloom angle from the previous day.Il Tempo, on the other hand, are all smiles, revealing ‘important steps’ were taken on Monday between West Ham and Lazio, with Igli Tare, the Italians’ director of football, and Felipe Anderson’s agent, working hard to sort it out in the next few days.Furthermore, Kia Joorabchian and Gianluca Bertolucci, both involved in the Brazilian’s transfer, have also come forward with a potential replacement in Ajax’s David Neres.Maybe, just maybe, this will get done, but we don’t expect it to be easy.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndolast_img read more

Everton join Man United in pursuit of Ligue 1 youngster –…

first_imgOne of the up and coming talents in Marseille’s youth academy, Isaac Lihadji feels he’s ready for first-team football, and it appears André Villas-Boas is in agreement with him, playing him a number of times in pre-season. That being said, the 17-year-old still hasn’t signed a professional contract with the French club, and with just one year left on his youth one, clubs are circling.We’ve already covered previous claims from La Provence that Manchester United were ‘ready to acquire’ Lihadji should he decide against committing to his childhood club, and now Everton have joined the mix.This piece of news comes from the same newspaper, who explain Marco Silva’s scouts have joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s and Barcelona’s in tracking the Marseille born player.Embed from Getty ImagesLihadji is intent on committing his future in the south of France if he can, but La Provence explain he won’t do it just for the sake of it, wanting guarantees he will feature in the first-team in the upcoming campaign.For now, the player and Marseille are ‘still some way off’ an agreement, and the talks remain at an early stage, but it’s definitely not about money for the winger.He just wants to play, and preferably wants to do so with his current club.If they can’t give him that, then he might try his luck elsewhere, which is where Everton and Manchester United could come in.last_img read more

The last one from last year returns to the track as…

first_imgGeorge Russell did not enjoy the best possible debut year in Formula 1.The young Briton, the only one of all 20 drivers, did not record a single point in the 2019 season, and together with the other Williams driver – Robert Kubica, they took the last two places in the general classification.Unlike the performance on the track, which largely depends on the car you drive, Russell performs quite well elsewhere – in the virtual races of F1.The 22-year-old also won the Canadian Grand Prix in its electronic equivalent, grabbing a fourth straight victory and legitimizing his triumph in the final standings.He added success in Canada to previous ones in Spain, Monaco and Azerbaijan.Thus, Russell can boast a championship title, albeit a virtual one, while waiting for the resumption of the real starts – an event that separates us from less than a month.The 2020 Formula One season is set to begin in early July with two races in Austria, and Russell will be chasing a decent performance for Williams alongside debutant Nicholas Latifi.last_img read more