Marcus Morris

21 Jan 19
Stabroek News

Defending champions Demerara Cricket Club (DCC), the Everest Cricket Club (ECC) and the Police Sports Club (PSC) notched up wins during Sunday’s round of matches in the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA), New Building Society (NBS) 40-over second division tournament.  DCC at home defeated the University of Guyana (UG) by 35 runs on the back of […]

20 Jan 19
Good Time Basketball

How do you know you’ve had too much of a good thing? Only when the gravy train comes to a screaming halt, when it is too late we realize we’ve overindulged. This season been disappointing, a primary reason for this is the Celtics are just too darn talented for their own good. Marcus Morris calming […]

20 Jan 19
The Sports Daily

There’s a ton of trade speculation surrounding Washington’s Bradley Beal. BR’s Ken Berger spoke with some league executives who offered up some opinions on who might be interested: Multiple team executives and agents tell Bleacher Report the impending Feb. 7 trade deadline is expected to be a busy one and that Beal’s talent, sharpshooting, versatility, […]

20 Jan 19
Viral News Pedia

Garry Ringrose crossed for the first of Leinster’s four tries European Champions Cup Wasps (0) 19 Tries: Hughes, Robson, Watson Cons: Sopoaga (2) Leinster (20) 37 Tries: Ringrose, Cronin (2), Reid Cons: Byrne (3) Reid Pens: Byrne (2), Reid Holders Leinster secured a home Champions Cup quarter-final against Ulster with a comfortable win at Wasps […]

20 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
SEAN CRONIN touched down twice and Champions Cup holders Leinster powered their way into a home quarter-final with a bonus point win over Wasps at the Ricoh Arena. This win sets up an inter-provincial derby at the end of March when Leinster welcome Ulster to Aviva Stadium in the last eight. Garry Ringrose crosses for Leinster’s first try of the day Leo Cullen’s side were already well on their way to victory when they held a 20-0 lead at half-time. Garry Ringrose and Cronin scored two first-half tries. Cronin doubled his tally afterwards and replacement out-half Noel Reid clinched the bonus point after his introduction. Wasps’ worst European campaign ended with tries from Nathan Hughes, Dan Robson and Marcus Watson. They were completely out-played. “We just had to focus on our week to week. We needed to put in good preparation during the week and we did,” said Leinster scrum-half and man of the match Jamison Gibson-Park. James Ryan gets to grips with Wasps pair Tom Cruse and Josh Bassett “We came over and got the points at the end of the day. It’s happy days for a nine with a forward pack like this. Here’s hoping for more.” Leinster No 8 Jack Conan failed a late fitness test with a shoulder problem while England international flanker Brad Shields also missed out for Wasps. Sean O’Brien and Ben Morris came into the respective starting 15s. And the visitors absolutely dominated the opening half. Wasps’ slim chances of pulling off a win weren’t helped by the loss of English lock Joe Launchbury in the ninth minute. Leinster didn’t go in front until 13 minutes in when Ross Byrne slotted a penalty from directly in front of the posts. But they had all the possession and territory before then. Toulouse were winning against Bath at Stade Ernest Wallon however Leinster knew they would finish top of the Pool 1 with victory here. And they scored their first try in the 17th minute. Devin Toner fielded a line-out deep in the Wasps 22 and the ball was moved wide with the returning Robbie Henshaw making the first break in midfield. That created the space for Dave Kearney to almost go over in the left corner. He was stopped short but a couple of phases late Ringrose scored beside the posts. Byrne added the conversion and Leinster held a 10-0 lead. Johnny Sexton was out of action due to a knee injury he picked up against Munster over the Christmas but the stand-in out-half, who missed out on Joe Schmidt’s Six Nations squad mid-week, was coping admirably. On the other hand the Wasps play was disjointed and little errors began to creep into their play. New captain Elliot Daly knocked on uncharacteristically into touch in the 19th minute as Leinster ramped up the pressure. The Blues will now face Ulster for a place in the semis Michele Campagnaro almost scored a try against the run of play but he was stopped short of the Leinster line, and breaks from Ringrose and James Ryan broke the ball clear after Wasps fumbled again. It was all Leinster and they were smarter even when they were forced to defend. The usually held 14 men in the defensive line and made impossible for the English to find a way through. O’Brien was busy in attack and defence and the ferocity of the Leinster aggression meant they worked their way upfield for another try before half-time. Byrne scored his second penalty to give them a 13-0 lead in the 29th minute and with six minutes remaining in the half hooker Cronin struck for another try. Wasps openside Nizaam Carr was penalised for tackling a player offside and Byrne kicked to the corner. Rhys Ruddock claimed the lineout and Cronin latched onto the back of the rolling maul before he finished off a powerful effort. Byrne was brilliant from the kicking tee again and Leinster were in control as they took a 20-0 lead into half-time. Wasps hadn’t been held scoreless in the opening half of a Premiership or European tie since November 2017, and Daly knocked-on a poor pass from Rob Miller close to the line eight minutes after the resumption. Wasps did finally score in the 53rd minute and it was their first period of sustained pressure in the game. Nathan Hughes began the onslaught and after Campagnaro was stopped on the line by Cronin, Hughes powered over under the posts. Adam Byrne rises high against wasps But Leinster hit back in an instant. Scott Fardy was brought off the replacements bench but it was Ryan who won the line-out five metres from the Wasps line and Cronin appeared at the back of the maul for another try. Leinster replacement tighthead prop Andrew Porter was caught out on the edge of a ruck when he let Robson through to score and Sopoaga reduced the arrears to 27-14 before he departed in the 64th minute. But Leinster’s replacement loosehead Cian Healy broke and Reid got on the end of a brilliant team move to score the bonus point try 11 minutes from the end. Watson scored a late consolation from the hosts following a great no-look pass from Gaby Lovobalavu. SCORERS – Wasps: tries, N Hughes, D Robson, M Watson; cons, L Sopoaga (2). Leinster: tries, G Ringrose, S Cronin (2), N Reid; cons, R Byrne (3), N Reid; pens, R Byrne (3). [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ SPORT” posts_category=”0″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] WASPS: R Miller; J Bassett, M Campagnaro, G Lovobalavu, E Daly; L Sopoaga, D Robson; Z Zhvania, T Cruse, J Cooper-Woolley; J Launchbury, W Rowlands; B Morris, N Carr, N Hughes. Reps: C Matthews for Launchbury 9 mins, B Harris for Zhvania 56 mins, W Stuart for Cooper-Woolley 58 mins, A Johnson for Hughes 60 mins, B Searle for Sopoaga 65 mins, M Watson for Millar 65 mins, C Hampson for Robson 70 mins. LEINSTER: J Larmour; A Byrne, G Ringrose, R Henshaw, D Kearney; R Byrne, J Gibson-Park; J McGrath, S Cronin, T Furlong; D Toner, J Ryan; R Ruddock, J van der Flier; S O’Brien. Reps: C Healy for McGrath 45 mins, A Porter for Furlong 54 mins, S Fardy for Toner 54 mins, M Deegan for O’Brien 56 mins, R O’Loughlin for Henshaw 62 mins, N Reid for R Byrne 66 mins, J Tracy for Cronin 66 mins, J Gibson-Park 74 mins. REFEREE: Mike Adamson (SRU)
20 Jan 19
Just News viral

Garry Ringrose crossed for the first of Leinster’s four tries European Champions Cup Wasps (0) 19 Tries: Hughes, Robson, Watson Cons: Sopoaga (2) Leinster (20) 37 Tries: Ringrose, Cronin (2), Reid Cons: Byrne (3) Reid Pens: Byrne (2), Reid Holders Leinster secured a home Champions Cup quarter-final against Ulster with a comfortable win at Wasps […]

20 Jan 19
LIVE In The Stands

It wasn’t a pretty win for the Celtics, before the game Gordon Hayward was ruled out due to personal reasons, in the third quarter Marcus Smart was ejected after receiving a second technical, Marcus Morris and Al Horford shot a combined 7-21 from the field. It was a combination of another heroic Kyrie Irving fourth […]

20 Jan 19
Celtics Wire

Just one night after he was teched-up against the Memphis Grizzlies, Kyrie Irving saw Marcus Smart ejected. Irving had his teammate’s back after the game.

20 Jan 19
The Scorecrow

The Boston Celtics defeated the Toronto Raptors who are the #1 seed in the East Conference on Wednesday night. The chemistry looked great all around, there was a lot of ball movement and less isolation basketball. Gordon Hayward is slowly becoming more consistent with his play, he dropped 18 points along with five assists and Kyrie Irving ran the show with 27 points and a career-high 18 assists.

20 Jan 19
peoples trust toronto

http://bit.ly/2U5xsFU January 20, 2019 Paul George scored 31 points, including a go-ahead four-point play with 5.1 seconds left, to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-115 win over the 76ers on Saturday in Philadelphia. George’s heroics came just moments after Jimmy Butler put the 76ers in front with a steal and a layup with […]

20 Jan 19
IMURNEWS.COM

Paul George scored 31 points, including a go-ahead four-point play with 5.1 seconds left, to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-115 win over the 76ers on Saturday in Philadelphia. George’s heroics came just moments after Jimmy Butler put the 76ers in front with a steal and a layup with 6.9 seconds remaining. It […]

20 Jan 19
Boston Herald
ATLANTA – Marcus Smart, possible discipline from the league looming, left without comment Saturday night following a third-quarter incident that ended in the Celtics guard’s ejection. Already angry from two quick foul calls and a subsequent technical foul for expressing himself to referee Scott Foster, Smart then got into a quarrel with Atlanta’s DeAndre Bembry with 7:34 left in the third quarter as Marcus Morris and Dewayne Dedmon got ready for a jump ball. Despite efforts to separate the two by referees and team officials, Smart lunged at Bembry before being escorted out of the gym with his second technical. “That’s what he does – you’ve seen him do that plenty of times,” Bembry said. “Just tried to keep my cool. Just try to win the game. That was about it for me.” Though the incident sparked some inspired play by the Celtics – they were in the midst of an 8-0 run – it also deprived them of their defensive and emotional leader. “I just think we accept Marcus for who he is in terms of being fiery and bringing that type of energy,” Kyrie Irving said. “(Stuff) happens sometimes where the game goes like that and an altercation happens, and we’ve just got to pick right back up. I think it was a five or six-point game at that point. He knew what the score was. He knew he had one tech. He was responsible for that and then it’s our responsibility to pick him up and finish the game strong.” Or, as it turned out, carry on without him. Irving, who drew half of a double technical foul for his beef with Memphis’ Shelvin Mack a night earlier, understands what can happen. “It’s basketball, so if you really want to get it shaking — when I say get it shaking, like throw hands over basketball, if it gets to that point, obviously someone said something pretty disrespectful and it comes to competitors basketball like that,” he said. “I mean we all get paid pretty handsomely from the NBA and our teams. Go out there and start fighting on the floor, this ain’t the ’80s. It’s just a different brand of basketball. But if it does happen you’ve got to be prepared. I’m pretty sure we were all raised that way. If someone tells you something disrespectul and looks you in the eye, you’ve got to stand up for yourself. So it is what it is.” As such, there wasn’t much doubt that Smart deserved his ejection. “Need to go back and watch it, but from what I saw he deserved to be ejected,” Brad Stevens said. “I haven’t talked to him, but obviously there’s league punishment for that kind of stuff and you can’t react that way.” Overcoming road block Saturday night’s win aside, the Celtics now have an 11-13 road record, worst among the top seven teams in the Eastern Conference, with Philadelphia (11-12) the only other in the group under .500. It’s a far cry from last year’s team, which despite far worse ravages from injuries, finished with a conference-best 28-13 road record. Stevens knows the difference, too. The Celtics coach sees it every time his team has fallen in a road-induced pothole this season. “We’ve got to be able to respond to adverse situations. That’s the bottom line,” Stevens said. “That’s what we were best at last year. We came back and won a lot of games, and this year we’ve had too big of runs against us without a response. “So for us the talking point is when those times come, we need to win the next three possessions,” he said. “We need a score, we need to get a stop, we need to score. We just need to make sure that we’re able to hone in in those moments. The NBA is an impossible game not to get a run against you. It just can’t be 17-0 like it was at Miami, Orlando and Brooklyn.” Those games, of course, constituted the Celtics’ worst road trip of the season. And beyond bad road results, the Celtics also haven’t been their normally stolid selves on the second nights of back-to-back swings, with Saturday night’s game the latest challenge. “Same answer. You’ve got to be able to respond to adverse situations,” Stevens said. “Every team is its own entity, even when you have guys back. Every game is its own entity. And for us to be the best we can be and for us to get to the point where I think that we’re showing great growth, we have to be way better on the road and we have to be able to respond to those situations regardless of what our schedule has been.” As Jaylen Brown admits, something has been lost in this season’s mindset outside the Garden. “We should step it up, our mindset should be even more, we should have even more focus, even more concentration on the road,” he said. “I think our mindset hasn’t been any different, I think it’s been the same but we have to take it up a little bit on the road. We’ve been struggling.” Brown is doing his part in the personal maintenance department. “Just trying to get to sleep as quick as possible, trying to take care of your body whether it’s recovery, ice, even a massage,” he said. “Our physical training staff is really good. Just trying to make sure your body gets enough rest, get up in the morning and be ready to play.” Hayward stays home Gordon Hayward stayed home Saturday to be with his wife, Robin, who is close to delivery of their third daughter. Considering the Celtics altered their travel plans, pushing their flight back to Boston off to noon today because of the slush/snow/ice storm in Boston, everyone concerned thought it wise that Hayward stay home. “Well, nothing to report yet, but with pending weather there was no reason to make this trip,” said Stevens, accustomed enough to making up for the absence of an important member of the rotation. “Someone else has to fill his void, fill his role, and it’s a good opportunity for other guys,” Stevens said. “We have to decide what we’re going to do, big or small off the bench. But we’ve had guys out for these games, and it’s a good opportunity for someone else.” [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]It’s about time Perhaps the greatest indication that the NBA’s new rule is working regarding offensive rebounds – that the shot clock now gets reset to 14 seconds instead of the full 24 – is that no one seems to sense the change. “I haven’t even noticed,” Stevens said. “I think the time you notice is at the end of the quarter when the team shoots and they’ve shot at the 22 mark on the clock and now you’re still going to get the ball back, or at the end of the game. “You have to be savvy enough not to foul in that situation if you give up an offensive rebound and still have eight seconds difference,” he said. “So those are different things guys have had to adjust to, but as far as a change that the NBA made that makes a ton of sense and I think has really been a no-brainer for the flow of the game, that’s been one.”
20 Jan 19
Cranky Old Celtics Fan

When the game began, it appeared that the Cs were on a quest to allow the most points in the fewest minutes as they played not even token defense, allowing the Hawks to score 20 points in 4 minutes and 25 seconds. Down 11 with 1:53 left in the first quarter, they trailed by 36-28 […]

20 Jan 19
NESN.com

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x70tfkk” width=”480″ height=”270″] Playing on the second leg of a back-to-back, the Boston Celtics dug deep down the stretch to pull off a 113-105 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night at State Farm Arena. Another monster performance from Kyrie Irving, along with an important nine-point fourth quarter from Jaylen Brown off […]

20 Jan 19
The Parquet Podcast and Blog

Photo: NBC Sports Boston By Patrick Whalen After the Celtics emotional comeback win against the Raptors on Wednesday the Celtics were back in action on Friday at home against the Grizzlies. The Celtics are already 1-0 against Memphis this season as they won 112-103 in what was the last Celtics win of 2018. In that […]