Paul George’s late 3 lifts Clippers over Thunder

first_imgMaurice Harkless was then called for a foul on Gallinari that was overturned following a replay challenge by Clippers coach Doc Rivers.“I’m changing my opinion. I think the challenge is good for the game,” joked Rivers, who had been critical of the new rule. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s any other game but it was fun to see familiar faces and share some laughs,” George said.With the Clippers minus Kawhi Leonard for the third straight game because of a bruised left knee, Oklahoma City tied the score at 86 on a 3 by ex-Clipper Danilo Gallinari. Chris Paul made two free throws after being fouled by George for an 88-86 lead, but George’s 3 put Los Angeles back ahead 89-88.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Clippers: Landry Shamet (high ankle sprain) missed his fourth game in a row. … Assistant coach Sam Cassell turned 50.TURNING IT OVERGeorge had seven turnovers as he continues to adjust to his new teammates.“When you miss a lot of games you’re usually sloppy with the ball,” Rivers said. “All of those things will get better for him as the season goes on.”COMING HOMEPaul hasn’t left Los Angeles completely. His family continues to live here, including his wife and kids who have remained in local schools. His father and brother attended the game, too.“I love coming back here,” he said.UP NEXTThunder: At the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday in the second game of a local back-to-back at Staples Center. The teams play again at OKC on Nov. 22.Clippers: Host the Boston Celtics on Wednesday in the third of five straight home games. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Rice industry paralysis LATEST STORIES ‘Jenny’ re-intensifies while exiting PAR; Storm signals lifted PLAY LIST 07:41‘Jenny’ re-intensifies while exiting PAR; Storm signals lifted01:57Senate honors late Senator Rene Espina02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? 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Chiu)LOS ANGELES — The Clippers’ offense wasn’t doing much through three quarters, so they buckled down on defense and narrowly avoided getting beat by a couple of former teammates.Paul George hit a go-ahead 3-pointer against his old team with 25 seconds left, lifting Los Angeles over the Oklahoma City Thunder 90-88 on Monday night to improve to 8-1 at home.ADVERTISEMENT The Thunder retained possession and Terrance Ferguson inbounded to Gallinari, whose open 3-pointer missed.“The last shot Gallo took, I cringed. I’ve seen that movie before,” said Lou Williams, who had 11 points and nine assists. “Wide open at the top of the key, that’s his shot. Luckily for us it rimmed out.”George hit a free throw with 0.3 seconds left to close it out against the team that traded him to Los Angeles last summer.“The difference in the game was me not fighting through that screen at the end that allowed Paul George to get that final shot,” said Paul, who had forced a turnover by George on the previous play.The Thunder fell to 0-5 on the road.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Star midfielders beef up Vietnam’s U22 SEA Games roster Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Montrezl Harrell had 28 points and 12 rebounds off the bench to lead the Clippers. George finished with 18 points after scoring 30-plus in his first two games of the season after rehabbing from two shoulder operations.“Offense was spotty all night but we did a great job of making enough winning plays,” Harrell said. “That is just what it comes down to, putting enough stops together and making sure that the defense does not take a lapse even when your offense isn’t going for you.”Paul scored 22 points, making 10 of 11 free throws, in 29 minutes. Gallinari added 14 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, another former Clipper, had 11 points despite five fouls. Gilgeous-Alexander also took a late 3 that missed.Neither team led by more than six points all night.Harrell scored on back-to-back dunks, with George’s alley-oop pass setting up the first one, and he scored another basket before George followed with a 3-pointer to put the Clippers ahead 75-70.The Thunder led 79-78 on a basket by Dennis Schroder before Harrell dominated the final 2:44.Harrell scored eight straight points to give Los Angeles an 86-83 lead.The Thunder led 59-54 on Paul’s 3-pointer in the third. The Clippers revived themselves with a 12-5 run, getting back-to-back 3-pointers from Patrick Patterson and JaMychal Green, to head into the fourth leading 66-64. George was limited to a single 3 in the quarter.TIP-INSThunder: Gallinari and Gilgeous-Alexander were honored with a video tribute from the Clippers during a timeout in the first quarter. “The people were very good to me and I was very happy to see the video,” Gallinari said. Gilgeous-Alexander missed the video because he was talking to his coach. “I’ll have to go and see it later,” he said. … Hamidou Diallo (left knee sprain) sat out his second straight game. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Virgin Group and Virgin

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterVirgin Group and Virgin Atlantic are set to launch a new Virgin-wide loyalty program, with “unique and differentiated reward opportunities, to reward customer loyalty across Virgin branded companies”.The new loyalty scheme will offer members the chance to earn and spend ‘miles’, the currency of Virgin Atlantic’s frequent flyer program, across a range of products and services. It does not, however, include that of Virgin Australia’s frequent flyer scheme, Velocity.A new company, Virgin Group Loyalty Company (VGLC), will be established to own and manage the new Virgin loyalty programme. Virgin Red, an existing loyalty start-up within the Virgin Group, will also be integrated into the group-wide loyalty program, aimed at “creating a more valuable offer for our customers,” the businesses said.VGLC will launch in 2019 and will be owned by Virgin Group and Delta Air Lines.The new venture will see Flying Club continue to be owned and managed by Virgin Atlantic as its frequent flyer program and will continue to use miles as its currency. Flying Club members will continue to earn Tier Points and earn and spend miles across Virgin Atlantic, Delta and a range of airline and other partners as they do today. In the future Flying Club members can look forward to an expanded range of valuable ways to earn and spend miles that will be powered by the new Virgin loyalty program.Andrew Swaffield has been appointed as CEO to lead VGLC. He was previously Chief Executive of Avios and oversaw its creation, and most recently was CEO of the Monarch group. Prior to that he spent 17 years with British Airways and 10 years with Thomas Cook.Andrew Swaffield said: “Virgin is one of the most admired brands in the UK and across the world, serving 53 million customers each year across 60 companies.“Customers expect to be rewarded for their loyalty to Virgin and we want to ensure Virgin customers get the very best rewards possible. Our ambition is to bring the Virgin companies together and combine their appeal to customers, working together to create a truly outstanding offer.”Virgin Group Loyalty Company CEO, Andrew SwaffieldOli Byers, SVP Global Sales and Customer Loyalty, Virgin Atlantic, said the venture with Virgin Group would “build a stronger loyalty program and unleash the power of our shared brand to reward customers for their loyalty to Virgin. We’ll be giving customers more reasons to join Flying Club and fly with Virgin Atlantic and our airline partners.”VGLC told Flying Club members that the changes “will not result in any changes to the purposes for which your data is used. It will continue to be used to provide you with your Flying Club currency and your tier status as a Red, Silver or Gold member as well as the other uses that you have been told about in our Privacy Policy.”Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more