Wendell McKines. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAmid a subpar PBA Governors’ Cup showing so far, grand Slam-seeking San Miguel has changed its import, flying in Terik Bridgeman for Wendell McKines.The 6-foot-5 Bridgeman is a product of William Paterson University who went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft.ADVERTISEMENT San Miguel wasn’t the lone team who has made moves midway this season-ending conference, with winless Kia also replacing Markeith Cummings with Geron Johnson.The 25-year-old Johnson is fresh from his stint in Lebanon with Louaize, where he averaged 24.19 points, 8.65 rebounds, 6.19 assists, 2.85 steals, and 1.04 blocks.The Picanto have yet to taste a victory in the season-ending conference despite Cummings’ best efforts, netting 26.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.1 steals in the seven games he played.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles 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 LATEST STORIES Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies PH needs to ‘continue to get better’ as rest of Southeast Asia catches up He recently wrapped up his stint with BC Cactus Tbilisi in Georgia, where he averaged 11.89 points, 8.46 rebounds, 1.36 assists, 1.39 blocks, and 1.32 steals.Bridgeman will take over for McKines, who had a decent showing for the Beermen but could not help the team from losing two of their last three games, including 100-103 defeat to NLEX last Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We decided to take a different direction in consideration of our current team composition and health status. We welcome Mr. Bridgeman and hope that he could provide the things we need in order for us to be successful in this conference,” said San Miguel team manager Gee Abanilla in a text message to INQUIRER.net.McKines averaged 26.2 markers, 14.2 boards, 4.4 dimes, 1.4 blocks, and 1.2 steals in his five games for the Beermen. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – A California military relief fund set up to help ial assistance to only three families last year, prompting sharp criticism from lawmakers and calls to reform the program. The California Military Family Relief Fund paid out $7,687 to three families in 2005, a tiny fraction of among 7,000 soldiers act “To find that a year later that we have served only a few people is very disappointing. It’s shameful,” said Lt. Gov. Cruz Bust Bustamante blamed the National Guard for not developing awareness of the program, which grants up to $2,000 emergency relief to n Col. Lawrence Cooper, the National Guard’s director of human resources, said the program was too restrictive. It requires proof o and military incomes. Cooper said the Legislature should reduce or eliminate the conditions so that relief can be issued solely on need, not mathematic “As of yesterday,” Cooper said Friday, “we had 18 applications and were able to grant only three.” One of the families was so said. “We need to take a look at this and see what can be refined to meet the intent of this legislation,” said Sen. Mike Machado, D- lly, we need to make sure that the men and women who are of service to this country receive the benefits.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Assemblywoman Nicole Parra, D-Bakersfield, called the fund’s record “inexcusable” and vowed to help correct it through legislat A 2004 Department of Defense survey of married National Guard members and reservists showed that 55 percent of those interviewed lian career to military service. For 15 percent of those surveyed, the loss was more than $30,000 a year. One of the three families to receive a grant from the California fund was Steve and Theresa Edwards of San Jose. As a member of t alad, Iraq, north of Baghdad, from February 2004 to March 2005. When he returned, he suffered what has been diagnosed as an acute case of posttraumatic stress syndrome that has left him paranoi himself in a blanket and just sit on the couch. Struggling to deal with a dysfunctional husband and a 10-year-old daughter, Theresa Edwards called her husband’s battalion last s “It was really significant because we did not have the money to pay rent that month,” she said.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — BUCKS 102, TIMBERWOLVES 95Tony Snell scored 19 points while Giannis Antetokounmpo had 18 as the Bucks earned their season-high sixth consecutive victory.Milwaukee had seven players score in double figures. Matthew Dellavedova scored 16 points and Greg Monroe finished with 12.Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and 14 rebounds for Minnesota, which was coming off a victory against Golden State on Friday night. Ricky Rubio added 22.The Timberwolves got within two with just under three minutes remaining on a Rubio jumper but the Bucks held off the late challenge.SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Patty Mills had 21 points as the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 107-85 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night in a game short on star power to pull within a half-game of the NBA’s top record.The big showdown between the league’s top two teams turned into a huge letdown with both teams missing their star players.Already without Kevin Durant due to a knee injury, Golden State opted to rest Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala.The Spurs were expecting to be without Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Dejounte Murray due to injuries, but received a jolt when they were informed that LaMarcus Aldridge will be out indefinitely with a minor heart arrhythmia. Aldridge underwent tests Saturday and will have more Monday.Ian Clark had 36 points to lead Golden State, which has dropped three in a row and five of seven.WIZARDS 125, TRAIL BLAZERS 124, OTPORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — John Wall scored 39 points as the Wizards picked up a controversial road win.It looked as if Markieff Morris stepped out of bounds before making a go-ahead baseline jumper with 0.4 seconds left in overtime. The crowd at the Moda Center howled in protest and the players pointed to the video replay to no avail.Bradley Beal added 26 points for the Wizards, who have won five straight.CJ McCollum scored 34 points for Portland, which had won four in a row. Damian Lillard had 33.HEAT 104, RAPTORS 89MIAMI (AP) — Dion Waiters scored 20 points while Tyler Johnson added 16 as the Heat improved to 21-4 over their last 25 games.Goran Dragic scored 15 and Hassan Whiteside added 12 points and 14 rebounds for Miami.Dragic played only 41 seconds in the second half, leaving after taking an elbow from Toronto’s Cory Joseph. Dragic eventually returned to the bench with an icepack over his right eye, which appeared to be swollen nearly shut.DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points for the Raptors, who have lost 15 of their last 24 games. Toronto, still without injured All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry, managed only seven assists — an NBA low for any team this season — on 32 field goals.THUNDER 112, JAZZ 104OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 33 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds for his 32nd triple-double of the season, leading Oklahoma City to the victory.Westbrook broke a tie with Wilt Chamberlain (1967-68) for the second-most triple-doubles in a season. Oscar Robertson set the record of 41 in 1961-62.Victor Oladipo added 22 points to help the Thunder win for the third time in four regular-season meetings with the Jazz.Utah was without center Rudy Gobert and forward Derrick Favors because of leg soreness while Gordon Hayward played only 21 minutes, finishing with nine points — 13 below his average.PELICANS 125, HORNETS 122, OTCHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) — Anthony Davis had 46 points and 21 rebounds as the Pelicans defeated the Hornets with DeMarcus Cousins sitting on the bench during crunch time.Davis had 15 points in the fourth quarter and nine more in overtime, including a three-point play on an offensive rebound to put the Pelicans ahead for good with 1:11 left. Davis finished 18 of 31 from the field and was 4 of 5 from 3-point range.Jordan Crawford had 19 points and Jrue Holiday added 15 points and 13 assists as the Pelicans improved to 3-6 since adding Cousins. But Cousins didn’t play a big role in the win. He didn’t play after picking up his fifth foul with 9:35 left in regulation.The Pelicans’ win offset an impressive night from Marvin Williams, who had a season-high 27 points to go along with 10 rebounds for Charlotte.CAVALIERS 116, MAGIC 104ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — LeBron James had 24 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds as Cleveland stopped a three-game losing streak.Kyrie Irving scored 22 points and Tristan Thompson added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Eastern Conference-leading Cavaliers, who had dropped four of five overall. The Magic played them close for much of the game, but couldn’t match shots with James and the defending NBA champions down the stretch.Orlando had four players score in double figures, but lost for the fourth time in five games. Nikola Vucevic had a team-high 20 points and 16 rebounds after missing the previous four games with a sore right Achilles.DALLAS (AP) — Devin Booker hit a 19-footer with 1.4 seconds left to lift Phoenix to the road win.Booker scored 25 of his 36 points in the second half. He scored the Suns’ final eight points, twice making tying baskets. After the Mavericks’ Wesley Matthews missed a 3-point attempt, Booker hit the winner.The Mavericks failed to get off a shot before time expired.Dirk Nowitzki had 23 points and 11 rebounds for Dallas. Harrison Barnes also scored 23 points for the Mavericks, making a career-high 13 free throws in 14 attempts.CLIPPERS 112, 76ERS 100LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Paul scored 30 points and DeAndre Jordan had 19 points and 20 rebounds, helping the Clippers to their fourth win in five games.Paul also had seven assists and Blake Griffin added 15 points and 10 rebounds.The Clippers trailed 79-75 after three quarters but opened the final period with a 10-0 run. Los Angeles has beaten Philadelphia in 10 of their last 11 meetings.Richaun Holmes led Philadelphia with 24 points and nine rebounds. Dario Saric added 16 points, and Jahlil Okafor had 14.The Sixers have lost four in a row and seven of eight overall.HAWKS 107, GRIZZLIES 90MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — Taurean Prince scored a career-high 17 points as the Hawks handed the Grizzlies their fifth straight loss.Prince had three of Atlanta’s 15 3-pointers. Paul Millsap had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawks, and Dennis Schroder finished with 16 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.JaMychal Green led Memphis with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Mike Conley scored 16. Brandan Wright finished with 10 points.NUGGETS 105, KINGS 92SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 11 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter as Denver held on for the road win.Gary Harris had 24 points and Nikola Jokic added 20 points and 14 rebounds as the Nuggets beat the Kings for the second time in six days to even the season series.It also was Denver coach Mike Malone’s second straight win over his former team after going 0-4 against Sacramento.More importantly for Denver, the Nuggets increased their lead to two games over Portland for the final playoff spot in the West.Buddy Hield had 17 points for Sacramento, which lost its eighth straight. The Kings are 1-8 since trading All-Star DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans.PISTONS 112, KNICKS 92AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (AP) — Tobias Harris scored 23 of his 28 points in the first half, leading Detroit to the victory.The Pistons have had some issues with slow starts lately, but they raced out to an 18-point lead in the first quarter against New York. Harris finished the period with 11 points in what was an encouraging effort by Detroit, which was coming off an emotional win over Cleveland on Thursday night.The Pistons are 12-6 since the start of February and they’ve boosted their postseason hopes in the process.Andre Drummond had 24 points and 15 rebounds for Detroit while Reggie Jackson had 19 points and eight assists.Kristaps Porzingis scored 18 points for the Knicks, who had six players in double figures but lost for the fourth time in five games.TweetPinShare0 Shares