Player of the Week: Lassiter shoots SMB to 2-0 semis lead

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View comments Lee catches fire as Magnolia torches NLEX to level semis series Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The hot-shooting swingman, who hit four 3-pointers, didn’t just provide the scoring for San Miguel as he also collected eight rebounds, four assists and three steals.“Every game is gonna be hard and we came out working extremely hard,” Lassiter, who was named PBA Press Corps Player of the Week, told reporters after Game 2. “We give credit to Ginebra for they played extremely well in the first half. A lot of guys stepped up for them and it took us a while to figure out what they’re doing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I just want to read the defense of Ginebra. I always want to play well and I want to continue to play team ball, just play our brand of San Miguel ball,” he said. “We know we have a great match over at June Mar (Fajardo) in the post so we want to continue attacking, and just play and keep being aggressive.”The 30-year-old also waxed hot in the semis opener with five triples en route to a 17-point outing, helping the Beermen take a 102-90 win despite having a quiet night from Fajardo. He also had five rebounds and five assists in that duel. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lassiter hopes to continue his impressive play throughout the series starting in Game 3 on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer gained a 2-0 lead in its best-of-seven semifinals series against Barangay Ginebra and Marcio Lassiter was definitely a big reason for it.Lassiter scattered 25 points, including his team’s last six points inside the final minute, to lift the Beermen over the Gin Kings, 104-102, in overtime of Game 2 on Sunday night. His tip-in off a miss by June Mar Fajardo with 3.2 seconds left won it for SMB.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

War in Venezuela will affect entire region -Kamala

first_imgFresh, free and fair elections should be held in Venezuela to avert the possibility of war and end the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the strife-stricken country.That’s the view of UNC political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who said any war would negatively affect TT and the rest of the Caricom region.“The majority of the nations of the western hemisphere are in support of free and fair elections in Venezuela and in support of the interim president (Juan) Guaido,” she said. “We live and wait in hope that good will come out of this, that there should be no war on our doorstep.Former T&T Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar“Any war will impact very badly on us here in Caricom, so whatever efforts have been made we wish them good luck and offer our prayers for a good outcome.”She was speaking to reporters after the Kiddies Carnival parade organised by the Siparia Women Association, Dookie Street, Penal, yesterday.Asked about the ongoing Venezuelan crisis which has witnessed people fleeing the country, she said the TT government could not hide their head in the sand and pretend it was not taking place.“Our hearts go out, and all our sympathies, to the people of Venezuela. I have made my statement very clear: there is a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, and it is not sufficient that you just hide your head in the sand and pretend it is not happening.”She said while each nation has a right to its own sovereignty, its neighbours could not “stand by and allow the poverty that is taking place, the brutality and the human rights abuses” to take place unchecked.“If the world had turned a blind eye to what was happening in south Africa, (Nelson) Mandela would still be in jail and apartheid would still be real.“We honour and respect them, but we feel for the people of Venezuela, and we do believe we should take steps to end the humanitarian crisis there.”It was unacceptable, she stressed, “To just sit and talk and say you are not intervening but you are in fact recognising the regime.” (T&T Newsday)last_img read more