first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Harden, who shot 10 of 17 from the field, had 15 points in the third quarter. Chris Paul added 24 points and nine assists, including 18 points in the first half, as the Rockets built a 71-59 halftime lead.“Yeah, tonight we did a really good job,” Harden said. “Other than our turnovers, I think the pace, guard, offense, defensively how active we were. It’s pretty much a complete game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissClint Capella finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds for Houston, which shot 57 percent from the floor, including 20 of 47 from 3-point range.Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said the Rockets were able to find the open shooters, and that was orchestrated by Harden and Paul. 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(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — Houston’s offense continues to improve, and the Rockets keep on winning.James Harden had 34 points and eight assists, and the Rockets used a big first-half run on the way to their fourth straight victory, a 132-112 win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew De’Aaron Fox added 19 points, and Marvin Bagley had 16 points off the bench for Sacramento, which shot 45 percent from the field.“Sometimes we just didn’t make shots, although we scored 112 points and should’ve been able to give ourselves a chance to win,” Fox said. “We just have to be able to get stops out there.”Houston used a 20-5 run at the end of the first quarter and start of the second to open a 45-32 lead. Eric Gordon hit consecutive 3-pointers with 10 minutes left in the second and Paul had 12 in the run. Houston’s lead grew to 57-41 on a Gary Clark 3-pointer with 5 ½ left in the first half that capped a 9-0 run.The Rockets pushed the lead to 98-74 with four minutes left in the third when Harden scored 10 straight points. The Kings got no closer than 15 points the rest of the way.TIP-INSKings: Bogdan Bogdanovic had 14 points, and Justin Jackson had 10 points off the bench. … Sacramento shot 11 of 35 from behind the arc. … Sacramento had 64 points in the paint.Rockets: The 132 points was a season-high for Houston. … Gerald Green had 17 points, and Gordon had 11 points off the bench. … Houston finished 20 of 24 from the free throw line.BLOCK PARTYHouston tied a season-high with 10 blocks against the Kings, led by five from Clint Capela. Houston only had 10 or more blocks in a game once last season.UP NEXTcenter_img View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Kings: Host Oklahoma City on Monday night.Rockets: Host Detroit on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “That’s Clint being such a presence in the middle that he opens the outside up, and he was open for himself,” D’Antoni said. “So it was a good balance.”After starting the season 1-5, Houston has won seven of its last nine games to move above .500 for the first time.“We’re making shots, playing the right pace, and it’s our defensive end though,” Paul said. “We gave up over 100 tonight, but for the most part, the defense was good.”Buddy Hield shot 10 for 17 and finished with 23 points and seven rebounds to lead the Kings, who have lost three of their last four games.“This is a tough team to play on the back end of a back-to-back, and they were rested, they were focused, they were locked in and they do it well, they do it really well,” Sacramento coach Dave Joerger said. “We tried to give them different looks. 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first_imgPredicted storm sequence at 8pmThe pier in Donegal Town: Pic Oisin McLaughlinHIT REFRESH TO UPDATE: A MASSIVE storm is hitting County Donegal tonight.Send your information, pictures and videos to info@donegaldaily.com10:49pm: N3 Ballyshannon/Dublin Road re-opened after tree removed – between Ballyshannon and Belleek. 10.38pm Patrick writes: Roof tiles fallen from the old County Seat and Clarkes Newsagents in Letterkenny.  Tree blocking road up Kirkstown/Killylastin. Trees down in tesco car park also.10:10pm. ESB doing sterling work in reconnecting homes. 3,000 in Ballybofey, Buncrana and other areas back on. But around 5,000 still with lights out.9.52pm: A driver has had a miraculous escape after a large tree came crash down on his bonnet. The incident happened just after 9.15 pm this evening on the Milford to Kilmacrennan Road.An eye witness said the man managed to step out of the car but said he could have been seriously injured. Gardai are now on the scene are directing traffic back the way they came. The large tree has blocked off the entire road.9.47pm: Relatives of passengers reporting the Dublin to Donegal flight this evening has returned to Dublin following several failed landing attempts at Carrickfin. Dublin Airport ‘live flight’ info showing flight status as “En Route” at 9.45pm9.40pm: Violent wind gusts reported in various parts of the Rosses – major power outage affecting homes in parts of Burtonport area near the Roshine and Lackbeg areas. Public street lighting along the N56 is out in Loughanure village although no premises are affected. A charity table quiz in aid of Piermont House, Dungloe in Caisleain Oir, Annagry tonight has been postponed until tomorrow night.9.28pm: Structural damage to homes in the Letterkenny area, say residents. Buses stranded on the pier in Donegal Town. Oisin McLaughlin sent this pic.9.24pm: 3,742 homes in the Dunfanaghy, Cresslough and surrounding areas now without power. That makes it 8,000 in Donegal alone tonight. If you’ve still got power and want a cuppa later, fill those flasks now. 9:17pm: 62o homes lose power in Killybegs, taking total in Co Donegal close to 5,000.8.50pm: Tom Kelly writes: Major flooding near Manorcunningham. Corkey – Labbadish road impassable.8.37pm: 131km/hr gust on Aranmore. Electricity out in 2,796 homes in Gaoth Dobhair and almost 500 homes in Dungloe.8.03pm: Reports of mobile homes being damaged in Downings and Rossnowlagh. Reader in Carrickfin writes: “The house feels as though it’s being blown away.” Inland at Castlefin another reader tells us: “Kicking off big time now.” Roof blown off barn near Ramelton, Sky TV is down and letterboxes chattering, reports reader near Clooney. 7.55pm: 1,134 homes in Ballybofey lose power as winds increase. Estimated time of reconnection by ESB in 11.15pm. More than 60 homes in Buncrana are also now without power.7.35pm: Gardai say there is heaving flooding on the Glenties to Letterkenny Road. Sadly a woman has died after a tree hit her car in Mullingar, the Garda Press Office has just announced.7.25pm: Winds increasing, especially in south Donegal. Reports of flooding in homes in Letterkenny. Derry Daily reporting that the Christmas Market in Guildhall Square has been closed down for the evening.Flooding in Salthill earlier – with cars under water7.00pm: Daniel in Galway writes: “Absolutely crazy in Salthill. Debris flying everywhere.”6.49pm: Just to give you an idea of what’s coming. Wind gust in Galway of 144km/hr.6.38pm: Winds expected to increase again in south Donegal around 7.30pm.6.30pm: John McAteer, editor of the Tirconail Tribune reports “There is severe flooding on all roads around Milford, Kerrykeel, Cranford, Fanad and Kilmacrennan. Proceed with extreme care and do not travel unless it is an emergency as winds are now increasing.”6.16pm: Reader Marie Ferry in Falcarragh reports heavy rain there in the past few minutes.6:14pm: Action plan at Letterkenny General Hospital to prevent repeat of flooding there last July. All systems reported working.5.50pm: Major flooding has been reported on the main Letterkenny to Derry Road at Manorcunningham. Motorists are being advised to slow down and use extreme caution.5.25pm: Winds are easing but will pick up again in the next hour. The storm warned of by Met Eireann hasn’t even started yet.5.00pm: Possibility of snow later on. Donegal County Council will be gritting major routes from 9pm as a precaution. Getting very windy. Reader in Gaoth Dobhair says it is “extremely windy” there in past few minutes. The roof has been blown off the Kent Street Train Station in Cork. One person has been injured. A motorist has also been hurt in Co Westmeath. 15,000 homes are without power.4.45pm. Power outages across the south, with trees down in Cork, Kilkenny and Waterford. Worst of the power outages in Galway and Mayo although there are also faults in Dublin. Torrential rain still falling in Donegal.4pm: Heavy rain is now widespread across the county. This is leading to difficult driving conditions in many areas.There is flooding on several roads including in and around Donegal Town, Letterkenny, Buncrana, Ramelton, Milford and Buncrana.Garda patrols have been stepped up. Winds are currently gusting at 60 to 70km/hr.Met Eireann says the worst of the storm will be after 6pm, the time when the Red Alert warning kicks in – with hurricane force wind gusts of up to 150km/hr.STORMWATCH: LIVE UPDATES AS STORM HITS DONEGAL was last modified: December 18th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal stormstorm watchlast_img read more