February 2020

NBA: Howard shines as Hawks halt skid

first_imgDwight Howard #8 of the Atlanta Hawks grabs a rebound against Willie Reed #35 of the Miami Heat at Philips Arena on December 7, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPDwight Howard scored 23 points and pulled down 17 rebounds Wednesday to help the Atlanta Hawks end their seven-game NBA losing streak with a 103-95 victory over the Miami Heat.“It was good to get the monkey off our backs, but we’ve got to keep working,” said Howard, who connected on nine of 11 shots from the floor and made five of six from the free-throw line.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes MOST READ As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK The victory stopped the rot, at least temporarily, for a team that started strong this season but had lost 10 of their last 11 games.“It’s not fun,” Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer said. “This group has a lot of pride and you need to win a game at some point. I still feel like we can get better.”Howard, a three-time defensive player of the year who was acquired in the offseason by his hometown team, said the Hawks have plenty of time to recover their losses this season.“Every team has that bump in the road. I’d rather have that bump now than later in the season. Now we’ve got a chance to get some good wins.”ADVERTISEMENT Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportscenter_img Antetokounmpo triple-double fuels Bucks View comments Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Seven of his rebounds came on the offensive glass, and he added four assists and two blocked shots for good measure.Defensively, Howard helped limit Miami’s Hassan Whiteside to just eight points — 10 fewer than his season average.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliThe Hawks also got 21 points and nine rebounds from forward Paul Millsap and 17 points and seven assists from Dennis Schroder.Thabo Sefolosha contributed 10 points, five rebounds and five assists. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Senators to proceed with review of VFA We are young Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more