Arellano kicks off home-and-away format, hosts dangerous San Sebastian

first_imgArellano U coach Jerry Codiñera feels having home court advantage under the new format of NCAA Season 93 could be a double-edged sword.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer 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 MOST READ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer The Stags pushed the Red Lions to the limit before fading down the stretch in a 76-67 loss last Saturday.But there were plenty of encouraging signs for coach Egay Macaraya as Michael Calisaan, RK Ilagan and Enzo Navarro worked well together for large parts of the game, giving the Stags a boost on both ends of the floor.Still, their efforts were not enough to lift the Stags, who got outrebounded, 54-32, by the Lions.“The character of the players is there,” said Macaraya. “We don’t have the tallest of players but the energy and effort is there. We’re going to get better as the season goes on.”The Stags will have to deal with fleet-footed guard Kent Salado, who led the Chiefs with 24 points against the Cardinals.ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation “We can’t take them (Stags) for granted,” said Salado.The San Sebastian Staglets and the Junior Chiefs meet in the first game at 2 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Blu Girls turn back hosts in Canada Cup While he’s glad that his players will be in familiar territory, the PBA legend turned mentor is also wary that the same scenario could throw off the players and make them overconfident.That’s why he’s quick to remind his Chiefs to maximize that advantage when they host the San Sebastian Stags at 4 p.m. Thursday at Arellano Gym in Manila.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’“It helps to have home court advantage because we’re familiar with the gym and we have to utilize that,” said Codiñera, whose Chiefs prevailed over the Mapua Cardinals, 91-82, last Saturday.“But we shouldn’t bank on our home court alone. We have to outwork them too because we know what San Sebastian is capable of especially after watching them give San Beda problems.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission View commentslast_img read more

CCTV Footage Shows Customs Staff Receive US$500 Bribe

first_imgClosed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage authorized by Criminal Court ‘C’ yesterday to be viewed by jurors has revealed defendants Joseph Weeks and Linda Sumowood, as persons receiving US$500 as a bribe from one Varney Johnson.Johnson is believed to be a customs broker for businessman Abraham Gumbaja Sinayoko.Weeks and Sumowood were both assigned at the Customs Business Office at the Free Port of Monrovia. They are charged with multiple crimes, including economic sabotage, bribery and criminal facilitation.They were said to have demanded and received the money from Sinayoko, who had shipped into the country a container of assorted commodities, with the pretense that Sinayoko owed government additional duties amounting to US$2,352.91, for which they needed the US$500 to cancel.In his testimony as prosecution’s second witness, Sumo Kalaplee said he viewed the footage, but said he was not at the Free Port when the pair allegedly received the money.He further testified that the footage presented in court was the same that he had previously viewed when a copy was made from the surveillance system’s server immediately after the incident.Kalaplee’s testimony appeared to be very similar to the one that prosecution’s first witness, LNP officer Albert Peters had provided.Officer Peters testified that before arresting the two customs officers, he spotted Weeks receiving money from Varney Johnson, believed to be Sinayoko’s broker.The incident prompted Peters to ask Weeks to step out from behind his counter, but while leaving the counter, the defendant also allegedly dropped the money on Sumowood’s counter, who later took possession of it.Further to Kalaplee’s testimony, Peters claimed that while he was on one of his daily routines, he received information that two of his employees and a police officer, identified as Albert Peters, were engaged in a serious confusion over a bribery allegation.Weeks and Sumowood had initially argued that Peters falsely accused them of receiving an envelope that contained US$500 from Varney Johnson, of which they claimed they had no knowledge.“I hurriedly arrived at the port and was briefed by the parties, so I suggested that since this was an allegation on somebody receiving money, we all should allow everybody to view the CCTV to see what went wrong,” Kalaplee explained.“The parties and myself proceeded into the chief collector’s office, and we started to play the CCTV footage in which we came to a point where it clearly identified defendant Weeks, through the window of his assigned desk, receiving an envelope from one Varney Johnson,” the witness alleged.Kalaplee alleged that when Weeks received the envelope he immediately opened it and checked the content, clearly seen on the footage, before putting it in his pocket.The witness claimed that after officer Peters spotted Weeks in the footage, it was then that he asked him to step out from behind his desk.“Sumowood, being aware that a criminal investigation was being carried out by officer Peters, folded the US$500 and walked away with the intention to frustrate the investigation,” the state witness claimed.The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgA Co Donegal-based Garda Sergeant has commenced his High Court action aimed at quashing the Garda Ombudsman’s decision to investigate allegations the Sergeant had harassed a man over a four-year period.Sergeant Oliver Moran, of Kilmacrennan garda station is also disputing the Garda Ombudsman Commission’s decision to extend the six-month time limit for completion of an investigation of a complaint by Mr Josie Kelly he was harassed between 2003 and 2007.In his judicial review proceedings, Sgt Moran is seeking various orders and declarations, including an order quashing the decision that the complaint was admissible. In a statement of opposition, the Commission states that its decision that the complaint was admissible was rational, cogent and adequate.James Connolly SC, for Sgt Moran, who has been stationed at Kilmacrennan since 1998, said it was their case the Garda Ombudsman lacks jurisdiction to make the decision to extend time for investigating the complaint.Under the relevant law, an investigation must be conducted within six months of a complaint being made to the Ombudsman and that six-month period may only be extended in exceptional circumstances, counsel said.The court heard Mr Kelly, Castledoe, Creeslough, Co Donegal, had made a complaint to the Garda Ombudsman in February 2010 that he was harassed between 2003 and 2007 by Sgt Moran.Mr Kelly has also complained that he was assaulted by other members of the gardaí in 2009 while in custody at Letterkenny garda station. No claim of assault has been made against Sgt Moran.The action before Mr Justice John Hedigan continues.DONEGAL GARDA BEGINS ACTION AGAINST OMBUDSMAN was last modified: May 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgThe Xtra-vision store in Letterkenny is to stay open as part of a deal announced this evening.Eight stores in the Dublin area, one in Tipperary and 11 in the North will close with the loss of 120 jobs.In a statement Luke Charleton of Ernst & Young, which is the official receiver for the chain, said the closures were regrettable but necessary due to “unsustainable trading losses resulting from a fall in revenue.” The joint receivers said they would continue to seek a buyer for the stories left in the chain and were currently in discussion “with a number of interested parties.”The statement said the stores being kept open were trading well and it took the decision to close those which were affecting the profitability in the group.Last week the DVD rental chain, which has 152 outlets, went into receivership.  LETTERKENNY XTRA-VISION STORE ESCAPES AXE IN CUTBACKS was last modified: May 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:LETTERKENNY XTRA-VISION STORE ESCAPES AXE IN CUTBACKSlast_img read more

If a Meteor Roasted the Dinosaurs, Where’s the Charcoal?

first_imgA majority of scientists continue to believe that a falling asteroid felled the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, but problems remain.  London geologists went looking for evidence of charcoal at the Cretaceous-Tertiary layers, when the assumed impact occurred, assuming that the force of impact would have ignited a worldwide conflagration (thus the extinction of the big beasts).  But they found none, reports Nature Science Update.  How can you have a barbecue without charcoal?  Maybe, instead, the impact sent voluminous dust into the atmosphere, blocking sunlight and lowering the planet’s temperature drastically.  “In other words,“ the article speculates, “the dinosaurs might have frozen, not roasted.”Other anomalies are calling this popular speculation into question (see June 2 headline, for instance).  If this theory for dinosaur extinction goes, scientists will be back at square one.  Explaining why certain species disappeared suddenly while others did just fine is no easy task, especially when you can’t rent the video to see what really happened.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Editing Tips: 8 Ways You Can Save a Shot in Post-Production

first_img2. Fix ExposureFor those dealing with footage that is too bright or too dark due to over- or underexposure, Caleb Wojcik shares some simple and effective tips for correcting exposure problems in Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple iMovie, and Final Cut Pro X. Exposure can get tricky really fast, and when it’s terribly off, it can make a shot simply un-savable. However, for those within the safe zone, here are some more resources.3 Cinematography Tools for Capturing Perfect ExposureHow To Correct Underexposed FootageAdjusting Exposure with Blend Modes in Premiere Pro 8. Remove Unwanted Elements in After EffectsIn this tutorial from TunnelvizionTV, we dive into some more advanced tricks that you can only pull off in Adobe After Effects. If some element that you need to remove is holding up your shot, you can fix the problem with this technique. It’s worth noting that this option isn’t always perfect, but if elements are ideal (minimal parallax, static elements, etc.) you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish. Here are some more advanced After Effects tips and tricks.Add Depth with the Parallax Effect in After EffectsHow To Create A Stunning Custom Title Sequence + Free Ink Splashes9 FREE After Effects Templates Before you lose all hope for your project in the editing bay, try out these tips and tricks to save a shot in post-production.Cover image by DisobeyArt.There’s a very real danger to this article’s logic. It assumes that you can save any shot in post, no matter how horrible or wrong it is. That’s simply not true. Many shots end up so poorly executed that there is no hope for them — none whatsoever.However, let’s take a minute to examine what to do when you have a shot that’s not entirely lost. These are the shots that might be under- or overexposed, awkwardly framed, or just plain uninteresting. These are the ones that just may be worth saving.Let’s take a look at a few tutorials that can help you save shots like these with a few creative tips and tricks.1. Correct White BalanceIn this tutorial by AdobeMasters, we get a breakdown of how to work with white balance in Adobe Premiere Pro. White balance can often be a problem, even for the most seasoned cinematographers — especially in shots with changes in lighting (e.g. clouds moving overhead). Here are some more resources for saving white balance issues in the edit.White Balance Footage in Final Cut Pro XDaVinci Resolve Tip: Use Color Keys to Fix White BalanceHow To Manually White Balance a DSLR Camera 6. Add Light OverlaysSimilar to using LUTs to improve shots, you can also use overlays. Todd Blankenship with RocketStock shares some more tricks on how to use overlays to improve your shot’s cinematography with both volumetric light overlays and dust elements. If you follow the tutorial, it actually directs you to a free element pack of light overlays and dust elements and shows you how to work with them in your compositions.7. Refine Face TonesFor some more advanced editing options, here’s a great tutorial on how to refine face and skin tones in DaVinci Resolve. While this is a great tool to touch up faces (which your actors and subjects will love you for), it can fix more than unwanted blemishes. Skin tone is one of the most difficult elements to capture organically, and it can cause problems during color correction. Knowing how to save skin tones is a powerful tool to have in your repertoire.Here are a few more resources on working with skin tones in other NLEs.Video Editing Techniques for Color Correcting Skin TonesHow to Use False Color to Nail Skin Tone ExposureHow to Quickly Retouch Skin in Adobe After Effects 5. Remove Audio Background NoiseIf audio concerns are ruining your shot, Dansky on YouTube offers some helpful tips and tricks on how to clean up audio background noise. In the tutorial above, he breaks down how to use the Adaptive Noise Reduction plugin in Premiere Pro (along with a few other techniques) to help reduce background noises like hums and whines. For more audio-saving resources, check out some of these links.7 Tips to Speed Up Your Next Edit Using Audio WavesVideo Editing Quick Tip: Using Audio Swells in Premiere ProPremiumBeat Audio Archives  4. Use Jump CutsSo this trick is actually useful for a couple of reasons. If your shots or sequences look fine but are simply uninteresting, jump cuts can be a great way to speed things up. They are also a good for skipping over mistakes without losing entire shots or sequences. If you’re not familiar with jump cuts, the concept is pretty simple, yet it yields a very stylized and recognizable effect. Here are some awesome articles to dive into for more expertise with the jump cut.8 Essential Cuts Every Editor Should KnowSpeed Up Your Sequences with The Jump Cut5 Ways to Hide Jump Cuts 3. Use LUTsNow, for some more proactive tips and tricks, Robbie Janney with Shutterstock Tutorials shows you how to use LUTs (“Look up Tables” for those who aren’t familiar with the term). LUTs are great for all types of shots and projects — they create all sorts of cinematic and stylized looks. And, in the right situations, a well-tailored LUT can cover shot blemishes or imperfections in color grading. (Bonus: free LUTs included below along with Shutterstock’s free plugin!)35 Free LUTs from RocketStockWanderlust: 17 Free LUTs to Use on LOG FootageShutterstock Premiere Pro Pluginlast_img read more

HHMI Hopes to Replicate Program to Produce More Minority Science Ph.D.s

first_imgCan a hugely successful program to increase the number of U.S. minority students earning advanced science and engineering degrees be exported from its home institution? The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) hopes to find out.The Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), has become the gold standard for providing a path into academic research for groups—African-Americans, Hispanics, and disadvantaged white students—now underrepresented in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. Other universities have eyed its enviable 20-year record—more than 900 graduates who have gone on to earn 423 advanced science degrees and 107 medical degrees—and wondered what it would take to replicate that success on their campuses.HHMI announced today that it will spend $7.75 million over the next 5 years to support a partnership between UMBC and two major state institutions—the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the Pennsylvania State University, University Park. The HHMI funding will help faculty members and administrators at all three schools document what is essential for success and also create a road map for other universities to follow. 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For example, she notes, the latest tally from the National Science Foundation shows that Penn State, one of the largest universities in the country, has moved into the top 40 schools for the number of African-American undergraduates who eventually earned science and engineering Ph.D.s. But what shocked Williams was that the school’s ranking was based on graduating only four black students a year for the past decade—out of a STEM class of roughly 3000. “Clearly, we have to do a better job,” she says.Both schools had already turned for help to UMBC, which was looking to expand its successful model. Honed over the years, it includes scholarships, a summer bridge program for entering freshmen, hands-on research experiences, and close monitoring of their academic performance with peer counseling and timely career advice. “We try to create a situation in which it’s clear that we expect them to succeed, and we provide the resources to make that possible,” explains UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, who has been a driving force behind the program since a $500,000 grant from Robert and Jane Meyerhoff allowed UMBC to enroll its first class of 19 male African-American students in 1989 and created an endowment for the program.A 1996 court ruling forced UMBC to broaden its eligibility requirements, and its current 4-year class of 300 students is 60% underrepresented minority, 22% Caucasian, and 18% Asian. But that mix has not changed the thrust of the program, which Hrabowski describes as promoting diversity in the sciences by taking “above-average students and making them extraordinary.”Some have criticized that approach as elitist. But Hrabowski sees it differently. “What Meyerhoff has done is get us to think about our responsibility to students who say they want a STEM degree,” he says. “And what helps underrepresented minorities will also help the rest of our students.”The project is the logical next step for the Meyerhoff program, says Michael Summers, a biochemistry professor and HHMI investigator who has been involved with the program since its inception. “There were quite a few places that were interested” in hosting a replication, he says. But after visited both universities in 2011 and meeting with top administrators and faculty, Summers was persuaded that both Penn State and UNC were prepared to make the necessary institutional commitment.Both Williams and her counterpart at UNC, chemistry professor and vice chair of education Joe Templeton, asked themselves the same question in developing their joint proposal with UMBC to HHMI: Do you need Freeman Hrabowski to succeed? In addition to having different personnel, HHMI’s David Asai says the schools will also need to figure out how to adapt the Meyerhoff program to their own campuses. “There are a lot of components,” he notes, “and some may not be compatible to the culture of another institution.”In fact, the two schools may end up taking slightly different paths to replication. “My goal is to clone it as much as possible,” Williams says. “It’s been successful for 25 years, so why mess with it? The more you change, the more you’re inviting failure.” Williams says she hopes the HHMI funding will help Penn State “transform our culture.”Templeton says that UNC “is eager to reproduce aspects of the Meyerhoff program.” But he’s also quick to point out the differences between his institution and its partners. “We’re not in an urban setting, like Baltimore,” he notes. “We have a major medical center and law school, and we have our own rich traditions rooted in the Carolina soil, such as being the nation’s oldest public university with a strong history of diversity.”Meyerhoff’s team-centered approach may also clash with aspects of UNC’s traditional view of its student body, he adds. “We expect our entering students to have the mental discipline to elect their own course of study,” he notes. “And highlighting one small group [there were 24 students in the first UNC class of chancellor’s scholars last summer] out of an entering class of 4000 is not the way we normally welcome our students.”Summers will be working with both Williams and Templeton in the years ahead to help their staffs “absorb what we’ve learned.” And despite the obvious differences among the three schools, Summers is optimistic about their chances of succeeding—or even surpassing UMBC’s achievements. “They both have vastly more research resources than we do at UMBC,” he points out. “So once they really get going, they could outdo us soon.”last_img read more


first_imgRahane, who has scored four Test tons and two 90s – all Rahane, who has scored four Test tons and two 90s – all made outside the country – said that it was all about making the requisite adaptation. “Its all about mental adjustment. When you bat at no. 3 you have to take a little more time (to settle down) than at no. 5. The ball is relatively new. You have to take your time, give half an hour to the bowlers, see how the bounce is and the (behaviour of the) wicket, and then you can play on your instinct. “Whereas, batting at no. 5 you can actually take 10-15 minutes (to settle down) as you can actually know (understand) about the wicket (by) sitting inside the dressing room. “By watching the openers and no. 3 bat, you can actually know (about) the wicket and the bowling attack – the line and length they are bowling – and in 10-15 minutes (on arrival at the crease) you can play your shots. At no. 3 shot selection is important, at no. 5 too it is, but a slight mental adjustment is needed (to bat at no. 3),” he elaborated. Praising Ravi Shastris role as the teams director, Rahane said the inputs from the former India all-rounder had helped the team significantly. “Inputs from Ravibhai actually helped us a lot. He always gives us positive feedback and tells all positive things, his experience on and off the field. The team has benefitted a lot, improved its thinking and got motivated from his talks.” Personally speaking, he credited Shastri for his guidance. “He has told me… Take your time in the first 10-15 minutes and after that you have the game and have all the shots to dominate the best bowling attacks at the highest level. “The first 15-20 minutes or half an hour (on arrival at the crease) is an important time for any batsman – whether he is playing his first Test or 100th. He has told me take your time, see whats happening, what a particular bowler is bowling, give him respect and after that its all yours,” he said. (MORE) PTI SSR SDL BS AH RYSadvertisementlast_img read more

Juventus ‘haven’t thought about’ Pogba return

first_imgManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will not return to Juventus, according to the Serie A giants’ sporting director Fabio Paratici.Pogba, 25, has been linked with a return to Turin amid reports of a falling out with under-fire United manager Jose Mourinho.The France international left Juve for Old Trafford in a then-record €105million move in August 2016. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Amid reports linking Pogba – who won four consecutive Serie A titles at Juve – with a return, Paratici said the club had not entertained the idea.”We love him very much,” he said at an awards ceremony on Monday.”We’re connected to him, but we’ve never thought about it and we’re not going to think about it.”Bien joué, @PaulPogba!— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 8, 2018Another player Juve have been linked to is Lazio’s star midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, but Paratici played down a possible move.”He’s a great player, but we haven’t spoken to him or Lazio,” he said.Juve have made a perfect start to the season, winning 10 straight games in all competitions.The club is favored to win the league once again following this summer’s big-money move for Cristiano Ronaldo as the team looks for an eighth consecutive Scudetto.Next up for the Italian champions is a match against Genoa in Serie A before Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford as his new club faces Pogba and Manchester United.last_img read more

Jazz Clip Knicks at Buzzer, 102-100

first_imgNEW YORK — Trey Burke was so deep in the corner, so well defended, that Carmelo Anthony was sure the game would continue. “There’s no way that’s going in,” he thought. “Let’s just get the rebound and go to overtime.”But Burke has done this before, and he knew better. “It looked good as soon as it left my hand,” he said.Burke made a jumper from the corner as time expired, giving the Utah Jazz a 102-100 victory Nov. 14 over the New York Knicks, who got an NBA season-high 46 points from Anthony.Anthony’s 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds left tied it at 100 and put the Knicks in triple digits for the first time this season. But Burke caught the ball near the Jazz bench, faded back to get his shot over the hand of J.R. Smith, and nailed the jumper before stepping back over the sideline into hugs from his teammates.The Knicks lost their seventh straight game.Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 33 points for the Jazz, and Derrick Favors added 21 points and 12 rebounds.Hayward hit a jumper at the buzzer to beat Cleveland last week, but this time the Jazz went to Burke, the former college player of the year who made a deep 3-pointer to force overtime in a victory over Kansas during Michigan’s run to the national title game in 2013.He also made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left in a victory over Orlando last season.“Trey is the guy that’s been known for hitting big shots,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “I think he’s one of those guys that gets excited when he gets the ball and Gordon’s been like that, too.”Pablo Prigioni scored 13 points for the Knicks, who lost Iman Shumpert to a bruised right hip in the opening minute of the game, landing him on an injured list that already included Jose Calderon and Andrea Bargnani.But they almost won anyway because of a brilliant performance from Anthony, who had 17 points in the final period. He could only smile in disbelief at the end, knowing Burke’s shot would stand even before the replay review was concluded.“I just couldn’t believe it,” Anthony said. “I had to smile that one off.”Burke finished with 13 points and eight assists for the Jazz, who stopped a six-game skid against the Knicks.Utah was outscored 9-1 to open the fourth and fell behind 81-76, before a three-point play by Hayward started an 11-0 burst by the Jazz that Favors capped with a dunk for an 87-81 advantage. But Anthony kept muscling his way to the basket or drawing fouls to keep the Knicks close enough until his deep jumper over Favors knotted it up.Shumpert was hurt when Jazz center Enes Kanter banged into him on a drive to the basket. With Amare Stoudemire sitting out to rest, it left the NBA’s No. 29 team in points per game without its Nos. 2 and 3 scorers. Shumpert was averaging 13.8 points and Stoudemire 10.9.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more