DeRozan-Lowry duo takes Raps to 2nd round, with bench’s help

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC DeRozan: “He said both of us.” Lowry pointed a hand in his teammate’s direction, indicating DeRozan needed to reply, and instructed: “That’s how this works.” And then Lowry teased: “You don’t even remember the question.” DeRozan, with a grin, conceded: “No, I don’t.”As long as the DeRozan-Lowry duo works in harmony on the court — and gets plenty of help from a terrific bench unit, just as it did while No. 1 seed Toronto finished off Washington with a 102-92 road victory Friday night — the Raptors have a formula for success this postseason.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBecause of those reserves, led by point guard Fred VanVleet, DeRozan and Lowry were able to spend plenty of time resting in the last game, neither playing more than 33½ minutes. They won’t be spent by the time they get to the Eastern Conference’s next round, which will come against either the Cleveland Cavaliers or Indiana Pacers.“It’s big, especially the dynamic of how we can do it,” DeRozan said. “He can have a big night. I can have a big night. And the nights that we don’t, we have a bench that can go out there and can win the game for us, as well. Any given night, whether it’s a closeout game or a Game 1, I think we’re just capable of showing so many different elements of how to win a game that we didn’t have last year.” Last season, the Raptors were swept in the second round by LeBron James and the Cavaliers. A season earlier, they also were knocked out by the Cavs, in six games in the East finals.Now Toronto has to wait a bit to find out if it’ll go up against LBJ and Co. for the third year in a row. Because Indiana won 121-87 on Friday, that series will head to a Game 7 at Cleveland on Sunday.Asked whether he preferred one possible opponent or the other, DeRozan gave a quick answer: “No.”He averaged a series-leading 26.7 points against the Wizards, and Lowry was second among the Raptors at 17.2, along with 8.3 assists and 4.8 rebounds.But what has to make them rather happy moving forward is what happened when they were on the sideline in Game 6. VanVleet, the backup point guard, finally saw extended action for the first time against the Wizards, after being out for all but three minutes because of an injured right shoulder.ADVERTISEMENT Finally healthy enough to play, VanVleet led the second unit capably at both ends of the floor, contributing five points, four assists and four rebounds, while playing pesky defense against All-Star shooting guard Bradley Beal.“He is kind of the engine, the toughness,” Toronto coach Dwane Casey said about VanVleet.In all, the bench outscored Washington’s reserves 21-6 and outrebounded them 15-3 in the second half, allowing the Raptors to finally win a road playoff game in which they trailed at halftime.Their record before Friday in such situations was 0-23.Knowing they can win on the road at all should be a confidence-builder as the playoffs continue.The Raptors already knew they had an elite bunch of reserves.Looking at teams that reached the playoffs, they tied for first during the regular season in bench scoring, averaging 41.8 points.“It’s been like that all year. It’s not going to be any different in the playoffs,” VanVleet said. “I thought our bench team had been good this series at home, and we just needed to put together a performance on the road.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ahanmisi no regrets with end-game plays in RoS win vs Alaska Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. 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(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — As postgame questions go, it was relatively innocuous, and maybe because of that, and because it came at a news conference after the Toronto Raptors moved into the second round of the playoffs by eliminating the Washington Wizards in Game 6, DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry were in a playful mood.So as Toronto’s pair of All-Star guards sat there, waiting for the other to talk, DeRozan eventually spoke up, not to respond, but to kid to his running mate: “You want me to answer everything.” To which Lowry retorted, referring to the reporter, “He didn’t say ‘Kyle.’”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

Free Fuel Friday at Tinneys sparks excitement!

first_imgTinney’s Oil & Coal in Letterkenny & CPL Fuels are about to launch an exciting giveaway on home fuel tomorrow.The Bonagee suppliers are giving a free 10kg bag of Supertherm fuel to every customer who buys a Supertherm 40kg on Friday (23th November).Supertherm is Ireland’s fastest growing low smoke solid fuel.The offer begins at 12noon and runs until stocks last! Make sure to get down to the Tinneys Business Park in Bonagee, off the Port Road in Letterkenny, to bag yourself this hot deal. The offer is limited to 5 bags per person while stocks last. Strictly exyard yard offer only.For details on how to WIN 5 free bags check out our Facebook competition here: is Ireland’s fastest growing low smoke solid fuel. It’s perfect for use on open fires and glass fronted stoves. Supertherm combines all the traditional qualities of a real fire, is slow burning, easy to control and produces 80% less smoke and 20% less CO2 than house coal.Pink is the new black at Tinneys Fuels & CPL Fuels this month, where they are supporting the Irish Cancer Society with limited edition pink coloured 20kg Supertherm bags. When you buy a bag of the special PINK 20kg Supertherm not only will it help keep you warm this winter but you will also be contributing towards a great cause. Why Choose Supertherm? Great Performance Independent tests show that Supertherm® produces more sustained heat output and lasts significantly longer than house coal.  So whilst a bag of Supertherm® may cost more than house coal, you will use less to heat your home.Outstanding Quality Supertherm® is manufactured to strict quality control standards, using best quality bituminous coal and anthracite. Because Supertherm® is a manufactured fuel, consumers are guaranteed a consistent quality product with every bag and Supertherm® is readily available with no unpredictable interruptions in production.  The same cannot always be said of house coal which often varies in quality and burning efficiency from load to load. Better for the Environment Supertherm® produces 80% less smoke and 20% less CO2 than house coal and is approved for use in smoke control zones.Don’t forget to enter the Donegal Daily Supertherm giveaway at: more products and offers check out the Tinneys Oil & Coal Facebook page here:… Free Fuel Friday at Tinneys sparks excitement! was last modified: November 22nd, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:Bonageecpl fuelsfree fuel fridaySALESuperthermTinney’s Coal & Oillast_img read more