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Bongaigaon Bowlers Shine On Day 1 In Nuruddin Senior Inter-District Cricket Tournament

first_imgGUWAHATI: Bongaigaon bundled out Karimganj for 94 as 21 wickets fall on Day one of the quarterfinal round of Nuruddin Senior Inter-District Cricket tournament at Barpeta today.Sunil Ranjan Gogoi claimed 6 wickets for 33 in 11.3 overs to restrict his opponent in 26.3 overs. Santanu Dhar, supporting him well, took 3 wickets for 8. Saurab Dey scored 30 of the batting side.In reply Bongaigaon also could not score many, all out for 144 in 45 overs inside the first day’s play. Debodip Nag hit 57 while Vishal Roy added 35. Roshan Kr. Madhab and Ajoy Kumar took two wickets each.In their second innings Karimganj put on 47 in 14 overs losing 0ne wickets at stumps.At Biswanath, NFRSA managed 156/3 in 60 overs at stumps of Day one against Dibrugarh. Parvez Aziz hit a half century (59) while Kirti Azad Yadav contributed 35.At Judges’ Field, Tezpur scored 250 in 50.2 overs against Golaghat with the help of Diptesh Saha’s 72. Roshan Basfor and Siddharth Sharma added 45 and 35 respectively. Sanjib Hazarika claimed 5 wickets for 75 in 18 overs. Golaghat were 18 for one at stumps.At Nagaon, Sivasagar bowled out Silchar for 133/10 in 55.2 overs. Samik Das scored 34. Arpan Dutta (4/28) and Shyam Gurung (3/46) were the most successful bowlers. Sivasagar managed 63 for 3 in 24 overs at Stumps. Also Read: Guwahati Thrash Tezpur In Nuruddin Senior Inter District Cricketlast_img read more

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Lakers’ 101-94 loss to New York Knicks offers case studies in rebuilding

first_imgYet Jackson said he will “build our team on free agents,” before arguing the NBA should increase the age limit for college prospects because of how long it takes to develop. Meanwhile, Scott conceded that “90 percent” of his focus entails evaluating talent. TNT may have dropped the Lakers-Knicks game. The crowd at Staples Center may have made the most noise when Jackson sat next to Buss at her courtside seat to watch the game during the third quarter. But some significant things emerged regarding that evaluation. Lakers forward Jordan Hill, who has a $9 million team option, had 19 points and a 10 rebounds. Lakers rookie guard Jordan Clarkson experienced a rare off night with 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting and one assist. Lakers rookie center Tarik Black posted 10 points and a career-high 11 rebounds. Lakers guard Jabari Brown finished with seven points on 3-of-6 shooting in what marked his first appearance since the team acquired him from the Development League.“The draft, the free agency stuff, the trades, all that stuff are very important,” Scott said. “You have to hit home runs in all of them to get to the next level.” After finishing with a 26-56 record in Scott’s first season as coach in New Jersey, the Nets acquired Jason Kidd and made two consecutive NBA Finals appearances. “I was lucky and blessed in that situation,” Scott said. “It doesn’t happen overnight and everybody has to understand that.” Just as Scott advised, it seems Fisher understands that.“A patience level is good with the appropriate things,” Fisher said. “I’m not going to be patient with a lack of effort or lack of intensity or guys not being committed to the team. But I’ll be patient with the process we’re going through. We’re just getting that started.” The Knicks (13-51) have better odds at ending with a higher pick.That does not match what Phil Jackson envisioned when he became the Knicks president last season after winning five of his 11 NBA championships coaching the Lakers in two separate stints (1999-2004, 2005-2011). “It’s not something I wanted to do,” Jackson said before referring to the advice of longtime companion and Lakers president Jeanie Buss. “It’s something my partner said, ‘You’re sitting on all this information. Come on out and destroy a basketball team that you love.’ So that’s what I’ve done.”Jackson was joking, of course. But he described his stint with the Knicks as a “project gone awry.”This season, the Knicks lost a franchise-record 16 consecutive games. Carmelo Anthony became limited this season on an injured left knee before shutting down after the NBA All-Star break. Jackson sparked criticism for trading All-Star center Tyson Chandler last summer to Dallas. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The two men once became accustomed to hoisting up NBA trophies with their hands and flashing championship rings on their fingers. But there Lakers coach Byron Scott and New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher stood on the same sideline two months ago, sharing another thing in common that hardly makes either proud.Both of their respective teams rank among the worst in the NBA. So after holding Fisher in high esteem since mentoring him during Fisher’s rookie season with the Lakers 19 years ago, Scott offered him some support.“ ‘Hang in there,’ ” Scott recalled saying. “ ‘I know exactly what you’re going through and it’s going to get better.’ ”Fisher could say the same thing to Scott. The Lakers lost to the New York Knicks, 101-94, on Thursday at Staples Center, marking their sixth defeat in the past seven games. Yet the Lakers (17-47) own the NBA’s fourth-worst record, giving them an 82.8 percent chance of retaining their top-five protected pick, which is otherwise owed to Philadelphia as part of the Steve Nash deal with Phoenix.last_img read more