Clippers’ Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell and Doc Rivers in running for NBA honors

first_img Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Williams has a chance to win his third Sixth Man honor and his second in a row. The 6-foot-1 guard led NBA reserves this season by averaging 20.1 points per game, the second-most by any bench player in the last 25 seasons – behind only his 21.9 ppg effort last season.Williams passed Dell Curry (11,147) for No. 1 on the career points off the bench leaderboard in a victory over the Boston Celtics on March 11.Montrezl Harrell, a 6-foot-8 forward/center, averaged 16.8 points this season, fourth-most off the bench. He and Williams together recorded the highest combined scoring average of any reserve duo in NBA history – 36.9 points per game – according to the Elias Sports Bureau.The Clippers pushed the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors to six games in their best-of-seven first-round playoff series before bowing out on April 26, when Kevin Durant’s 50 points led the Warriors to a 129-110 victory.Related Articles Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory center_img The Clippers have three representatives among the finalists for the NBA awards this season.Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell are both in contention for the Sixth Man of the Year Award, along with the Indiana Pacers’ Domantas Sabonis. Doc Rivers is one of three in the running for Coach of the Year, in addition to the Milwaukee Bucks’ Mike Budenholzer and the Denver Nuggets’ Michael Malone.Rivers led a team that was predicted by many to win 30-some games to 48 victories, the seventh-most in a single season in franchise history. The Clippers became the fourth team in NBA history to win more than 45 games without a current or former All-Star on their roster at any point in the season.Rivers also won the Coach of the Year award in 2000 after his first year with the Orlando Magic, a team that was picked to finish last in the league and almost made the playoffs. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Wellington police notes: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, December 12, 2012•2:34 a.m. Lindsey R. Cornejo, 24, Wellington was arrested and charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license, illegal registration, and no proof of insurance in the 200 block N. Ash, Wellington.•William C. E. Conley, 40, Wellington was served a summons/complaint for charges of two counts of allowing a dog to attack a domestic animal, two counts of dog at large and two counts of determination of a vicious dog.•Christopher T. Shapley, 28, Winfield was served a summons/complaint for a charge of theft.•Steven E. Rowan, 52, Wellington was served a summons/complaint for a charge of window peeping.•Cole Smith, 55, Wellington was served a summons/complaint for a charge of dog at large.•Loretta Wylie, 28, Wellington was served a summons/complaint for a charge of theft of      service.•David M. Cook, 31, Wellington was served a summons/complaint for a charge of Operating a motorcycle without a motorcycle license.•4:21 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of an air compressor in the 300 block E. 8th, Wellington.•7:15 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic family dispute in the 600 block N. C, Wellington.•10:08 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic family dispute in the 1100 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.last_img read more

Restaurant chain partners with Vegas casino for sports betting, but Iowa locations prohibited from being sign-up spots

first_imgMASON CITY — Buffalo Wild Wings last week announced a deal with MGM Resorts to bring MGM sports betting into their restaurants in states where sports betting is legal, but Iowa gambling regulators say you won’t be able to go into the restaurants here and sign up for sports gambling accounts. Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission administrator Brian Ohorilko says the only way to sit down to eat wings and gamble is to have a mobile sports betting app through one of the state’s licensed casinos.  “Iowa law strictly limits sports wagering to casinos that have a gaming license, and so wagering inside a retail setting would be limited to those facilities. Wagering is also permitted under Iowa law through mobile wagering devices, and so folks could access their phone or other mobile device from anywhere within the boundaries of the state of Iowa, but with respect to any other entity offering sports wagering, that could not occur under the current laws of Iowa.”Ohorilko says right now there are only two companies licensed in the state of Iowa allowed to offer advanced deposit sports wagering through mobile apps.   “Those two companies are signing up customers in seven locations throughout the state of Iowa. Those locations as required by Iowa law are the casino locations. At any of those seven locations if a customer were to sign up, get the application that they need, and the account through any of the two licensed companies, than those customers could wager on their device from a Buffalo Wild Wings or from any other restaurant or location.” Sunday will mark one month since sports gambling was legalized in the state of Iowa.last_img read more