Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic Chirps Russell Westbrook After Pivotal Game 4

Damian Lillard outdueled Russell Westbrook yet again in Game 4 on Sunday night, as the Portland Trail Blazers picked up a 111-98 victory in OKC to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. 

After the game, in which Westbrook was 0-7 with just one point in the second half, Blazers’ center Jusuf Nurkic took a jab at Westbrook twitter. 

Westbrook scored 14 points on 5–21 shooting with nine rebounds and seven assists, but he simply could not buy a bucket down the stretch. According to ESPN, the All Star point guard missed his last 10 shots.

“Sometimes you have nights like that,” Westbrook said. “That happens sometimes. But it just wasn’t good enough for us to get the win.”

Meanwhile, Lillard connected on 5–7 shots in the third quarter, which allowed the Blazers to take control the pivotal Game 4.

“I didn’t feel the need to get overly aggressive in the first half, once I saw how the game was going,” Lillard said. “But then in the third, I felt like that was the time when we needed to hit the gas.”

CJ McCollum led the Blazers with 27 points, and Al-Farouq Aminu chipped in 19 points with nine rebound. The series now shifts back to Portland on Tuesday night, as Lillard, McCollum and co. look to close out the series in Game 5. 

Easter Day Sri Lanka Bombings Leave Over 200 Dead & 400 Injured

Easter should be a day celebration. The Christian holiday is celebrated worldwide. The Easter holiday has brought with it a terrible massacre this year though. According to BBC, eight bombs placed in hotels and churches across Sri Lanka killed over 200 people and injured another 400. The attacks took place in and around Colombo. The first attack allegedly took place at Colombo’s St Anthony’s Shrine Catholic church. The second bombing occurred at the St. Sebastian’s church north the capital. A church in Batticaloa was attacked next, then, three hotels in Colombo were bombed. The attacks continued throughout the area surrounding Colombo. 

An estimated 450 people were harmed, and 207 people are confirmed dead, including 27 tourists visiting the country. The US state department said “several” American citizens had been killed. Those numbers are only preliminary, and ficials expect that number to rise as the day continues. Investigators believe terrorists were targeting Christians, but no terrorist organization has taken responsibility for the attacks. There already have been several arrests in connection to the bombings. Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene told the media not to publish any names connected to the attacks, saying that it could lead to unnecessary tension. We will continue to follow up with this story as it unfolds. 

 

Tampa Bay Lightning Swept In Four Games After Historic Regular Season

Heading into the NHL Playfs, the Tampa Bay Lightning was everyone’s favorite to win it all. The team tied an NHL record 62 wins in the regular season and were four points f the largest point-total all time, with 128. It was a season for the ages and everyone was excited to see how the team would do. In the first round, they drew the Columbus Blue Jackets, a team that had never won a playf series. Whether you want to call it the greatest upset all time or the greatest collapse all time, it doesn’t matter because the Blue Jackets swept the Lightning in four games.

After being down 3-0 in the first game, the Blue Jackets fought back and won 4-3. From there, they took complete control the series and the Lightning were left in the dust.

After game four, Lightning head coach Jon Cooper spoke about his team’s failure.

“When you have the amount points we had, it’s a blessing and a curse, in a way. You don’t play any meaningful hockey for a long time. Then all a sudden, you have to ramp it up. It’s not an excuse. It’s reality,” Cooper said according to ESPN. “That’s how it goes: You have a historic regular season, and we had a historic playf.”

The Blue Jackets will play the winner the series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins.

Damian Lillard Receives Warning For Flopping, Issues Response On Twitter

The NBA has issued a warning to Portland Trail Blazers All Star Damian Lillard for violating the league’s anti-flopping rule on April 7 during a game against the Denver Nuggets.

On the play in question, Lillard fell to the floor after being touched by Denver’s Mason Plumlee on a three-point attempt. Plumlee was whistled for a foul, but the league has since determined it was a flop.

In response to the warning, Lillard posted the following on twitter: “When they don’t call shit for the whole game u gotta sell it … and there was contact oh well.”

Lillard and the Blazers are currently sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference with two games remaining in the regular season.

The Blazers (51-29) will take on the Lakers at Staples Center on Tuesday night, followed by the regular season finale, at home, against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.

As the playf seeding stands now, Portland will host the Utah Jazz in the first-round the playfs, but there’s still plenty to be decided in the next two nights.

Air Jordan 11 "Bred" Rumored To Release In Full Family Sizing: Details

With the Air Jordan 6 “Infrared” release in February and the Air Jordan 4 “Bred” returning in May, it seems as though Jordan Brand is putting a lot their focus into OG rereleases. Why wouldn’t they? These sneakers are some the most iconic in the brand’s history and fans are constantly clamoring for them. “Bred” colorways are almost always guaranteed to sell out and in 2019, Jordan Brand is banking on that hypothesis. That’s why it’s no surprise that there are rumors floating around that the Air Jordan 11 “Bred” will be making its return in December.

According to sneaker Instagram account @zsneakerheadz, the Jordan 11 “Bred” will most likely release on December 14th and will come in a full range family sizes. The men’s sizes will cost $200 USD, GS $170 USD, PS $90 USD, TD 70 USD, and CB $55 USD. 

Of course, Nike hasn’t ficially confirmed any this information so for now, it’s just rumors. Although at this point it really does seem like we’ll see the Air Jordan 11 “Bred” some time this year. If and when it does come out, it will surely create quite the stir amongst sneakerheads.

Will you be looking to cop these?

"Game Of Thrones" Final Season Poster Features Ice & Death

Game Of Thrones buzz is reaching a feverish pitch. With the ficial season premiere screening having taken place last night, once again reuniting cast members past and present, the finality  Thrones’ concluding run has begun to set it. Despite having a reputation for the wanton slaughter its characters, in truth, it’s somewhat a misconception. In reality, there are plenty fan favorites in play for the upcoming season, which makes the possibilities their death all the more tragic. 

Clearly, HBO is relishing in the opportunity, taking the “anybody can get it” mentality up a notch. Case in point, the latest poster for season 8, which continues to foreshadow the upcoming battle between the living and the dead. On this latest one, the Iron Throne is reconstructed through the corpses various characters, including Jaime Lannister, Brienne, Arya, Jon, The Night King, Bran, Melisandre, and more. Whether there are subtle clues planted within is anybody’s guess, but as the series makes a point reiterating: “all men must die.”

Check out the poster below, and keep an eye out for Game Of Thrones season 8, set to premiere on Sunday, April 14th. 

Steph Curry To Produce ABC’s New Mini-Golf Show "Holey Moley"

ABC has a new mini-golf show in the works, and Golden State Warriors All Star Stephen Curry has signed on as the executive producer.

According to Variety, contestants on “Holey Moley” will compete both at mini-golf and various physical challenges throughout the course’s supersized holes.

Here’s how the 10-episode series will play out, according to Deadline:

“In each episode, 12 contestants will put their miniature golf—and physical—skills to the test and face f in never-before-seen challenges on a larger-than-life course. Mini-golf experts all ages and backgrounds will try their luck on Holey Moley’s supersized holes. Every episode will consist three rounds golf, culminating with three finalists taking on the daunting “Mt. Holey Moley” in a three-way contest. Ultimately, one winner per episode will take home the $25,000 prize, along with “The Golden Putter” trophy and coveted “Holey Moley” plaid jacket.”

In addition to Curry, comedian Rob Riggle will serve as the color commentator, while NFL commentator Joe Tessitore has agreed to do the play-by-play. Jeanie Mai, co-host “The Real,” will be reporting from the course.

The premiere date for “Holey Moley” has not yet been announced.

Ben Simmons Thinks Luka Doncic Should Win Rookie Of The Year

Despite all the memes Ben Simmons not being a legitimate rookie the year winner, the 76ers star knows what it’s like to win such a coveted award. This year, there seems to be two clear cut rookie the year candidates. Luka Doncic the Dallas Mavericks and Trae Young the Atlanta Hawks have been dazzling the league with their play so far and pundits have gone back and forth on who is the more deserving player. Simmons was asked by reporters which these players he thinks should win and his answer was pretty clear.

“Luka. For sure.” Why? “Same reason as last year. He’s playing better, his team’s winning more games,” Simmons explained. “Trae Young is killin’ it. Same as Donovan. But it’s just, overall, I think Luka’s team has played a little better.” 

To be fair, both the Mavericks and the Hawks are near the bottom their respective divisions. The Mavs are 31-46 and are ranked 14th in the Western Conference while the Hawks are 12th in the East with a record 28-49.

Simmons seems pretty consistent with this opinion though as he echoed the exact same sentiments during the All-Star break.

Either way, Simmons has much bigger things to worry about as his team is one the favorites in the East heading into the playfs.

New "Game Of Thrones" Promos Provide Glimpse Of New Footage

Only a little less than a fortnight remains until the triumphant return HBO’s Game Of Thrones. And while footage has been scarce since the arrival the epic debut trailer, a pair new promos have delivered a brief glimpse at some new scenes – and as any Thrones fiend can attest, mere seconds are good enough. 

New "Game Of Thrones" Promos Provide Glimpse Of New Footage

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Though the teasers were not ficially shared online, a few Twitter users captured them below. For the most part, they’re both made up footage from the original trailer, though a few new shots are included. For one, we get a new look at Beric Dondarrion in action, wielding his flaming sword; it’s safe to say that he, Arya, Jon Snow, and The Hound are all included in a fiery battle at some point. There’s also a clip Tyrion Lannister speaking at a council sorts – a betting man might suggest he’s speaking in defense his brother Jaime, who appeared in a similar setting during the OG trailer.

Check out the footage below, and see for yourself. Are you excited for that new Game Of Thrones season? 

Heavyweight Boxer Kash Ali Disqualified After Biting His Opponent

A commoner picks a fight over a single-digit bar tab. One the belligerents hits the floor, the other walks f a few pence lighter. Now imagine a real sanctioned bout where the paydays are in the thousands, the bar tabs completely free charge, to the victors at least.

Last night a boxer named Kash Ali came forward with a spotless record going on 16 fights. His promoter matches him up with David Price, a former European Champion, on opposite ends their pugilist journey.

Going into the fight, the 27-years-old Kash Ali really thought he was going to spark the old bellend they matched him up with. “Beating someone like David will put me straight in the mix. It’s a great opportunity to show my skills, and show that I’m a real contender,” he told the press, leading up to the fight.

David Price saw his stock dramatically in 2013, after suffering two consecutive losses to the same journeyman fighter, signaling an end to his days as a blue-chip prospect. But last night, Price was a rejuvenated fighter and it showed. In the fifth round, he dropped Ali, but when the 27-year-old rose back to his feet, he didn’t hit back with punches, but with his teeth over his older opponent’s sternum. 

Referee Mark Lyson spotted the bite, then look at Price’s chest to confirm his bewilderment. Within seconds, he’d be looking in the direction the scorer’s table with instructions to call the fight. Even though Kash Ali took the DQ in stride, it didn’t prevent him from trying to make nice with his opponent after the bout.

When Price was asked to elaborate on what his opponent had whispered into his ear, he mentioned that Ali had requested a rematch.  “I don’t want to share the ring again with an animal like that,” he explained. “He did a couple early on and I thought he had lost his head completely. I hurt him to the body just before the final bite he took.”

Guillermo Del Toro’s "Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark" Trailer Arrives

Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark series was for all intents and purposes a celebrated children’s series, joining R.L Stine’s Goosebumps as a ble segue into the horror genre. Yet the iconic artwork by Stephen Gammell (before they were deemed too disturbing and subsequently redone by Brett Helquist) was the epitome nightmare fuel, with grotesque and haunting depictions the book’s characters and ghouls.

Now, years after the books have become a beloved staple, Oscar-winning director Guillermo Del Toro has unveiled the first look at his upcoming passion project, a cinematic rendition the Schwartz series. With Del Toro producing, and Trollhunter’s Andre Ovredal directing, the first ficial Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark trailer appears to have successfully worked in several the classic tales, including fan favorites “Harold” and “The Red Spot.”

Insar as plot goes, it looks like a group teenagers discover a book in an abandoned mansion, written by Sara Bellows – classic horror setup. Unfortunately, the book is haunted, and each character is forced to contend with a different supernatural threat. Check out the first look below, and sound f. Will you be checking this one out?

Fox’s "Gotham" 100th Episode Will Transition Into New "Batman" Series

After five seasons, FOX’s Batman prequel series Gotham is coming to a close, set to wind down on a poetic note: with a clean total one-hundred episodes. Fans can catch the two-part series finale on April 18 and April 25, and the network has made no secret what to expect. That is to say, he is the man, who uses the techniques a bat to navigate the streets Gotham, and clean them up accordingly.

Though the main series has largely followed detective Jim Gordon (played by Ben McKenzie) as he navigates the various rogues DC’s gallery, including Penguin, Riddler, Mad Hatter, and most recently Bane – who looks to be the focus the upcoming finale.

FOX has already begun stoking the Batman hype, taking to Instagram to provide a brief glimpse at actor David Mazouz in full bat-garb. Rest assured that Batman fans will not leave disappointed, especially given that it’s the superhero’s 80th anniversary this coming Sunday. Should you be intrigued in catching up, check out the ficial synopsis below, courtesy FOX:

“As Bane (guest star Shane West) enacts his final plan for Gotham’s destruction, Gordon rallies his former enemies to save the city. Meanwhile, Nyssa al Ghul (guest star Jaime Murray) kidnaps Barbara’s newborn daughter with ambitions to raise her as her own. Then, Bruce’s decision to leave Gotham points him to his destiny, while devastating Selina in the all-new “They Did What?” episode  Gotham airing April 18th.” 

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Phantom" Finally Releasing This Weekend

Jordan Brand just continues to churn out more and more colorways the beloved Air Jordan 1, and it doesn’t appear they have any signs slowing as 2019 rolls along.

Originally rumored to release on March 16, the Air Jordan 1 High OG “Phantom” is ficially slated to arrive at Nike retailers this Saturday, March 30.

The all-new 1s, priced at $160, are built on a sail colored upper equipped with red and black stitching that pays homage to the heritage colors the Air Jordan line.

Red detailing is also outlined on the swoosh, and a retro-inspired Nike Air logo is featured on the tongue tab. As seen in the ficial images provided by Nike, university red handles the ankle collar, while the black detailing appears again on the tongue and wings logo.

Check out the ficial images below, and look for the Air Jordan 1 High OG “Phantom” to become available at 10am ET this Saturday, March 30.

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Phantom" Finally Releasing This Weekend

Air Jordan 1 High OG “Phantom”/Nike

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Phantom" Finally Releasing This Weekend

Air Jordan 1 High OG “Phantom”/Nike

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Phantom" Finally Releasing This Weekend

Air Jordan 1 High OG “Phantom”/Nike

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Phantom" Finally Releasing This Weekend

Air Jordan 1 High OG “Phantom”/Nike

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Phantom" Finally Releasing This Weekend

Air Jordan 1 High OG “Phantom”/Nike

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Phantom" Finally Releasing This Weekend

Air Jordan 1 High OG “Phantom”/Nike 

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Phantom" Finally Releasing This Weekend

Air Jordan 1 High OG “Phantom”/Nike

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Phantom" Finally Releasing This Weekend

Air Jordan 1 High OG “Phantom”/Nike

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Phantom" Finally Releasing This Weekend

Air Jordan 1 High OG “Phantom”/Nike

Air Jordan 1 High OG "Phantom" Finally Releasing This Weekend

Air Jordan 1 High OG “Phantom”/Nike 

Luke Walton Expects To Coach The Los Angeles Lakers Next Season

Rumors have been swirling currently that the Los Angeles Lakers will half methods with head coach Luke Walton on the finish the season. The staff has struggled within the second half the season because of accidents and chemistry points. With a file 33-42, the Lakers are 11th within the Western Conference and haven’t any likelihood at making it to the playfs. With all issues thought-about, Walton would not have a lot a case to make to Lakers brass in the case of his staff’s efficiency. Regardless, it seems as if the previous Laker is assured he’ll be again subsequent season.

“I totally anticipate to be teaching this staff once more subsequent 12 months,” Walton told The Athletic.

The head coach expanded on that time saying that he would not take note of the rumors and that nobody within the group has hinted to him that he’ll be leaving the staff.

“I simply view it as outdoors noise,” Walton defined. “Unless somebody from inside our group is telling me that, I simply view it like all the opposite issues we have gone by way of as a staff this 12 months. Those are issues that I haven’t got the time to fret about.”

If Walton have been to be fired, names like Tyronn Lue and Jason Kidd have been introduced up as attainable replacements.

Avengers Fans Ponder If Ant-Man Crawling Up Thanos’ Ass Is The Real "Endgame"

As The Wu-Tang Clan as soon as contemplated, can all of it be so easy? At this level, followers Marvel’s ongoing Infinity Saga are chomping on the bit for the upcoming conclusion, which arrives on April 26th with Avengers: Endgame. The circumstances want no rationalization, however in brief, the “Mad Titan” Thanos has laid waste to the Earth, leaving fifty-percent the world’s inhabitants (and a few Marvel’s most bankable heroes) left to fates unknown. The fruits the saga will discover the surviving heroes banding collectively for a final stand, in an effort to reverse the harm attributable to Thanos’ fateful snap.

But how is he to be bested? We’ve already seen Thanos go away the Hulk snoozing on the mat, and never even the mixed forces Dr. Strange, The Guardians, Iron Man, and Spider-Man have been sufficient to take him down. Even the almighty Thor tried and failed, although some blame poor accuracy for that one. Perhaps will probably be Ant-Man, as performed by the dryly comedic Paul Rudd, who holds the important thing to victory. At least, that is what a contingent Marvel followers have been theorizing.

The answer is easy. Ant-Man shrinks, crawls up Thanos’ butt, and expands to a gargantuan measurement. Of course, the deranged brilliance the idea will not be and not using a sure twisted logic, although a couple of detractors are doubtless at play. For one, as cited by a couple of astute customers under, Thanos is solely capable of transfer his bowels on command. Second, the power Thanos’ sphincter muscular tissues have but to be examined – is Ant-Man actually keen to play the guinea pig in that doomed experiment? 

For what it is value, the idea has been floating round for a minute, even eliciting a response from Ant-Man himself. For probably the most half, Rudd was fast to acknowledge the chance a profitable operation, although he did solid doubts about Disney’s willingness to discover such unholy floor. “I nearly suppose it is a query for Thanos,” says Rudd, upon being advised the idea for the primary time. “If it’s one factor we realized from Infinity War, it’s that Thanos may take rather a lot punishment. Now my thoughts is racing.”