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  • 29 August 2019
    导出博客文章INDIANAPOLIS -- Scoring isnt an issue for Indiana. The Pacers can put up points.Its the struggles on the defensive end of the floor that cost them two losses in their first three games, and almost once more on Tuesday night. And their All-Star is very aware.I know what a good defensive team is. I know what it looks like. Were nowhere close to that, Paul George said.George scored 30 points, including Indianas final 12 of the game to rally the Pacers to a 115-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.The Lakers trailed by as many as 16 points, but rallied and had their final lead at 108-107 before George put it away.We were searching for players to go to, Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. Paul hit his first shot and he looked like he wanted the ball, and we milked it. All-Stars like (Paul), you expect them to make plays like that. Thats what makes them great players.George made consecutive 18-foot jumpers for a 111-108 lead, then followed through on the opposite end of the floor with the biggest defensive rebound of the game. The Lakers Jordan Clarkson missed an almost uncontested layup, and it was George who came down with the rebound, sending him to the free throw line to close out the contest.Hes really good and I mean thats what great players do, Lakers coach Luke Walton said. We did a phenomenal job of coming back in the second half and we started playing with the effort and energy that we need to play the full game with, and at the end of the game anything came happen.Monta Ellis had 17 points and CJ Miles scored 16 for the Pacers. Thaddeus Young finished with 14.The Pacers most impressive moment on defense came in the second quarter, when second-year big man Myles Turner denied Tarik Blacks attempted slam dunk with authority. For the majority of the game, though, the defense was nowhere to be found.Lou Williams scored 19 points for the Lakers and Clarkson had 15.TIP-INS:Lakers: The Lakers are 0-3 on the road this season ... The Lakers rank 30th in turnovers per game, averaging 16.3. On Tuesday night, they turned it over 19 times.Pacers: The Pacers topped 100 points for the third time this season ... The Pacers are 2-0 when George scores 25 points or more ... Indiana has won six of the last seven meetings against the Lakers.BAD TIMINGThe game was delayed three times in the first 30 seconds while scoring officials tried to fix a malfunction with the game clock. For the first 6 1/2 minutes of the game, the clock was not operable. Scorers were forced to use stop watches, and the Pacers public address announcer had to announce when there was 10 seconds remaining on the shot clock, then count down when it reached 5 seconds. The issue was resolved with 5:55 remaining in the first quarter.UP NEXT:Lakers: Visit Atlanta on Wednesday to conclude a four-game trip.Pacers: Travels to Milwaukee on Wednesday. Trevor Hoffman Jersey . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal. Dave Winfield Padres Jersey .C. -- Todd Fiddler scored a hat trick, including the overtime goal, as the Prince George Cougars survived an 8-7 win against the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League play Sunday. . It was hard for Luck to pull off another comeback, or even get into the end zone, while standing on the sideline. Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie Keenan Allen and Nick Novak kicked four field goals to give the Chargers a 19-9 victory against the Colts on Monday night. Johnny Manziel Padres Jersey . -- Jakob Silfverberg is making himself right at home with the Anaheim Ducks, scoring four goals in his first four games. Wil Myers Padres Jersey . "Jeff is a hard worker who was an important special-teams contributor for us last season," said Stamps GM John Hufnagel. SAN DIEGO -- Yangervis Solarte had an emotional return to baseball a week after losing his wife to cancer.As he walked to the plate as a pinch-hitter with two outs in the seventh and his San Diego Padres trailing the San Francisco Giants 6-5 Saturday night, he received a nice ovation from the crowd.Catcher Buster Posey told him, Im really sorry for your loss. Just stay strong.I said, Thank you, Solarte said through an interpreter. I really had to control my emotions there.Solarte then singled to left and pointed to the sky after rounding first. He advanced on a wild pitch and was replaced by pinch-runner Travis Jankowski, again getting a nice ovation. Jankowski scored the tying run on Manuel Margots single, his first big league hit and RBI.The Padres ended up losing 9-6 in 10 innings.For Solarte, it was a comforting return to baseball. after losing wife Yuliett, 31.In that moment I was going up there just to help the team. At the same time I was thinking about her as I was starting a life without her, Solarte said. It was one of those moments just where you have to continue on and play hard.Before the game, Solarte thanks the organization for its support. He said his three daughters and his mother had returned with him from Miami.We love him, manager Andy Green said. Were so happy he got a hit. We didnt arrange it to pinch run for him on second base, but circumstances aligned to where we could do that, and wanted to do that, to have Travis score the tying run. Get some speed out there. I thought it was pretty fittingWe thought about leaving him out there. The guys had such an emotional toll, you just let him savor that one sweet moment with all hes been through tin the last week. `The Giants blew a six-run lead before scoring three times in the 10th inning, including a two-run home run by Denard Span. They pulled even with the New York Mets atop the NL wild-card standings.Angel Pagan scored the go-ahead run on a fielding error by rookie right fielder Hunter Renfroe with one out in the 10th, followed by Spans 11th homer, off Kevin Quackenbush (7-7).The Giants, who had given Madison Bumgarner a 6-0 lead before the left-hander allowed three home runs, pulled into a wild-card tie with the Mets, who lost 10-8 to the Philadelphia Phillies.dddddddddddd The St. Louis Cardinals are a half game back after beating the Chicago Cubs 10-4.Will Smith (2-4) pitched one-third of an inning for the win. Sergio Romo came on with a runner on first and no outs in the 10th. He struck out rookie Manuel Margot and allowed Alexi Amaristas single before Wil Myers grounded into a game-ending double play for his third save.The Giants staked Bumgarner to a 6-0 before he allowed the first Padres hit, Renfroes first career home run, with two outs in the fourth.The Padres continued to claw back on Derek Norris two-run homer in the fifth, his 14th, and Adam Rosales two-run shot with two outs in the sixth, his 12th, that cut the Giants lead to 6-5.San Diego tied the franchise record of 172 home runs (1972).Bumgarner allowed five runs and four hits in six innings, struck out five and walked one. He also doubled twice and scored one run.Padres starter Jarred Cosart left with right elbow inflammation after allowing three runs on three hits and two walks in the first inning. Joe Panik hit a two-run single and Pagan had an RBI base hit.Jose Dominguez then gave up three runs in the fourth, on three hits and a walk. Buster Posey and Hunter Pence each drove in a run on a groundball and Eduardo Nunez hit an RBI single.Nunez, the Giants third baseman, made a terrific play in the second. Catcher Buster Posey lost rookie Carlos Asuajes pop foul in the lights. Nunez saw his catcher in trouble and came racing in to make the catch, with his momentum carrying him into the net behind the plate.UP NEXTGiants: Rookie Ty Blach (0-0, 0.00) will make his first career start on Sunday in place of Johnny Cueto, who left his start Tuesday night with a strained groin.Padres: LHP Clayton Richard (3-3, 2.98) is scheduled to make his eighth start for San Diego and 35th overall. ' ' '