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  • July 13, 2019
    Connacht beat Glasgow 16-11 in their Guinness PRO12 play-off to set up an all-Irish final against Leinster next Saturday. It was an emotional win for Connacht, who will feature in a PRO12 final for the first time in their history. Glasgow on the other hand will rue a spate of handling errors and ill-discipline that kept them just out of reach.Winger Niyi Adeolokun scored Connachts only try of the day, with fly-half Jack MacGinty contributing 11 points with the boot. Fijian second row Leone Nakarawa scored a try for the visitors, while Duncan Weir, on as a replacement in the first minute after Finn Russell was taken off on a stretcher following a collision, kicked two penalties.Glasgow had a glimmer of hope when replacement Connacht prop Rodney Ah You was shown a yellow card with eight minutes remaining, but the Scots could not make the extra man count as the home side successfully closed out the game.Connacht will face Leinster in the PRO12 final on May 28 in Edinburgh, live on Sky Sports. Bundee Aki lead the Connacht celebrations after they secured a place in the Pro 12 final. The intense atmosphere as the teams ran out was quelled right at the beginning of the match when Russell was caught in an unfortunate collision, causing the referee to stop the match immediately as the Scotland international was taken from the field. He collided with team-mate Zander Fagerson, who also left the field. The visitors seemed unable to find their rhythm thereafter, but the Irish side were no better as both teams played their typical expansive game despite passes not going to hand.In the end it was Connacht who were first to stamp their mark on the game, with man of the match Bundee Aki running hard with the ball to bring his team within touching distance of the line. Bundee Aki and Stuart Hogg give their reaction after Connacht booked their place in the Pro 12 final. The territorial pressure finally paid off as Connacht won a penalty in the opposition half, and MacGinty made it 3-0 after 23 minutes. However the Warriors hit back with a Weir penalty to draw level three minutes later.Adeolokun then crossed for his try, taking a long pass on the right touchline before stepping inside Warriors full-back Stuart Hogg and shrugging off the last two defenders to give Connacht a 10-3 lead at the break.Nakarawa scored minutes after half-time to bring his side within two of Connacht, but Weir could not draw level with his conversion attempt.MacGinty then took Connacht to a five point lead as the third quarter drew to a close, but just as they had in the first half, Connacht immediately conceded a penalty of their own to hand Weir the chance to cancel out MacGintys effort. Weir made no mistake, reinstating the two-point deficit. Bundee Aki of Connacht tackles Peter Horne of Glasgow Glasgows poor discipline then saw a series of penalties conceded in their own half, and though initially MacGinty opted to kick for the corner each time rather than risk a speculative shot at goal in the wind, the fly-half finally relented and called for the kicking tee in the 64th minute.His attempt brushed past the inside of the left upright, giving his side a 16-11 lead with just over 15 minutes remaining.Connacht then knocked on while on the attack near the Glasgow line, and when Hogg tried to run the ball out of his in-goal area, he was hit but a reckless high shot from Ah You, which saw the prop sent to the bin to see out the match from the sidelines.Glasgow threw everything at their hosts with the man advantage, but once again were haunted by shoddy handling which cost them every threatening chance. 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This is one of those games that you could have lost trust easily in what we were doing and we didnt.At the end of the day, we won the game, so I think it actually probably gives me more equity to try more stuff.The Clippers are building plenty of equity this season. Los Angeles has won five games in a row, including road games at Oklahoma City and San Antonio.Minnesota enters the season with high hopes with new coach Tom Thibodeau after more than a decade of losing. But the young squad is still looking to find its rhythm, particularly on the defensive end.Timberwolves opponents are shooting .469 from the field this year, the second-highest mark in the NBA. Minnesota has allowed 104.0 points per game.dddddddddddd Establishing a defensive presence was a big part of Thibodeaus arrival.The Timberwolves (2-5) allowed 107 points on the road to Orlando in their last game, but managed a 123-107 victory to snap a three-game losing streak.There is a small difference between winning and losing, Thibodeau said after Wednesday nights game. You take a hard look at the mental mistakes. The biggest thing is eliminating all of the ways you beat yourself first.A possible return from point guard Ricky Rubio could help fix the defensive inefficiencies. Rubio has missed the last five games with a sprained right elbow, but he returned to practice Friday. If he feels good after the workout, Rubio could return this weekend as Minnesota plays a home back-to-back.As long as he feels pretty good tomorrow, Thibodeau said Friday. Just the way he can push the ball, his decision-making, team defense, hes all over the place.Defense hasnt been an issue for Los Angeles. Returning nearly the same squad as last season, the Clippers allow a league-low 90.4 points per game.The Clippers had won three games in a row by more than 20 points before Fridays two-point victory. The game came down to the end, only assured when Russell Westbrooks 3-pointer missed the mark in the final seconds.Yeah, a big-time trust game for us, Chris Paul said after the game. Cheap Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys Wholesale NHL Jerseys Wholesale MLB Jerseys Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Wholesale NCAA Jerseys Wholesale Football Jerseys Wholesale Basketball Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys ' ' '