Horford, Irving lead Celtics past Bucks

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo leaps for a dunk but is fouled by Boston Celtics’ Aron Baynes during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks wanted to play a game in the aging arena where the team got its start to celebrate the franchise’s half-century in existence.Al Horford and the Boston Celtics spoiled the party.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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The Bucks chose to play one game this season at the 11,000-seat arena to mark the team’s 50th anniversary. The Bucks will move into a new arena next season. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny The Celtics grabbed control in the fourth, building a 12-point lead midway through the period before Tony Snell sank back-to-back 3-pointers, bringing the capacity crowd to its feet and forcing a timeout. The Celtics quickly built the lead back to double digits, but the Bucks briefly rallied again. Brogdon’s layup brought Milwaukee within five points with just under 4 minutes remaining but the Bucks would get no closer.The Celtics jumped out to a 10-point lead early in the first quarter and led 28-23 after the period, led by Irving’s nine points. The Bucks led 44-43 at the half on a late running dunk by Middleton. Irving had 16first-half points.TIP-INSCeltics: G Marcus Smart, who sat out the previous two games with a sprained left ankle, returned to action, scoring eight points in 26 minutes. … F Daniel Theis made his first career start.Bucks: Brogdon returned after missing one game with a left ankle sprain. … DeAndre Liggins received a technical foul after blocking Terry Rozier’s shot, then standing over him after he fell to the floor.RETURN TO THE MECCAThe game was played on a replica of the colorful MECCA court, designed by pop artist Robert Indiana in 1977. “It’s a little cozy,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said of the arena.Stevens made several trips to the arena while coaching in college at Butler University, a one-time Horizon League member along with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which plays its home games there. “It’s fun to be part of these types of games, when you talk about the history of this building and what it has meant to Milwaukee and the NBA,” Stevens said.The Bucks wore uniforms designed after those from their inaugural season in 1968. Jon McGlocklin, known as “Mr. Buck,” addressed the crowd before the game. McGlocklin played on the first team, scored the first basket in team history and started on the 1971 championship squad. He’s a long-time television analyst for the team.ARENA ACCOLADES“It was great to see the intimacy of those seats out there, as well as the fans kind of being right on top of us,” Irving said.Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova, who was born two years after Milwaukee played its last game at the arena, enjoyed the experience. “It was a cool experience playing here and hearing a lot of stories from local people in Milwaukee when they attended games here.”Milwaukee center John Henson described the conditions on the court as “chilly,” but he appreciated the opportunity, nonetheless. “I thought the floor was nice. It was cool just to see the colors.”UP NEXTCeltics: Visit Miami on Saturday night.Bucks: Visit Atlanta on Sunday to start a six-game road trip.center_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Antetokounmpo had 28 points. Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon added 15 apiece.Antetokounmpo, who came into the game leading the league with nearly 37 points per game, scored just 11 in the first half before matching that total in the third quarter as the Bucks built a seven-point lead midway through the period.“(Antetokounmpo) is a guy that wills his way to the paint, and the big challenge for me was to stay between him and the basket and make him shoot over me,” Horford said.Horford held Antetokounmpo in check until the third quarter.“In the first half, I couldn’t make plays for my team because there was a lot of people in the paint,” Antetokounmpo said. “In the second half, things opened up a little bit. I was trying to be aggressive and make something happen.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

How these little elves brought festive fun to a local nursing home

first_imgWhat do you get when you bring over 20 pre-schoolers to put on a play in the local nursing home?A lot of singing, dancing, smiles, hugs and Christmas cheer.That’s what happened last Wednesday, when a class from Rainbow Nursery School in Woodlands visited St Eunan’s Nursing Home to stage their Christmas Show. This was the first time the two communities worked together, bringing young and old into the same space for festive fun.Rainbow Nursery stage their Christmas Show with Karen Murphy at St. Eunan’s Nursing Home, LetterkennyRainbow Nursery stage their Christmas Show with Karen Murphy at St. Eunan’s Nursing Home, LetterkennyRainbow Nursery stage their Christmas Show with Karen Murphy at St. Eunan’s Nursing Home, LetterkennyUnder the expert guidance of Speech and Drama teacher Karen Murphy, the enthusiastic little performers showed off all their singing and acting skills to the delight of the residents. The children had colourful props, entertaining stories and big voices for their variety show, which ended with a series of carols to get everyone singing, clapping and toe-tapping.After the show, there was time for the young stars to meet their appreciative audience.Rainbow Nursery stage their Christmas Show with Karen Murphy at St. Eunan’s Nursing Home, LetterkennyRainbow Nursery stage their Christmas Show with Karen Murphy at St. Eunan’s Nursing Home, LetterkennyThe collaborative event was hailed as a great success by Rainbow Nursery School and St Eunan’s. Karen Murphy, who runs Karen Murphy Speech, Drama & Communications and holds weekly classes at the creche, had originally come up with the idea.Karen told Donegal Daily: “I was coming to class one morning, and I saw a food van delivering to the home and I thought it was a great service. Then I realised that we have a service too, we’re right next door, why wouldn’t we reach out?”“Out of all the shows I’ve had this week, just seeing the smiles and the connection has just been fantastic,” she added.Rainbow Nursery stage their Christmas Show with Karen Murphy at St. Eunan’s Nursing Home, LetterkennyRainbow Nursery stage their Christmas Show with Karen Murphy at St. Eunan’s Nursing Home, LetterkennyDeirdre Murdy, manager of St. Eunan’s Nursing Home said: “Thank you to Rainbow Creche and thanks Karen Murphy for coming here to visit the residents.“At Christmas it’s really nice to get everybody in the community working together. It’s really nice to see a twinkle in everybody’s eye, especially the little ones. The residents were delighted to have them here and it’s great to see a twinkle in the residents’ eyes as well,” Deirdre added. Rainbow Nursery stage their Christmas Show with Karen Murphy at St. Eunan’s Nursing Home, LetterkennyRainbow Nursery stage their Christmas Show with Karen Murphy at St. Eunan’s Nursing Home, LetterkennyPatricia Mc Brearty, owner of Rainbow Montessori and Playschool, said the play and St Eunan’s visit was a wonderful way to enhance their Aistear curriculum by providing an opportunity to promote community involvement.The initial idea gathered great support from Deirdre Murdy and the pupils’ parents, who greeted it with interest and enthusiasm.Patricia said: “We felt that it would provide a valuable and meaningful learning experience for the children and the residents of St. Eunan’s.”Patricia recalled a funny moment in the lead up to the Christmas Show: “To prepare for the visit and to practice walking safely, the children walked over to St. Eunan’s on a number of occasions and waved in the windows at the residents. “One little boy said, ‘That’s the place where grannies and grandas live, and you have to be over 4 to live there!’”Rainbow Nursery stage their Christmas Show with Karen Murphy at St. Eunan’s Nursing Home, LetterkennyRainbow Nursery stage their Christmas Show with Karen Murphy at St. Eunan’s Nursing Home, LetterkennyPatricia added that the event could be the beginning of a whole new initiative.“This is a new and exciting idea for the children and the residents and we look forward to working together, sharing ideas and moving forward with a “Try it and See” approach and maybe we can come back and perform another little Christmas show next year.”How these little elves brought festive fun to a local nursing home was last modified: December 27th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:christmas playKaren Murphy School of Speech Drama and CommunicationsRainbow crecheSt Eunan’s Nursing HomeWoodlandslast_img read more