CJ McCollum40.7–– Even in the area where the duos are most similar — long-range sniping — they are still markedly different because of the disparate ways the players come by their threes. Lillard and McCollum have almost exact inverse splits between the percentage of their 3-point makes that have been pull-ups vs. catch-and-shoots over the past four years, per Second Spectrum, while Curry and Thompson’s splits have not lined up quite as cleanly. Despite the fact that these guard pairings have carried similar usage rates them over these past four years (30.7 percent and 26.7 percent for Lillard and McCollum; 31.1 percent and 25.4 percent for Curry and Thompson), the above figures show that they have come by that usage in vastly different ways. This is further driven home by the fact that Curry and Thompson have been assisted on their baskets far more often (52 percent and 82 percent) than have Lillard and McCollum (29.6 percent and 38.5 percent).These differences naturally stem from the high-end talent disparity between the two teams. Curry and Thompson have had the benefit of playing alongside Green and Andre Iguodala for the entirety of their run, and they’ve had Kevin Durant as an additional wingman for the past three years. Lillard and McCollum, meanwhile, have spent the majority of their time playing alongside Moe Harkless and Al-Farouq Aminu, as well as one of big men Mason Plumlee, Jusuf Nurkic and Enes Kanter. Those three are all nice players, and they have each proven incredibly valuable for Portland at different times, but none of them brings anywhere close to the brilliance of Durant or Green, none has the versatility of Iguodala, and none is the caliber of playmaker any of the aforementioned Golden State players are.The Warriors thinned out their bench in their series against Houston, but not to the point that Curry and Thompson had less help on their side than Lillard and McCollum do — and anyway, Portland is not Houston. The Blazers don’t have the ability to go small as often or as dangerously as the Rockets did when they put P.J. Tucker at center, which means that Andrew Bogut, Kevon Looney and even Jordan Bell can be on the floor more often. As good as Lillard is, the Blazers don’t have a singular player who has broken the game quite in the same way James Harden. And they don’t have the deep wellspring of wing shooters Houston has, either.What they do have is a star guard tandem and a deep group of players who have supported Dame and CJ on this run to the conference finals. That construction has generally not been enough for teams to beat the Warriors in the past. It may not be now, either. But the Splash Brothers Lite will try to make it work.Check out our latest NBA predictions. Stephen Curry46.7–– This, of course, is the natural result of the contrasting job descriptions of these players, which flow from the differing roster constructions in Portland and Golden State.Thompson is a classic shooting guard like you might have seen in the early 2000s. He works almost exclusively off the ball, flying off pin-downs and flare screens, spotting up when Curry runs pick and rolls or making split-cuts when Draymond Green has the ball in the post. Curry, meanwhile, may be Golden State’s point guard, but he is more of a co-lead ball-handler, along with Green and Durant, because that structure allows the Warriors to better weaponize his shooting abilities.By contrast, Lillard is essentially the prototype of the modern-day attack guard who is at the controls of the offense at all times, while McCollum splits his time: working off the ball alongside Lillard, on the ball as a de facto backup point guard in certain lineups and off the ball again in bench-heavy units alongside Evan Turner or Curry’s brother Seth. By wading into the tracking data on NBA.com, we can see that in each of the past four seasons, the ball has been in Lillard’s hands for a greater share of his time on the floor than Curry and Thompson’s shares combined, and McCollum has had the ball in his hands nearly as often as Curry and usually more than twice as often as Thompson. * Calculated by dividing the number of minutes the ball was in a player’s hands by that player’s total minutes played during a given season.Source: Second Spectrum ––51.3 2017-1821.512.316.04.9 Average22.612.915.84.9 Source: Second Spectrum Damian Lillard60.5%–– The NBA’s splashiest backcourt outside Oakland resides in Portland. Trail Blazers stars Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum have combined to make 1,645 threes over the past four seasons, more than any duo in the league besides Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.1The four-year period starts when McCollum was elevated to the starting lineup — after the offseason departures of LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews and Nic Batum — and became the Robin to Lillard’s Batman. Steph and Klay are also the only backcourt in the league to average more collective points per game over that span of time than Dame and CJ.The Splash Brothers are still (somewhat obviously) the superior pairing. Curry and Thompson are widely considered two of the greatest shooters of all time, and they completely warp opposing defenses. Thompson is also far and away the best defender of the four players. But when the quartet squares off in the Western Conference finals, which begin Tuesday night, the Blazers won’t just be bringing an inferior version of the Splash Brothers to the table. The Splash Brothers Lite are mostly just different — and there are even a few things Dame and CJ do a bit better than Steph and Klay.For starters, Portland’s guards attack off the bounce far more often than their Northern California counterparts. Lillard averaged 13.3 drives per game this season, per Second Spectrum tracking data on NBA.com, and his 7.7 points per game on drives ranked 17th among the 353 NBA players who appeared in at least 40 games. McCollum, meanwhile, averaged 9.4 drives that created 6.3 points per game, a figure that tied for 28th among the same group of players. Each of the Blazers’ guards averaged more drive-points per game than the Warriors’ backcourt duo combined.2Curry’s 7.7 drives per game created 3.9 points per game, (73rd) while Thompson’s 4.4 drives created 2.1 points per game (132nd), which means they combined for only 6.0 points per game off the drive.This isn’t a new phenomenon, either. The Blazers’ guard duo has consistently been more aggressive in attacking the paint than the Warriors have been — both before and after Golden State acquired Kevin Durant prior to the 2016-17 season. ––84.8 2015-1624.5%15.2%16.9%5.1% Portland’s guards handle the ball moreThe time of possession rates* for each pair of players, 2015-16 to 2018-19 ––36.1% 2018-1921.710.014.14.6 Klay Thompson14.0–– YearLillardMcCollumCurryThompson The Splash Brother pairs shoot their threes in different waysShare of made 3-pointers in the regular season that were pull-up vs. catch-and-shoot, 2015-16 to 2018-19 ––58.7 Pull-upCatch-and-shoot 2016-1722.513.615.94.9
The AC Milan Argentinean footballer was sent off against Juventus last Sunday for screaming at the referee after he was bookedDuring Sunday’s match between AC Milan and Juventus, Argentinean striker Gonzalo Higuain was sent off.He was booked by referee Paolo Mazzoleni and got so angry, that he ended up screaming in the official’s face.Now he faces a two-match ban in the Italian Lega Serie A, according to Football Italia.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“In Turin, you brought me this and I started scoring,” Higuain said.“Hopefully it’s a good omen. Things went as they did, I’m a person with this character.”“I’m very happy that I received affection from the Milan fans, the club, and my teammates.”“That’s what makes you proud,” he concluded.
It’s that time of year again. That’s right—turkey time.I sat down at my desk this afternoon and began opening the stacks of magazines that are delivered here to the FOLIO: office daily. First on the pile was Condé Nast’s Bon Appetit, with a delicious-looking turkey resting gently in a roasting pan on the cover. Next came the herb-crusted masterpiece on the cover of American Express Publishing’s Food & Wine. Then I unwrapped the new issue of Martha Stewart Living, with its “simple and sensational” bird with glazed carrots and roasted vegetables, accompanied by a sweet potato casserole. OK, I can’t go on. I’m starting to salivate. Newsstands this time every year are overflowing with magazine covers featuring this succulent bird. But the cover that takes the cake (and the cranberry sauce, and the stuffing) this year is Hearst’s Food Network Magazine. The November issue features what the publisher says is the “first” triple cover in the U.S. (go on, share my hunger pangs—see the covers below). The first cover features the turkey dinner while cover two shows side dishes and the third follows up with dessert. The entire cover package was sponsored by Cargill’s Truvia, a natural sweetener.If that wasn’t already too much, the issue has nearly 140 recipes for creating more than 288,000 variations of the culinary wonder known as Thanksgiving dinner.Have these covers triggered your taste buds? Not to worry. Turkey day is only a little over a month away.
CBN Ane Nenu Again On May23rd✌ @dinneshchowdary @vishwaksens Watched the #FalaknumaDasPaidPremieres last night. Calling it a mental torture will still be an understatement. I felt like vomiting cuz of camera shakes. Very mediocre movie/below par dialogues. Like seriously,Why did u even make? #FalaknumaDas My Rating : 1.5/5 #FalaknumaDas Review The original is improved to a better taste of TELUGU audiences I really wish this movie to rock in all centers. Other than mass audience Terrifically exhibited tale of Nijam slums. 3.5/4 #FalaknumaDas @vishwaksens bro u have given ur best. U captured the soul of hyd very well. U could have taken better care in 2nd half. But ur hardwork never fails. U have bright future be selective. U have awesome screen presence and in emotional scenes u are very natural Power star the king @chegueverasurya #FalaknumaDas ‘might’ serve as a Mass lovers delight, @vishwaksens tried to deliver his best amongst so many poor performances. The most natural remains the antagonists Raju,Ravi&Tharun Bhascker. Gotta appreciate the efforts put in by Vishwaksens. #FarmerisKing @roopak999 Vamsi-Shekar @UrsVamsiShekar #FalaknumaDas Is remake of Malayalam movie ‘Angamaly Diaries’. Faithful to the plot and screenplay. By just changing pork business to mutton business, can the universe and characters of Angamaly fit into the milieu of Falaknuma? This is where the film erred big-time. Prathusha☕ @prathushaparsh Ravi Kiran @kasojuravikiran Unpaid Media @media_unpaid Cherry Pulipaka @CherryPulipaka Jalapathy Gudelli @JalapathyG Falaknuma DasTwitterTelugu movie Falaknuma Das (Falaknama) starring Vishwaksen Naidu, Saloni Mishra, Harshita Gaur and Prashanthi Charuolingah, has received mixed review and rating from the audience.Falaknuma Das is a romantic action thriller film, which is a remake of the critically acclaimed Malayalam movie Angamaly Diaries. Besides acting, Vishwaksen Naidu has directed the film which has been is produced by Karate Raju, Cherlapally Sandeep Goud and Manoj Kumar Katokar. The movie has received an A certificate and its runtime is 2.30 hours.Falaknuma Das story: Das is young man with a traditional upbringing, but his boisterous nature gets him involved in the world of crime. He loses his temper, acts irrationally during a dispute with a rival business group and ends up killing someone. What happens next forms the crux of the story of the movie.Performance: Vishwaksen Naidu has done good job in his first attempt and his performance is one of the highlights of Falaknuma Das. Saloni Mishra, Harshita Gaur, Prashanthi Charuolingah, Uttej and Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam have done their jobs well and they are also among the assets of the film, say the audience.Technical: Falaknuma Das has good production values and background score, picturisation, action and dailogues are the attractions on the technical front, add the film goers.Falaknuma Das movie review live updates: We bring you some Telugu viewers’ verdict on the film shared on Twitter. Scroll down to see the audience response.Sai Akhil @Sai_Akhil666 Good movie. A bit laggy but we can manage it. 1 time watchable. Bgm is superb. #FalaknumaDas #falaknumadas First half is with full mass entertainment and ends with a bang up to this movie is awesome. later the lagging 2nd half with not worthy ending. mass audience movie ni miss avakandi. A good film. You can enjoy the original version Congratulations @SureshProdns #FalaknumaDas is a raw movie with natural performances portraying the essence and aura of whole old city, Hyderabad bold youth and friendship which is not everyone’s favorite genre ofcourse the film came out for targeted audience reached well for single screens.. The way he(director) viewed the film is totally different from other regular film makers by which we get the cult feel of Falaknuma with that brilliant cinematography and outstanding re-recoding gave rebirth and new high to the film every time on screen.. I heartily appreciate and congratulate Vishwak Sen bhai for this daring attempt.. I was thinking how he managed to shoot in that kind of messy locations that too in public.. Brave attempt for selected genre. ❤️ #MassKaDas #Paandu #Filment #Circuit and our favorite #BTSaidulu ichi padesadu mana local kurallaki. !!! Rajeshwari Prasad @RajeshwariGowd Watching #Falaknamadas After 1st half : G**davalga vundi ra Movie. After 2nd half : D**indu complete Shape out Ipoindi. #TarunBhaskar nailed it he is the best in this movie. Ahh DOP evaro kani actors face lu vethukovalsi vachindi #FalaknumaDas review +ves – Vishwaksen and Tharun bhasker – First half – Music – New talent actors – Hyderabad Nativity -ves – Slightly dragged second half Our Rating : 3/5 Pakka Hyderabadi Bomma #FalaknumaDas #Vishwaksen #FalaknumaDas First Half: Attitude kaa BAAP #MassKaDas Mass Ride with extraordinary BGM New age making on board with extraordinary BGM #FalaknumaDas Tight_Slapz➿ @Tight_Slapz Rohit @Rohit_Lingam #FalaknumaDas Pros: True to “Angamalay Diaries” Viswak Sen Cons: Everything else Overall: Malayalam lo aadindani ikkadiki tekudadu bossu manaki yekkavu ilanti movies. Rating: 1/5 #MassKaDas Done with 1st half… Vivek sagar.. Take a bow man.. BGM mentalssssss #FalaknumaDas I would say this is a good attempt by vishwak to portray the essence of hyd and its culture in a raw n rustic way..Tharun bhascker U r an actor man Good to see uttej sir getting a prominent role after a long time..Please release the OST’s of the film soon @SureshProdns Loved Title cards song and the 1 min bit of kailaah kher’s hindi song. 2nd half is a bit let down and continuous shot at the last doest seem engaging(good try though). Vishwak is the new talent to look out for.. #FalaknumaDas PS-I Didn’t watch the original version. #FalaknumaDas avg. 2nd half drag but aa locations characters culture too good portray chesaru. Vishnu Reddy @imVISHNUvREDDY @HarshitaGaur12 There is very little space in movie for all the lead actress’s and Harshi though you had a little scenes to portray you have done a splendid job and acted naturally as #Sakhi #HarshitaGaur #FalaknumaDas TeluguFlix @TeluguFlix
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Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailFirefighters have brought a blaze which has led to trains between Stoke-on-Trent and London being cancelled under control. Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters were called to the blaze, in Harrow, London, just before midnight. A two storey warehouse building, which contained propane cylinders, was destroyed in the fire. Twelve people were evacuated from their homes nearby as a precaution – but no one is believed to have been injured in the blaze. As a result of the fire all direct trains between railway stations in Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire and London Euston have been cancelled – as the warehouse is near the West Coast Mainline. The fire has also damaged the trackside retaining wall, a spokesman for London Euston railway station said. Station Manager Jason Jones of London Fire Brigade, who was at the scene, said: “We had a very well developed fire which was extremely visible from quite a way out. “There were propane cylinders involved so a hazard zone was set up as cylinders can explode when exposed to heat. “The site is next to Headstone Lane train station and trains were stopped. “Crews worked very hard through the night to get the fire under control.” Read MoreMan arrested after jumping onto moving freight train Disruption on the railway network is set to continue throughout the day – with London Midland advising passengers not to travel. Those wishing to take the train to London from the region can catch the East Midlands train to Derby and travel down to St Pancras Station. A spokesman for Network Rail said: “London Midland and Virgin Trains services are currently unable to run between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston.” In a statement, Virgin Trains said: “Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 120 minutes or terminated at and started back from Milton Keynes Central. London Euston and Watford Junction will not be served. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.” The cause of the warehouse fire is not known at this stage. For the latest live updates visit our traffic and travel live news service here.