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Isaiah Thomas did not feel any
pressure entering the first game
seven of his NBA career.
His play backed up his
confidence and with the help of
Kelly Olynyk and the Boston
Celtics bench, Thomas earned his
biggest career win.
Thomas scored 29 points and
had 12 assists while Olynyk scored
a career-play-off high 26 points
as the Celtics used a big fourth
quarter to outlast the Washington
Wizards 115-105 in the deciding
game of the Eastern Conference
“I knew it would be a big time
game tonight. I knew it wouldn’t
be easy at all,” Thomas said. “And
we came out on top.”
Led by Olynyk, the Celtics
got a huge lift from their bench,
outscoring their Wizards’
counterparts 48-5. Boston also
connected on 11 three-pointers,
including eight of 13 in the second
“ We needed it,” Olynyk said.
“That ’s a tough team that we
played seven tough games against
and they can score. We needed
to help out the starters, help out
Boston advance to the Eastern
Conference Finals where they will
host the Cleveland Cavaliers in
game one tomorrow.
It is the Celtics’ first appearance
in the conference finals since 2012.
“ What a special opportunity to
get a chance to compete against
them,” Boston coach Brad Stevens
For Thomas it ser ves as the
ultimate validation for a team that
many felt was unworthy of the
conference’s top seed.
It also marked the latest big
performance by Thomas, in a play-
off run that began in the haze of
his younger sister ’s death in a car
The 28-year-old All-Star has
called the basketball court his
sanctuary and he continues to
credit his team-mates for giving
him the strength to perform at a
“That says a lot about the team
we are and we believe in each
other,” Thomas said. “ The game
wasn’t always what we wanted it
to be and it wasn’t a perfect game.
But we kept going and stayed the
Bradley Beal led the Wizards
— who were playing their first
game seven since 1979 — with 38
points, including 24 in the second
“ I don’t care how well I played,”
Beal said after ward.
“ I don’t care if I played bad. The
end result...the only thing that
matters is getting a win.” — AP
8 - Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Greymouth and the Hoki
Vipers had clear wins in the inter-
club badminton competition last
South Westland travelled to
Greymouth to play their first
matches of the season, having sat
out the bye the previous week,
and were unlucky in losing four
of the six three-setters.
The Greymouth women proved
too strong for the southerners,
picking up all four singles and
both their doubles matches.
Leanne Hunter and Talia
Shadbolt continued a good
partnership and both got hat-
tricks for the night.
The game of the night was the
singles clash between Shadbolt
and Ayla Richards in which the
second game stretched out to
28-26 in Richards’ favour after
Shadbolt won the first, making
it a three-setter, which Shadbolt
Graham Berry got his money ’s
worth for the night going three
sets with Ian Singleton against
Sean Brown and Kerry Cropp,
again against Kerry in singles
and again in his mixed.
The Vipers got off to a good
start, winning all four doubles
Fill-in Tony Houston proved
an assest for the Vipers winning
all his three games. Despite the
scoreline there were some close
matches and plenty of three-
setters with all bar one falling the
Ross Coleman and Leon Chai
had a battle but youth won out
in the finish. Tate Hutchins and
Houston enjoyed a competitive
match against Rodney Archer
and Tamati Frost with three
This week Greymouth has the
bye so both ties will be played in
the Westland High School ASB
Stadium starting at 6.45pm.
Greymouth beat South
Doubles: Sean Brown and
Kerry Crop lost to Ian Singleton
and Graham Berry 19-21, 21-13,
12-21. Grant Hipson and Justin
Augustan beat Danny Philps and
Adrian Waters 21-14, 21-14.
Jenny Brown and Jean Stainger
beat Katrina Henderson and
Tracey Deans 21-12, 19-21, 21-
13. Leeanne Hunter and Talia
Shadbolt beat Laurie Philps and
Ayla Richards 21-17, 21-14.
Singles: S Brown lost to
Singleton 8-21, 10-21. Cropp
beat Berry 21-19, 21-23, 21-13.
Hipson lost to D Philps 18-21,
19-21. Augustan beat Waters
21-18, 21-9 . J Brown beat
Henderson by default. Stainger
beat Deans 21-14, 16-21, 21-
14. Hunter beat L Philps 21-13,
21-14. Shadbolt beat Richards
21-16, 26-28, 21-16.
Mixed doubles: S and J Brown
beat Singleton and Henderson
21-11, 21-5. Cropp and Stainger
lost to Berry and Deans 21-
17, 17-21, 23-25. Hipson and
Hunter beat D and L Philps
21-13, 21-17. Augustan and
Shadbolt beat Waters and
Richards 21-17, 21-16.
Hoki Vipers beat Hoki
Doubles: Ross Coleman and
Brett Holland beat Leon Chai
and Sam Reeves 21-10, 21-
13. Tate Hutchins and Todd
Manera beat Rodney Archer and
Braden Manera 21-19, 21-19.
Regan Monk and Tine Hagn-
Meincke beat Troy Styles and
Carien Pieterse 22-20, 21-12.
Tony Houston and Adrienne
Coleman beat Tamati Frost and
Jolene Godfrey 21-12, 21-17.
Singles: R Coleman lost to
Chai 14-21, 22-20, 12-21.
Holland beat Reeves 21-10,
21-14. Hutchins beat Archer
11-21, 21-19, 8-21. T Manera
lost to B Manera 14-21, 14-21.
Monk beat Styles 21-13, 21-15.
Houston beat Frost 21-11, 21-
16. Meincke beat Pieterse 21-13,
13-21, 21-19. A Coleman beat
Godfrey 14-21, 21-12, 21-12.
Mixed doubles: R Coleman
and Monk lost to Chai and
Styles 21-23, 16-21. Holland
and Meincke beat Reeves and
Pieterse 21-10, 21-17. Hutchins
and Houston beat Archer and
Frost 20-22, 21-19, 21-16. T
Manera and A Coleman beat B
Manera and Godfrey 21-12, 21-
The draw is. — 6.45pm: South
Westland v Hoki Hotshots.
7.15pm: Hoki Moonshiners v
Hoki Vipers. Greymouth the
The West Coast rugby draw for the weekend
Senior (New Forrest Cup)
2.45pm: Grey Valley v Wests, Reefton
(C van der Geest, R Maitland); Marist v
Blaketown, McMillan Park (P Grafton, J
Lynch, C Dodds); South Westland v Kiwi,
Ross (M Cowlin, J Prendergast).
Under-16: 10.30am: Wests v Marist, WHS
No 1 (M Slaven); White Star a bye.
Under-14: 9.45am: Marist-Wests
Blaketown, McMillan Park ( J Lynch).
11.30am: White Star v Kiwi, Victoria Square;
Westport a bye.
Under-12: 10am: South Westland v Wests,
Hari Hari (R Maitland). 10.30am: White
Star v Kiwi, Craddock Park 2; Westport v
Blaketown, Craddock Park 1; Marist a bye.
Under-10 (coaches to ref ). 10 .30am: Kiwi v
Blaketown WHS No 2. 11am: Marist v South
Westland, McMillan Park; Wests a bye.
Under-8: 9.45am: Kiwi v Blaketown, WHS
No 2; Wests Red v Wests Black, WHS No
2. 11am: Marist v South Westland, McMillan
Under-6: 10am: Wests Black v Kiwi,
Hokitika Primary; Wests Red v Marist,
Hokitika Primary. 10 .30am: South Westland
v Blaketown Knights, Hari Hari School; Grey
Valley v Blaketown Dragons, Ikamatua.
Some teams in the West Coast
netball competition have been
re-graded after the first three
The West Coast Netball
executive meeting this week
agreed to look at grades and
results so far this season and it
was decided to re-grade some
Changes are. —
unchanged. Kotare B to premier
B. GHS Junior A and Paroa A
to senior section one. No senior
section two. Cobden D and CSC
C to join HSOG Jnr A, HSOG
D, Cobden Junior A and Karoro
A to make first grade. Reefton
Tigers and CSC Junior A to
second grade. Paroa Junior A to
The draw for this weekend is. —
Westland Recreation Centre
Duty teams: All teams on first
round (set up): All teams on last
round (pack up). Duty official:
12.10pm: C1: HSOG A v
Westland High; (Sue Smith,
Cindy Newton); C2, Grey High
School A v Tui Central ( Jocelyn
Lister, Jocelyn Patel).
1.10pm: C1, Star United A v
Star United B (Sue Smith, Cindy
Newton); C2, Speights Alehouse
Cobden B v Star United C
(Paula Smith, Linda Connors).
2.10pm: C1, Reefton Force v
CSC A (Paula Smith, Raewyn
McLeod); C2, Kotare A v Kotare
B (Lisa Brewer, Linda Connors).
Duty team: Tui Central, Paroa.
Duty official: Anne McNoe,
Duty umpires: Cindy Newton,
Future Ferns. —
Grey Valley v Reefton Lions; C3,
Cobden v Spares; C4, Karoro v
CSC; C5, Star United Blue v
Star United Gold.
10.30am: C2, Kotare Junior A
v Karoro B, (Breesha Hackett,
Jessica Stenchman); C3, Reefton
Tigers v HSOG Junior B ( Jamee
McGowan, Nekesha Mellish);
C4, Cobden Jnr B v Paroa Jnr
A (Samantha Bungard, Meya
Willman); C5, Star United
Junior A v CSC Junior A
11.30am: C2, CSC C v HSOG
D (Kotare B x 2); C3 Reefton
Storm v Kotare C (Courtney
C4, HSOG B v GHS Junior
A (Leonie Rubbo, Ngamora
Wakefield); C5, Paroa A v CSC
B (Kotare A x 2).
12.30pm: C3, Cobden C v
HSOG C (Leonie Rubbo,
Reefton Force); C4, HSOG
Junior A v Cobden Junior A
(Ngamora Wakefield, Darlene
Broomfield); C5, Cobden D v
Karoro A (CSC A x 2).
Wet weather draw
Anzac Park, 10.30am: C2,
HSOG B v GHS Junior A
Wakefield); C3, Reefton Storm v
Kotare C (Courtney Lankshear,
Aimee Boote); C4, Cobden C
v HSOG C (Reefton Force,
(Kotare A, Kotare B).
Defending champion and world No 1
Andy Murray was swept aside by home
favourite Fabio Fognini at the Italian
Open today, being completely outplayed
in a 6-2, 6-4 defeat.
Only a late spell of resistance when
he reeled off three games at 1-5 in the
second set kept the scoreline respectable
as the British player’s worrying slump in
form continued ahead of this month’s
An inspired Fognini, whose wife
former US Open champion Flavia
Pennetta is expecting their first child
this week, thumped 31 winners in his
first victory over a world No 1.
Murray has won only five of his last
10 matches but while he continues to
search for some spark in a lacklustre
claycourt season, Novak Djokovic, the
man he usurped as world No 1 last
November, is finding his just in time for
The Serb built on last week’s
encouraging showing in Madrid to beat
qualifier Aljaz Bedene 7-6 (2), 6-2 in his
Djokovic has struggled for form this
year and recently split with his entire
coaching staff but his game looked in
good order against Bedene on Court
Centrale in Rome.
He was pushed hard in the opening
set by 55th-ranked Bedene and had to
recover an early ser vice break but he
stepped on the gas in the second set to
cruise through to the third round.
“A little bit of a slow start, but Bedene
is the kind of player that gives you good
rhythm,” world No 2 Djokovic, beaten
in the Madrid semis by Rafael Nadal,
said. “I had some good exchanges, some
good games with rallies and it felt right,
especially in the second set.”
There were also wins for sixth seed
Marin Cilic against American Ryan
Harrison and ninth seed David Goffin,
who came from a set down to beat
Spain’s Fernando Verdasco.
David Ferrer won an all-Spanish clash
with Feliciano Lopez for his 700th
career win. Australian Nick Kyrgios
withdrew with a hip injury.
Nadal takes on Spain’s Nicolas Almagro
while third seed Stan Wawrinka faces
unpredictable Frenchman Benoit Paire
having lost to him last week on the clay
in Madrid. — Reuters
Dominic Bird is looking forward to a
titanic battle of the air against his former
team-mates when the Chiefs meet the
Crusaders in Suva on Friday.
Chiefs lock Bird was forced to leave the
southern franchise following the 2013
season after struggling to get game time
despite having gained two tests for the
All Blacks early in his career.
The 26-year-old lock, who is still a
member of the Canterbury NPC squad,
has played rugby with a number of
the Crusaders’ squad. “P laying against
anyone that you know gives you a bit
more motivation,” Bird said.
He has only missed one game for the
Chiefs all year but is still feeling fresh
ahead of the business end of the season.
The Chiefs are aware that losing to
the Crusaders will effectively hand
the Christchurch-based side the New
However they remain confident, having
not lost a New Zealand derby this season,
while they defeated the southern men
twice last year.
“It ’s a crucial time of the season as these
are pivotal games, especially when you’re
fighting with a couple of teams for that
top spot and there is a lot riding on it but
we’re looking forward to it,” Bird said.
The Chiefs brought in All Black
assistant coach Mike Cron at training
during the week to help with their scrum
as they prepare to face the much vaunted
Bird, who is New Zealand’s tallest
rugby player at 2.06m, recently extended
his contract with the Chiefs for another
season as he chases an All Black jersey.
“It’s definitely a goal but the main focus
is just playing well each weekend,” he
said. — NZN
Greymouth, Hoki Vipers dominate round
West Coast rugby draw
Coast netball teams re-graded
PICTURE: Getty Images
Washington Wizards John Wall hits the floor as he tries to defend
Boston Celtics Isaiah Thomas in the fourth quarter yesterday in their
NBA eastern conference semi-final play-off series.
Paralympic gold medallist Liam
Malone paid tribute to his mother as
he graduated from Victoria University
The 23-year-old graduated with a
bachelor of commerce in marketing
and international business, a degree
he studied towards while training for
and competing at the 2016 Paralympic
Games in Rio de Janeiro.
In his graduate address he stressed the
importance of family support and urged
his classmates to hug their parents.
“I lost my mum to cancer at 18, and
she cannot be here today.
“One of my biggest regrets is not
giving my mum enough hugs, and if
she was here today I would’ve loved
to give her a hug just to say thank you
for everything she has done for me,’’ he
Although he donned full regalia and
marched through central Wellington
with his classmates there will be no
time for celebrations for the Paralympic
“I ’ve got to fly straight back to
Auckland and speak at a conference
today, I don’t go out, I’m an athlete
so I might treat myself to a kebab or
something but nothing exciting.’’
Juggling full-time study and a sporting
career has not been easy for Malone who
said he had to give up a lot.
“In economics there’s no free lunch,
to have one thing you have to forgo
another. I was trying to do two things
that require a lot of time and energy so
I didn’t get a chance to make a whole
bunch of friends, or go clubbing or have
that university experience.’’
While his focus at the moment is on
becoming the fastest man on the planet,
he plans to use his degree down the track,
and would be interested in working in a
New Zealand’s sprint canoeists do not
expect their revamped approach to the
World Cup regattas to reap immediate
rewards in Portugal.
Double K1 Olympic champion Lisa
Carrington has shifted into team boats
for the regattas in Portugal this weekend
and Hungary a week later.
The eight-strong, all-female New
Zealand squad comprises two K4 boats
and various K2 combinations, with
Carrington choosing to focus on team
goals at the Montemor-o -Velho venue.
Caitlin Ryan will get a chance to test
her K1 500m credentials, opening the
New Zealand campaign on Friday,
while Carrington and Aimee Fisher and
Kim Thompson and Rebecca Cole will
race the K2 500m heats. Two boats will
contest the straight final of the K4 500m
New Zealand’s best hope is the
combination of Carrington, Ryan,
Fisher and Kayla Imrie.
Carrington replaces the retired Jaimee
Lovett in the only change to the crew
who placed fifth at the Rio Olympics.
Coach Rene Olsen likes the new set-
up, with Imrie having shifted from the
second seat to the front.
“ Lisa has done a great job of adjusting
to the bigger boat,” Olsen said. “She
has worked hard to make sure the boat
gets the maximum benefit out of her
great power. But we’re focusing on the
long game, using each race as another
opportunity to check and adjust the
Thompson, Cole, Briar McLeely and
Britney Ford will form the second New
Zealand quartet. Of the other Olympic
K4 finalists, only fourth-placed Ukraine
will return with most of their crew intact.
Ryan’s ability in a K1 boat will be
severely tested by Poland’s Marta
Walczykiewicz, who finished second to
Carrington in the K1 200m at the last
four world championships and in Rio.
Fognini sweeps Murray aside in Rome
Bird embracing Crusaders locking duel
Kayakers set for World Cup
Paralympian Malone pays
mum tribute at graduation
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