Celtics vs. Nets takeaways: Jayson Tatum’s Game 1 buzzer-beater, final stand show Boston’s best attributes

Celtics vs. Nets takeaways: Jayson Tatum’s Game 1 buzzer-beater, final stand show Boston’s best attributes

The Boston Celtics’ 15-point lead had disappeared, Kyrie Irving had caught fire and there were only 11 seconds to salvage their series opener on Sunday. Derrick White pushed the ball in transition and gave it up to Jaylen Brown, who drove baseline, and, when two Brooklyn Nets cut him off, spun to his left and kicked it out to Marcus Smart. Instead of trying to be the hero, Smart pump-faked, dribbled past the two Nets flying at him and dished it to a cutting Jayson Tatum.

Spin move. Layup. Game. Bedlam. 

“Honestly, I think we all thought Smart was going to shoot it,” Tatum said. “So, last-second shot, just crash the glass; if it doesn’t go in, try to make a play. But when he took that dribble, we just kind of made eye contact. And he made a great pass. I just had to make a layup.”

The game-winner at TD Garden gave Tatum 31 points on 9-for-18 shooting, Smart his sixth assist and the Celtics a 115-114 Game 1 victory. It also gave Boston a massive sigh of relief. 

“Those are the best games,” Tatum said. “The games that are the most rewarding, the most fun, just as a competitor. We’re up 15 and we go down five and … the only thing you gotta do is just try to figure it out.” 

Brooklyn began the fourth quarter down by 11 points. It had committed 14 turnovers, and it had been beaten up on the glass. The Nets took the lead with a 15-2 run, driven primarily by Irving, who scored 18 of his game-high 39 points in the final frame. Irving did his damage on 12-for-20 shooting, with six assists, four steals and five rebounds.

Kevin Durant finished with 23 points on 9-for-24 shooting, with four rebounds,

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Esports: Commonwealth Games trial an ‘opportunity to show it is more than just a game’

Esports: Commonwealth Games trial an ‘opportunity to show it is more than just a game’
Mark Weller, chief gaming officer of Vexed Gaming, will act as Team England's Esports manager at this year's Commonwealth Games
Mark Weller, chief gaming officer of Vexed Gaming, will act as Team England’s Esports manager at this year’s Commonwealth Games

“It’s an opportunity for us to educate on esports and it being about much more than just playing a game.”

The news that this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham would include esports as a pilot event faced opposition from traditionalists.

The inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championships will run alongside this summer’s Games, but have separate branding, medals and organisation. But there is hope that esports could become part of the full programme by the 2026 event.

After being appointed as team manager of the England esports squad, Mark Weller spoke to BBC Sport about leading the country into a new era of competitive entertainment.

A competitive outlet

The Commonwealth Esports Championships are due to take place at the International Convention Centre in the heart of Birmingham on 6-7 August.

The event will feature esports athletes from across the Commonwealth – with DOTA 2, eFootball series and Rocket League the three titles featuring in the competition.

All three titlesexternal-link will also include a women’s category as well as an open category.

Weller, chief gaming officer of the Manchester-based Vexed Gaming team,external-link was appointed team manager of Esports England in February.

“It’s a really proud moment for me. As a child I watched the Commonwealth Games. I enjoyed sprinting and as a young person I used to dream about one day being there,” he told BBC Sport.

“It’s a bit mad coming full circle and being a part of it in a way I never thought would be a route 10 years ago.”

It was a major life event in his teens that kickstarted Weller’s pathway into competitive gaming and led to him to lead his country at the Games.


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PowerBilt to show new co-branded HEAD x PowerBilt golfing club selection in collaboration with HEAD Athletics at the 2022 PGA Goods Demonstrate

PowerBilt to show new co-branded HEAD x PowerBilt golfing club selection in collaboration with HEAD Athletics at the 2022 PGA Goods Demonstrate

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — PowerBilt Holdings introduced nowadays that they will be showcasing a merchandise line collaboration with the very well-recognised athletics manufacturer HEAD at this year’s PGA Goods show.

Paul Boe, President of PowerBilt suggests, “I am particularly proud of our collaboration with HEAD Sports activities GmbH and am psyched to announce its availability at key golfing retailers  across the United states of america in the summer months of 2022. Designed from high quality components and elements, this effectiveness golf gear will exceed performance expectations although getting supplied at a competitive cost.  We are specifically enthusiastic about our partnership with HEAD a premier manufacturer, very well recognized for their management in the Ski and Tennis machines industry. I invite all people to take a look at PowerBilt’s booth #2600 at the 2022, PGA Items clearly show for an exceptional products preview”.

The HEAD x PowerBilt product line will consist of effectiveness Drivers, metalwoods, iron sets, entire sets, wedges, putters, golfing bags and numerous accessories featuring PowerBilt’s notice to detail and HEAD’s dedication to efficiency. The positioning will be at the mid-quality stage and will be out there this summer season at participating golfing retailers in the Usa.

About PowerBilt: PowerBilt (www.powerbilt.com) is a 100-yr-aged brand name with a record of accomplishment on the PGA Tour. The PowerBilt manufacturer of goods has been an integral part the golfing tools classification due to the fact 1916 making a solid subsequent amid both of those golfing gurus and every day golfers from all around the earth. PowerBilt devices is obtainable in key golfing markets close to the earth, which includes The United States, Canada, South The us, Europe, South Africa and Australia. 

About HEAD:  HEAD British isles is a world

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Today’s Sportsman: Plan a trip to an outdoor show | Lifestyle

Today’s Sportsman: Plan a trip to an outdoor show | Lifestyle

The following is a listing of upcoming outdoor shows in the Mid-Atlantic area. Outdoor shows are educational and one of the best ways for hands-on experience with the latest sporting equipment as well as a great opportunity locate and meet outfitters for your next adventure.

Plan a day trip to one of the many outdoor expositions found locally and within a few hours of Frederick. I have included contact information for each show, and I encourage readers to visit websites of interest for show coupons, program brochures, senior and youth admission prices, parking information, directions, etc. Be sure to consider any current COVID mandates at the venues you plan to visit.

Jan. 14-16 — Washington Camping RV Expo 2022, Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, Virginia. More than 150 makes and models of recreational vehicles from all the nation’s top manufacturers to choose from. Special factory rebates, financing, and on-the-spot loan approval makes this show a cannot miss for the serious RV enthusiasts. Adult Admission: $10. www.washingtonrvexpo.com/

Jan. 15-16 — Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival, Meadows Event Park, 13111 Dawn Blvd, Doswell, Virginia. This festival is the largest event of its kind in the country, drawing fly anglers from as far away as New York and Georgia. More than 50 on-site exhibitors will have the latest in fly fishing equipment, fly tying and guide services. Beginner to expert anglers will enjoy nonstop lectures on where, when and how to fly fish the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. Virginia wine tastings, microbreweries, local food and live music will also be featured. Adult admission $20. www.vaflyfishingfestival.com/

Jan. 21-23 — West Virginia Hunting &Fishing Show, Coliseum and Convention Center, Charleston, West Virginia. This is the 32nd year that this show has been organized by the West Virginia Trophy Hunters Association. With

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Monaco Esports Federation announces Monaco Gaming Show 2021

Monaco Esports Federation announces Monaco Gaming Show 2021

The Monaco Esports Federation (MeSF), Monaco eSports and Nicecactus have announced the next version of its once-a-year esports event, the Monaco Gaming Demonstrate

The occasion will attribute tournaments in Fortnite and Rocket League, with a €20,000 (~£17,044) income prize declared for each individual of the titles. 

Monaco Esports Federation announces Monaco Gaming Show 2021
Graphic credit rating: The Monaco Gaming Present

Related: Esports Insider teams up with SPORTEL Monaco for future convention

The party is established to choose location from December 18th – 20th, with Fortnite qualifiers starting on December 13th. 

Mike M. Hessabi, President of Nicecactus, commented: “Sport is anchored in Monaco’s lifestyle and occupies an important place in the principality’s landscape. By the Monaco Gaming Display, esport and social gaming now have a yearly occasion of their individual. 

“Nicecactus is happy to manage this party for the next consecutive year with our husband or wife, the Monaco Esports Federation and beneath the higher patronage of the Principality.” 

In accordance to the launch, qualifiers for the Rocket League match have previously been held. The competing groups include things like Group Liquid, Natus Vincere, ForFunSmileyFace, Crew Queso, Endpoint, Dignitas, BDS and Team Vitality. 

Companions of the event consist of ice product model Magnum, overall performance technology organization Hyperice, French telecommunications firm Telis and technologies business Intel, as nicely as media entities NRJ and Melty

The finals of both equally competitions will be broadcast with French and English commentary by esports casters these as Grégory ‘XEWER’ Boye, Willy ‘Skyyart’ Dias and Pierre ‘Pialni’ Alexandre for Fortnite. Boyan ‘Boyan’ Kaftandjiev and French broadcasting workforce Rocket Baguette with cast the Rocket League match.

Moreover, the Monaco Gaming Display will also function numerous ‘surprise’ situations and other unspecified functions for attendees. 

Related: Psyonix and BMW unveil Rocket League partnership

Louis Ducruet, President of the

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The SEMA Bronco, Wrangler & Hummer EV Show

The SEMA Bronco, Wrangler & Hummer EV Show

Forget Celine Dion and Cirque de Soleil. If you’re an auto buff, the biggest show in Vegas next week will be the SEMA circus featuring the Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler and GMC Hummer EV off-road warriors.

The Detroit Three’s off-road stars will take center stage at the Nov. 2-5 Specialty Equipment Market Association’s annual show, which is back live after taking last year off because of the pandemic.

The show has been an annual pilgrimage for Wrangler, the halo car for Jeep’s rugged lineup of SUVs. The Wrangler will showcase two unique off-road mods this year. But in an indication of the escalating off-road battlefield in an SUV and truck-crazed nation, the Wrangler will be joined by debut outings from Bronco and Hummer EV.

SEMA represents auto-mod businesses — a market estimated at $40 billion in 2020 – geared towards enthusiasts who want to personalize their vehicles beyond the multitude of trims that manufacturers offer. The convention floor is a toy chest full of vehicle mods for everything from pickups to sportscars.

Ford traditionally brings hot-rod versions of its Mustang muscle car, while Chevrolet is sure to show off its new, 670-horse Corvette Z06 supercar as well as a 632-cubic-inch V-8 crate engine — offering the most horsepower in Chevy history at 1,004 horsepower. Foreign brands like Toyota have made SEMA home with its smokin’ Supra sportscar, while the floor is also littered with aftermarket shops like Dana (axles) and Wixom-based Lingenfelter Engineering.

A modified version of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe will be displayed at next week's show in Las Vegas.

Off-roading has been supercharged in the pandemic and overlanding age, and Detroit’s rugged brands are determined to capture the market with hundreds of high-margin accessories. In addition to ogling cars at manufacturer booths, SEMA attendees can climb aboard for rides in activations outside the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Having locked horns with Wrangler at Michigan’s Motor Bella

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