by on March 13, 2018

The Adelaide 36ers chalked up their seventh straight victory with Sundays convincing 103-96 defeat of the Sydney Kings at Qudos Bank Arena. Nike Shox R4 White .Five Adelaide players scored in double figures, while Kings guard Jason Cadee scored a game-high 29 points.The Kings held narrow quarter-time and halftime leads but couldnt match the visitors energy and efficiency in the second half.At no stage were we able to contain them defensively and we had to try and out-shoot them, Sydney coach Andrew Gaze said.Our intensity isnt where it needs to be and our concentration isnt where it needs to be.We dont always have that individual desire to stop your man.Cadee and American forward Greg Whittington combined for 13 points in the opening period, while Sixers captain Mitch Creek had 11 off the bench, as Sydney built a 26-25 quarter-time lead.The second period was an arm-wrestle featuring eight lead changes and six ties. Adelaide forward Daniel Johnson paced his teams scoring with 12 points in the quarter, but Cadee and Whittington stayed hot and the Kings had their noses in front 51-49 at halftime.The Sixers connected on a sizzling 61 percent of their shot attempts in the half, including four of six from three-point range.Adelaide took advantage of a controversial technical foul on Kings forward Tom Garlepp late in the third period, patiently working their way to a 79-74 lead with a quarter to play.They answered Sydneys last-ditch challenges and have now beaten the Kings in three out of three meetings this season.Ive got a way of keeping them grounded, Adelaide coach Joey Wright said of his high-flying side.We were taking some shots tonight that were weve won six in a row so lets see what happens. Well talk about that extensively at our next video session.The Kings are back on deck with this Fridays home game against NSW rivals Illawarra, while the Sixers host Perth on Thursday night. Nike Air Force 1 Mid White .R. Smith realized how easily basketball can be taken from him, and he wasnt going to take his place in the NBA for granted anymore. Saucony Originals Sale . The Oilers come in having lost five in a row (0-4-1) and 16 of their last 20 games, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. . The 29-year-old from Port Colborne, Ont., has nothing but good things to say about former U.S. marine Liz (Girlrilla) Carmouche ahead of their co-main event Wednesday on the UFCs "Fight for the Troops" televised card in Fort Campbell, Ky. Hundreds are in attendance at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center watching the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U grand finals showdown between Gonzalo ZeRo Barrios and Nairoby Nairo Quezada. The crowd has seen this matchup time and time again. Orlando, Tempe and, in the games former iteration, Super Smash Bros. Brawl.In Smash for Wii U, however, there was always an asterisk next to the matchup: ZeRo always wins. But not this time. In New Orleans, with his main character, Zero Suit Samus, Nairo flipped the matchup on its head. Two up-airs to juggle ZeRos Sheik, followed by an up-B, sends ZeRo off the top of Final Destination. Commentators Terrence TKbreezy Kershaw and Phil EE Visu are shouting just as loudly as the crowd.Now a year later, Nairo will look to do it again, but on a bigger stage: the Evolution Championship Series. This time, however, Nairo will have to weed his way through more than 2600 entrants.The rise to the topThis time last year, Nairo took third at his first ever Evo after falling to Ramin Mr. R Delshad in the losers finals. At the time, Nairo had become a staple in the previous version of the Super Smash Bros. series, Brawl, playing the game when he was 13 years old.He entered the first international Brawl tournament at Apex 2010, where he took 25th place. In Brawl, Nairo played Meta Knight, the games strongest character, and often faced the likes of ZeRo, who also used the character as his main at multiple tournaments. In 2012, Nairo, after taking top placings at a string of local and regional tournaments, made his first big splash at Apex, taking third place after losing to Japanese player Ishikawa Otori Kenta.Nairo continued to grind in Brawl after meeting top Smash competitors ZeRo, Jason Mew2King Zimmerman, Jason ANTi Bates, Samuel Dabuz Buzby, and Elliot Ally Bastien Carroza-Oyarce. At Apex 2014, Nairo took his first super major singles victory over ZeRo in the grand finals.Nairo switched to the new release of the game for Wii U alongside many of his other peers, picking up Pit as his character to play. Several months later, he began to switch between two characters: Pit and Zero Suit Samus, the latter he became famous for.2015 started off strong for Nairo as he took ninth at Apex 2015 in Smash for Wii U, second at Shots Fired, and second at MVG Sandstorm. In mid-2015 in Orlando, he took second again to ZeRo, something that became increasingly common for the remainder of the year. His Evo performance, a third place finish at the hands of Mr. R, became one of the lowest placings Nairo had in 2015 and he quickly became regarded as the second best Smash 4 player in the world.That followed with a deal with Team Liquid, one of League of Legends, StarCraft II, and Smashs most popular sponsor, on August 12. He was the organizations first and only Super Smash Bros for Wii U player.Its pretty amazing [to work with Team Liquid]. I love all of them, he explained. Whenever I get a bad placing or I just feel like I dont do well, I always feel like I let them down, but they just tell me that I did good -- or good job. They cheer me up, basically, so thats really nice of them. I like working with them a lot.Following the sponsorship, Nairo took the MLG victory over ZeRo in October, something that many fanns expected to happen, but werent certain about. Off White Air Max 97 For Sale. ZeRos return at The Big House 5 to take down Nairo showed that both competitors were neck and neck.The slump and inconsistenciesAs 2015 winded down, so did Nairos play. His string of first- and second-place finishes came to an end. Beginning with 2016s first super major, Genesis 3, Nairo took fifth after a loss to Dabuz, who was widely regarded as the third best player within the game, behind ZeRo and Nairo.While Nairo regained his footing at Shots Fired 2 and 2GGT: FOW Saga in March, the next super major showed that Nairos inconsistencies were more than apparent. At Pound 2016, Nairo took 49th place after series losses to Florida Bayonetta main Sajhmori Saj Dunn and Japanese Robin player Mr. IINairo, determined to get back what was rightfully his, came back strong with a first-place finish over Ally at the Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Again, two weeks later, at Level Up Expo in Las Vegas, he took first over James VoiD Makekau-Tyson and Larry Larry Lurr Holland.Most recently, he has proven that the disparities in his results still exist. Taking second at Dallas-Fort Worths Low Tier City 4 boded well for Nairo, but a 17th-place finish at Community Effort Orlando two weeks ago showed improvements needed to be made.Its hard to say [where I fall in with everyone else] because stuff like [17th at CEO happens], results that everyone super judges [for], he explained. I got 49th at Pound and everyones like, Nairos not even top-five anymore. You look at every result besides these and its first and second for the past few months, so you cant judge off one tournament because its no