q12345Avatar de q1234513 161 billets | Profil Recherche Google

ce blog tous
Derniers billets Connexion



something that surprises him as much as it does the batsmen. I actually dont know when its going to do that. If you watch my seam closely, the ones that nip back - its quite upright, but then when it

Road games have been a big issue for the Detroit Pistons this season. Hydro Flask Lilac . With three road games in the next four days, they must figure out quickly how to collect wins away from The Palace of Auburn Hills.Detroit has a 1-8 road record entering its game at Charlotte on Tuesday.There is something we have to figure out, especially since we want to be a really good team, forward Tobias Harris said. We have to find ways to grind it out on the road. Effort coming in has to be better and even our focus, too, has to be a lot better. Obviously, we have a ways to go to be a good team on the road. This next little stretch we have is going to be a good test for us to try to get together.The Pistons dropped the first game of the four-game trip to Oklahoma City on Saturday, 106-88. They also make stops in Boston on Wednesday and Atlanta on Friday before returning home.Weve got to figure out these roads woes because we are like a totally different team, point guard Ish Smith said. We are going to figure it out, thats a must. Like I said, tough three road games against all Eastern Conference teams above .500, all of us are fighting. We need to get in position for playoffs, so we are going to figure it out.Smith has been starting all season in place of injured Reggie Jackson, who has been sidelined since early in training camp with knee tendinitis. Jackson went through his first full practice on Monday but hes not expected to return until the weekend at the earliest.The Pistons (8-10) have relied on a balanced approach this season, with six players averaging double figures. Harris tops the list at 16.4 points per game, while center Andre Drummond is averaging 14.6 points and 13.4 rebounds.Charlotte (10-7) won the season series, 2-1, a year ago with guard Kemba Walker averaging 19.7 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds in those games.Walker has lifted the Hornets to victories the past two games after a four-game slide. He averaged 24.5 points in wins over New York (107-102) and Memphis (104-85).Swingman Jeremy Lamb also played an integral part in those wins, averaging 19.5 points and 13.0 rebounds.Coach Steve Clifford is hoping Lamb can sustain that level of play.Most guys in this league can have a good game, he said in his postgame press conference. A good portion of them can have a good two weeks. But its about playing well over 82 games. Obviously, hes got a lot of energy and now the key is to sustain that level of play and keep getting better.Clifford was pleased with the overall effort of his team in Memphis on Monday.Thats two games in a row where weve gotten our defense back, he said. We were more physical and the ball movement was terrific. Its a good win, especially on the road.Small forward Nicolas Batum, who missed Saturdays win over the Knicks with a corneal abrasion, played on Monday and finished with six points. Hydro Flask Termoska . -- Cam Newton pranced into the end zone, placed his hands over his chest and did his familiar Superman pose. Hydro Flask Cena .2 billion agreement with Rogers Communications for the leagues broadcast and multimedia rights. . - The Oakland Raiders re-signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Friday. The idea of a South African pace pack should conjure up images of fire and fury, speed and snarling, aggression and attitude. Its vinnige (fast) Fanie, angry Allan Donald, dramatic Dale Steyn. Theres not much room for boring, even less for subtle, except now.In Hobart, South Africa showed not just their skills but also the consistency with which they can execute that talent. They have mastered the margins and operate within them with such accuracy that theyve taken 10 wickets for under 100 runs seven times in the last five years. Thats more than any other team. In this series, theyve already done it twice.Their three-pronged pace pack, even without Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, can apply consistent pressure. They bowl on a ten cent piece, Steven Smith, Australias embattled captain, said. They dont give you any freebies. They challenge your defenses.As a collective, they always challenge batsmens defenses, albeit in different ways. First there is Vernon Philander, whose strategy is the simplest. On a surface which offers any assistance, he is doubly effective. He showed it on the first morning: fourth stump, outside off, move the ball a little. He chases the edge and targets the pads, limits the runs but does not search for speed. It doesnt matter if you bowl 115 or 150, he said. He reeled off five successive maidens on the final morning as proof.From the other end, there is Kagiso Rabada, who can send the speed gun soaring towards 150kph and can unleash a yorker as dangerous as his bouncer. Rabada has endless energy, the stamina for long spells and the sensibility to know what to do during them. A thoroughbred, former bowling coach Allan Donald called him. The ace for South Africa in this Test was Kyle Abbott. Coming off the bench, having last played a Test match in January and considering himself outside the first three or maybe even four seamers to play he looked the part. Abbott was picked ahead of Morkel not only because the latter is still searching for match fitness, but also because seam movement was going to be a factor. Abbott more than justified his inclusion. He worked Usman Khawaja over on the final morning by pitching it up and either moving it away or straightening; eventually he cashed in on Khawajas uncerrtainty. Hydro Flask Lahev. Adam Voges also misjudged the length, underlining Abbotts ability to force the batsmen into a shot.I stick to top of off with the odd bouncer. My theory is always to make the batsmen play, Abbott said.Especially because when they are playing, they can never be quite sure what they playing at. Abbott told the ABC that seam movement is something that surprises him as much as it does the batsmen. I actually dont know when its going to do that. If you watch my seam closely, the ones that nip back - its quite upright, but then when it gets a bit towards second slip to the right-hander it hits the shiny side and goes the other way. Thats a little bit of inconsistency in my wrist but I suppose if I dont know when its coming how the hell does the batsman know? I try and hit the stumps - off, middle, whatever it is - as hard as I can and let the natural variation do the work.It must be noted that discipline of the South African attack has gone up a notch since Charl Langeveldt took over as bowling coach after the 2015 World Cup. He was a relentless bowler himself - not emphatic - but insistent and he seems to be passing on the baton.The skills South Africa have were on display, not on the final morning, but on the third evening. Abbott termed it the investment session when they beat the bat repeatedly but failed to find the edge. Philander showed some frustration but in general, South Africa were gearing up for a protracted battle against batsmen Quinton de Kock said looked determined to hang around. From the start of a Test match, we talk about winning it on the last afternoon, willing to take it deep and be as patient as possible, de Kock said after the days play.Australia did not have the same idea. They collapsed for the third time in the series, against an attack that made it clear they could keep coming at them for as long as it took. Test cricket is a ruthless environment. Its about who can hold those pressure situations most and be ruthless with just wanting more. Its about never being happy with what youve done and always trying to be your best for the team, Abbott said. ' ' '