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Updated 14 December 2012
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Noah powers Bulls past Sixers

PHILADELPHIA: Joakim Noah scored 21 points, and Luol Deng added 19 points and 12 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls win their fourth in a row on the road with a 96-89 victory Wednesday at Philadelphia.
Less than 24 hours after losing to the Los Angeles Clippers by five points at United Center, the Bulls traveled to Philadelphia and appeared more rested than the Sixers, who had Tuesday off.
Marco Belinelli had 16 points and Nate Robinson, starting in place of guard Kirk Hinrich, had 14 for Chicago. Hinrich injured his left knee in the loss to the Clippers and is listed as day-to-day.
Jrue Holiday scored 26 points, Evan Turner added 16 and Thaddeus Young 13 for Philadelphia.
Bucks 98, Kings 85: At Milwaukee: Brandon Jennings scored 19 points, and Monta Ellis had 17 points and 11 assists to lead Milwaukee past Sacramento. Ersan Ilyasova added 16 points and a season-high 14 rebounds, and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored a season-high 17 in his first start of the season for Milwaukee (11-9).
Warriors 97, Heat 95: At Miami: Draymond Green made a layup with 0.9 seconds left to give streaking Golden State a road win.
Thunder 92, Hornets 88: At Oklahoma City: Kevin Durant scored 35 points and Oklahoma City extended its winning streak to nine games.
Clippers 100, Bobcats 94: At Charlotte, North Carolina: Chris Paul had 19 points and 10 assists to help the Clippers extend their longest win streak in two decades to eighth with a victory over Charlotte.
Nets 94, Raptors 88: At Toronto: Joe Johnson scored 23 points, and Andray Blatche had 14 points and nine rebounds to help Brooklyn end a five-game losing streak with a win over Toronto.
Celtics 117, Mavericks 115 (2OT): At Boston: Paul Pierce scored 34 points, including a 3-pointer at the start of the second overtime to give Boston the lead for good.
Suns 82, Grizzlies 80: At Phoenix: Goran Dragic made a short hook shot from the left baseline with 0.5 seconds remaining to help Phoenix snap a seven-game losing streak.
Pacers 96, Cavaliers 81: At Indianapolis: Paul George scored 27 points to help Indiana overcame a 16-point deficit in a win over Cleveland.
Timberwolves 108, Nuggets 105: At Minneapolis: Nikola Pekovic had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Minnesota used a big advantage at the free throw line to overcome Kevin Love’s shooting struggles and beat Denver.
Hawks 86, Magic 80: At Orlando, Florida: Josh Smith and Jeff Teague scored 16 points apiece, Al Horford added 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Atlanta Hawks held off a late charge to win.
Rockets 99, Wizards 93: At Houston: James Harden scored 31 points and Houston got its first victory under coach Kevin McHale Rockets in over a month.


Al-Hilal land Saudi Arabia volleyball treble by winning Elite Championship

Updated 24 April 2018
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Al-Hilal land Saudi Arabia volleyball treble by winning Elite Championship

  • Riyadh club beat Al-Ahli by six sets to nil over two legs
  • Title adds to the Saudi League and Saudi Cup

Al-Hilal confirmed themselves as the dominant volleyball side in the Kingdom by winning their third title of a hugely successful season on Monday.

The team beat Al-Ahli, their big rivals, by three sets to nil in the second leg of the final round of the Elite Championship at the arena of the General Sports Authority in Riyadh. Al-Hilal also whitewashed Al-Ahli in the first leg, confirming their superiority.

Chairman of the Saudi Volleyball Federation, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Babtain, was present as Waldo Kantor’s side added the title to the Saudi League crown and the Saudi Cup they won earlier this year. It was further celebration for the Riyadh-based club as the football team won the Saudi Pro League title on the final day of the season, pipping Al-Ahli to the title by a point.

The victorious Al-Hilal basketball team included Ahmad Al-Bekhayet, Khalil Hajji, Muwaffaq Al-Motairi, Hassan Al-Wathlan, Abdulaziz Al-Harbi, Fahad Masoud, Abdullah Al-Zahrani, Abdulrahman Al-Dawsari, Nawaf Al-Bekhayet, Mohammad Bakr, Raidel Poey and Hiroshi Centelles.

The team are coached by Kantor who represented Argentina at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. He has been in charge of Al-Hilal since September after coaching spells in Italy, Spain, Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina.