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LNB Standings
Group 1
 1. Indios SFM 11-6 
 2. Reales LV 10-7 
 3. Metros STGO 8-10 
Group 2
 1. Soles SD 10-8 
 2. Leones SD 9-9 
 3. Caneros Del Este 7-9 
 4. Titanes Licey 6-12 
Full Standings
Last:9/9/2018
Santiago League Stage Two Standings
Places 1-4
 1 Cupes 4-2 
 2 GUG 3-3 
 3 Sameji 3-3 
 4 Plaza 2-4 
Places 5-6
 1 CDP 3-7 
 2 Pueblo Nuevo 3-7 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:4/5/2019
La Vega League Standings
 1. Parque Hostos 5-2 
 2. Enriquillo 4-4 
 3. Dosa 3-3 
 4. Mattica 3-3 
 5. La Villa 2-4 
Last:9/9/2018
TBS Standings
Group A
 1. Rafael Barias 6-4 
 2. El Million 6-4 
 3. Huellas Del Siglo 4-6 
 4. Bameso 2-8 
Group B
 1. Mauricio Baez 8-2 
 2. San Carlos 7-3 
 3. San Lazaro 5-5 
 4. Los Prados 2-8 
Last:9/9/2018
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Paris BASS
  Titanes L
  (203-G/F-95)
  Avg: 27.1
 1. Bass, Titanes L27.1 
 2. Suero, Indios SFM24.6 
 3. Liz, Metros STGO21.9 
 4. Moore, Metros S21.2 
 5. Rhett, Leones SD17.5 
 6. Fells, Soles SD17.2 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM17.1 
 8. Woodbury, Titanes17.0 
 9. Johnson, Titanes16.8 
 10. Galloway, Leones16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jhonatan ARAUJO
  Caneros D
  (208-C-96)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Araujo, Caneros D11.4 
 2. Dawson, Caneros D10.5 
 3. Williams, Titanes10.4 
 4. Olivares, Caneros9.8 
 5. Johnson, Soles SD9.3 
 6. Vargas, Metros S9.3 
 7. Bass, Titanes L8.3 
 8. Guerrero, Leones8.1 
 9. Rhett, Leones SD7.7 
 10. Gray, Soles SD7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Juan Miguel SUERO
  Indios SFM
  (198-PG-93)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Suero, Indios SFM5.9 
 2. Rice Jr., Reales4.8 
 3. Soliman, Caneros4.7 
 4. Coronado, Reales4.6 
 5. De Leon, Metros S4.5 
 6. Corporan, Leones4.5 
 7. Solano, Reales LV4.2 
 8. Valdez, Soles SD4.0 
 9. Galloway, Leones3.9 
 10. Appling, Caneros3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jaison VALDEZ
  Soles SD
  (188-PG-95)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Valdez, Soles SD2.9 
 2. Olivares, Caneros2.0 
 3. Liz, Metros STGO1.6 
 4. Solano, Reales LV1.5 
 5. Mendoza, Reales L1.5 
 6. Bautista, Titanes1.5 
 7. Suero, Indios SFM1.4 
 8. Bass, Titanes L1.4 
 9. Coronado, Reales1.4 
 10. Corporan, Leones1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Reales LV
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Townes, Reales LV2.0 
 2. Sutton, Leones SD1.9 
 3. Riley, Indios SFM1.5 
 4. Olivares, Caneros1.5 
 5. Guerrero, Leones1.5 
 6. Vargas, Metros S1.4 
 7. Dawson, Caneros D1.3 
 8. Santana, Indios S1.1 
 9. Gray, Soles SD1.0 
 10. Bass, Titanes L1.0 
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Al Horford Failing to Meet Expectations for Celtics - Dec 26, 2018


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The Boston Celtics had one of the best seasons in the NBA relative to their expectations in 2017-2018, thanks to a young core and a group of veteran leaders coming together to produce magic on the court. But this year, the Celtics are struggling, with one of the big reasons why being that their group of veterans just aren't playing as well this time around. At the top of that list is Al Horford, whose issues this season have contributed to a decline from a team thought by many to be the favourite to win the Eastern Conference for years to come.

Horford, through the team's first 23 games, was averaging 12.1 points per game. That number is two points off of his career average of 14.1 points per game. And to make matters worse, Horford is down in several other key statistical categories. His rebounding has declined by over two boards per game, and his shooting percentages from the field, the three-point line, and the free throw line are all down as well. With Horford not taking part in action with the Dominican national team at the moment, the decline is even more puzzling.

Some of this has to do with the fact that Horford is dealing with some injury concerns at the moment, which has led to the Celtics giving him some extra rest. But unless Horford can get back on the floor and playing at the level that has come to be expected of him, this Celtics team might just fail to reach the heights that last year's team achieved during what turned out to be a magical run to the Eastern Conference Finals. As a whole, the Celtics' transformation from one of the best teams in the league to a team that doesn't appear sure as to what its identity is has been a surprising one. Celtics players have tried describing the problems they've had this year, with star guard Jayson Tatum attributing the team's problems to the fact that they started believing their own hype after last season.

Of course, there isn't too much cause for concern in Boston right now, as it should have been obvious that the team would experience growing pains after getting both Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward back from injury. If the NBA Playoffs started today, the Celtics would be there, and would still have a chance to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. In fact, as of December 5, the Celtics are still third favourites to win the Finals at 17/2 odds at Betway. But if the team is going to get to the Finals, Horford is going to have to play better, given his current salary situation relative to the rest of the team. Horford is making nearly $29 million in 2018-2019, which is the type of salary that players at the very top of the sport make. If Horford isn't going to play like one of the elite players in the game, that investment will continue to look worse for the Celtics.

Fortunately, the Celtics seem to be feeling good about themselves in spite of their less than stellar start to the season. Guard Marcus Smart, thought by many to be the heart and soul of the Celtics roster, feels that the team is starting to get its swagger back on the court. But all of the swagger in the world can't get a $29 million a year player to be worth the investment if he isn't producing on the court, which should ratchet up the pressure on Horford the rest of the season. Horford, it can be said, has been at the forefront of something of a basketball renaissance in the Caribbean as of late. In terms of native talent, DeAndre Ayton going number one overall from the Bahamas has turned heads. As for talent coming into the region from elsewhere, former Wichita State star Cleanthony Early playing club basketball in the Dominican Republic is another example of a strong last few years of hoops in the area.

Boston's identity this season seems to be focused on the defensive end, as one would expect from head coach Brad Stevens. If the Celtics can improve offensively, they should be in good shape in an Eastern Conference that lacks depth. But they will need Horford and the rest of their veterans to raise their level of play in the near future.
  




Devan Downey
Devan Downey (ex Leones SD) signs at Gigantes - 13 days ago
DEVAN DOWNEY Gigantes de Guayana (LPB) landed 31-year old American guard Devan Downey (175-87, college: S.Carolina). He moved there from Leones de Santo Domingo in LNB league in Dominican Republic where he started the season. Downey missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball. Among other achievements Downey's team won Qatari Cup in 2015. He received also Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LPB 2nd Team award in 2017. Downey is a very experienced player. And here t...   [read more]

Juan
Coronado
Gimnasia signs Juan Coronado - 17 days ago
JUAN CORONADO Gimnasia y Esgrima Comodoro Rivadavia (La Liga) signed experienced 35-year old Dominican guard Juan Coronado (193-83). He moved there from Ostioneros de Guaymas in Mexican CIBACOPA where he played this season. In 8 games he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 3.9rpg and 3.6apg. Coronado also played for CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago (Santiago League) in Dominican Rep. league that season. In 5 CIBACOPA games he recorded also remarkable stats: 17.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 7.0apg and 1.0sp...   [read more]

Bernardo
Polanco
Bernardo Polanco will play for Llaneros de Guarico in LPB Cup - 18 days ago
BERNARDO POLANCO Llaneros de Guarico (LPB) signed 25-year old Dominican guard Bernardo Polanco (189-83kg-94). He joins another Dominican Rep. player Yerri Flores who is already in the roster. It is actually Polanco's comeback to Venezuela as he has played here before when the franchise was based in Maracaibo and was known as Gaiteros del Zulia. He moved there from Ostioneros de Guaymas in Mexican CIBACOPA where he started the season. In 7 games he had very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 5.1...   [read more]


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