The 76ers managed to come away with a victory Thursday despite not having one of their best players.Philadelphia took home a 131-115 win over the Nets in Game 3 of their opening round playoff series at the Barclays Center. The team was without Joel Embiid, who missed the matchup as he continues to deal with knee soreness. “It is becoming better slowly but surely,” Embiid said before the game, via ESPN. “We just have to be smart about how we handle it every single day. But I’m sure these guys won’t let me get on the court if there’s a chance of something bad happening. So, I just got to trust the process.“Some days you got your days, and some other days are different. So, even in the games that I play, I just try to go out there and try to play for these guys, I try to help us win the series.”Philadelphia entered the third quarter leading by seven and pulled away in the final period to secure the victory. They now lead the series 2-1.Ben Simmons scored a game-high 31 points and dished out nine assists to lead Philadelphia to the win. D’Angelo Russell finished with 26 points for the Nets in the losing effort.Meanwhile, the Warriors dominated the Clippers from start to finish at the STAPLES Center.Golden State jumped out to an early lead, pushed its advantage to 21 by halftime and never looked back, cruising to an easy 132-105 road win.The Warriors connected on 54.8% of their shots from the field and knocked down 15 of their 35 3-point attempts.Kevin Durant was fantastic for Golden State as he finished with 38 points on 14-of-23 shooting. Stephen Curry battled foul trouble but still tallied 21 points.The Warriors took a 2-1 advantage in the series with the victory. They led by as many as 31 points in Game 2 but collapsed as the Clippers rallied for a win. Golden State did not make the same mistake Thursday.Elsewhere, the seventh-seeded Spurs grabbed a 2-1 lead in their series against the Nuggets with a home win.The teams battled through the first three quarters before the Spurts took command in the final period en route to the 118-108 victory.Six Spurs players reached double figures, led by a career-high 36 points from guard Derrick White.Studs of the nightTobias Harris tallied 29 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in the 76ers’ win. He also knocked down all six of his 3-point attempts.Philadelphia center Boban Marjanovic came off the bench and registered a surprising 14 points, along with eight rebounds, against the Nets.Duds of then nightJoe Harris was 2 of 7 shooting and finished with a minus-27 in the Nets’ loss.Nuggets wing Gary Harris knocked down just four of his 13 shots and was a minus-27 in the loss to the Spurs.Clippers wing Danilo Gallinari was 2-of-13 shooting and missed all eight of his 3-point attempts in his team’s loss to the Warriors.HighlightsSimmons with the huge fourth-quarter dunk.Simmons fakes the dribble hand-off and takes flight for the stuff! #NBAPlayoffs#PhilaUnite 123#WeGoHard 1103:03 to play on @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/5yHOHqYmAt— NBA (@NBA) April 19, 2019White with the steal and the slam. 🚨 Derrick White throws it down for 26 PTS in the 1st half! 🚨#GoSpursGo 61#MileHighBasketball 58#NBAPlayoffs on @NBATV pic.twitter.com/IJbKdcfFOn— NBA (@NBA) April 19, 2019Klay Thompson with the nice cut to the basket.Klay Thompson cuts backdoor for the STRONG FINISH! #NBAPlayoffs #StrengthInNumbers 60#ClipperNation 37📺: @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/RwXRsQBUlV— NBA (@NBA) April 19, 2019What’s nextTrail Blazers at Thunder — Portland has dominated the Thunder so far and enters play Friday with a 2-0 lead. Oklahoma City, on the other hand, has struggled to find its rhythm through the first two games. The Trail Blazers will have a chance to essentially wrap up the series at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
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Hundreds of sympathizers of detained talk show host, Henry Costa, described as “disappointing” Judge Peter Gbeneweleh’s decision to postpone his ruling on whether or not to release Costa. At yesterday’s hearing, the courtroom of Criminal Court ‘C’ at the Temple of Justice was overcrowded with many people expecting to witness Judge Gbeneweleh ordering the Liberia National Police (LNP) to release from further detention Mr. Costa, who was arrested on Saturday, February 7.To their great disappointment, however, Judge Gbeneweleh announced he was unable to come down with any order because he did not prepare a written judgment in a writ of “Habeas Corpus,” that compelled authorities of the LNP to surrender Costa to the court.“The court has heard the argument between the parties; and we can’t make any ruling (judgment), because it is not written and we have been advised by the Supreme Court not to make any unwritten ruling,” the Criminal Court ‘C’ judge clarified.He added, I’m going to reserve it for Thursday, February 12, at which time, I would have completed it.” He concluded by instructing the Sheriffs of the court to “take care of Costa until the Thursday’s judgment. Matter is suspended.” Prior to that action, Judge Gbeneweleh listened to arguments between Costa’s legal team, headed by Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe, and those of the state about the writ. A writ of habeas corpus (court order) commands an individual or a government official, who has restrained another to produce the prisoner at a designated time and place so that the court can determine the legality of custody and decide whether to order the prisoner’s release. It also directs a person, usually a prison warden, to produce the prisoner and justify the prisoner’s detention. If the prisoner argues successfully that the incarceration is in violation of a constitutional right, the court may order the prisoner’s release. Interestingly, the Sheriff, in whose care Judge Gbeneweleh placed Costa, is an employee of the Ministry of Justice which opted for his prosecution. However, Costa is no longer under the jurisdiction of the Police, but that of the Court. Many feared that he would be kept at the notorious Monrovia Central Prison to await the ruling. However, Cllr. Gongloe told the Daily Observer yesterday that Costa was signed for by his legal counsel, to go home and reappear on Thursday, February 12, for the court’s ruling. In their argument, Cllr. Gongloe said that defendant Costa had been detained beyond the constitutional period of 48 hours. He further argued that Costa has not been charged by the police, and besides he had been denied access to a lawyer, as provided for under the law. In his counter argument, Cllr. Daku Mulbah, County Attorney for Montserrado County said that the police had not completed their investigation of Costa. “We are still conducting an investigation into the matter, therefore, we could not formally charge Costa,” Cllr. Mulbah told the court. Giving details of Costa’s arrest, Cllr. Mulbah explained that he was arrested because he had earlier refused when he was invited by the police and has been escaping from justice, contrary to reports that he was arrested, because he broke the 12a.m to 6a.m curfew imposed by the government. Cllr. Mulbah said, “It is not because he broke the curfew; it is because he failed to attend an invitation from the police to appear before it and to make some clarity on the case of Sam Fawah, a Lebanese national.” Sam is one of the owners of the SSF Construction Company, operating in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)