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    24 de febrero de 2019, 22:19:30 PST

    NEW YORK, N. Comprar Air Jordan 1 Baratas .Y. - Phil Jackson offered a mea culpa for the New York Knicks awful first half of the season but said hes doing whats best for the franchises future.Days after trading away two of the teams best players and getting little in return, Jackson asked fans not to blame coach Derek Fisher because whats shaping up as the worst season in franchise history is his responsibility.The Knicks fell to an NBA-worst 5-35 with their 110-82 loss to Charlotte to extend the longest single-season skid in team history to 15 games.In anticipating that we were going to be better, that we were giving hope to our fans that maybe there was a possible playoff opportunity here, that goes on me, Jackson said.That we have to now take responsibility and move forward and make things happen, that also goes on me and now I have to do the job that I was brought in to do.Jackson had said before his first full season as the teams president of basketball operations that he thought the Knicks were capable of contending for a playoff spot, but now says that they obviously werent.But Jackson, part of two championship teams with the Knicks as a player and a title-winning coach with the Lakers and Bulls, insisted hes making moves that could turn around a franchise that hasnt won since that second title in 1973.Were going through this period of time and for some of the people that have been fans of this team have told me many times that theres been this impression that maybe the team should blow it up and should start over again and its never happened, Jackson said. Its always been going after the next big star.We kept searching for the big star to change our fortunes which has never happened in the last 45 years or so, so reality is that this is probably the best way to go about the business and to begin and to restart and do it the right way and put it together in a way that really makes sense.Jackson traded guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to Cleveland this week in a three-team deal that could leave the Knicks with more than $25 million in salary cap space next summer. Jackson said he hopes to bring in five to six new players next season.He acknowledged making the wrong decisions on the team he put together this season, though he was hamstrung for financial reasons. He may not be done making moves, saying the Knicks could be active at next months trade deadline.I just think that no one should be surprised in what we do from here on out, Jackson said.Jackson, who won an NBA-record 11 championships as a coach, praised Fisher for remaining optimistic and keeping the teams future goals in mind.I think in a lot of ways thats what leadership is, Fisher said. Its not to gloat and smile and be happy when things are going well and take all the credit, but to still be consistent and persistent in who you are when things arent going well.Jackson also spoke highly of Carmelo Anthony, who hopes to return soon from a sore left knee.But the All-Star forward might be one of the few Knicks who is still around next season. Jackson said this seasons group didnt learn the teams triangle offence as quickly as he hoped, necessitating some of the moves hes made and the next search for talent.Jackson said that hes lost some sleep trying to figure out ways to improve the Knicks, but believes it will happen. He said Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan, who gave Jackson his first chance to be a team executive in March, has remained supportive.We hope were on the right track, even though this isnt the track we anticipated, Jackson said.Air Jordan 1 Baratas España . -- Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe was alert and recovering at a Denver hospital Saturday after suffering seizure-like symptoms when the teams bus pulled into the airport Friday afternoon for the flight to Kansas City. Air Jordan 1 España Baratas . Mladenovics quick hands at the net made the difference while Bencics inexperience in doubles showed. "We took a lot of pleasure," Mladenovic told Sport Plus television. "Its extremely difficult to play in such conditions, but our doubles team showed a lot of quality.ORLANDO, Fla. -- Arron Afflalos career-best scoring night will be memorable for a lot more than the 36 points he scored to help the Orlando Magic rally past the Milwaukee Bucks 94-91. Afflalo scored 29 of his 36 in the second half, including 11 straight Magic points from the seven-minute mark down to the final seconds when he slipped a pass through a crowd of defenders to Nikola Vucevic for a layup that gave the Magic the final 94-91 lead. Afflalo then finished his night by stealing by the ball from O.J. Mayo as the Bucks scrambled to get off a game-tying 3-pointer before the final buzzer. For the game, he hit 11 of 15 shots, including 8 of 11 on 3-pointers, and had eight rebounds and six assists. "Arron was extremely efficient tonight," Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. "It was just old-school drive-and-kick basketball. Sometimes the game is just that simple." Afflalo and the Magic were stumbling all over themselves against the outmanned and injury-ravaged Bucks, trailing by 19 points in the middle of the second quarter and looking so lifeless that Vaughn had played every player in uniform by halftime. Then Afflalo started the second half with three straight 3-pointers, had five 3s in the period and seven in the second half to keep the Magic from what would have been an embarrassing defeat. "I was a little disappointed with our energy in the first half," said Afflalo, who noticed that the Bucks defence sagged every time the ball went inside. "So I had a lot of open looks. I was fortunate my 3-ball was going down." Milwaukee played the entire game without injured starters Brandon Knight and Zaza Pachulia and top reserve Gary Neal. The Bucks played the last two minutes of the game without starter Caron Butler, who injured his shoulder and didnt return after scoring 20 points. Mayo led the Bucks with 25 points. Khris Middleton had 19 points and eight rebounds. John Henson added 10 points and nine boards. "We did wear down, you could tell," Milwaukee Coach Larry Drew said. "When youre missing seven guys, and you come in and give that kind of effort, me as a coach, I have to be grateful. As short-handed as we were, we still put ourselves in great position. We just didnt mmake plays down the stretch. Air Jordan 1 España. " Mayo, who was triple-teamed as he tried to manoeuvr for a game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds, gave the Magic and Afflalo credit. "It was a very winnable game, but you have to give credit where credit is due," Mayo said. "The Magic kept fighting and probably wanted it a little more than we did. (Afflalo) was teeing off on those 3s. He hit eight 3s and we needed to make adjustments." Afflalo, who had 15 points in the third quarter, scored another 14 in the fourth. His 3-pointer with 7:50 left put Orlando up 79-76, its first lead of the game. He hit another trey a minute later to push the Magic lead to 84-78, but had a hard time finding a partner to share the load. The Magic guard was the only offence his team had until the final seconds, when he drove to the basket and dished to Vucevic at the last moment for a layup that gave Magic their final margin. "I knew late in the game that I would draw a lot of attention," Afflalo said. "When I saw defenders come over, I knew Nik would be wide open. Afflalo hit three straight 3-pointers to start the second half and get Orlando within 57-54 with 9:05 left in the third quarter, but Mayo scored five straight points for Milwaukee and weathered the storm, if only briefly. The Bucks pushed their lead back to 70-59 before Oladipo scored five straight and Afflalo nailed two more 3-pointers to finish an 11-0 run that tied the game at 70 with 2:50 left in the quarter. Butler had 12 and Mayo 10 in the first period when the Bucks ran out to a 36-23 lead. NOTES: Afflalos five 3-pointers in the third quarter tied the team record for most in one period. . Bucks C Zaza Pachulia sat out the game with a foot injury. ... The Magic were second in the NBA in field goal percentage defence before allowing Boston to shoot a league-best 60 per cent last Monday, dropping Orlando dropped to fifth. ... Milwaukee has not won a game in Orlando since 2004. ... Magic F Glen Davis, who hasnt played this season because of a broken foot, was fined by the team for an incident last Saturday at a local motel. Davis threw a computer keyboard against the lobby wall when he was told there were no rooms available at the Travelodge hotel in downtown Orlando. ' ' '