Cauley-Stein scores 23 as Kings outlast Jazz 119-110

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Willie Cauley-Stein scored 23 points and Bogdan Bogdanovic had 18 to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Utah Jazz 119-110 on Wednesday night.At a time in the game when previous Kings teams would wilt, this Sacramento squad outhustled, outmuscled and outshot the Jazz in the middle of the fourth quarter.Nemanja Bjelica made a 3-pointer with 4:56 remaining to finish a 16-1 run that turned a two-point game into a 105-88 lead.Just when Sacramento looked to be in total control, the Jazz mustered a last-gasp rally. Donovan Mitchell scored 14 points in less than 3½ minutes to bring Utah to 114-110.Bjelica, who had 18 points, converted a three-point play and Iman Sumpert made two free throws to finish off the Jazz, who have lost four of five.De’Aaron Fox added 17 points and 13 assists for the Kings, who snapped a six-game losing streak to Utah.Mitchell scored 35 points and awakened the Jazz, who seemed to be slogging through the game until their late surge. Jae Crowder added 16 for Utah.The Kings, quicker to loose balls and crisp on their offensive sets, led by as many as 15 in the first half.Ricky Rubio missed his first seven shots and then suddenly made three in a row in the third quarter. His last shot — a floating 19-foot jumper — gave the Jazz their first lead since the opening moments at 72-71.The Kings quickly regained the lead but couldn’t extend their advantage to double digits until Fox got into the lane on back-to-back possessions for tough floaters that started the Kings’ surge in the final period.GOING THE DISTANCE“Just keep running is the biggest thing for us. Don’t stop,” Sacramento coach Dave Joerger said before the game. “By the end of the game we’re able to run teams down. It’s opening up transition shots.” The Kings outscored the Jazz in fast-break points 14-9.TIP-INSKings: Sacramento’s offense seemed one step ahead of the scrambling Utah defense all night and shot 53 percent from the field and 44 percent on 3-pointers. … Bogdanovich has scored in double figures in five straight games. He missed the first 10 games of the season.Jazz: After Crowder made a 3-pointer while getting fouled, he rested on his back for a bit and got high-fives from several delighted fans in the front row. … Utah never led by more than two after Rudy Gobert started the game with a dunk. Gobert finished with 13 points and 15 rebounds. … The Jazz shot 12 for 39 from 3-point range.UP NEXTKings: At the Golden State Warriors on Saturday evening.Jazz: Visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. Tags: Basketball/NBA/Utah Jazz Associated Press November 21, 2018 /Sports News – Local Cauley-Stein scores 23 as Kings outlast Jazz 119-110last_img read more

Medicare spending breakthrough will reward Vermont’s high quality, low cost

first_imgSource: Welch’s office. 10.22.2009# # # Congressman Peter Welch and a coalition of House members announced a breakthrough Thursday morning in reforming the Medicare payment system to reward quality health care. At a Capitol Hill press conference, Welch and the other members outlined the deal, which will change the way Medicare pays health care providers for services from its current system focused on volume of care to a quality and value-based system. By making reimbursement rates more equitable, states like Vermont with higher quality and lower cost care are expected to benefit from the agreement.“By rewarding quality – not quantity – of care, this agreement will save taxpayers billions of dollars and reduce costly, unnecessary procedures that fail to improve patient outcomes,” Welch said. “Reforming the current fee-for-service model is among the most critical elements of health care reform, and this breakthrough represents a significant step forward.”The Quality Care Coalition’s compromise added language to the health care reform bill changing Medicare to a quality-based payment system in two years. Specifically, the compromise would require the Institute of Medicine to conduct two studies on geographic variations and quality metrics. At the end of the two year study period, Medicare would switch to a quality-based reimbursement system unless Congress specifically cast a vote to disallow that change. Since the start of the health care reform debate, Welch has highlighted the work of Dr. Elliott Fisher and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy Research in identifying geographic disparities in Medicare reimbursement. Welch introduced legislation creating Accountable Care Organizations, which was included in the Energy and Commerce version of the health reform bill.last_img read more

Suspect Charged With 2011 Mastic Beach Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Medford man was arrested Thursday for allegedly killing a 26-year-old woman in her Mastic Beach home seven years ago, Suffolk County police said.William Hubbard was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Shanell Malave.Homicide Squad detectives alleged the 48-year-old suspect killed the victim at her Magnolia Drive home, where officers responding to a report of an unresponsive woman found Malave dead in her bed at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2011.The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office later determined that Malave’s death was a homicide.Hubbard was taken into custody on County Road Route 111 in Manorville at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. He was held overnight and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at Suffolk County court in Riverhead.last_img read more