Too much Thunder in OKC as Blazers lose 120-111

first_img By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. GO By CLIFF BRUNT, Associated Press 5 Photos The Trail Blazers started the second half on a 7-0 run to make things interesting, and they trimmed Oklahoma City’s lead to 87-82 by the end of the third quarter.Westbrook had five assists heading into the fourth, and he re-entered the game after a rest with 9:36 remaining. He got his first assist of the quarter with 6:54 left, but was up to his ninth with 4:57 to play.TIP INSTrail Blazers: CJ McCollum was called for a technical in the second quarter. … McCollum shot 4 for 15 and Lillard 1 for 10 in the first half. … Portland shot 33.3 percent in the first half.Thunder: Forward Jerami Grant (right ankle sprain) and guard Dennis Schroder (personal reasons) did not play. … George scored 17 points in the first quarter. … Burton hit a 3-pointer at the first-quarter buzzer. … Forward Patrick Patterson got his fourth start of the season in Grant’s place. Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Published: February 11, 2019, 8:28pm Share: UP NEXTPortland hosts Golden State on Wednesday. Share: Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) blocks a shot by Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Photo Gallery OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook set an NBA record with his 10th straight triple-double, Paul George scored 47 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-111 on Monday night.Westbrook broke a tie with Wilt Chamberlain, who had nine straight triple-doubles in 1968, by finishing with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. He clinched the record on an assist to George for a 3-pointer with 3:52 remaining in the fourth quarter. It was his 23rd triple-double of the season and the 127th of his career.George had 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the third triple-double of his career. Rookie Deonte Burton had a career-high 18 points and Raymond Felton added a season-high 15 for the Thunder.Damian Lillard scored 31 points and Jake Layman added 17 for Portland.The Thunder shot 56 percent in the first half to lead 68-49 at the break. George scored 21 points and Felton added 15. Too much Thunder in OKC as Blazers lose 120-111 Westbrook sets NBA triple-double recordlast_img read more

Thomas Cook paid off holidaymaker who contracted salmonella at Egyptian hotel where

He added: “It must have come from the hotel because we had an all-in package deal and the only food I’d eaten was in the hotel.”Mr Hawkins said the holiday cost around £2,500 and Thomas Cook agreed to pay him £2,000 compensation after negotiations.A Thomas Cook spokeswoman said Mr Hawkins had been compensated after returning home. She said: “The safety and well-being of our customers is always our first priority and we would never send customers to a hotel which we do not believe to be safe.” The travel firm admitted paying out to Mr Hawkins Lawyers told the Telegraph that two of the evacuated guests say they have shigella – a bacterial infection and common cause of food poisoning which leads to around 700,000 deaths a year, mostly in the developing world.”I became exceptionally ill early on the holiday last year,” Mr Hawkins, a warehouse manager from Witham, Essex, said.”It ruined my holiday. Luckily we were only staying for seven nights or I think I would have ended up in hospital in Egypt. When I got back my doctor diagnosed salmonella.” A holidaymaker who contracted salmonella at the same Egyptian hotel where a British couple died won a compensation payout from Thomas Cook, it emerged on Sunday.Nick Hawkins, 51, said the illness had “ruined” his holiday at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada in June last year.He says he became ill a few days into a seven-night family holiday at the hotel, and that the travel giant paid him £2,000 following his diagnosis from a doctor.It comes after John and Susan Cooper, who were both in their 60s and from Burnley, Lancashire, died on August 21 this year while staying at the hotel.Thomas Cook moved 300 guests out of the hotel within 24 hours after the couple died as a precaution. The travel firm admitted paying out to Mr HawkinsCredit:PAUL ELLIS/AFP Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more