Clippers have no answer for Pistons

first_imgDunleavy did not single out anyone, nor did any of the players. But in a game in which Detroit big man Rasheed Wallace was suspended for excessive technical fouls, the Clippers’ big men didn’t take advantage and lost a ninth consecutive game to the Pistons. Tim Thomas’ statistical line read: 16 points, one rebound. Chris Kaman’s line read: Six points, seven rebounds, five turnovers. Neither Thomas nor Kaman had an offensive rebound, and other than Elton Brand and Corey Maggette, no Clipper grabbed an offensive rebound. Detroit 98, Clippers 80Tuesday: at San Antonio, 5 p.m. Ch. 5, KSPN/710 “As players, we see and know what’s going on out there,” Thomas said. “And (Dunleavy) has a different view, as far as being a coach. He sees exactly everything that’s going on. We’re just not getting it done right now. It’s a combination of a lot of things.” Detroit’s big men were like bumblebees, and Elton Brand was their honey. They stuck to him in a ridiculously tight manner and held him to 11 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. The fact that got six assists was practically miraculous because his teammates frequently did not move when their were two, or three defenders, around him. “We’re struggling,” Brand said. “I don’t mind passing out of the post and being unselfish. But we have to find a way to win – whatever that is.” While these three losses may not be as bad as their six and five-game losing streaks earlier this season, this streak comes with only 20 games to play. Joe Stevens can be reached at 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Then, after spending most of the second half in his office, Dunleavy lashed into his players, basically calling them heartless. “I’m really disappointed in our toughness now, mental and physical,” Dunleavy said. “We have a situation where we were careless with our passes, our turnovers, our rotations and our rebounding. Guys have got to go battle. You can have all the schemes you want, all the great ideas you want on coverages. But it comes down to physical toughness.” center_img LOS ANGELES – The Clippers have had a few free falls this season, and here they are, stuck in another one. But this one could be their worst. They lost a third consecutive game with a 98-80 defeat to the Detroit Pistons on Sunday at Staples Center with coach Mike Dunleavy collecting his first ejection of the season. last_img read more

RS MPs seek stringent laws to check food adulteration

first_imgNew Delhi, May 5 (PTI) Terming rising incidents of food adulteration as a “serious matter”, Rajya Sabha members, including those from the BJP, today asked the government to make stringent laws to check the menace. During the Zero Hour, Naresh Agrawal (SP) raised the issue of growing menace of adulteration in food products including essential items such as milk, as also in fruits and vegetables. “It is a very serious issue. There are growing cases of liver and heart diseases as well as cancer and the reason for this is food adulteration. The current laws are not very strict to check this menace,” he added. Agrawal said there are reports of plastic rice imported from China being mixed in rice and sold in the market as well as synthetic milk being sold in the national capital. Several MPs, including those from the BJP, associated with Agrawals concerns. Even Deputy Chairman P J Kurien supported the issue saying that there was a rise in cancer cases and the reason for this adulteration in food items. “It is a very, very serious matter. Report it to the Minister concerned and come out with a legislation which has more teeth,” Kurien said. In its report on the Consumer Protection Bill 2015 tabled in Parliament last month, a Parliamentary Standing Committee suggested legal teeth to advertising watchdog ASCI to curb misleading advertisements and proposing severe penalties, imprisonment and cancellation of licenses of those involved in food adulteration. According to a report on public laboratories released by the Food Safety Standards Authority of India in December last year, every fifth sample of food items tested by public food safety labs have been found “adulterated and misbranded”, with maximum cases in UP followed by Punjab and Madhya Pradesh. PTI RNK ARCadvertisementlast_img read more