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case, lawyer Barry Roux

in camera talk Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:35 am
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(SportsNetwork.com) - The Portland Trail Blazers return home with a nine-game winning streak, but theyll face a stiff test Friday night when the Memphis Grizzlies come to the Moda Center. The Grizzlies are one of two NBA teams with 13 wins thus far. (The Toronto Raptors are the other.) Portland can join that group with a victory over Memphis. The Blazers are the hottest team in the NBA thanks to that nine-game streak. They extended their run thanks to a 3-0 trip versus the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Hornets. The Blazers, who have won seven straight at home, extended the streak to nine with a 105-97 victory over the Hornets Wednesday night. Wesley Matthews had 28 points and the Trail Blazers used a strong second half to beat the Hornets. Damian Lillard added 22 points and seven assists for the Blazers, while Robin Lopez tallied 15 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Its not getting any easier, said Matthews. The rest of the (Western Conference) isnt doing us any favors. They dont care that were on this little streak right now. Theyre continuing to play good basketball and we just have to continue to get better. Gerald Henderson opened the second half with a jumper to give Charlotte a 58-45 lead. However, the Blazers responded with a 16-5 run to get within 63-61 with 6:39 left in the third quarter. Trailing 69-66 moments later, Portland used a 12-2 surge to take the lead for good. LaMarcus Aldridge, who shot 3-for-18 en route to nine points, capped the burst with a short jumper to make it 78-71, and the Blazers eventually took a three-point lead into the fourth. Holding an 81-79 lead, Portland went on a 15-3 run to put the game away. Lillard and Matthews tallied seven and six points, respectively, during the spurt that Chris Kaman capped with a jumper for a 96-82 edge. The Blazers outscored the Hornets by a 60-41 margin in the second half. Portland will play three of its next four at home, then head east again for five games. The Grizzlies have won three in a row and started their western road trip with a 99-93 triumph Wednesday night over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. Marc Gasol had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Grizz. Mike Conley posted 19 points and seven assists for Memphis, which has won seven of the last eight games. In the second half we got more physical and we got more stops. We got into the paint more, Gasol said. Zach Randolph finished with 16 and Courtney Lee added 10 for a Memphis team which shot 45 percent from the field, but just 22.7 percent from behind the 3- point line. The Grizzlies, who are the NBAs only undefeated team at home, are just 5-2 on the road. Things wont get easier for Memphis with stops in Sacramento and Houston to follow. The Grizzlies took two of three last season from the Blazers, including one at the Moda Center. 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Buffalo Sabres Gear .Y. -- Cory Schneider has to make the most of his opportunities to guard the New Jersey Devils net to earn more playing time.PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius murder trial enters a critical phase Monday as his defence team attempts to recover from a faltering start and reinforce the disabled athletes claim that he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake because he was overwhelmed by a long-held fear of violent crime. Pistorius mindset when he stood on his stumps in a bathroom and pulled the trigger on his 9 mm pistol in the early hours of Feb. 14, 2013 remains the crux of the South African trial that has captured worldwide attention and is about to start its seventh week of globally televised proceedings. It was initially scheduled to run for three weeks. Judge Thokozile Masipa will analyze thousands of pages of testimony before she reaches a verdict, but ultimately must ponder the pivotal question: Did Pistorius fire his gun with the intention to kill or out of a misplaced belief that his life was in danger from a perceived intruder? South Africa does not have trial by jury, meaning Masipa will decide, with the help of two assessors, if Pistorius overall account is believable and whether the apparent inconsistencies in his testimony count against him or are unimportant in the bigger picture. If Pistorius defence, which will resume calling witnesses Monday after a two-week trial recess, can show that his story of a tragic error is a reasonable explanation, even the double-amputee runners shaky testimony would be rendered irrelevant and the judge should acquit him of murder, legal experts say. While testifying, Pistorius sometimes contradicted earlier testimony and other times said he did not remember details. "The test doesnt end there," former state prosecutor Marius du Toit said of Pistorius testimony. "Its not over. They (the defence) can still show there is another plausible scenario." Du Toit has over 20 years experience in South Africas criminal justice system and is following the trial closely. He said it must be shown that Pistorius had the "sole intention" to kill Steenkamp to be convicted of murder. Pistorius, 27, doesnt dispute that he shot 29-year-old Steenkamp through a toilet door. Hee claims the killing was accidental and he fired four times in quick succession without thinking and while terrified, believing that an intruder had climbed up a ladder and through a bathroom window of his Pretoria villa in the pre-dawn hours and was about to come out of the cubicle and attack him.dddddddddddd. Prosecutors charge that the story is an intricate lie designed to cover up a murder. They say the couple fought, Steenkamp fled to the toilet screaming and Pistorius followed her and shot her through the wood door while they were arguing. She was hit in the hip, arm and head. Charged with premeditated murder, the first amputee to run at the Olympics faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted. He was once widely admired for overcoming the amputation of his lower legs as a baby to earn the right to run against the worlds top able-bodied athletes. The prosecutions case appeared to be bolstered as holes in Pistorius story were exposed when the athlete was on the stand for a fierce five-day cross-examination by prosecutor Gerrie Nel. Nel also succeeded in undermining the evidence given by the defences first two expert witnesses, a pathologist and a former police forensic scientist. But defence lawyers have only presented three of up to 17 witnesses they say they may ask to testify. At the outset of the defences case, lawyer Barry Roux said Pistorius actions on Valentines Day last year centred on his "disability" and "vulnerability" and Pistorius team will likely seek to rebuild the overall argument that his actions were guided by fear and not anger in a country with a high rate of violent home invasions. Roux said he will also show that a crucial thread of the prosecutions case is not true; that neighbours heard a woman screaming before and during the shots fired by Pistorius at around 3.17 a.m. on the fatal night. The lawyer said neighbours who live closer to Pistorius house in an upscale gated community in the suburbs of South Africas capital never heard a woman scream. Instead, it was Pistorius high-pitched shrieks for help after realizing his terrible mistake, the defence argues. ' ' '

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