Tim Hardaway Jr. (Dallas Mavericks) with a deep 3 vs the Brooklyn Nets, 02/27/2021
Tim Hardaway Jr. (Dallas Mavericks) with a deep 3 vs the Brooklyn Nets, 02/27/2021
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Krystyna Krakowski became a firefighter in Florida at a time when there were very few women to work beside or guide her in the service. Twenty years later, she is not only thriving but also recruiting more females into the profession. Krakowski is one of five women at Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue who made department history last year by working an entire shift with no male colleagues — a feat that went viral on social media. She and her team members say they have been able to succeed thanks to both the support of the men they work with and by pushing through every challenge that comes their way. The chain saw-and-axe-wielding women note they are held to the same standards as the men, physically and otherwise, and that the public should be aware that men and women of the department work together to help people. “I’ve worked super hard to be strong from Day One,” said firefighter Julie Dudley. “I still remember being in an academy and the instructor looking at me going, ‘If you want to do girly push ups you can,’ and I was like, ‘Excuse me. No, I’m good. I got this.’” The firefighters’ success is notable in a profession that is so heavily male-dominated and that has seen numerous lawsuits from women alleging discrimination and sexual harassment in fire departments across the country. The day they worked the all-woman shift, they were encouraged and cheered on by the men of the Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue. “Even our battalion chiefs sent us a message: ‘Good luck, ladies, all eyes are on you today. Show ‘em what you got,’” Krakowski said. “It was exciting to say that every position was filled by a female. ... We played every role. We’re capable. We’ve made it.” It wasn’t always easy, however. Even some of the women on the history-making team had to overcome prior obstacles. In the fire department where she previously worked, Krakowski says she was the target of a hazing. She said fellow firefighters awoke her with an airhorn, held her down and zip-tied her hands and legs. When the incident came up on a radio show, Krakowski said she felt compelled to call in because comments from the public were so awful. “It was heart-wrenching to hear another woman say, ‘She doesn’t belong in a firehouse. It must be a girl who needs attention,’” Krakowski said. “I’m a hardworking single mom. I’ve been that way almost my entire life; nothing has ever been given.” Kelsey Krzywada said at her first fire school, instructors were unwilling to help her when she struggled with the training because of her small size. At the second school she tried, however, “They were encouraging, regardless of your size, your gender,” Krzywada said. “They loved their career, and they wanted all of us to love it too.” Kryzwada said her choice of professions also negatively affected a relationship. “His girl works with chain saws and fire, and he feels a little less of a man,” she remarked of a former partner. When their all-woman shift went viral, most of the feedback on social media was positive, but there were detractors as well. “We’d have people going, ‘How are you going to carry my 300-pound husband out of a building over your shoulder when it’s on fire?’” Julie Dudley said. “Well, we’re not. And I can tell you that no man in our department is going to do it either.” The firefighters acknowledge that the physical aspects of the job can be challenging, but they said they have learned how to play to their strengths as women rather than relying on brute force. As smaller women, Krzywada and Krakowski have found alternate but effective ways to do their job, whether it's pulling a hose line or throwing ladders, they said. And while there are still plenty of “good old boy” fire departments in the U.S., the women see a positive shift away from that as more young people enter. Sandi Ladewski said any male firefighters at the Palm Beach Gardens department who didn’t approve of women working in the industry have since left. The ones who remain — both colleagues and superiors — have supported the women and helped them to thrive and grow in numbers, she said. Krakowski said she hopes to start seeing even more women join the ranks as instructors. Monica Marzullo, who was the second female in history to work in her last department, says the presence of more women brings a sense of camaraderie. “The guys have always had each other. They have that brotherhood,” Marzullo said. “And it’s nice, too, when you have good women that are actually interested in helping one another.” Since going viral, Dudley and Krakowski said they’ve received messages on social media from women wanting to become firefighters. Both said they welcome and advise them on how to enter the field. “I have ... one little niece (who) wants to be a firefighter,” Ladewski said. “She wants to help people like Auntie Sandi.” Anila Yoganathan, The Associated Press
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Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings) with a 2-pointer vs the Utah Jazz, 04/10/2021
SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell scored 14 of his season-high 42 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz beat the Sacramento Kings 128-112 on Saturday night, extending their franchise-record home winning streak to 24 games. Mitchell had his 18th 30-point game this season, powering the NBA-leading Jazz's 19-4 run in the fourth quarter. Mitchell has scored 41, 37 and 42 points in his last three games. Mike Conley had 26 points, and Joe Ingles added 20. De’Aaron Fox scored 30 points for the Kings, and Richaun Holmes had 25. They have lost six in a row. LAKERS 126, NETS 101 NEW YORK (AP) — Andre Drummond had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Dennis Schroder scored 19 points before he and Kyrie Irving were ejected in the third quarter and Los Angeles routed Brooklyn. A nationally televised matchup already missing plenty of star power lost even more when Irving started jawing with Schroder and neither player stopped quickly enough for the officials. The Lakers had led most of the way and were ahead 66-62 when Irving fouled Schroder with 9:41 left in the third. Los Angeles blew it open soon after the ejections with a 15-2 burst to open an 88-71 lead. A potential NBA Finals preview had a preseason feel with so many top names unavailable. LeBron James (right ankle sprain) and Anthony Davis (right calf strain) remain out for the Lakers, while James Harden is sidelined with a strained right hamstring for the Nets. The Lakers handled being short-handed much better. Ben McLemore, in his second game with Los Angeles, scored 17 points. Kevin Durant scored 22 points in his second game back following a 23-game absence with his own hamstring injury. Irving added 18, but the Nets had their nine-game home winning streak snapped. 76ERS 117, THUNDER 93 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Joel Embiid had 27 points and nine rebounds and Philadelphia beat Oklahoma City to pull even with Brooklyn for the Eastern Conference lead. On Friday night in a loss at New Orleans, Embiid went just 5 for 16 from the floor and scored 14 points. He was 10 for 17 in three quarters of work against the Thunder. Furkan Korkmaz added a season-high 20 points for the 76ers. Darius Bazley had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Tony Bradley added 16 points and 14 rebounds for Oklahoma City. The Thunder have lost six straight. RAPTORS 135, CAVALIERS 115 CLEVELAND (AP) — Gary Trent Jr. scored a career-high 44 points and severely short-handed Toronto scored a franchise-record 87 first-half points to rout Cleveland. Trent made 17 of 19 field goals, including shooting 7 of 9 from 3-point range, and went 3 of 3 from the foul line in 33 minutes. He was acquired from Portland with Rodney Hood on March 25 for Norman Powell. The Raptors, were without their top three scorers in Pascal Siakam (rest), Fred VanVleet (left hip flexor strain) and Kyle Lowry (right foot infection). Collin Sexton scored 29 points for Cleveland. The Associated Press
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SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell scored 14 of his season-high 42 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz beat the Sacramento Kings 128-112 on Saturday night, extending their franchise-record home winning streak to 24 games. Mitchell tallied his 18th 30-point game this season, but it took him a while to heat up after a slow start. But his ability to penetrate the lane on almost every possession powered a 19-4 run in the fourth quarter. Mitchell has scored 41, 37 and 42 points in his last three games. Mike Conley had 26 points, and Joe Ingles added 20 as the Jazz scored 69 points in the second half to power past Sacramento. De’Aaron Fox scored 30 points and Richaun Holmes 25 to lead the Kings, who have lost six in a row. The final score belied the topsy-turvy nature of the game as the lead changed 17 times and the Kings often made the vaunted Jazz defence look porous and slow, especially the lightning-quick Fox and active Holmes Barnes made a 3-pointer to cap an 11-0 run and give Sacramento a 100-98 edge and his dunk gave the Kings their last lead at 105-104 with 6:05 remaining. Moe Harkless, who reached double figures (11 points) for just the second time this season and had a season-high seven rebounds, drove for a layup to put the Kings up 84-74 midway through the third quarter. Ingles, who had a running conversation with several Kings, emphatically shouted after each of his three 3s powered Utah’s 24-5 run that gave the Jazz a 98-89 lead early in the fourth period. Once looking like playoff hopefuls, the Kings’ skid includes losses to Detroit, which has the worst record in the Eastern Conference and Minnesota with the worst mark in the Western Conference. Harrison Barnes said earlier in the week that there was “no tomorrow” for the Kings and they played like it until they couldn’t match the explosive Jazz at the end. Harkless hit two 3s to spark the Kings to a quick 12-1 lead as the Jazz missed their first eight field goal attempts. But the Jazz hit four straight 3s — Conley and Niang each made a pair — and the Jazz had the lead by the end of the first quarter, 34-31. Holmes had 21 points, a career high for a half, and Fox added 18 as the hot-shooting Kings took a 65-59 lead into halftime. Mitchell was 5 of 28 from 3-point range coming into this game and missed all five 3s in the first half, but hit back-to-back 3-pointers just after halftime. Down the stretch, he concentrated on going to the basket with success and matched his career high with 15 free throws. TIP-INS Kings: Marvin Bagley III, averaging 13.9 points and 7.4 rebounds, has been out with a broken hand since March 15, but coach Luke Walton said he has been working out and closing on a return without a firm date yet. ... Holmes converted his first eight field goal attempts. ... Fox got a technical during Utah’s big comeback run in the third quarter. Jazz: Gobert got a technical after he was whistled for a foul on Holmes as the shot clock expired in the second quarter. ... Royce O’Neale had a career-high 14 rebounds. ... Jordan Clarkson, the league’s top scorer off the bench at 17.2 points a game, missed his second game with a sprained right ankle. UP NEXT Kings: Visit the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. Jazz: Host the Washington Wizards on Monday. — More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Matthew Coles, The Associated Press
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