Tip-Off for 5/15/13 (featuring Ray Lewis): Pacers defeat Knicks 93-82 to take 3-1 lead; Hot shooting Spurs take 3-2 series lead topping the Warriors 109-91

Posted in Blogroll on May 15th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(NY Daily News)

The Knicks had a front row seat to the latest edition of the Paul George Show.

Even the heroic efforts of Carmelo Anthony were not enough as the New York Knicks season now hangs in the balance. Anthony scored 24 of the Knicks first 48 points. ‘Melo struggled after that point — going scoreless in the final 16 minutes before fouling out with 2:00 remaining. The Pacers finished off the Knicks 93-82. New York is in danger of bowing out if they cannot win Thursday at home as Indiana now holds a 3-2 lead.

The San Antonio Spurs shut down Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, taking a 3-2 lead with a 109-91 victory. Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard and Tim Duncan were key in San Antonio’s win.

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Windsor sculptor’s heavyweight challenge: Create Phliadelphia’s Joe Frazier statue

Posted in Blogroll, Philadelphia on May 15th, 2013 by Christian Avard

 

Windsor, Vermont sculptor Lawrence Nowlan has been commissioned to create an 8-foot bronze statue of the late boxing legend Joe Frazier. At left, is an 18-inch preliminary model. Nowlan grew up in the Philadelphia area during Frazier’s boxing career and the design seen here is inspired from Frazier’s left-hand hook that knocked down Muhammad Ali in “The Fight of the Century” in 1971. PHOTO PROVIDED


Windsor, Vermont sculptor Lawrence Nowlan has been commissioned to create an 8-foot bronze statue of the late boxing legend Joe Frazier. At left, is an 18-inch preliminary model. Nowlan grew up in the Philadelphia area during Frazier’s boxing career and the design seen here is inspired from Frazier’s left-hand hook that knocked down Muhammad Ali in “The Fight of the Century” in 1971. PHOTO PROVIDED

Republished with permission from the Rutland Herald

WINDSOR, VT — A Windsor sculptor is taking on a heavyweight challenge for the city of Brotherly Love.

Lawrence Nowlan was recently commissioned by the city of Philadelphia to create a life-size statue of the late boxing great Joe Frazier. Nowlan is a renowned sculptor from Merion, Pa., who created bronze statues of former Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas and the Wildland Firefighters National Monument in Boise, Idaho.

A Joe Frazier Statue Committee was launched last summer and Nowlan was among eight sculptors short-listed for the project. Nowlan found out he was selected in late April and said the feeling is “surreal” that he will be re-creating a legendary sports figure he grew up following.

“From a sculptor and fan’s standpoint, it’s a dream come true,” Nowlan said. “Growing up in the Philadelphia area, we were all big Joe Frazier fans. He’s a good representation of what Philadelphia stands for: tough, hard-working and determined.”

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