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New acquisition Anunoby helps Knicks beat West-best T-Wolves

MANILA, Philippines — K-pop star Sandara Park is scheduled to perform at the 33rd Seoul Music Award s 2024, happening today in Bangkok, Thailand.

The awards night features over 200 artists with performances of Sandara, GOT7 members Youngjae and BamBam, Tiffany Young, NCT Dream, Kang Danielm, X-Dinary Heroes, Billie, Yoojoo, Sunmi and many more.

“See you later. See you tonight Bangkok,” the K-pop star wrote on Instagram.

Sandara recently marked her return to the South Korean music scene with her first solo album in 14 years.

The self-titled EP features the single “Festival,” which samples Uh m Jung-hwa’s 1999 song of the same name. When asked about her next album, Dara planned to showcase a more mature and edgier concept on stage, hinting at a potential evolution in her musical style.

After their surprise reunion performance at Coachella in 2022, San dara Park provided an update on the possibility of a comeback for her former girl group, 2NE1.

While challenges get in the way, the ongoing discussions among Sandara, CL, Minzy and Bom suggest that the dream of a 2NE1 comeback is still very much alive.

Meanwhile, Sandara’s brother, the former MBLAQ member Thunder, is gearing up for his 2024 wedding to former Gugudan member Mimi. Although the date remains undisclosed, Sandara gave a sneak peek of the celebration by sharing a photo of herself in an elegant aqua-colored floor-length gown, accompanied by the caption, “Bridesmaid.”

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NEW YORK – O.G. Anunoby sparkled in his first NBA game for the New York Knicks, helping his new club upset Western Conference leader Minnesota, 112-106, on Monday (Tuesday Manila time).

New York’s Julius Randle scored a game-high 39 points while Anunoby added 17 points and six rebounds only hours after arriving from Toronto in a Saturday trade.

The 26-year-old London-born defensive standout, who won an NBA crown with the Raptors in 2019 and led the league in steals last season, was learning about his new team on the fly after more than six seasons in Toronto.

“Even during the game, they were telling me, ‘Go here. Do this,'” Anunoby said. “They were helping me out for sure, a lot of them, and I’m thankful for it.

“Everything really. New terminology. Just trying to figure everything out best I can, so a lot of read and react today.

“Each day I’m going to get better at everything, learning the plays, learning the terminology, learning the steps. I’ll learn every day.”

Anunoby’s strong showing after arriving at a hotel and getting his physical Su nday night impressed Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau.

“I thought, first game, impressive, just to be ready and kind of figure it out on the fly,” Thibodeau said. “Played smart, played off people well, played great defense, hustled, moved without the ball, shot good shots, made good plays, so very good start.”

Thibodeau tried his best to keep things simple on the veteran playmaker, who has career averages of 11.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals a game.

“You don’t want him overthinking things,” Thibodeau said. “Just give him a basic framework and we can add day by day. If you get lost just play.”

Anthony Edwards scored 35 points to pace the Timberwolves, who fell to 24-8.

Indiana guard Tyrese Haliburton just missed a triple double in leading Indiana to a 122-113 victory at Milwaukee, where Greek star big man Giannis Antetokounmpo had a triple double in defeat.

Haliburton had 26 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds for the Pacers (18-14), who also had 25 points and 13 rebounds from Canadian reserve guard Bennedict Mathurin.

Antetokounmpo delivered 30 points, 18 rebounds and 11 assists for the Bucks, who fell to 24-9 and 2.5 games behind Eastern Conference leader Boston.

Defending champion Denver, led by Jamal Murray’s 25 points, routed visiting Charlotte 111-93 to pull within two games of Minnesota in the West.

The Nuggets also had 22 points from Michael Porter Jr. plus 13 points and 11 rebounds from two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Nikola Jokic of Serbia.

Italian forward Simone Fontecchio scored a game-high 24 points to lead host Utah over Dallas 127-90.

Jazz reserve Jordan Clarkson had a triple double off the bench with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists while Slovenian guard Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 19 points.

The Phoenix Suns, playing without Kevin Durant due to a sore right hamstring, got 21 points from Bradley Beal and 18 from Bosnian center Jusuf Nurkic in defeating visiting Portland 109-88.

Cameroonian forward Pascal Siakam scored a game-high 36 points to lead six double-figure scorers for Toronto in a 124-121 victory over visiting Cleveland.

After snapping an NBA record-tying 28-game losing streak by beating Toronto, the Detroit Pistons went back to their frustrating form with a 136-113 loss at Houston.

Turkish center Alperen Sengun led the Rockets with 26 points and nine assists.

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