How the Nasdaq and tech stocks became the winner on election night

first_imgThere might not have been a winner in the presidential election on Tuesday night, but there was a winner in the financial markets: the Nasdaq 100 and tech stocks broadly.Futures contracts tied to the Nasdaq 100 index jumped as much as 4% in overnight trading on Tuesday amid a volatile trading session that saw Dow futures register a nearly 800-point swing from high to low. Through the whipsaws, the Nasdaq 100 remained the relative outperformer. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img The logo of Apple company is seen outside an Apple store in Bordeaux, France, March 22, 2019.Regis Duvignau | Reuterslast_img

Clippers notes: Doc Rivers expects a long series with Oklahoma City

first_imgOKC’s Kevin Durant received his league MVP trophy prior to tip-off Wednesday. He then went out and scored 32 points with nine assists and 12 rebounds.That’s not to mention Russell Westbrook, who, as the Clippers’ Chris Paul said afterward, was everywhere on Wednesday. Westbrook had 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.“And Westbrook, he gets criticized a lot, but I don’t know why because he plays hard, he’s tough,” Rivers said. “You saw that. So, we have a lot of capable players on our team and it’s going to be a good series.”With the series tied 1-1, Game 3 is Friday night at 7:30 at Staples Center.Adams draws praise Steven Adams is a reserve big man for the Thunder. He’s the guy who was punched by the Memphis Grizzlies’ Zach Randolph in Game 6 of that first-round series, resulting in Randolph’s suspension for Game 7.Adams’ numbers aren’t impressive — he averaged 3.3 points and 4.1 rebounds during the regular season. He just fouls hard and gets under the skin of opponents. Rivers talked about him post-game Wednesday.“He’s a physical player,” Rivers said of Adams, who received one of three OKC technical fouls in Game 2; Westbrook and coach Scott Brooks had the others. “(Former Celtics coach, president) Red Auerbach used to always tell me, ‘You’ve gotta have agitators.’ And he’s one of those, that’s for sure.“Red truly believed that. He said you have to have two or three on the team. They have him, Perk (Kendrick Perkins), and so they have two for sure.”Kudos to SefoloshaOklahoma City’s Thabo Sefolosha started and played seven minutes and 22 seconds in the first half Wednesday. He scored zero points. Meanwhile, J.J. Redick had 16 of his 18 points in the first half. Sefolosha played a little over 14 minutes in the second half. He scored all 14 of his points, and helped hold Redick to just two more.Brooks took notice.“Thabo came back with a good defensive presence on Redick in that second half,” he said. “We thought he had too many open looks in the first half. But Thabo really locked in and did a much better job in that second half. And hit some shots.” Sure, the Clippers went to Oklahoma City and routed the Thunder 122-105 on Monday in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals playoff series. But the Thunder aren’t the No. 2 seed in the conference for nothing, so Clippers coach Doc Rivers really wasn’t all that chagrined after his team dropped Game 2 (112-101) on Wednesday.It’s not like he expected his third-seeded team to sweep this series.“It’s just like Golden State,” Rivers said, referring to the Clippers’ seven-game series victory over the Warriors in the first round. “When you walked into the series, I didn’t see 4-0, you know, by either team. I knew it was going to be a hard series. This is going to be a hard series.“They have the MVP on their team now. They didn’t have it at the beginning of the series, and now they do.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more