Flag Order, Press Release Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities in York and Dauphin Counties to remain flying at half-staff to honor fallen City of Harrisburg firefighter Dennis DeVoe.Dennis DeVoe, a resident of Stewartstown and a 21 year member of Harrisburg fire service, died from injuries after his car was struck by another vehicle while en route to a fire in Harrisburg on March 10th.Flags shall remain lowered at half-staff until his internment.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute. Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Firefighter Dennis DeVoe March 12, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
There is nothing wrong with the 22-11 record held by the Clippers, unless you take a closer look. Against teams currently with winning records, they are just 6-9.Power forward Blake Griffin, speaking Friday morning prior to the team’s first real practice since Dec. 5, admitted that although it was nice to get a couple of consecutive victories heading into 2015 over losing teams Utah and New York, his team must show more against the elite.“Wins are wins,” he said, “but, yeah, we need to play better against better teams and, you know, have better showings at least. It’s nice to have a couple of wins; we’ll take those no matter what. But we need to start playing a little better.”If the Clippers are to realize their goal of playing for the NBA championship, they will have to get much better. Therefor, the subsequent question posed to coach Doc Rivers and point guard Chris Paul was, does this team have enough to do that? Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I like my team,” he said. “If I do, I do. But I like the team and if something comes up, then we’ll do it. But yeah, I like our team.”Practice? Really?No thanks to a crazy schedule that saw the Clippers play 15 games in 26 days – with three back-to-backs and never more than a day between games – the Clippers had not practiced in 28 days. Griffin doesn’t ever remember that happening during his five-year career.“Never,” he said. “We were probably close last year a couple of times, but I don’t think ever this long. So it’s like a weird feeling. I mean, you’re getting taped, getting ready for practice and haven’t done it in so long.“But I think everybody’s excited about it and hopefully everybody comes in focused and have the right mind-set and get some work done.”Griffin was queried as to what in his mind the team needed to work on most.“Defensively, I think, it’ll be a main focus for us,” he said. “Transition defense, defending the 3, defending the second and third efforts, pick and roll.” Like Griffin, Paul was looking forward to practicing.“It’s going to be good to compete, get after each other a little bit,” he said. “Us guys that play all the minutes just about every night, you know, it’s tough sometimes on the younger guys to … they’re not playing much in the game and we don’t really have much practice time. So it’s good for them, for all of us, to get up and down and sharpen some things up.”Paul agreed that more of the focus should be on his team’s defense, which is allowing 100.2 points, tied for 17th in the league. “I think so,” said Paul, whose team Saturday night at 7:30 takes on the league-worst Philadelphia 76ers, who were 4-26 before a game Friday at Phoenix. “I think we’re getting everybody healthy and we’re still trying to put it together.”Rivers had an interesting response.“I have no idea, I’ll let you know when we’re in the playoffs,” he said. “I mean, I don’t know this early. It’s a good question. But I think if you ask any coach they’d say they think so, and they don’t know, at the same time.“So we’ll just keep working and figure it out.”A reporter kept at Rivers, specifically asking if he needs to add another piece to the puzzle. Rivers, also president of basketball operations, balked.