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Daughter of Latchman Saroop Seetahal & Sarjudeya Saroop
Seetal formerly Ramsubeik. Sister of Hayman, Lenny, Kenrick,
Omar, Raymond, Cynthia, (Rosey), Elaine, Amelia, Marilyn (Seeta)
& Susan. Sister-in-Law of Dr. Randolph Teemul, Roodal Persad,
Moonie Seetahal and Hazel Ann Seetahal.
Aunt of Rurik, Trevor, Antal, Dave, Shivanan , Sathyam, Shivam,
Lendl, Philippe Roma, Janine, Melissa, Danielle and Leanna.
The Cortege will proceed from the House of Mourning at 24
Wilkinson Street, El Dorado Village, Tunapuna to the Aramalaya
Presbyterian Church on Cochrane Street, Tunapuna, where the
Funeral Service will be held commencing at 5:00 pm on
Thursday 8 May 2014 and thence to the Belgrove's
Crematorium at 10 Orange Grove Road, Tacarigua.
A Funeral Wake for Dana Seetahal, Senior Counsel and
Attorney at Law of Trinidad and Tobago will be held at the
House of Mourning, 24 Wilkinson Street, El Dorado Village,
Tunapuna on the 5th, 6th & 7th May 2014.
Service starts at 7:00 pm.
Call C&B: 625-1170.
Los Angeles Clippers' guard Chris Paul, right, drives against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant in
the third quarter of Game 1 of the Western Conference semi-final NBA playoff series in Oklahoma City
Monday night. Los Angeles won 122-105. AP PHOTO
OKLAHOMA CITY---Chris Paul
made a career-high eight three-
pointers and scored 32 points to
help the Los Angeles Clippers
beat Oklahoma City 122-105 on
Monday night in Game 1 of their
Western Conference semi-final.
In the Eastern Conference
semi-finals opener, Bradley Beal
scored 14 of his 25 points in the
fourth quarter and Trevor Ariza
added 22 to lead the Washington
Wizards past the top-seeded Indi-
ana Pacers 102-96.
Paul, who had never made more
than five three-pointers in a
match, had ten assists.
"When somebody s got it going
like that, you just try to stay out
of the way as much as possible,
but also help keep that fire going,"
Clippers forward Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin scored 23 points,
Jamal Crawford had 17 and JJ
Redick added 12 for the Clippers,
who shot 55 per cent from the
field and made 15 of 29 three-
Russell Westbrook scored 29
points, Kevin Durant had 25 and
Serge Ibaka added 12 for the
Thunder, who suffered their worst
home loss since moving to Okla-
"We have to get more physical,"
Durant said. "I m not talking
about hard fouls, I m talking about
jamming the lane, fighting
through screens and not letting
guys run free. We just have to be
The Clippers scored 23 points
off Oklahoma City s 18 turnovers.
Game 2 is tonight in Oklahoma
The Wizards won a second-
round game for the first time since
1982 and are 4-0 on the road in
this year s playoffs. They ended
a 12-game losing streak at Indiana
that dated to April 18, 2007, and
they did it by nearly leading from
Paul George and George Hill
had 18 points each for Indiana.
The Wizards trailed only once,
31-30, and took control with a
17-6 run to close the first half
that made it 56-43. Indiana
couldn t get closer than five points
in the second half.
Game 2 is tonight at Indiana.
The Pacers have lost both of
their playoff series openers and
will face another uphill battle---
just days after rallying from a 3-
2 deficit to beat Atlanta in seven
games in the first round. (AP)
Clippers, Wizards win
in conference semis
OKLAHOMA CITY---Kevin Durant
has plenty of NBA scoring titles.
Now, he finally has an MVP tro-
phy to go with them.
The Oklahoma City Thunder star
received the league s top individual
honour yesterday, earning 119 first-
place votes. Miami s LeBron James,
who won the last two MVP awards
and four of the previous five, fin-
ished second with six first-place
votes, and Blake Griffin of the Los
Angeles Clippers was third.
Durant won his fourth scoring
crown in five years this season by
averaging 32 points per game. He
helped the Thunder finish the reg-
ular season with a 59-23 record,
second best in the league, despite
playing much of the season without
three-time All-Star Russell West-
brook by his side because of a nag-
ging knee injury.
"He s been the most consistent
guy all season long," Westbrook
said at the end of the regular sea-
son.James agreed, saying on Monday:
"Much respect to him and he
deserves it. He had a big-time MVP
Durant s run of 41 consecutive
games this season with at least 25
points was the third longest streak
in NBA history. In all, he scored at
least 40 points 14 times. He also
averaged 7.4 rebounds and a career-
high 5.5 assists while shooting 50
per cent from the field. (AP)
Thunder's Durant wins first MVP award
OAKLAND---The Golden State
Warriors have fired Mark Jackson,
ending the franchise s most suc-
cessful coaching tenure in the
past two decades but also one
filled with drama and distrac-
General manager Bob Myers
thanked Jackson in a statement
yesterday for "his role in helping
elevate this team into a better posi-
tion than it was when he arrived
nearly 36 months ago." Myers says
it was a difficult decision but the
Warriors "simply feel it s best to
move in a different direction at
Jackson s three seasons with the
Warriors will be remembered for
the way he helped turn a peren-
nially losing franchise into a con-
sistent winner and the bold and
bombastic way in which he did it.
Warriors fire coach Mark Jackson
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