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    November 1, 2018 10:45 PM PDT

    LAS VEGAS -- Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao came to the scale inside the Encore Theater at The Wynn resort on Friday and drank in the cheers of Manny! Manny! from his fans as he easily made weight. Garett Bolles Jersey .Pacquiao weighed 144.8 pounds, well inside the 147-pound limit for his fight against welterweight world titleholder Jessie Vargas, whom he faces on Saturday (Top Rank PPV, 9 p.m. ET) at the Thomas & Mack Center.Vargas also made weight for his first title defense, weighing 146.5 pounds. After they weighed in, Pacquiao and Vargas, who have shown the utmost respect toward each other during the build-up to the fight, stood side by side for interviews with various outlets.Pacquiao will be fighting for the first time since his resounding decision win against rival Timothy Bradley Jr. in their third fight in April followed by a brief retirement, during which he was elected to the Senate in his native Philippines.Im happy to be back, Pacquiao, boxings only eight-division world titleholder, told the crowd. I want to put on a good show and have another boxing record.Pacquiao, 37, already the first congressman to win a world title, is aiming to be the first senator to win one, also. Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) said he is also motivated to win back the world title he lost to Floyd Mayweather last year in boxings richest fight. Vargas won the vacant title in March with a ninth-round knockout of then-undefeated former U.S. Olympian Sadam Ali.Its motivating because I am the challenger this time and I am fighting a champion, Pacquiao said. [Winning the belt back] would mean a lot and would bring honor to my country.Vargas (27-1, 10 KOs), 27, of Las Vegas, has been supremely confident all week and had a big smile as he walked to the scale. It remained in place when he spoke to the crowd after making weight.I feel great and Im here to give the fans a great fight and come out on top and prove Im the best in the welterweight division, Vargas said. Weve worked hard for this and I have no doubt about the outcome. Manny Pacquiao has had a great career and it would mean the world to beat him, and that is what I am ready to do. I want to become a legend.There are three other world title fights on the card, and everybody made weight. Featherweight titleholder Oscar Valdez (20-0, 18 KOs) who will be making his first defense, weighed 125.25 as did challenger Hiroshige Osawa (30-3-4, 19 KOs) for their 126-pound fight. Junior featherweight titleholder Nonito Donaire (37-3, 24 KOs), who will be making his second defense, weighed 121.8 pounds and mandatory challenger Jessie Magdaleno (23-0, 17 KOs) was 121.25 for their 122-pound bout.Zou Shiming (8-1, 2 KOs), the two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist, will face Prasitsak Papoem (39-1-2, 24 KOs) for one of the flyweight world titles recently vacated by Juan Francisco Estrada. Zou was 111 pounds and Papoem was 111.5 for the bout with a 112-pound limit. The fight is a rematch of Zous one-sided unanimous decision win in November 2014.Also, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the purses for the card. Pacquiao will earn no less than $4 million but could earn much more since he is on a percentage split with promoter Top Rank. Vargas will earn a career-high $2.8 million.Valdezs purse is $200,000, Osawa will earn $50,000, Donaire will make $400,000 and Magdaleno $90,000. The official purse for Zou and Papoem is $5,000 apiece, but each will make much more from revenue in Asia, especially Zou, who likely will make in the high six figures. Joseph Jones Jersey .J. Jefferson has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend. Will Parks Jersey . After Mondays hard-fought loss, the wait seemed longer than usual. Getting set to go their separate ways for a short Christmas break, the Raptors coach credited his team for their effort on a seemingly impossible three-game road trip, urging them to build on that success when they get back to work at the end of the week. ;. After taking two big hits this week -- losing at home and dropping back-to-back games for the first time all season -- Indiana struck back by playing its most complete game of the year. MILWAUKEE -- To pull away from the Memphis Grizzlies, the Milwaukee Bucks went back to their strength.The Bucks scored 18 of their 50 points in the paint in the fourth quarter, using two big runs to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 106-96 on Saturday night.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, while Michael Beasley added a season-high 19.Despite switching to a zone defense in the second half, Memphis could not slow the Bucks. Milwaukee scored 50 points in the paint and turned 13 turnovers by the Grizzlies into 24 points.The Bucks entered averaging a league-best 49.8 points in the paint and have not notched at least 50 in six of their nine games.Beasley scored five points during an 11-2 run that gave the Bucks an 86-72 lead with 9:59 to play.I thought Beasley was great off the bench for us, Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. During that stretch late when they went zone, he did what he does best and thats get the ball in the paint.Memphis pulled to within 95-90 on a basket by Randolph with 4:41 left, but Beasley answered on the other end.Chandler Parsons made a 3-pointer with 2:56 remaining to cut Milwaukees lead to 99-96. After Antetokounmpo split a pair of free throws and blocked Parsons shot, Greg Monroe scored inside to put the Bucks up 102-96 with 2:17 left.Milwaukee closed the game on a 7-0 run, as Memphis did not score in the last 2:56 of the game.We had a lot of really rushed possessions with no detail, Grizzlies coach David Fizdale said. We were kind of sporadic and scattered.In addition to leading the Bucks in scoring, Antetokounmpo bounced back from a pair of down games to fill the stat sheet with six rebounds, five assists, four steals and four blocks.My teammates wanted to get me back into a rhythm because theyy told me from day one that they need me, Antetokounmpo said. Tim Patrick Jersey. . Ive just got to do whatever it takes to win. I told them Im going to play as hard as I can and sometimes theres going to be ups and downs.Marc Gasol finished with 18 points for Memphis before fouling out in the final seconds. Vince Carter added 17 points.The Bucks led by 13 points with 1:50 left in the second quarter, but the Grizzlies closed to within 44-39 at the break with an 8-0 run, including scoring four points in the final 1.9 seconds of the half.TIP-INSGrizzlies: Carter passed Charles Oakley for 24th on the career games played list with 1,283 and passed Gary Payton for 21st in made field goals with 8,709. ... Tony Allen missed his second consecutive game due to a groin injury.Bucks: John Henson started at center in place of Miles Plumlee and scored eight points with seven rebounds in 18 minutes. ... Mirza Teletovic played a season-season low five minutes and did not attempt a shotSIXTH MENIn Monroe and Zach Randolph, Milwaukee and Memphis each have longtime starters playing critical roles off the bench.Prior to this season, Randolph had 820 starts in 984 career games, while Monroe had started 401 of 457 games.Ours is really just out of necessity, Memphis coach David Fizdale said. If Zach wasnt coming off the bench for us, I really dont know how we would score.UP NEXTGrizzlies: Memphis visits the Utah Jazz on Monday. The Grizzlies have lost two straight in Salt Lake City.Bucks: At the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. 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