After Houston Rockets stars James Harden and Chris Paul fouled out in Thursday’s 111-106 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, an NBA official with a long, controversial history was in their crosshairs. That official: Scott Foster, a Maryland native and University of Maryland graduate.
Kevin Durant scored 34 points and the Golden State Warriors are heading to their fourth straight NBA Finals after fighting back from another big deficit with a huge third quarter and beating the Houston Rockets, 101-92, in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night.
In the Wizards' 114-106 loss to the Houston Rockets, John Wall had 21 points and eight assists — reaching 3,826 for his career to surpass Wes Unseld to become the Wizards/Bullets all-time assist leader — but also picked up a pair of technical fouls. Wall's second came in the closing 33 seconds after using "inappropriate language" toward a game official.
For 27-year-old Atlanta Hawks rookie Malcolm Delaney, however, the decade-long quest that took him from Towson Catholic High to the fulfillment of his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA was a journey in the most literal sense of the word.
City of Gods, which is named after a Baltimore clothing store, includes several players with local ties, including former Maryland star James Gist and Omar Strong, a former two-time All-Metro guard at Douglass High who played collegiately at Texas Southern.
The giant spark plug in Johnny Egan's attic is nearly as big as he is. A gift from Bullets fans, the 4-foot trophy depicts the spunky guard's role on Baltimore's NBA team one-half century ago. Then, he'd come off the bench, time after time, to ignite the offense or fire up the defense.
The expectations have been raised, perhaps higher than they've been in a decade. The roster has been bolstered, with the additions of aging superstar Paul Pierce and blue-collar power forward DeJuan Blair. Are the Washington Wizards for real, or was last season just a nasty tease for the team's long-suffering fans?
Devin Gray, The Baltimore Sun's 1991 High School Basketball Player of the Year from St. Frances Academy who later starred at Clemson, died in Atlanta on Saturday after suffering a fatal heart attack, according to a family member.
On their recent media day, some of the Maryland basketball players made like heavyweight boxers, flexing their biceps and striking poses of exaggerated toughness for photographers. But not Jake Layman.
Dolan has a history of throwing money at his problems -- with both the Knicks and New York Rangers, which he also owns -- and this time, he didn¿t. He just felt it wasn¿t worth it, and I have to agree.
Lonny Baxter's life changed dramatically in the summer of 2006. Four years removed from helping Maryland win the national championship, Baxter's short-lived NBA career was already in jeopardy after he was released by the Houston Rockets ¿ his fourth team in as many years -- when the 2006 season ended.