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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2001
WASHINGTON - For once, there was a bit of excitement at MCI Center at the end of a Washington Wizards game. The Wizards, who trailed the Seattle SuperSonics by 10 points midway through the fourth quarter, staged a gritty comeback, pulling within one with 30 seconds to go and a chance to win. However, Juwan Howard missed a baseline turnaround jumper, Tyrone Nesby, who came flying in from the right wing, could not connect with a follow-up dunk and Richard...
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2014
Welcome to a second season of Morning Shootaround. We will follow the Terps throughout the 2013-14 season, but this year in this space we will provide a look ahead rather than looking back. We will try to analyze Maryland's strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of its upcoming opponent. We also hope to provide quotes and anecdotes from practices to give some idea of what Mark Turgeon and his team are doing. Here are a few things to watch as the Terps get ready to play Virginia in Charlottesville on Monday.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | March 15, 2001
WASHINGTON - The phrase "scorer's mentality" was seemingly invented for Washington Wizards guard Richard Hamilton, not necessarily because he takes an unconscionable number of shots, but because he thinks that every shot he takes will fall. Last night, Hamilton's faith in his ability paid off handsomely for the Wizards during their 103-96 win over Detroit at MCI Center, as he dropped a career-high 40 points on the Pistons. Hamilton hit 15 of 23 shots from the floor, as well as nine of 10 free throws, in a brilliant performance that marked his ascendance as the centerpiece of the new-look Washington offense, especially with the recent losses of Juwan Howard and Rod Strickland and expected imminent departure of Mitch Richmond.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2012
Before the ESPN College GameDay cameras began rolling, before analyst Dick Vitale bellowed "Are you kidding me?" there was just Deividas Dulkys practicing his 3-pointers. The Florida State guard is known as a gym rat. While some college players must be coerced to play hard, it's the reverse with Dulkys. Coaches habitually tell the senior to ease up so he's not uptight when the game begins. But on Saturday — hours before the Seminoles played North Carolina — Dulkys seemed particularly focused.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | April 8, 2001
WASHINGTON - If all goes as planned, the Washington Wizards will eventually become something more than just another quick stop on the NBA freeway, and their young gun guards Richard Hamilton and Courtney Alexander will be the fuel for the engine. But little has gone as planned this season for the Wizards, and Hamilton and Alexander still have something to learn about developing a finishing kick as the past week, and last night's 102-100 loss to the Boston Celtics, show. Hamilton scored a game-high 38 points, but he missed a 16-foot baseline jumper last night with 1.4 seconds to go that would have tied it. Three night ago, Alexander missed two shots in the closing minute of an 86-84 loss to Miami here.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | January 13, 2001
WASHINGTON -- Stop if you've read this before, but the Washington Wizards made yet another try to bag a big target with a desperate fourth-quarter comeback, only to miss the mark. This time, the Wizards went after the biggest game of all, the Philadelphia 76ers, the team with the NBA's best record, and nearly pulled it off, shaving a 20-point, second-half deficit down to two in the closing moments. In the end, though, the Sixers wriggled away unscathed with an 86-82 win before a sellout crowd of 20,674 at MCI Center.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | November 17, 2000
WASHINGTON - The Washington Wizards' elusive first home win of the season was there for the taking last night, and against the San Antonio Spurs, a team one season removed from the NBA title, with legitimate aspirations to get back there, no less. But the Wizards' now pro forma fourth-quarter offensive breakdown gave the Spurs the opening they needed to finish off Washington and escape MCI Center with a 99-95 win before 19,832. For 44 minutes, the Wizards (2-8) provided a clinic on how an undermanned team can stay with a more talented squad, with a mix of good shooting and timely defense.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | January 30, 2001
WASHINGTON - When you've dug the kind of crater the Washington Wizards have for themselves during the first half of the season, there's no time or even reason for the luxury of what could have been. Instead, the Wizards are concentrating on the here and now, which includes last night's 95-89 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team's fifth straight victory. The win came in the kind of game the Wizards (12-34) have made a habit of blowing this season. In this case, however, the Wizards combined an impressive early offense, as they shot 52 percent during the first three quarters, with tough defense down the stretch, to add to the longest winning streak the team has sustained since a six-game spurt shortly after the MCI Center opened in December 1997.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | November 26, 2000
WASHINGTON - The Washington Wizards threw out the conventional game plan last night, curbing their reliance on their Big Three, hitting their free throws, particularly in crunch time and playing exceptional defense. In return, they were rewarded with a come-from-behind, 107-100 win over the Milwaukee Bucks at MCI Center, before a surprisingly boisterous crowd of 13,157. "It's been unfortunate for us that we've had to endure someone else stepping up that was a non-starter or a non-main player that has made the difference in the games that we've lost," Washington coach Leonard Hamilton said.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2012
Before the ESPN College GameDay cameras began rolling, before analyst Dick Vitale bellowed "Are you kidding me?" there was just Deividas Dulkys practicing his 3-pointers. The Florida State guard is known as a gym rat. While some college players must be coerced to play hard, it's the reverse with Dulkys. Coaches habitually tell the senior to ease up so he's not uptight when the game begins. But on Saturday — hours before the Seminoles played North Carolina — Dulkys seemed particularly focused.
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April 1, 2007
If I were a big-name college coach at the Final Four, the one place I would try to avoid at all costs would be my own hotel. The Hilton across the street is the coaches' hotel, and another reporter and I wandered over there yesterday morning for about two hours to check out the scene. The place is like a crowded airport, only filled with familiar faces. Here are a few sightings: Bruce Pearl - NOT wearing his usual orange, caused quite a stir around the rumor mill. Roy Williams - Breezed through but stopped to sign a few autographs.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | April 8, 2001
WASHINGTON - If all goes as planned, the Washington Wizards will eventually become something more than just another quick stop on the NBA freeway, and their young gun guards Richard Hamilton and Courtney Alexander will be the fuel for the engine. But little has gone as planned this season for the Wizards, and Hamilton and Alexander still have something to learn about developing a finishing kick as the past week, and last night's 102-100 loss to the Boston Celtics, show. Hamilton scored a game-high 38 points, but he missed a 16-foot baseline jumper last night with 1.4 seconds to go that would have tied it. Three night ago, Alexander missed two shots in the closing minute of an 86-84 loss to Miami here.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | March 15, 2001
WASHINGTON - The phrase "scorer's mentality" was seemingly invented for Washington Wizards guard Richard Hamilton, not necessarily because he takes an unconscionable number of shots, but because he thinks that every shot he takes will fall. Last night, Hamilton's faith in his ability paid off handsomely for the Wizards during their 103-96 win over Detroit at MCI Center, as he dropped a career-high 40 points on the Pistons. Hamilton hit 15 of 23 shots from the floor, as well as nine of 10 free throws, in a brilliant performance that marked his ascendance as the centerpiece of the new-look Washington offense, especially with the recent losses of Juwan Howard and Rod Strickland and expected imminent departure of Mitch Richmond.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | January 30, 2001
WASHINGTON - When you've dug the kind of crater the Washington Wizards have for themselves during the first half of the season, there's no time or even reason for the luxury of what could have been. Instead, the Wizards are concentrating on the here and now, which includes last night's 95-89 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team's fifth straight victory. The win came in the kind of game the Wizards (12-34) have made a habit of blowing this season. In this case, however, the Wizards combined an impressive early offense, as they shot 52 percent during the first three quarters, with tough defense down the stretch, to add to the longest winning streak the team has sustained since a six-game spurt shortly after the MCI Center opened in December 1997.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | January 13, 2001
WASHINGTON -- Stop if you've read this before, but the Washington Wizards made yet another try to bag a big target with a desperate fourth-quarter comeback, only to miss the mark. This time, the Wizards went after the biggest game of all, the Philadelphia 76ers, the team with the NBA's best record, and nearly pulled it off, shaving a 20-point, second-half deficit down to two in the closing moments. In the end, though, the Sixers wriggled away unscathed with an 86-82 win before a sellout crowd of 20,674 at MCI Center.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2001
WASHINGTON - For once, there was a bit of excitement at MCI Center at the end of a Washington Wizards game. The Wizards, who trailed the Seattle SuperSonics by 10 points midway through the fourth quarter, staged a gritty comeback, pulling within one with 30 seconds to go and a chance to win. However, Juwan Howard missed a baseline turnaround jumper, Tyrone Nesby, who came flying in from the right wing, could not connect with a follow-up dunk and Richard...
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | November 4, 2000
WASHINGTON - Timing is, indeed, everything. If the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks played the kind of game in May or June they staged in last night's Washington home opener, it would be labeled a classic. As it was, the two teams clutched and grabbed at each other for three quarters before going to work offensively in the fourth, with the Knicks scrapping out an 80-76 win. "It was a great game, even with a lot of defense," said Washington guard Richard Hamilton. "We did our best to kind of stop them, and they did their best to try to stop us."
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April 1, 2007
If I were a big-name college coach at the Final Four, the one place I would try to avoid at all costs would be my own hotel. The Hilton across the street is the coaches' hotel, and another reporter and I wandered over there yesterday morning for about two hours to check out the scene. The place is like a crowded airport, only filled with familiar faces. Here are a few sightings: Bruce Pearl - NOT wearing his usual orange, caused quite a stir around the rumor mill. Roy Williams - Breezed through but stopped to sign a few autographs.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | November 26, 2000
WASHINGTON - The Washington Wizards threw out the conventional game plan last night, curbing their reliance on their Big Three, hitting their free throws, particularly in crunch time and playing exceptional defense. In return, they were rewarded with a come-from-behind, 107-100 win over the Milwaukee Bucks at MCI Center, before a surprisingly boisterous crowd of 13,157. "It's been unfortunate for us that we've had to endure someone else stepping up that was a non-starter or a non-main player that has made the difference in the games that we've lost," Washington coach Leonard Hamilton said.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | November 17, 2000
WASHINGTON - The Washington Wizards' elusive first home win of the season was there for the taking last night, and against the San Antonio Spurs, a team one season removed from the NBA title, with legitimate aspirations to get back there, no less. But the Wizards' now pro forma fourth-quarter offensive breakdown gave the Spurs the opening they needed to finish off Washington and escape MCI Center with a 99-95 win before 19,832. For 44 minutes, the Wizards (2-8) provided a clinic on how an undermanned team can stay with a more talented squad, with a mix of good shooting and timely defense.
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