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A Point Proved
David Fleming
May 19, 1997
Groomed by a father who died too soon to see him play in the NBA, Rockets rookie point guard Matt Maloney did his dad proud against the Sonics
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May 19, 1997

A Point Proved

Groomed by a father who died too soon to see him play in the NBA, Rockets rookie point guard Matt Maloney did his dad proud against the Sonics

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After a pair of free throws by Rockets forward Mario Elie with 3.2 seconds left put the game safely out of reach, Maloney sat on the Houston bench pumping his fist in a moment of solitary triumph. But one got the feeling, even then, that he wasn't entirely alone.

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