May 12 (Washington Post) -- We have been there from the start, have watched them grow and are eager to see what happens next. The Washington Wizards have our attention. And even if the Wizards played their final home game of the season Sunday night in a 95-92 loss to the Indiana Pacers, what a season it was. Of course, the Wizards have at least one more game. They will face the Pacers on Tuesday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on the Pacers' home turf. "We know what we have to do," Wizards Coach Randy Wittman gamely said after Game 5. "We've played them four times. There aren't any secrets. . . . Three of the four games have been dogfights. We're in the fight. Now we've just got to win that fight." The reality is, though, that by rallying from a 19-point second-half deficit, the Pacers may have turned out the lights at Verizon Center. In NBA playoff history, only eight teams have
Mikhail Prokhorov became the second foreign team owner in U.S. professional sports when the Russian billionaire’s $200 million purchase of the New Jersey Nets was approved by the National Basketball Association.