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Steam suffer home playoff loss.
From the Daily Southtown / March 21, 2016

The Chicago Steam fell to the Chicago Groove, 97-93, on Sunday at South Suburban College in South Holland, with a trip to the ABA Finals on the line.

The Groove will now advance to April's American Basketball Association Finals in Laredo, Texas.

“It doesn't feel real,” a stunned Steam coach Louis Walker said after the home playoff loss. “It is crazy.”

The Steam trailed by as many as 11 points in the fourth quarter before rallying to take an 85-84 lead with less than 6 minutes to go. However, the Groove responded with a 12-2 run down the stretch to earn the victory.

“They wanted it,” Walker said of the Groove. “You could see it in their eyes.”

Walker felt the Steam had all the momentum when guard Andre Muse hit a three-pointer and was fouled, giving the Steam a four-point play midway through the fourth quarter.

“(The Groove) came down and hit a 3 right back,” Walker said.

Muse, who had a game-high 30 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, felt the Steam never totally figured out a way to attack the Groove.

“We struggled all year on being able to go into games and figure out our opponents,” Muse said.”We tried to experiment (on the floor). The playoffs is not the time to experiment. You need to go with what you are sure is gong to work.”

Muse, a two-time league most valuable player, will turn 30 in June. He is not sure he will be back on the court next season.

“I may have played my last game,” Muse said. “I'll have to see if I get the itch. If so, I might come back.”

Besides Muse, other Steam players scoring in double figures were: Marlon Maxey with 21 and Mitchell Anderson with 19. Maxey paced the Steam in the first half with 14 of his points.

The game was a nip-and-tuck battle through most of the first half. The game had 21 lead changes and seven ties.

The Steam trailed 49-48 after the first half.

“We may have taken them a little too lightly, but they worked hard,” Walker said of the Groove. “Every 50/50 ball, they seemed to get.”

Walker said the game's aftermath felt to him like when the Clippers took over Los Angeles from the Lakers.

“But this was a one-game upset, nothing more,” Walker said, feeling that the Steam are still the top ABA team in the Chicago area.

The Groove had five players in double figures for the game: Lavente Douglas, 19; Nate Fuqua, 17; Adonis Bailey, 14; and Fabyon Harris and Christopher Dillard, both with 13. Ron Hicks, owner of the Steam, said the organization will retool and be back stronger for the 2016-17 campaign..

“We will rebuild and regroup,” Hicks said. “We are the eight-time North Central Division champions and we've been to the ABA finals four times in eight years. There is no quit here in the Steam organization.

“We will bounce back with a vengeance next season. I am very proud of our players and staff and on Sunday the better team won. We split the two-game series this season with the Groove. Congrats to the Chicago Groove players and staff and we wish them well in their ABA Finals journey.”

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See them before they make it big! Here are just some of the men and women who have gone on to play overseas or with NBA clubs after their time with the Steam.

Men
Jason Straight - China
Christen Charles - Taiwan
Mogust Mallwood - Germany
August Vance - Finland
Al Rapiar - Spain
Rico Hill - LA Clippers
Mitchel Anderson - France
Royce Parvan - Belgium
Mike Henderson - Brazil
Chris Smith - Iceland
Jason Warren - China
Andre Muse - Lebanon
Shelly Clark – Washington Wizards
Kashif Watson - Japan
Nate Driggers – Boston Celtics
Sam Mack - Miami Heat
Monte Opiunn - Sweden
Moirce Carter - Ireland
Woodrow Elsewood - Mexico
Emanuel Jackson - Russia
Mike Martinez – Dominican Republic
L'seed Robinson – Spain
Mark Harrison - Lebanon
Mike Storal - Dominican Republic
Fred Taylor - Mexico
Lester Smith - Mongolia
Trepot Petty - Mongolia
Bryan Bracey - Spain
Suro Skdass - Finland
Adam Branson - Denmark
Justin Scerasol - Italy
Darren Evans - South America
Cowki Mastuba - Japan
Michael Hart - Japan
Women
Lashawn Johnson - Finland
Tudy Reed - Portugal
Jamaica Banks - Australia
Keisha Lee - Australia
Krystal Elis - Greece
Shraka Webb - Poland
Polcois Florticia - Italy
Latisha Murdock - Iceland

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The Chicago Steam Basketball TeamSteam, ABA to be on ESPN
The American Basketball Association has announced that it has signed an agreement with ESPN to carry 40 games on ESPN3 beginning in November. "We are very excited to be a part of the ESPN family for our regular season," stated ABA CEO Joe Newman. "The success we had with the Final Eight from Shreveport on ESPN3 (www.WatchESPN.com) was tremendous. And now fans will have an opportunity to see fast-paced, exciting ABA professional basketball every week."

The games will be televised on Saturday and Sunday evenings beginning Nov. 8. The times and teams will be announced later.

ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually. It is accessible online at www.WatchESPN.com, on smart phones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members, and on Apple TV and Roku. The network is available to more than 85 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. The network is also available at no cost to 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smart phones and tablets connected to on campus educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks. To view the ABA Final Eight, which included the Chicago Steam, visit www.abafinals.com or www.WatchESPN.com. For more information, visit www.abalive.com.
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