Malik Hairston
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"Malik Samory Hairston" is an American basketball player who currently plays for A.E.K. Athens B.C./AEK Athens of the Greek Basket League. A guard-forward from the University of Oregon, he was chosen in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns, who then traded him to the San Antonio Spurs. Before signing with Olimpia Milano, Hairston played for the San Antonio Spurs, the Austin Toros (the Spurs' NBA Development League/D-League affiliate), and Mens Sana Basket/Montepaschi Siena of Italy. He was born in Detroit, Michigan.

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I know for a fact Aaron didn't choke. It's one of the times he missed a free throw. It happens.

Growing up, my whole family played basketball, and we would have our battles in the backyard. There would be bleeding and crying.

We were just going to keep fighting. Chamberlain did an excellent job of doing what he does best, shooting the ball. He carried us and put us over the top.

Never. Especially seeing what's happened to us all season.

The play was for a ball screen for Aaron on top.

It's a big win, it's a great feeling. It's the first time since I've been here that we beat a ranked team.

We're right there to play with every team in the conference. We're talented enough, we fight hard enough. At the end of games, we don't play as smart as we need to and with as much poise and confidence, taking the game instead of handing it away.

It's obviously a tough loss. It seems like we've been subject to a few of those.

We didn't get too many great looks and then we got good looks and couldn't knock them down. That was a little bit of a loss of confidence, and a lot of things coming together.