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Maurice Lucas, star on '77 champion Blazers, dies at 58

PORTLAND, Ore. — Maurice Lucas, the fierce power forward who helped lead the Trail Blazers to the 1977 NBA title, died Sunday after a long fight with bladder cancer. He was 58.

Mr. Lucas, whose No. 20 was retired by the Blazers in 1988, joined Portland in the 1976 ABA dispersal draft and led the 1976-77 championship team in scoring with a 20.2 average. He also averaged 11.2 rebounds that season.

The former Marquette player averaged 14.4 points and 8.8 rebounds in 12 seasons with Portland, New Jersey, New York, Phoenix, the Lakers and Seattle. He also served as an assistant coach with the Blazers.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: LeBron James had 20 points, Chris Bosh 18 and Dwyane Wade 17 as the visiting Heat won 101-78, ending the Nets' unbeaten start.

Heat 101, Nets 78

MIAMI (101): L.James 5-12 10-12 20, Bosh 8-10 2-2 18, Anthony 0-1 1-2 1, Arroyo 5-7 1-2 12, Wade 4-9 8-12 17, Ilgauskas 5-6 0-0 10, House 5-8 0-0 11, Jones 2-6 0-0 6, Haslem 2-7 2-2 6, Magloire 0-0 0-2 0, Chalmers 0-1 0-0 0, Stackhouse 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-67 24-34 101.

NEW JERSEY (78): Outlaw 0-5 0-0 0, Smith 0-2 0-0 0, Lopez 8-17 4-5 20, Harris 4-8 3-3 13, Morrow 2-9 1-1 5, Favors 4-9 5-8 13, Williams 5-14 1-2 11, Farmar 2-7 0-0 5, Petro 1-2 0-2 2, Humphries 3-4 0-0 6, D.James 0-4 1-2 1, Graham 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 30-85 15-23 78.

Miami 29 29 27 16— 101

New Jersey 18 24 19 17— 78

3-Point GoalsMiami 5-16 (Jones 2-4, Wade 1-2, Arroyo 1-2, House 1-3, Chalmers 0-1, L.James 0-4), New Jersey 3-14 (Harris 2-3, Farmar 1-4, Graham 0-1, Williams 0-1, Morrow 0-2, Outlaw 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsMiami 49 (Haslem, L.James 7), New Jersey 55 (Favors 13). AssistsMiami 29 (Wade, L.James 7), New Jersey 16 (Harris 6). Total FoulsMiami 21, New Jersey 19. TechnicalsIlgauskas, Miami defensive three second, Favors, New Jersey defensive three second. A17,086 (18,500).

Mavericks 99, Clippers 83

DALLAS (99): C.Butler 4-10 8-10 17, Nowitzki 7-14 2-4 16, Chandler 2-2 4-4 8, Kidd 3-8 4-4 13, Terry 6-14 2-4 15, Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Haywood 5-6 0-1 10, Marion 6-11 0-2 12, Barea 2-6 0-0 5, Cardinal 1-3 0-0 3, Mahinmi 0-1 0-0 0, Stevenson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-77 20-29 99.

L.A. CLIPPERS (83): Gomes 2-4 2-3 7, Griffin 4-15 8-12 16, Kaman 5-15 3-4 13, Davis 3-10 1-1 7, Gordon 2-9 4-4 9, Aminu 3-9 1-2 9, Bledsoe 3-5 0-0 6, Jordan 4-6 2-3 10, R.Butler 0-6 2-2 2, Smith 2-3 0-0 4, Collins 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-82 23-31 83.

Dallas 27 22 29 21— 99

L.A. Clippers 23 24 19 17— 83

3-Point GoalsDallas 7-16 (Kidd 3-5, C.Butler 1-1, Terry 1-2, Barea 1-2, Cardinal 1-3, Marion 0-1, Nowitzki 0-2), L.A. Clippers 4-21 (Aminu 2-3, Gomes 1-2, Gordon 1-6, Bledsoe 0-1, Griffin 0-1, Davis 0-3, R.Butler 0-5). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsDallas 52 (Kidd 9), L.A. Clippers 60 (Kaman 13). AssistsDallas 23 (Kidd 7), L.A. Clippers 17 (Davis 6). Total FoulsDallas 22, L.A. Clippers 23. TechnicalsC.Butler, Griffin, L.A. Clippers defensive three second. A13,718 (19,060).

UTAH (120): Millsap 12-19 6-8 30, Kirilenko 7-12 3-4 19, Jefferson 6-14 11-12 23, Williams 6-12 3-3 16, Bell 3-3 0-0 7, Evans 0-1 0-0 0, Fesenko 0-1 0-0 0, Miles 8-13 2-3 21, Hayward 2-5 0-0 4, Watson 0-2 0-0 0, Elson 0-1 0-0 0, Price 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 44-83 25-30 120.

Jazz 120, Thunder 99

UTAH (120): Millsap 12-19 6-8 30, Kirilenko 7-12 3-4 19, Jefferson 6-14 11-12 23, Williams 6-12 3-3 16, Bell 3-3 0-0 7, Evans 0-1 0-0 0, Fesenko 0-1 0-0 0, Miles 8-13 2-3 21, Hayward 2-5 0-0 4, Watson 0-2 0-0 0, Elson 0-1 0-0 0, Price 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 44-83 25-30 120.

OKLAHOMA CITY (99): Durant 8-19 8-9 28, Green 5-14 7-7 17, Krstic 0-3 0-0 0, Westbrook 7-13 8-8 22, Sefolosha 3-8 0-0 6, Ibaka 3-6 0-0 6, Harden 1-7 5-6 7, Maynor 2-5 1-2 6, Aldrich 2-3 1-2 5, Cook 0-0 0-0 0, White 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 32-80 30-34 99.

Utah 27 29 35 29— 120

Oklahoma City 23 17 34 25— 99

3-Point GoalsUtah 7-11 (Miles 3-5, Kirilenko 2-3, Bell 1-1, Williams 1-1, Watson 0-1), Oklahoma City 5-20 (Durant 4-6, Maynor 1-1, Westbrook 0-1, Sefolosha 0-3, Green 0-4, Harden 0-5). Fouled OutIbaka. ReboundsUtah 48 (Millsap 16), Oklahoma City 48 (Green 9). AssistsUtah 32 (Williams 15), Oklahoma City 10 (Westbrook 5). Total FoulsUtah 25, Oklahoma City 27. TechnicalsOklahoma City defensive three second. A18,203 (18,203).

Lakers 107, Warriors 83

GOLDEN STATE (83): D.Wright 7-15 2-4 18, Lee 0-3 0-2 0, Biedrins 3-7 0-0 6, Ellis 9-20 1-2 20, Williams 2-6 0-0 5, Radmanovic 0-4 0-0 0, Bell 3-10 0-0 7, Gadzuric 2-4 0-0 4, Carney 3-7 2-2 8, B.Wright 5-6 1-1 11, Lin 1-5 0-0 2, Adrien 1-1 0-2 2. Totals 36-88 6-13 83.

L.A. LAKERS (107): Artest 2-11 2-2 6, Odom 6-9 2-4 16, Gasol 10-19 6-9 26, Fisher 5-6 3-3 14, Bryant 8-16 3-4 20, Blake 0-3 2-2 2, Brown 2-6 1-2 5, Barnes 3-8 0-0 7, Ratliff 0-1 0-0 0, Ebanks 0-4 4-4 4, Vujacic 1-3 0-0 3, Caracter 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 39-88 23-30 107.

Golden State 14 24 26 19— 83

L.A. Lakers 34 22 25 26— 107

3-Point GoalsGolden State 5-19 (D.Wright 2-6, Williams 1-3, Bell 1-3, Ellis 1-4, Carney 0-1, Radmanovic 0-2), L.A. Lakers 6-19 (Odom 2-2, Fisher 1-1, Vujacic 1-2, Barnes 1-3, Bryant 1-4, Brown 0-1, Blake 0-2, Artest 0-4). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsGolden State 48 (Biedrins, Carney 8), L.A. Lakers 67 (Odom 14). AssistsGolden State 27 (Biedrins, Williams 4), L.A. Lakers 25 (Gasol, Barnes, Artest, Odom 4). Total FoulsGolden State 26, L.A. Lakers 18. A18,997 (18,997).

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