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drives to the
half of an NBA
NEW YORK---The New York Knicks say Anthony
Mason, a rugged power forward who was a defen-
sive force for several NBA teams in the 1990s, has
died. He was 48.
Knicks spokesman Jonathan Supranowitz con-
firmed Mason s death, which was first reported yes-
terday by the New York Daily News.
The 6-foot-7 Mason won the NBA s Sixth Man
award in 1995 with a Knicks team that was eliminated
in the second round of the playoffs in one of its
classic clashes with the Indiana Pacers.
Mason played for New York from 1991-1996, and
then for the Charlotte Hornets until 2000. He made
his only All-Star team in 2001 as a member of the
Miami Heat. (AP)
Former Knicks player
Anthony Mason dies
TORONTO---Golden State led from start to finish and won
113-89 at Toronto in Friday s clash of divisional leaders, main-
taining the overall NBA lead while sending the Raptors to a
The Warriors stayed just ahead of Eastern Conference leader
Atlanta, which won a see-sawing contest against Orlando.
In key Western Conference games, the Los Angeles Clippers
won comfortably at Memphis and Portland narrowly beat Okla-
homa City to open a seven-point gap atop the Northwest Divi-
Golden State s Klay Thompson scored 25 points and Stephen
Curry had 22 for the Warriors who bounced back from a loss
at Cleveland the previous day.
Tempers flared after Golden State s Festus Ezeli pushed Toron-
to s Tyler Hansbrough in the throat after they tangled under
the basket in the third. Hansbrough responded by chasing after
Ezeli, shoving him and throwing a punch that failed to connect.
Both players received double technical fouls and were ejected.
Terrence Ross scored 18 points for the Raptors, who remain
second in the East despite poor recent results.
Los Angeles Chris Paul had 19 points and 13 assists to steer
the Clippers to a 97-79 win at Memphis.
DeAndre Jordan added 15 points and 22 rebounds for the
Clippers, who had five players in double figures.
Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies with 20 points and
Portland rallied to beat Oklahoma City 115-112, with
LaMarcus Aldridge contributing 29 points and 16
The Blazers overcame a 15-point, third-quarter
deficit and tied it on a tip shot by Aldridge with 4:33
Oklahoma City s Russell Westbrook, who fell and
hit his face on teammate Andre Roberson s knee in
the final seconds, had 40 points, 13 rebounds and 11
assists. He became the first player to string together
three triple-doubles since LeBron James in 2009.
Atlanta took an early 16-point lead, lost it, then
came back to beat Orlando 95-88.
Paul Millsap scored 14 of his 20 points in the first
quarter. Led by his 3-point shooting, the Hawks sprint-
ed to a 19-3 lead. The Hawks hit their first eight shots
before Orlando rallied to be three points up at half-
Atlanta regained the lead with a strong third quarter
and stretched the advantage to 10 points in the final.
Nikola Vucevic had 21 points for the Magic.
Houston s James Harden made a tiebreaking throw
with 43 seconds left and followed with a jump shot
to give the Rockets a 102-98 victory over Brooklyn.
Harden, who played after spraining his right ankle
on Wednesday night, shot just 4 for 15 for 15 points,
but had 12 assists.
Terrence Jones scored a season-high 26 points for
the Rockets, who have won four straight and moved
with 1-1/2 games of Southwest leader Memphis.
Mason Plumlee and Deron Williams had 15 points
apiece for the Nets.
Indiana capitalized on the absence of LeBron James
and Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland lineup and beat
the Cavaliers 93-86.
New Orleans Alexis Ajinca made the go-ahead
layup with 26 seconds left and scored a career-high
24 points to help the Pelicans beat Miami 104-102.
San Antonio ended a four-game skid by winning
107-96 at undermanned Sacramento.
Chicago s Jimmy Butler had 28 points and 12
rebounds in a 96-89 win against Minnesota.
Los Angeles Wayne Ellington scored 11 straight
points in the final 6 minutes to lift the Lakers to a
101-93 victory over Milwaukee.
Boston came from 16 points down in the third quar-
ter to overrun Charlotte 106-98 and win a third
Utah s Derrick Favors had 21 points, 10 rebounds
and three blocks as the Jazz comfortably won 104-
82 at Denver.
New York ended a run of eight straight losses with
a 121-115 win against Detroit, with Shane Larkin making
a three-point play in the final minute of the second
Warriors keep NBA lead
with easy win at Toronto
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