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Maurice Lucas: 1952-2010
The Trail Blazers said Lucas died Sunday.
Lucas, whose No. 20 was retired by the Blazers in 1988, joined Portland in the 1976 and led the 1976-77 championship team in scoring with a 20.2 average.
He also averaged 11.2 rebounds that season.
He was a five-time All-Star.
Lucas led Marquette to the 1974 U.S. college NCAA title game against North Carolina State and was selected to the All-Final Four team.
Marquette also retired his No. 20 and inducted him into its Hall of Fame, and Walton named his son Luke, a player for the Lakers, after him.
Lucas is survived by wife Pamela, sons David and Maurice II and daughter Kristin.