"The doctor told me when it gets to a point it doesn’t hurt anymore I can get back and play,” Mason said. "It’s tough. I don’t like to sit out, even practices. It’s frustrating but I’d rather do this than hurt it worse and be out six weeks.” Mason is averaging 8.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 10 games.
McGRADY INJUREDHouston star Tracy McGrady left the game in the second quarter after tweaking a gimpy knee. He did not return. On a team full of All-Stars, it was Luis Scola, not Yao Ming, Ron Artest or McGrady, who burned the Thunder. Scola scored 23 points, 21 the first three quarters. "They were trying to protect Yao, and Luis was the guy that was open,” said Houston coach Rick Adelman. "He made some big shots for us.”
WILCOX TO PLAY WEDNESDAYThunder forward Chris Wilcox, sidelined by a sprained knee, suited out for the first time in a week. Coach P.J. Carlesimo considered playing him but decided to wait until Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers. Wilcox averaged 13.4 points and 7.0 rebounds last season in Seattle, but his stats have been about half that in Oklahoma City. "He’s not been bad by any stretch, but I don’t think fans have seen a sustained and consistent Chris Wilcox, yet,” Carlesimo said.
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Monday’s Games Houston 100, Oklahoma City 89 Phoenix at Utah San Antonio at L.A. Clippers Today’s Games Toronto at Orlando, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Indiana, 6 p.m. Miami at Washington, 6 p.m. Dallas at Charlotte, 6 p.m. New York at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at Memphis, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Denver, 8 p.m. Chicago at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Portland at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s Results Toronto 107, Miami 96 Orlando 90, Charlotte 85 Dallas 124, New York 114, OT Phoenix 104, Detroit 86 Denver 90, Minnesota 84 San Antonio 90, Sacramento 88