Lucas sponsoring charity game; Durant expected



HOUSTON (AP) — Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Rashard Lewis are expected to headline a charity game that will benefit John Lucas’ foundation that provides substance-abuse counseling for athletes.

The game will be held on Nov. 20 at Delmar Fieldhouse in northwest Houston, once the home of the Houston Cougars’ basketball team. The arena has 5,000 seats.

KRIV-TV first reported the event was scheduled.

Lucas, who played in the NBA from 1976-90, spoke about the game as NBA players and owners gathered to discuss whether to accept the league’s latest proposal to end the lockout. Commissioner David Stern set a Wednesday deadline for the union to take the deal. The two sides are still divided over changes to the salary cap system, as well as the revenue split.