Celtics defeat Wizards

Posted: March 03, 2013

Paul Pierce scored 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Celtics topped the visiting Warriors, 94-86, on Friday night. Stephen Curry had 25 for Golden State but made just 6 of 22 shots. He had scored 92 points on 66.7 percent shooting in his previous two games.

Elsewhere: Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points, Raymond Felton added 23, J.R. Smith chipped in with 13 points and 12 rebounds, and some strong defense allowed the visiting Knicks to beat the Wizards, 96-88.

Another royal bid

The NBA received an official offer Friday from 24 Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov and billionaire Ron Burkle to buy the Sacramento Kings and keep the team from moving to Seattle, league spokesman Tim Frank said. No financial details of the proposal have been released.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced the Mastrov-Burkle bid during his state of the city address Thursday night, calling it a "competitive offer."

The NBA Board of Governors is expected to vote by mid-April on the Seattle bid.

- Associated Press

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