Saturday, January 26, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is January 26th, and on this day:

'73- George Gervin made his debut for the Virginia Squires of the ABA against Utah. The Stars won 127-121.

'80- The Cleveland Cavaliers lost at home to Indiana 115-114, but had cause to celebrate as Austin Carr became the franchise’s first 10,000-point scorer.

'90- Cleveland Cavaliers Coach Lenny Wilkens won his 700th career game, 85-84 over Minnesota.
'91- Houston guard Vernon "Mad Max" Maxwell became the fifth player in NBA history to score 30 points in a quarter, joining Wilt Chamberlain, David Thompson, George Gervin and Michael Jordan. Maxwell, who finished with 51 points, hit for 30 in the final quarter of the Rockets’ 103-97 home win over Cleveland. Gervin holds the NBA record for scoring the most points in a quarter (33) in San Antonio’s 153-132 loss to New Orleans on Apr. 9, 1978.
'93- New Jersey’s Chuck Daly became the 15th coach in NBA history to register 500 career victories, after the Nets defeated the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 106-91.

'95- With a record 6,254,427 ballots cast by fans in the Foot Locker NBA All-Star Voting program, Detroit’s Grant Hill became the first rookie to ever lead all NBA players in All-Star votes received, earning the nod on 1,289,585 ballots.
Enjoy your day!

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