Monday, February 18, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is February 18th, and on this day:
'61- Bob Pettit of St. Louis scored 57 points, the highest scoring game of his great career, in a 141-138 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

'64- Wilt Chamberlain scored 52 points against Detroit, his second consecutive 50-point game.

'72- Randy Smith of Buffalo played the first of what would become an NBA record 906 consecutive games over an 11-year span, ending in March of 1983. Smith’s record was broken by A.C. Green of the Dallas Mavericks, who played his 907th consecutive game on November 20, 1997.

'83- Philadelphia's Moses Malone scored the NBA’s 4,000,000th point on a tip-in of his own miss at 11:59 of the first quarter against Houston.

'84- Former New York Knicks forward Bill Bradley had his uniform #24 retired at Madison Square Garden.

'86- San Antonio’s Alvin Robertson recorded just the second quadruple-double (along with Nate Thurmond) in NBA history at the time, with 20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals in the Spurs’ 120-114 win over Phoenix. Hakeem Olajuwon and David Robinson later became the two other NBA players to accomplish this feat.

'93- The NBA Jam Session Presented by Fleer was introduced at the 1993 All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City. Jam Session is an event that gives fans the opportunity to experience the NBA interactively through basketball activities and, challenges as well as meeting NBA legends and current stars.

'95- John Stockton became the first guard in NBA history to collect 10,000 career assists after dishing off for 15 in Utah’s 108-98 home win over Boston.

'96- Chicago’s Michael Jordan pours in 44 points and teammate Scottie Pippen adds 40 during the Bulls’ 110-102 road win at Indiana, as they become the ninth pair of NBA teammates (and just the sixth in a non-overtime game) to score 40 or more points in the same game.
A lot of good things are in store today so stay tuned.
Enjoy your day!

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