Thursday, February 21, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is February 21st, and on this day:
'52- The Boston Celtics and the Fort Wayne Pistons tipped off at midnight in a “Milkman’s Special” following an Ice Follies performance at Boston Garden. Bob Cousy kept the 2,368 customers awake with 24 points in a 88-67 win.

'60- Wilt Chamberlain scored 58 points in the Warriors 129-122 win over the Knicks, tying his rookie record for the most points scored in a game.

'76- Red Holzman won his 500th game following New York’s 102-98 win over New Orleans at Madison Square Garden. At the time, Holzman was only the second coach--after Red Auerbach--to reach that plateau.

'92- Utah’s John Stockton became only the sixth NBA player ever to collect more than 7,000 career assists when he handed out 15 in a 124-97 Jazz win over Houston at the Delta Center.

'93- The West defeated the East 135-132 in overtime in the 43rd annual NBA All-Star Game in Salt Lake City, as Utah’s John Stockton (15 assists) and Karl Malone (28 points) became the first players from the same NBA team to ever share the All-Star Game MVP award.

'00- New York’s Patrick Ewing reaches the 23,157-point plateau in an 87-76 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, good for 16th place on the NBA all-time list ahead, passing Elgin Baylor.
Enjoy your day!

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