Saturday, February 23, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is February 23rd, and on this day:
'86- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers replaced Elvin Hayes as the NBA’s all-time leader in games played when he appeared in his 1,304th game, a 117-111 overtime win at Philadelphia. Abdul-Jabbar went on to play in 1,560 games and is now second all-time to Robert Parish, who played in 1,611 games.

'87- Nate McMillan of the Seattle SuperSonics tied the rookie record for assists in one game when he handed out 25 assists in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. McMillan matched Ernie DiGregorio, who tallied 25 assists on January 1, 1974 against Portland.

'92- Hakeem Olajuwon of Houston rejected seven shots in the Rockets’ 90-83 win over San Antonio at The Summit, becoming the sixth player in NBA history to register 2,000 career blocks.

'93- Utah’s John Stockton picked up seven assists in a 105-78 loss to Houston, becoming only the fourth guard (along with Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas) in NBA history to reach the 8,000 career assist plateau.
Enjoy your day!

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