Thursday, March 13, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is March 13th, and on this day:
'62- The season ended and Philadelphia’s Wilt Chamberlain became the only player to exceed 4,000 points (4,029) and average over 50 points (50.4 ppg) in an NBA season.

'62- The Boston Celtics beat the Syracuse Nationals 142-110, becoming the first team to win 60 games (60-20) in an NBA season.

'83- Randy Smith’s consecutive game played streak ended at 906 games, then the longest in NBA history. During that time Smith played for Buffalo, San Diego (twice), Cleveland and New York. A.C. Green of the Dallas Mavericks broke Smith’s record on November 20, 1997.

'90- Denver Coach Doug Moe earned his 600th career victory in the Nuggets’ 117-114 win over the Houston Rockets.

'92- Los Angeles Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn called his 2,500th consecutive Lakers game at the Richfield Coliseum in Cleveland, a streak dating back to November of 1965.

'98- Utah's John Stockton scored the 15,000th point of his career in a 110-101 win over Vancouver.

'99- Charles Barkley of the Houston Rockets became the third player in NBA history to amass 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists when he recorded his first assist in a 100-89 victory over Cleveland. He joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain in this elite group.

'99- Dallas’ A.C. Green plays in his 1,000th consecutive game in a 91-74 win over the Vancouver Grizzlies.
Enjoy your day! A recap of last night's thrashing of the Grizzlies will be up this afternoon.

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