Thursday, March 20, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is March 20th, and on this day:
'68- Dave Bing ("google" Historical Glimpses: Dave Bing) of the Detroit Pistons finished the season with a league leading 27.1 ppg average, becoming the first guard in 20 years to lead the NBA in scoring.

'68- Wilt Chamberlain of Philadelphia became the first center in NBA history to lead the league in assists with a total of 702 for an average of 8.6 apg. Chamberlain called leading the league in assists one of the top achievements of his career.

'76- John Havlicek of the Boston Celtics became the first NBA player to score more than 1,000 points per season for 14 consecutive years.

'84- Indiana’s Butch Carter set an NBA record by scoring 14 points in an overtime period as the Pacers beat Boston 123-121.

'90- The Los Angeles Lakers retired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s jersey #33 in honor of the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.

'97- The Denver Nuggets (16) and Seattle SuperSonics (13) combine to make 29 three-point field goals, a record for two teams in one game. Seattle posted a 123-97 victory.

'98- Karl Malone moved past Elvin Hayes (27,313) for fifth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
Enjoy your day!

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