Friday, April 4, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is April 4th, and on this day:
'96- Chicago beat Miami 100-92 to win its NBA record 44th consecutive home game (over two seasons) and its NBA record 37th consecutive home game at the start of a season. The Bulls lost their next game to the Hornets 98-97 on April 8, 1996, ending both streaks. Also in this game, Michael Jordan recorded four steals to become the fourth NBA player to reach 2,000 career steals.

'96- The visiting Boston Celtics defeated the Orlando Magic 100-98, snapping Orlando’s NBA record 51-game home winning streak against Eastern Conference opponents, dating back to April 1994.

'97- Utah’s Karl Malone became the first NBA player to reach the 2,000-point plateau in 10 consecutive seasons in the Jazz 106-79 victory against the Grizzlies.
Enjoy your day!

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