Monday, April 7, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is April 7th, and on this day:
'59' Boston Celtics playmaker Bob Cousy dished off for 19 assists, at the time tying an NBA Playoff record, as the Celtics defeated Minneapolis 123-110 en route to a four-game sweep of the Lakers in the Finals.

'77- After a 114-100 victory over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, Indiana’s Don Buse finished the season with 8.5 assists per game and 3.47 steals per game, leading the NBA in both categories. Buse thus duplicated his feat of the previous season when he led the ABA in both steals (346) and assists (689).

'89- FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, voted to drop restrictions on professional basketball players competing in international events such as the Olympics.

'89- Utah guard John Stockton won his second straight NBA assist title, picking up a total of 1,118 assists, becoming the first NBA player to record consecutive seasons of over 1,000 assists. Stockton stretched that 1,000 assist streak to a total of five seasons, 1988 through 1992.

'98- Karl Malone scored an NBA season-high 56 points in a 101-99 win at Golden State.

'99- Miami head coach Pat Riley notched the 936th coaching victory of his career in defeating Dallas, 93-87. The win moves him into fourth place on the all-time charts, passing Dick Motta who has 935 wins.

'01- The Houston Rockets defeated the Atlanta Hawks, 110-97, to become the first NBA team in 18 years to sweep an entire division. The Rockets won all 16 games against Central Division opponents, becoming the first team to sweep a division since the 1982-83 Los Angeles Lakers swept all 12 games against the Central Division.
Enjoy your day!
A recap of last night's inexcusable loss to the Seattle Supersonics will be posted this afternoon. Right now, all my thoughts and outlook for this team are not so bright and cheery. I'm going to try and find a silver lining (which is going to be tall order) after a loss to arguably the worst team in the league considering the playoff hunt that is on-going. But honestly, with the playoffs on the line how can you be happy if you are a Nuggets fan after this team has bombed in its last two games?


oldscule said...

Warriors vs. Nuggets

Well, it seems that neither team is at a great advantage over the other.
Both had brutal weeks leading up to the crucial last week( 5 games) of the season.

Obviously the game on Thursday will probably be the deciding game for the last spot in the WCP.

I am a Dubs season ticket holder, and want to gauge the attitude in Denver. What do you guys feel in Denver. Are you confident after 2 lackluster losses to bad teams? Can the Nugs recover from these and win at least 3 of their final 5 games?
As a W's fan, I am comnfident, with 4 out of the last 5 games are at the Roaracle Arena, but there are remaining games that have me worries. the Suns in Phoenix, and the Nuggets game on Thursday.
Whichever team wins Thursday, will more than likely be the 8 seed.

Any thoughs from Denver?
Crazy week upcoming.

Go DUBS!!!!!

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oldscule said...

Go Dubs baby!!!!!