Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is April 8th, and on this day:
'40- John Havlicek was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

'78- The Braves played their final home game in Buffalo, losing to the Knicks, 118-107. The franchise moved to San Diego and changed its name to Clippers. The Clippers have since moved to Los Angeles.

'89- Denver’s Alex English passed the 2,000-point mark during the Nuggets’ 110-106 win over Utah, becoming the first player in NBA history to record eight straight seasons of 2,000 or more points.

'91- Seattle Coach K. C. Jones became the 14th coach in NBA history to win 500 games as he led the SuperSonics to a 118-112 home win over the Denver Nuggets.

'93- Golden State’s 122-116 OT win over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers gave Warriors Coach Don Nelson his 750th career victory, the eighth NBA coach to reach that plateau.

'95- New York Coach Pat Riley chalked up his 750th career victory after the host Knicks defeated Detroit 113-96.

'96- Charlotte beat Chicago 98-97, to snap the Bulls’ NBA record 44-game home winning streak (over two seasons) as well as snapping the Bulls’ NBA record 37 consecutive home game winning streak to start a season .

'96- George McCloud of Dallas set a single season record for three-point attempts, when he attempted his 612th. He finished the season shooting 678 times from behind the arc.
Enjoy your day!

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