Friday, April 11, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is April 11th, and on this day:
'61- The Celtics captured their fourth NBA Championship with a 121-112 win over the St. Louis Hawks in Game 5 at Boston Garden.

'67- The Philadelphia 76ers defeated Boston 140-116 in Game 5 of the Eastern Division Finals to end the Celtics’ eight-year reign as NBA champions. The Sixers went on to take the NBA title, and in 1980 they were voted the greatest team in league history.

'91- Adrian Dantley of Milwaukee scored five points in the Bucks’ 111-92 win over Boston at the Bradley Center, moving him into what was then ninth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with 23,152 points.

'98- Michael Jordan dished out his 5,000th career assist in an 87-78 win over Orlando.
April 11, 1999 The New Jersey Nets retired the number 52 jersey of Buck Williams in ceremonies at New Jersey’s home game against New York. Williams accumulated 16,784 points and 13,017 rebounds during his standout 17-year NBA career with New Jersey, the Portland Trail Blazers and Knicks.

'99- Miami head coach Pat Riley recorded coaching win number 938 with a 95-92 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, tying Red Auerbach for third all-time.
Enjoy your day!

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