Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is May 13th, and on this day:
'76- The New York Nets defeated the Denver Nuggets 112-106 to win what became the last ABA championship, four games to two. The next month, four former ABA teams--San Antonio, Denver, New York and Indiana—were admitted into the NBA.

'77- Maurice Lucas scored 26 points to help the Trail Blazers defeat the Lakers 105-101, for a sweep of the Western Conference Finals. Portland went on to capture its only NBA title, defeating Philadelphia 4-2 in the NBA Finals.

'91- Former NBA Commissioner Larry O’Brien, National Basketball Players Association founder Larry Fleisher and NBA legends Nate Archibald, Dave Cowens and Harry Gallatin were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

'99- The San Antonio Spurs defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 85-71 in Game 3 of their first round Western Conference playoff series. The win was the first of what would become a record 12 straight playoff game victories in one playoffs for the Spurs. San Antonio would lose only once more in the 1999 playoffs en route to capturing its first NBA championship.

'99- Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson recorded an NBA Playoff record 10 steals in a 97-85 win over the New Jersey Nets.
Enjoy your day!

1 comment:

@slushygutter said...

Yo Doc- you should break down how the ABAs St Louis entry was denied a spot in the merger, but took another option that has proved VERY lucrative. Crazy story Im sure youve heard.