Monday, October 13, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is October 13th, and on this day:
'67- The Seattle SuperSonics dropped a 144-116 decision to the San Francisco Warriors in their first NBA game.

'67- The first ABA game was played with the Oakland Oaks beating the Anaheim Amigos, 132-129. The game introduced the red, white and blue ball and used the 3-point field goal.

'70- Calvin Murphy made his debut for the San Diego Rockets at Chicago. The Bulls won 111-96.

'70- Dave Cowens made his debut for the Boston Celtics at New York. The Knicks won 114-107.

'79- Golden State lost a 102-96 overtime decision to Chicago. The Warriors went on to lose their next nine overtime games as well, setting the NBA record for consecutive overtime losses with 10.

'98- The NBA announced that it has canceled the first two weeks of the 1998-99 season because of the stalled collective bargaining negotiations with the National Basketball Players Association. The cancellation included all games originally scheduled to be played through November 16.

'00- Isiah Thomas, Bob McAdoo and 24-second shot clock innovator Danny Biasone are enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Enjoy your day!

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