Thursday, November 13, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is November 13th, and on this day:
'64- St. Louis Hawks forward Bob Pettit became the first NBA player to score 20,000 points.
'77- Boston Celtics great John Havlicek scored 14 points in a 127-119 OT victory at Milwaukee to raise his career total to 25,202 points and pass Jerry West into what was then third place on the NBA all-time scoring list.

'79- While playing center for Philadelphia, Darryl Dawkins shattered a backboard with a slam-dunk during the Sixers’ 110-103 loss at Kansas City.

'90- Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers became only the second guard in NBA history to reach the 9,000 career assist mark (joining Oscar Robertson) in a 112-111 loss to Phoenix at the Great Western Forum. Utah’s John Stockton later surpassed both players in career assists.
'98- William “Red” Holzman, who coached the New York Knicks to their only two NBA titles in 1970 and 1973, died at age 78.

'99- The Cleveland Cavaliers honor former All-Star point guard Mark Price by retiring his #25 jersey at a special ceremony that takes place at halftime of the Cavs' home game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Price played for Cleveland from 1986 to 1995 and is the franchise's all-time leader in assists (4,206) and steals (734).
Enjoy your day!

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