Friday, December 5, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is December 5th, and on this day:
'67- Walt Hazzard of Seattle scored 15 consecutive points in a 133-121 loss to San Francisco at Oakland, tying an NBA record held by Wilt Chamberlain.

'87- The San Antonio Spurs retired the #44 jersey worn by George Gervin.

'91- Moses Malone of Milwaukee became only the sixth player in NBA history to score 26,000 career points, after he hit for 12 points in the Bucks’ 109-101 loss to New Jersey at the Bradley Center.

'92- Detroit’s Bill Laimbeer grabbed 12 rebounds in the Pistons’ 112-88 win over visiting Philadelphia, helping him to reach the 10,000 career rebound mark.

'96- Portland’s Jermaine O’Neal, who celebrated his 18th birthday on October 13, became the youngest player ever to participate in an NBA game.

'97- Indiana's Mark Jackson moved past Bob Cousy (6,955) and into seventh place on the all-time assist chart.

'00- Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz converted a finger roll in the lane for two points, moving past Wilt Chamberlain and into second place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Malone scored 31 points in Utah’s 98-84 win over Toronto, giving him 31,443 career points, 24 more than Chamberlain’s 31,419 points.

'00- Don Nelson of the Dallas Mavericks notched his 938th career coaching win in Dallas’ 94-85 victory over New York, tying him with his Boston Celtics’ mentor Red Auerbach for fourth place on the all-time coaching victories list.

'01- With an 98-94 victory over the Dallas Mavericks, the Lakers extended their best-ever start to 16-1, landing them a spot among the top 11 starts in league annals.
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