Thursday, December 11, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is December 11th, and on this day:
'46- The Chicago Stags defeated the Cleveland Rebels 88-70 in an experimental game featuring 15-minute quarters, instead of the usual 12-minute quarters.

'59- Richie Guerin scored 57 points, at the time the most ever by a Knick, as New York defeated Syracuse 152-121. His team record survived 25 years until being surpassed by Bernard King, who tallied 60 points against New Jersey on December 25, 1984.

'71- The NBA’s Silver Anniversary team was announced. It included Bob Cousy, Bob Davies, Paul Arizin, Joe Fulks, Sam Jones, George Mikan, Bill Russell, Dolph Schayes, Bill Sharman and Bob Pettit. The coach was Red Auerbach.

'84- The Boston Celtics beat the New Jersey Nets 130-121 at Hartford as the two teams combined to shoot a record 63.2% (108-for-171) from the field.

'92- The National Hockey League Board of Governors named Gary Bettman, the NBA’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel, the first Commissioner of the NHL.

'93- With 12 rebounds during Philadelphia’s 99-86 road win at Milwaukee, Moses Malone became the fifth NBA player to surpass 16,000 career rebounds.

'01- Larry Costello, who guided the Milwaukee Bucks to their only NBA title in 1971, died after battling cancer for more than a year. he was 70.
Enjoy your day!

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