Saturday, December 13, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is December 13th, and on this day:
'83- Detroit beat Denver 186-184 in a triple-overtime game that set NBA records for most points scored in a game, one team (Detroit-186) and combined (370); most field goals, one team (Detroit-74) and combined (142); and combined assists (93).

'86' The Washington Bullets retired uniform #25 in honor of the late Gus Johnson.

'91- Boston’s Robert Parish became the fifth player in NBA history to appear in 1,200 career games (joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elvin Hayes, John Havlicek and Paul Silas) during the Celtics’ 117-97 win over Seattle at Boston Garden.

'94- Philadelphia’s Willie Burton set a Spectrum scoring record by pouring in 53 points during the Sixers’ 105-90 win over Miami. That broke the previous scoring high at the Spectrum of 52 points, set by Michael Jordan during the 1988-89 season.

'00- John Stockton of the Utah Jazz collected his 14,000th career assist in a 111-102 loss to Milwaukee. When Stockton notched the assist, he increased his lead over No. 2 career assist man Magic Johnson (10,141 assists) to 3,859 assists.

'01- Larry Costello, who guided the Milwaukee Bucks to their only NBA championship in 1971, passed away after battling cancer for more than a year. He was 70 years old.
Enjoy your day!

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