Thursday, February 28, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is February 28th, and on this day:
'67- Wilt Chamberlain missed his first field goal in four games to end his NBA record shooting streak of 35 consecutive field goals, during Philadelphia’s 127-107 victory over Cincinnati at Syracuse.

'81- Houston’s Calvin Murphy made the last of his 78 consecutive free throws, in a game against San Diego, setting what was then an NBA record. The record was later broken during the 1993-94 season by Minnesota’s Micheal Williams, who converted 97 consecutive free throws.

'87- Los Angeles Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn called his 2,000th consecutive game for the club, a streak spanning 22 years.
Enjoy your day! A recap of last night's thrashing of the Seattle Supersonics will be up later today.

1 comment:

Commish CH said...

hard core Nugs fans might remember Murphy's antics in 94(?) or so.

Mahmoud Abdul Rauf was about to break his with the top FT % in a season with a FT in Houston. Murphy was the broadcaster and requested the before Rauf shot it. He grabbed it and rubbed it, basically acting like a clown, then Rauf missed the FT!

Rauf missed breaking the record by 100s of a point.

The NBA "investigated" it and found nothing wrong.