Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is March 26th, and on this day:
'72- The Los Angeles Lakers beat Seattle 124-98 to finish the season at 69-13 (.841), at the time the best record in NBA history. More than 24 years later, the Chicago Bulls posted a 72-10 season (.878) in the 1995-96 season to break the record.

'74- Rick Barry of the Golden State Warriors scored 64 points in a 143-120 victory over Portland at home. At the time only Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor had ever scored more points in an NBA game.

'93- A group of 22 investors purchased the San Antonio Spurs from Red McCombs for $75 million.

'94- After notching a pair of steals during Utah’s 98-83 setback at Houston, John Stockton became just the second player in NBA history (along with Maurice Cheeks) to collect 2,000 career steals.

'96- Phoenix’s A.C. Green plays in his 800th consecutive NBA game--the third-longest streak in NBA history--scoring seven points and grabbing nine rebounds during the Suns’ 102-98 win over visiting Sacramento.

'96- Seattle’s Gary Payton become the ninth player in NBA history to record 2,000 career steals. Payton reached the mark in a triumph over the Jazz.
Enjoy your day!

1 comment:

Stumbleweed said...

Wooo! Big news on Nene:

http://www.denverpost.com/nuggets/ci_8704850

Best news I've gotten all day. I'll be at the game also, Doc -- we're up in Section 333 as always. Hopefully we can welcome Nene back in-person.