Friday, March 28, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is March 28th, and on this day:
'44- Rick Barry was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

'73- Wilt Chamberlain’s then NBA record streak of 1,045 games without disqualification ended with his retirement. In a career spanning 14 seasons, Chamberlain did not foul out of a single game. Moses Malone, who fouled out of only five games in his NBA career, later had a string of 1,212 games without fouling out.

'82- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar became the 15th man in NBA history to play in 1,000 regular season games, as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the host Kansas City Kings 109-96.

'87- Dallas Coach Dick Motta became the third coach in NBA history to reach 800 victories as his Mavericks defeated the Washington Bullets 114-107 at Capital Centre.

'90- Chicago’s Michael Jordan scored a regular season career-high 69 points, during the Bulls’ 117-113 road win at Cleveland. Only four players in NBA history had scored more points in a single game up to that point: Wilt Chamberlain, David Thompson, Elgin Baylor and David Robinson. Kobe Bryant joined this elite list with a second best 81 points against the Toronto Raptors in 2006.

'95- Boston’s Dominique Wilkins scored 19 points in a 126-115 win at Miami, moving past Jerry West and into eighth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with 25,207 points.
Enjoy your day!

2 comments:

Freescarlett said...

'90- Chicago’s Michael Jordan scored a regular season career-high 69 points, during the Bulls’ 117-113 road win at Cleveland. Only four players in NBA history scored more points in a single game: Wilt Chamberlain, David Thompson, Elgin Baylor and David Robinson.


You should change that to "had scored". Kobe's 81 and all.

Otherwise, keep up the great work.

Nugg Doctor said...

Thanks for the keen observation, freescarlett. Change is made, and the post is now accurate.

Thanks for reading,

The Nugg Doctor