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On This Date: January 12

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Friday, January 12, 2007

Emeka Okafor of the Charlotte Bobcats blocked 10 shots in a 126-110 win over the New York Knicks.

Ray Allen of the Seattle SuperSonics scored 54 points in a 122-114 win over the Utah Jazz.

Saturday, January 12, 1991

David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs blocked 11 shots in a 112-92 win over the Utah Jazz.

Thursday, January 12, 1989

Mark Eaton of the Utah Jazz blocked 11 shots in a 115-91 win over the San Antonio Spurs.

Monday, January 12, 1987

Dominique Wilkins of the Atlanta Hawks scored 53 points in a 125-115 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Friday, January 12, 1979

Truck Robinson was traded from the New Orleans Jazz to the Phoenix Suns.

Tuesday, January 12, 1971

The West defeated the East 108-107 in the 21st NBA All-Star Game before 14,378 fans in San Diego, CA.

Friday, January 12, 1968

Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers pulled down 35 rebounds in a 133-116 win over the Baltimore Bullets.

Friday, January 12, 1962

Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics pulled down 35 rebounds in a 141-125 win over the Cincinnati Royals.

Tuesday, January 12, 1960

9-time NBA All-Star Dominique Wilkins was born in Paris, France.

Saturday, January 12, 1952

1-time NBA All-Star Campy Russell was born in Jackson, Tennessee.