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Monday, January 20, 1997
Mark Jackson of the Denver Nuggets dished out 22 assists in a 132-123 win over the New Jersey Nets.
Saturday, January 20, 1973
Geoff Petrie of the Portland Trail Blazers scored 51 points in a 130-115 win over the Houston Rockets.
Tuesday, January 20, 1970
The East defeated the West 142-135 in the 20th NBA All-Star Game before 15,244 fans in Philadelphia, PA.
Wednesday, January 20, 1965
Jerry Lucas of the Cincinnati Royals pulled down 37 rebounds in a 102-90 win over the Detroit Pistons.
Sunday, January 20, 1963
Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics pulled down 43 rebounds in a 133-121 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Tuesday, January 20, 1959
Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks scored 52 points in a 119-114 win over the Boston Celtics.
Sunday, January 20, 1952
George Mikan of the Minneapolis Lakers pulled down 36 rebounds in a 91-81 win over the Rochester Royals.
George Mikan of the Minneapolis Lakers scored 61 points in a 91-81 win over the Rochester Royals.
Wednesday, January 20, 1937
6-time NBA All-Star Bailey Howell was born in Middleton, Tennessee.