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Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics dished out 23 assists in a 105-103 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
Friday, January 5, 2001
Chris Webber of the Sacramento Kings scored 51 points in a 93-91 loss to the Indiana Pacers.
Sunday, January 5, 1997
Nick Van Exel of the Los Angeles Lakers dished out 23 assists in a 95-82 win over the Vancouver Grizzlies.
Tuesday, January 5, 1988
5-time NBA All-Star Pete Maravich died at the age of 40.
Wednesday, January 5, 1983
Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers dished out 20 assists in a 122-120 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Tuesday, January 5, 1971
4-time All-Star Spencer Haywood made his NBA debut for the Seattle SuperSonics in a 109-101 loss to the Baltimore Bullets.
Saturday, January 5, 1963
Wilt Chamberlain of the San Francisco Warriors scored 50 points in a 127-126 win over the Chicago Zephyrs.
Friday, January 5, 1962
Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 53 points in a 134-116 win over the St. Louis Hawks.
Thursday, January 5, 1961
Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 56 points in a 139-127 win over the Syracuse Nationals.
Tuesday, January 5, 1960
Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 52 points in a 126-111 win over the Minneapolis Lakers.
Tuesday, January 5, 1954
8-time NBA All-Star Alex English was born in Columbia, South Carolina.