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On This Date: January 5

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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.