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On This Date: October 23

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Saturday, October 23, 1976

4-time All-Star Maurice Lucas made his NBA debut for the Portland Trail Blazers in a 114-104 win over the New York Nets.

Thursday, October 23, 1975

2-time All-Star Gus Williams made his NBA debut for the Golden State Warriors in an 89-83 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Tuesday, October 23, 1973

Elmore Smith of the Los Angeles Lakers blocked 10 shots in a 107-98 win over the Houston Rockets.

Saturday, October 23, 1965

Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers scored 53 points in a 120-103 win over the Detroit Pistons.

Tuesday, October 23, 1962

Wilt Chamberlain of the San Francisco Warriors scored 56 points in a 140-113 win over the Detroit Pistons.