Tuesday, December 12, 2006
10-time NBA All-Star Paul Arizin died at the age of 78.
Thursday, December 12, 1985
Manute Bol of the Washington Bullets blocked 12 shots in a 110-108 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers dished out 20 assists in a 127-102 win over the Phoenix Suns.
Wednesday, December 12, 1979
Joe Meriweather of the New York Knicks blocked 10 shots in a 114-102 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
Wednesday, December 12, 1962
Elgin Baylor of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 50 points in a 126-120 win over the Syracuse Nationals.
Tuesday, December 12, 1961
Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 54 points in a 132-109 win over the Detroit Pistons.
Friday, December 12, 1958
Richie Guerin of the New York Knicks dished out 21 assists in a 106-104 win over the St. Louis Hawks.
Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics pulled down 40 rebounds in a 125-115 win over the Cincinnati Royals.
Wednesday, December 12, 1956
Slater Martin was traded from the New York Knicks to the St. Louis Hawks.
Sunday, December 12, 1948
2-time NBA All-Star Randy Smith was born in Bellport, New York.
Monday, December 12, 1932
11-time NBA All-Star Bob Pettit was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.