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Thursday, December 13, 2001

6-time NBA All-Star Larry Costello died at the age of 70.

Wednesday, December 13, 1995

Hakeem Olajuwon of the Houston Rockets blocked 10 shots in a 100-89 win over the Vancouver Grizzlies.

Tuesday, December 13, 1994

Willie Burton of the Philadelphia 76ers scored 53 points in a 105-90 win over the Miami Heat.

Tuesday, December 13, 1983

Tree Rollins of the Atlanta Hawks blocked 10 shots in a 94-89 win over the Washington Bullets.

Kiki Vandeweghe of the Denver Nuggets scored 51 points in a 186-184 loss to the Detroit Pistons.

The Detroit Pistons defeated the Denver Nuggets 186-184 in the highest scoring game in NBA history.

Wednesday, December 13, 1961

Elgin Baylor of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 52 points in a 137-136 win over the St. Louis Hawks.

Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 52 points in a 123-113 loss to the Boston Celtics.

Saturday, December 13, 1952

2-time NBA All-Star Larry Kenon was born in Birmingham, Alabama.

Tuesday, December 13, 1938

5-time NBA All-Star Gus Johnson was born in Akron, Ohio.