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On This Date: December 7

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Thursday, December 7, 2006

The Phoenix Suns defeated the New Jersey Nets 161-157 in the 4th-highest scoring game in NBA history.

Thursday, December 7, 1995

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf of the Denver Nuggets scored 51 points in a 124-119 win over the Utah Jazz.

Saturday, December 7, 1991

Dominique Wilkins of the Atlanta Hawks scored 52 points in a 137-128 loss to the New York Knicks.

Wednesday, December 7, 1988

John Stockton of the Utah Jazz dished out 20 assists in a 111-94 win over the Washington Bullets.

Wednesday, December 7, 1977

Kevin Porter of the New Jersey Nets dished out 20 assists in a 125-122 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

Friday, December 7, 1973

Jerry West of the Los Angeles Lakers recorded 10 steals in a 115-111 loss to the Seattle SuperSonics.

Friday, December 7, 1962

Wilt Chamberlain of the San Francisco Warriors scored 51 points in a 123-116 loss to the Detroit Pistons.

Friday, December 7, 1956

12-time NBA All-Star Larry Bird was born in West Baden, Indiana.

Monday, December 7, 1925

1-time NBA All-Star Max Zaslofsky was born in Brooklyn, New York.