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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.