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Saturday, December 9, 1995
Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz scored 51 points in a 123-109 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Thursday, December 9, 1993
Kevin Johnson of the Phoenix Suns recorded 10 steals in a 114-95 win over the Washington Bullets.
Friday, December 9, 1983
Ralph Sampson of the Houston Rockets blocked 13 shots in a 115-112 win over the Chicago Bulls.
Gus Williams of the Seattle SuperSonics dished out 20 assists in a 132-124 win over the Dallas Mavericks.
Wednesday, December 9, 1981
1-time All-Star Danny Ainge made his NBA debut for the Boston Celtics in a 109-100 win over the New Jersey Nets.
Saturday, December 9, 1967
1-time All-Star Bill Bradley made his NBA debut for the New York Knicks in a 124-121 loss to the Detroit Pistons.
Saturday, December 9, 1961
Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors pulled down 36 rebounds in a 135-113 win over the Chicago Packers.
Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 61 points in a 135-113 win over the Chicago Packers.
Friday, December 9, 1955
4-time NBA All-Star Otis Birdsong was born in Winter Haven, Florida.
Wednesday, December 9, 1953
1-time NBA All-Star World B. Free was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
Wednesday, December 9, 1931
5-time NBA All-Star Cliff Hagan was born in Owensboro, Kentucky.