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On This Date: February 12

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Saturday, February 12, 2005

Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers scored 60 points in a 112-99 win over the Orlando Magic.

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 51 points in a 113-102 win over the Denver Nuggets.

Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Vlade Divac of the Charlotte Hornets blocked 12 shots in a 113-100 win over the New Jersey Nets.

Sunday, February 12, 1995

The West defeated the East 139-112 in the 45th NBA All-Star Game before 18,755 fans in Phoenix, AZ.

Sunday, February 12, 1989

The West defeated the East 143-134 in the 39th NBA All-Star Game before 44,735 fans in Houston, TX.

Sunday, February 12, 1961

Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics pulled down 40 rebounds in a 136-125 win over the Philadelphia Warriors.

Thursday, February 12, 1959

3-time NBA All-Star Larry Nance was born in Anderson, South Carolina.

Wednesday, February 12, 1958

Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics pulled down 41 rebounds in a 119-101 win over the Syracuse Nationals.

Monday, February 12, 1934

12-time NBA All-Star Bill Russell was born in Monroe, Louisiana.