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On This Date: February 5

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Friday, February 5, 1999

8-time All-Star Vince Carter made his NBA debut for the Toronto Raptors in a 103-92 win over the Boston Celtics.

2-time All-Star Brad Miller made his NBA debut for the Charlotte Hornets in a 78-66 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

12-time All-Star Dirk Nowitzki made his NBA debut for the Dallas Mavericks in a 92-86 loss to the Seattle SuperSonics.

10-time All-Star Paul Pierce made his NBA debut for the Boston Celtics in a 103-92 loss to the Toronto Raptors.

3-time All-Star Peja Stojakovic made his NBA debut for the Sacramento Kings in a 101-83 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

Thursday, February 5, 1987

Manute Bol of the Washington Bullets blocked 12 shots in a 94-85 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Tuesday, February 5, 1985

Mark Eaton of the Utah Jazz blocked 10 shots in a 126-106 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Saturday, February 5, 1983

Mark Eaton of the Utah Jazz blocked 12 shots in a 143-136 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

Friday, February 5, 1982

Tiny Archibald of the Boston Celtics dished out 23 assists in a 145-144 win over the Denver Nuggets.

Sunday, February 5, 1978

The East defeated the West 133-125 in the 28th NBA All-Star Game before 15,491 fans in Atlanta, GA.

Saturday, February 5, 1972

Pete Maravich of the Atlanta Hawks scored 50 points in a 120-117 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Sunday, February 5, 1961

Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 55 points in a 136-128 win over the New York Knicks.

Friday, February 5, 1960

Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics pulled down 51 rebounds in a 124-100 win over the Syracuse Nationals.