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On This Date: February 8

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns dished out 21 assists in a 107-97 win over the Detroit Pistons.

Sunday, February 8, 1998

The East defeated the West 135-114 in the 48th NBA All-Star Game before 18,323 fans in New York, NY.

Thursday, February 8, 1996

Jason Kidd of the Dallas Mavericks dished out 25 assists in a 136-133 win over the Utah Jazz.

Sunday, February 8, 1987

The West defeated the East 154-149 in the 37th NBA All-Star Game before 34,275 fans in Seattle, WA.

Friday, February 8, 1980

Maurice Lucas was traded from the Portland Trail Blazers to the New Jersey Nets.

Sunday, February 8, 1970

7-time NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning was born in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Thursday, February 8, 1962

Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 59 points in a 136-120 win over the New York Knicks.

Wednesday, February 8, 1956

5-time NBA All-Star Marques Johnson was born in Nachitoches, Louisiana.