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On This Date: March 17

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Tuesday, March 17, 1987

Mark Eaton of the Utah Jazz blocked 11 shots in a 118-103 win over the Golden State Warriors.

Saturday, March 17, 1984

Mark Eaton of the Utah Jazz blocked 12 shots in a 118-103 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Saturday, March 17, 1979

Kevin Porter of the Detroit Pistons dished out 20 assists in a 105-98 win over the Indiana Pacers.

Wednesday, March 17, 1976

Bob McAdoo of the Buffalo Braves scored 52 points in a 122-111 loss to the Seattle SuperSonics.

Friday, March 17, 1972

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Milwaukee Bucks scored 50 points in a 123-107 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Tuesday, March 17, 1959

1-time NBA All-Star Danny Ainge was born in Eugene, Oregon.