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On This Date: March 26

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets dished out 20 assists in a 100-99 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Monday, March 26, 2001

George McCloud of the Denver Nuggets dished out 22 assists in a 109-104 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Thursday, March 26, 1987

Manute Bol of the Washington Bullets blocked 12 shots in a 106-103 win over the Boston Celtics.

Tuesday, March 26, 1974

Rick Barry of the Golden State Warriors scored 64 points in a 143-120 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Sunday, March 26, 1967

The San Francisco Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 122-115 in the NBA Western Division Semifinals for a 3-0 series win.

Tuesday, March 26, 1963

The St. Louis Hawks defeated the Detroit Pistons 104-100 in the NBA Western Division Semifinals for a 3-1 series win.

The Cincinnati Royals defeated the Syracuse Nationals 131-127 in the NBA Eastern Division Semifinals for a 3-2 series win.

Monday, March 26, 1962

10-time NBA All-Star John Stockton was born in Spokane, Washington.

The Chicago Zephyrs selected Bill McGill with the first overall pick in the 1962 NBA draft.

Sunday, March 26, 1961

The Boston Celtics defeated the Syracuse Nationals 123-101 in the NBA Eastern Division Finals for a 4-1 series win.

Saturday, March 26, 1960

The St. Louis Hawks defeated the Minneapolis Lakers 97-86 in the NBA Western Division Finals for a 4-3 series win.

Wednesday, March 26, 1952

The New York Knicks defeated the Boston Celtics 88-87 in the NBA Eastern Division Semifinals for a 2-1 series win.

Saturday, March 26, 1949

The New York Knicks defeated the Baltimore Bullets 103-99 in the BAA Eastern Division Semifinals for a 2-1 series win.

Friday, March 26, 1937

5-time NBA All-Star Wayne Embry was born in Springfield, Ohio.