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On This Date: March 29

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Friday, March 29, 1996

Alonzo Mourning of the Miami Heat scored 50 points in a 112-93 win over the Washington Bullets.

Thursday, March 29, 1990

Hakeem Olajuwon of the Houston Rockets blocked 11 shots in a 120-94 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Hakeem Olajuwon of the Houston Rockets registered a quadruple-double (18 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists, 11 blocks) in a 120-94 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Tuesday, March 29, 1983

Tree Rollins of the Atlanta Hawks blocked 10 shots in a 95-82 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Monday, March 29, 1971

The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Austin Carr with the first overall pick in the 1971 NBA draft.

Sunday, March 29, 1964

The Cincinnati Royals defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 130-124 in the NBA Eastern Division Semifinals for a 3-2 series win.

Tuesday, March 29, 1960

Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics pulled down 40 rebounds in a 113-103 loss to the St. Louis Hawks.

Sunday, March 29, 1959

The Minneapolis Lakers defeated the St. Louis Hawks 106-104 in the NBA Western Division Finals for a 4-2 series win.

Thursday, March 29, 1956

The Fort Wayne Pistons defeated the St. Louis Hawks 102-97 in the NBA Western Division Finals for a 3-2 series win.

The Philadelphia Warriors defeated the Syracuse Nationals 109-104 in the NBA Eastern Division Finals for a 3-2 series win.

Sunday, March 29, 1953

The New York Knicks defeated the Boston Celtics 82-75 in the NBA Eastern Division Finals for a 3-1 series win.

Tuesday, March 29, 1949

The Minneapolis Lakers defeated the Rochester Royals 67-55 in the BAA Western Division Finals for a 2-0 series win.

Thursday, March 29, 1945

7-time NBA All-Star Walt Frazier was born in Atlanta, Georgia.