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On This Date: April 13

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Saturday, April 13, 1996

Hakeem Olajuwon of the Houston Rockets blocked 10 shots in a 112-111 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Monday, April 13, 1987

Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls scored 50 points in a 114-107 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Friday, April 13, 1979

2-time NBA All-Star Baron Davis was born in Los Angeles, California.

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the New Jersey Nets 111-101 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 2-0 series win.

The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Houston Rockets 100-91 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 2-0 series win.

Saturday, April 13, 1974

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Detroit Pistons 96-94 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-3 series win.

Friday, April 13, 1973

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 100-86 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-2 series win.

The Boston Celtics defeated the Atlanta Hawks 121-103 in the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals for a 4-2 series win.

Saturday, April 13, 1968

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the San Francisco Warriors 106-100 in the NBA Western Division Finals for a 4-0 series win.

Thursday, April 13, 1967

1-time NBA All-Star Dana Barros was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Tuesday, April 13, 1965

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Baltimore Bullets 117-115 in the NBA Western Division Finals for a 4-2 series win.

Saturday, April 13, 1957

The Boston Celtics won their 1st NBA championship with a 125-123 win over the St. Louis Hawks.

Wednesday, April 13, 1955

The St. Louis Hawks selected Dick Ricketts with the first overall pick in the 1955 NBA draft.

Wednesday, April 13, 1949

The Minneapolis Lakers won their 1st NBA championship with a 77-56 win over the Washington Capitols.

Sunday, April 13, 1947

The Chicago Stags defeated the Washington Capitols 66-61 in the BAA Semifinals for a 4-2 series win.