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On This Date: April 15

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 50 points in a 109-98 win over the Seattle SuperSonics.

Saturday, April 15, 1995

Glen Rice of the Miami Heat scored 56 points in a 123-117 win over the Orlando Magic.

Saturday, April 15, 1989

Kevin Johnson of the Phoenix Suns dished out 20 assists in a 137-91 win over the San Antonio Spurs.

Sunday, April 15, 1984

John Lucas of the San Antonio Spurs dished out 24 assists in a 157-154 win over the Denver Nuggets.

Tuesday, April 15, 1980

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 105-100 in the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals for a 4-1 series win.

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Phoenix Suns 126-101 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-1 series win.

Sunday, April 15, 1979

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets 112-111 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 2-1 series win.

The Phoenix Suns defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 101-91 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 2-1 series win.

Friday, April 15, 1977

The Boston Celtics defeated the San Antonio Spurs 113-109 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 2-0 series win.

Sunday, April 15, 1973

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Chicago Bulls 95-92 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-3 series win.

Friday, April 15, 1966

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the St. Louis Hawks 130-121 in the NBA Western Division Finals for a 4-3 series win.

Thursday, April 15, 1965

The Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 110-109 in the NBA Eastern Division Finals for a 4-3 series win.

Wednesday, April 15, 1942

1-time NBA All-Star Mahdi Abdul-Rahman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.