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On This Date: April 17

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Wednesday, April 17, 1996

Shawn Bradley of the New Jersey Nets blocked 12 shots in a 107-95 win over the Toronto Raptors.

Friday, April 17, 1992

John Stockton of the Utah Jazz dished out 23 assists in a 120-106 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Saturday, April 17, 1982

Ray Williams of the New Jersey Nets scored 52 points in a 147-132 win over the Detroit Pistons.

Friday, April 17, 1981

The Houston Rockets defeated the San Antonio Spurs 105-100 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-3 series win.

Sunday, April 17, 1977

The Washington Bullets defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-98 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 2-1 series win.

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Chicago Bulls 106-98 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 2-1 series win.

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Detroit Pistons 109-101 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 2-1 series win.

Tuesday, April 17, 1973

1-time NBA All-Star Theo Ratliff was born in Demopolis, Alabama.

Wednesday, April 17, 1957

Clyde Lovellette was traded from the Minneapolis Lakers to the Rochester Royals.

The Cincinnati Royals selected Hot Rod Hundley with the first overall pick in the 1957 NBA draft.

Saturday, April 17, 1948

2-time NBA All-Star Geoff Petrie was born in Darby, Pennsylvania.