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On This Date: April 18

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Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Jalen Rose of the Indiana Pacers dished out 20 assists in a 105-101 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Sunday, April 18, 1993

Dikembe Mutombo of the Denver Nuggets blocked 12 shots in a 94-83 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Sunday, April 18, 1976

The Buffalo Braves defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 124-123 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 2-1 series win.

The Detroit Pistons defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 107-104 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 2-1 series win.

Friday, April 18, 1975

Bob McAdoo of the Buffalo Braves scored 50 points in a 108-102 win over the Washington Bullets.

Sunday, April 18, 1971

The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 116-98 in the NBA Western Conference Finals for a 4-1 series win.

Friday, April 18, 1969

The Boston Celtics defeated the New York Knicks 106-105 in the NBA Eastern Division Finals for a 4-2 series win.

Tuesday, April 18, 1967

Rick Barry of the San Francisco Warriors scored 55 points in a 130-124 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Wednesday, April 18, 1962

Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics pulled down 40 rebounds in a 110-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Boston Celtics won their 5th NBA championship with a 110-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Saturday, April 18, 1936

5-time NBA All-Star Don Ohl was born in Murphysboro, Illinois.