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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 Detroit Pistons defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 107-104 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 2-1 series win.
The Buffalo Braves defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 124-123 in the NBA Eastern 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.