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On This Date: April 22

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics dished out 20 assists in a 113-96 win over the New York Knicks.

Saturday, April 22, 2000

Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz scored 50 points in a 104-93 win over the Seattle SuperSonics.

Sunday, April 22, 1990

4-time NBA All-Star Bob Davies died at the age of 70.

Friday, April 22, 1988

Charles Oakley of the Chicago Bulls pulled down 35 rebounds in a 107-103 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Tuesday, April 22, 1986

The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the New Jersey Nets 118-113 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

The Boston Celtics defeated the Chicago Bulls 122-104 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

The Houston Rockets defeated the Sacramento Kings 113-98 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

Sunday, April 22, 1984

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Kansas City Kings 108-102 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

Friday, April 22, 1983

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Seattle SuperSonics 105-96 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 2-0 series win.

Monday, April 22, 1974

The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Chicago Bulls 115-99 in the NBA Western Conference Finals for a 4-0 series win.

Saturday, April 22, 1972

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 104-100 in the NBA Western Conference Finals for a 4-2 series win.

Tuesday, April 22, 1958

The Minneapolis Lakers selected Elgin Baylor with the first overall pick in the 1958 NBA draft.

Tuesday, April 22, 1952

2-time NBA All-Star Phil Smith was born in San Francisco, California.

Friday, April 22, 1949

4-time NBA All-Star Spencer Haywood was born in Silver City, Mississippi.

Tuesday, April 22, 1947

The Philadelphia Warriors won their 1st NBA championship with an 83-80 win over the Chicago Stags.