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On This Date: April 23

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Friday, April 23, 1993

Nick Anderson of the Orlando Magic scored 50 points in a 119-116 win over the New Jersey Nets.

Sunday, April 23, 1989

Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers dished out 21 assists in a 121-117 win over the Seattle SuperSonics.

Wednesday, April 23, 1986

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 114-94 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

Tuesday, April 23, 1985

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Phoenix Suns 119-103 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 3-0 series win.

Friday, April 23, 1982

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 98-95 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 2-0 series win.

The Washington Bullets defeated the New Jersey Nets 103-92 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 2-0 series win.

Sunday, April 23, 1978

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the New York Knicks 112-107 in the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals for a 4-0 series win.

Wednesday, April 23, 1975

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Kansas City-Omaha Kings 101-89 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-2 series win.

Sunday, April 23, 1972

The New York Knicks defeated the Boston Celtics 111-103 in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals for a 4-1 series win.

Wednesday, April 23, 1969

Jerry West of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 53 points in a 120-118 win over the Boston Celtics.

Sunday, April 23, 1950

The Minneapolis Lakers won their 2nd NBA championship with a 110-95 win over the Syracuse Nationals.

Friday, April 23, 1943

5-time NBA All-Star Gail Goodrich was born in Los Angeles, California.