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On This Date: April 6

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Wednesday, April 6, 1994

Kevin Johnson of the Phoenix Suns dished out 25 assists in a 107-95 win over the San Antonio Spurs.

Thursday, April 6, 1989

Gary Grant of the Los Angeles Clippers dished out 20 assists in a 133-123 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Sunday, April 6, 1986

Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers dished out 20 assists in a 109-103 loss to the Houston Rockets.

Sunday, April 6, 1980

The Phoenix Suns defeated the Kansas City Kings 114-99 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 2-1 series win.

The Seattle SuperSonics defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 103-86 in the NBA Western Conference First Round for a 2-1 series win.

The Houston Rockets defeated the San Antonio Spurs 141-120 in the NBA Eastern Conference First Round for a 2-1 series win.

Thursday, April 6, 1972

The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Golden State Warriors 108-100 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-1 series win.

Tuesday, April 6, 1971

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Chicago Bulls 109-98 in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals for a 4-3 series win.

Monday, April 6, 1970

3-time NBA All-Star Maurice Stokes died at the age of 36.

The New York Knicks defeated the Baltimore Bullets 127-114 in the NBA Eastern Division Semifinals for a 4-3 series win.

Tuesday, April 6, 1965

Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers pulled down 39 rebounds in a 109-103 win over the Boston Celtics.

Sunday, April 6, 1952

The Minneapolis Lakers defeated the Rochester Royals 82-80 in the NBA Western Division Finals for a 3-1 series win.

Thursday, April 6, 1950

The Minneapolis Lakers defeated the Anderson Packers 90-71 in the NBA Semifinals for a 2-0 series win.

Tuesday, April 6, 1948

The Philadelphia Warriors defeated the St. Louis Bombers 85-46 in the BAA Semifinals for a 4-3 series win.

Sunday, April 6, 1947

The Philadelphia Warriors defeated the St. Louis Bombers 75-59 in the BAA Quarterfinals for a 2-1 series win.