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On This Date: April 8

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Wednesday, April 8, 1987

Moses Malone of the Washington Bullets scored 50 points in a 118-109 win over the New Jersey Nets.

Saturday, April 8, 1978

John Lucas of the Houston Rockets dished out 20 assists in a 112-111 win over the Indiana Pacers.

Sunday, April 8, 1973

The New York Knicks defeated the Baltimore Bullets 109-99 in the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals for a 4-1 series win.

Monday, April 8, 1963

2-time NBA All-Star Terry Porter was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, April 8, 1952

The New York Knicks defeated the Syracuse Nationals 100-93 in the NBA Eastern Division Finals for a 3-1 series win.

Thursday, April 8, 1948

The Baltimore Bullets defeated the Chicago Stags 89-72 in the BAA Semifinals for a 2-0 series win.

Saturday, April 8, 1944

2-time NBA All-Star Jimmy Walker was born in Amherst, Virginia.

Monday, April 8, 1940

13-time NBA All-Star John Havlicek was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio.