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On This Date: April 9

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Sunday, April 9, 1978

George Gervin of the San Antonio Spurs scored 63 points in a 153-132 loss to the New Orleans Jazz.

David Thompson of the Denver Nuggets scored 73 points in a 139-137 loss to the Detroit Pistons.

Sunday, April 9, 1972

The Boston Celtics defeated the Atlanta Hawks 127-118 in the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals for a 4-2 series win.

Thursday, April 9, 1970

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Phoenix Suns 129-94 in the NBA Western Division Semifinals for a 4-3 series win.

Thursday, April 9, 1964

The Boston Celtics defeated the Cincinnati Royals 109-95 in the NBA Eastern Division Finals for a 4-1 series win.

Saturday, April 9, 1960

The Boston Celtics won their 3rd NBA championship with a 122-103 win over the St. Louis Hawks.

Thursday, April 9, 1959

The Boston Celtics won their 2nd NBA championship with a 118-113 win over the Minneapolis Lakers.

Wednesday, April 9, 1947

The New York Knicks defeated the Cleveland Rebels 93-71 in the BAA Quarterfinals for a 2-1 series win.

Monday, April 9, 1928

10-time NBA All-Star Paul Arizin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.