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On This Date: May 11

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics 97-87 in the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals for a 4-1 series win.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 84-74 in the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals for a 4-0 series win.

Friday, May 11, 2001

Vince Carter of the Toronto Raptors scored 50 points in a 102-78 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Sunday, May 11, 1986

The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 113-112 in the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals for a 4-3 series win.

Sunday, May 11, 1975

The Washington Bullets defeated the Boston Celtics 98-92 in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals for a 4-2 series win.

Wednesday, May 11, 1966

The New York Knicks selected Cazzie Russell with the first overall pick in the 1966 NBA draft.

Friday, May 11, 1934

6-time NBA All-Star Jack Twyman was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.