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On This Date: June 9

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics 101-88 in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals for a 4-3 series win.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

1-time NBA All-Star Mike Mitchell died at the age of 55.

Sunday, June 9, 1985

The Los Angeles Lakers won their 9th NBA championship with a 111-100 win over the Boston Celtics.

Tuesday, June 9, 1981

The Dallas Mavericks selected Mark Aguirre with the first overall pick in the 1981 NBA draft.

Friday, June 9, 1978

The Portland Trail Blazers selected Mychal Thompson with the first overall pick in the 1978 NBA draft.

Thursday, June 9, 1977

3-time NBA All-Star Peja Stojakovic was born in Slavoska Pozega , Croatia.

Monday, June 9, 1952

1-time NBA All-Star Billy Knight was born in Braddock, Pennsylvania.