March 14th, 1954
Baltimore dropped a 65-54 decision at Milwaukee, giving the Bullets their 20th consecutive road loss for the season, and making them the only team in NBA history to go an entire season without winning a game on the road.
March 14th, 1960
Philadelphia rookie Wilt Chamberlain scored a then NBA Playoff record 53 points in a decisive Warriors’ 132-112 win over Syracuse in the third and final game of the Eastern Division Semifinals.
March 14th, 1962
In Philadelphia’s 119-115 OT win at Chicago, Wilt Chamberlain completed a monster regular season by averaging 50.4 points and 48.5 minutes per game. (These records still stand!) He also set the single game scoring record when he scored 100 points on March 2 against the lowly New York Knicks.
March 14th, 1963
San Francisco guard Guy Rodgers handed out 28 assists in a 114-109 loss to St. Louis, matching what was at the time an NBA record. Yes, Wilt Chamberlain was on that team and averaged 44 points a game, so wrap your mind around how many assists Rodgers was getting every night (10.4 a game, a career high)
March 14th, 1965
The Boston Celtics became the first NBA team to reach 61 wins in a season, following a 106-98 win over San Francisco, where Bill Russell had 40 rebounds to go along with 20 points. Boston would finish the 1964-65 season with 62 wins.
March 14th, 1986
Forward Rod Higgins became the first player in NBA history to play for four teams in the same season when he took the court for Chicago. He previously played for Seattle, San Antonio and New Jersey. He’s paved the way for future one season journeymen like Luke Ridnour and Ersan Illyasova.
March 14th, 1991
With a 125-121 double-overtime win over Miami at Madison Square Garden, Knicks coach John MacLeod became the eighth coach in league history to reach the 700-win mark for his career.
March 14th, 1996
Noted mad bomber Chuck Person connects on seven 3-pointers in 12 attempts, becoming the fourth NBA player to hit 1,000 career 3-pointers, to help the Spurs defeat the Miami Heat 120-100.
March 14th, 1998
Houston’s Charles Barkley cracked the all-time Top 10 in FT’s made when he made seven to pass Wilt Chamberlain (6,057) with 6,059 free throws made.