Friday, January 21, 2011

This Day in Sports History - 1/21/1954

The Boston Celtics' Bob Cousy is a one man show in overtime as the East wins the NBA All-Star Game, 98 - 93, at Madison Square Garden. The game is tied 84 -84 after the Western All-Stars sink two free throws as time expires. Cousy, who has 10 points in the first 48 minutes, scores 10 more in overtime and dribbles out the clock. Basketball's All-Star Game does not yet enjoy the popularity it will gain in years to come. Tonight's matchup is the second of a doubleheader; it's preceded by a game between two military teams from Fort Belvoir and the Aberdeen Proving Grounds.

Today's Birthdays:
Jack Nicklaus b. 1940
Hakeem Olajuwon b. 1963
Detlef Schrempf b. 1963
Rusty Greer b. 1969

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