NBA History (@NBAHistory )

NBA History

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Media Studio : 4/20/86 @Celtics 135 @ChicagoBulls 131 (2 OT) East Conf First Rd, Gm 2: NBA Playoff record: MJ drops 63 (FG/FGA: 22 of 41; no 3-point attempts) Everyone knew Michael was an excellent player, but I think that was the first time everyone realized how great he was. - Danny Ainge

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Hootsuite : The last rookie before Donovan Mitchell to score a combined 55+ points in his first two playoff games was David Robinson (57 in 1990). The last rookie before Mitchell to score 25+ points in each of his first two playoff games was Arvydas Sabonis (first four in 1996). Elias Sports Bureau

Hootsuite : The NBA family mourns the loss of Erin Popovich, wife of San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Popovich family and @Spurs organization.

Hootsuite : LeBron James has scored 25+ points in the first half of a playoff game eight times including tonight. Thats twice as many instances in the playoffs as any other player over the last 20 years; Tim Duncan and Allen Iverson next-best over that span with four each. Elias Sports Bureau

Hootsuite : At 21 years old, Jaylen Brown is the youngest player in @Celtics history to score 30+ points in a playoff game (Tom Heinsohn was 22 years old when he scored 30 points for Boston at Syracuse in Game 2 of the Eastern Finals in 1957).

Media Studio : In Memoriam: Hal Greer (1936-2018) Hal Greer was a jump shooter that had no equal from medium range. - Wilt Chamberlain .. Hes another jet. Quick, quick, quick! - Richie Guerin. ... A 10-time All-Star, Greer is the @Sixers all-time leading scorer (21,586).

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Media Studio : The @Sixers paying tribute to the great Hal Greer prior to tonights tip off @MiamiHeat @Sixers NBA on TNT

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Hootsuite : Hal Greer (1936-2018) 1966-67 NBA Champion Philadelphia 76ers) 's Twitter Profile">Philadelphia 76ers. Propelled by Wilt Chamberlain (13), Hal Greer (15), Chet Walker (25) and Billy Cunningham (32), the Philadelphia 76ers) 's Twitter Profile">Philadelphia 76ers started the season 46-4 and went on to set a record for most victories in a season (68-13, .840).

Hootsuite : Hal Greer (1936-2018) Hal Greer played in an era when players normally retired after 10 seasons, but in 1968-69, his 11th NBA season, Greer averaged 23.1 points. He went on to average 22 points the next season.

Hootsuite : Hal Greer (1936-2018) As part of the NBAs 50th Anniversary season in 1996-97, Hal Greer was selected as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Greer is the Philadelphia 76ers franchise all-time leader in points (21,586), FG (8,504), FGA (18,811), games (1,122) & minutes (39,788).

Hootsuite : NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement regarding the passing of Hal Greer

Hootsuite : Happy Birthday Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

thanks, for a lifetime of determined excellence, proud sacrifice, and honored discipline,

thanks, for the endless inspiration, motivation, and guidance,

we were so much older then,

Happy Everything Forever,

thanks, for my life,

Hootsuite : Hal Greer (1936-2018) Selected by the Nationals with the 13th overall pick out of Marshall University in the 1958 NBA Draft, Greer spent his first five seasons in Syracuse. Greer relocated along with the franchise to Philadelphia when the Nats became the Philadelphia 76ers.

Media Studio : April 15, 1965/John Havlicek: The pass was sort of a lob and if I had my back turned I never would have been able to see it. By taking that little extra peek, I knew that I could get my hand on the ball and control it and deflect it to Sam Jones. I did. And the rest is history.

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