Bill Russell ignores a leg injury and grabs a personal best (and second best in NBA history) 51 rebounds in a 124-100 win over Syracuse.
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Sugar Ray Leonard wins his first pro fight, beating Luis Vega in six rounds.
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In John Havlicek's final All-Star Game, Philadelphia's Doug Collins relinquishes his starting spot so Hondo could be in the starting lineup. Havlicek scores 10 points in a 133-125 East win.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores nine points in the Lakers' 116-113 victory over Dallas, becoming the first player to score 38,000 career points.
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Boston's Robert Parish scores 18 points and grabs 14 rebounds in a 105-93 win over Philadelphia, his 1,304th NBA game. That benchmark moves Parish into second place on the all-time games played list, trailing only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 1,560 games.
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Texas Tech coach Bobby Knight records his 800th win as a coach when the Red Raiders defeat Nebraska, 75-49.