NBA History for This Week: Week of November 12

In 1979, a backboard is destroyed by the forceful dunk of Darryl Dawkins; in 2010, Kevin Love records the NBA's first 30-point game in 28 years.

Nov. 12, 1980 Denver Nuggets center Dan Issel hit a fourth quarter layup during a 118-111 loss at New Jersey, lifting his career point total to 20,000 as he became the 12th man in pro basketball history to reach that plateau.

Nov. 12, 1994 NBA All-Star balloting extended beyond the United States for the first time, as ballots were made available to fans at Foot Locker stores in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada and Australia.

Nov. 12, 2010 Kevin Love notched 31 points and 31 rebounds against the New York Knicks, becoming first player since Charles Barkley (1996) to pull down 30 rebounds in a game. 

Nov. 13, 1964 St. Louis Hawks forward Bob Pettit became the first NBA player to score 20,000 point

Nov. 13, 1977 Boston Celtics great John Havlicek scored 14 points in a 127-119 OT victory at Milwaukee to raise his career total to 25,202 points and pass Jerry West into what was then third place on the NBA all-time scoring list.

Nov. 13, 1979 While playing center for Philadelphia, Darryl Dawkins shattered a backboard with a slam-dunk during the Sixers’ 110-103 loss at Kansas City.

Nov. 13, 1990 Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers became only the second guard in NBA history to reach the 9,000 career assist mark (joining Oscar Robertson) in a 112-111 loss to Phoenix at the Great Western Forum. Utah’s John Stockton later surpassed both players in career assists.

Nov. 13, 2016 The Golden State Warriors beat the Phoenix Suns 133-120 to reach 96 days without two consecutive losses, which sets an NBA record.

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