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Posted on: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

On this date: 1972 Wilt Chamberlain first player in NBA history to reach 30,000 points


Associated Press

Feb. 16

1961 Elgin Baylor of Los Angeles scores 57 points to lead the Lakers over the Detroit Pistons 129-106.

1967 Rick Barry of the San Francisco Warriors scores 52 points against Chicago at Fresno for his second consecutive 50-point game.

1969 Alex Delvecchio of the Detroit Red Wings gets his 1,000th point with an assist in a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

1970 Joe Frazier retains his world heavyweight title with a fifth-round knockout of Jimmy Ellis.

1972 Wilt Chamberlain of the Los Angeles Lakers becomes the first player in NBA history to reach 30,000 points during a 110-109 loss to the Phoenix Suns.

1992 Martina Navratilova becomes the career singles titles leader by beating Jana Novotna in three sets in the final of the Virginia Slims of Chicago. Navratilova, with her 158th career singles championship, passes Chris Evert, who retired in 1989.

1992 Chicago's Michel Goulet becomes the 17th NHL player to score 500 goals, getting one in the first period of the Blackhawks' 5-5 tie with Calgary.

1997 Jeff Gordon, 25, becomes the youngest winner of the Daytona 500 after Dale Earnhardt crashes 12 laps from the end to prolong his Daytona 500 jinx.

2001 Philadelphia coach Larry Brown earns his 1,000th professional win, including his ABA record. Brown, 1,000-707 overall, ranks third on the career list behind Toronto's Lenny Wilkens and Miami's Pat Riley. Allen Iverson's 42 points lead the 76ers to a 108-93 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

2003 San Antonio caps its nine-game road trip with a 104-101 victory over Sacramento for its NBA-record eighth straight road win on one trip. Five of the wins by the Spurs are against playoff contenders.

2004 Pittsburgh loses an NHL-record 12th straight home game, 8-4 to Toronto.

2005 The NHL cancels what was left of its decimated schedule after a round of last-gasp negotiations failed to resolve differences over a salary cap the flash-point issue that led to a lockout. It's the first time a major pro sports league in North America lost an entire season to a labor dispute.

2009 Harness driver Brian Sears drives seven winners on the Presidents Day afternoon card at the Meadowlands. The last driver to win seven races on a 10-race card at the Meadowlands was John Campbell on Feb. 3, 1983.