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Posted on: Thursday, January 7, 2010

On this date: 1972 L.A. Lakers record their 33rd straight victory, an NBA record


Associated Press

Jan. 7

1920 Joe Malone of Quebec scores two goals to become the NHL's career leader with 59 and leads the Bulldogs to a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Arenas.

1925 Harry Broadbent of the Montreal Maroons scores five goals in a 6-2 triumph over Hamilton.

1972 The Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Atlanta Hawks 134-90 for their 33rd straight victory, an NBA record.

1979 The Pittsburgh Steelers win their third AFC championship by beating the Houston Oilers 34-5 in a cold, steady rain at Three Rivers Stadium.

1981 Marcel Dionne of the Los Angeles Kings scores his 1,000th point with a goal in a 5-3 triumph over the Hartford Whalers.

1987 Gary Bossert of Niagara sets an NCAA record by hitting 12 of 14 3-pointers, including 11 straight, against Siena.

1992 Pitchers Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers are elected to the Hall of Fame. Seaver receives the highest percentage of votes in baseball history.

1997 Rutgers-Camden snaps its NCAA-record 117-game losing streak with a 77-72 victory over Bloomfield College. The Division III Pioneers were winless since beating Ramapo 74-73 on Jan. 18, 1992.

2003 Kobe Bryant makes an NBA-record 12 shots from 3-point range, including nine straight, scoring 45 points in the Los Angeles Lakers' 119-98 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics.

2004 Brian Boucher becomes the first NHL goalie in almost 55 years to record four consecutive shutouts, making 27 saves in the Phoenix Coyotes' 3-0 victory over Washington.

2006 The New England Patriots set an NFL mark with 10 straight postseason victories by beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 28-3. New England's milestone surpasses the nine straight playoff victories by Green Bay in the 1960s.

2007 Coach Phil Jackson gets his 900th NBA victory in the Los Angeles Lakers' 101-98 victory over Dallas. Jackson is the fastest to reach 900, doing so in 1,264 games.

2008 Second-ranked LSU turns the BCS national championship game into a horrible replay for No. 1 Ohio State. Matt Flynn throws four touchdown passes in a 38-24 win. LSU (12-2) becomes the first two-loss team to play for the title and wins its second BCS crown in five seasons.