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Posted on: Sunday, March 7, 2010

On this date: 1996 Magic Johnson second NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists


Associated Press

March 7

1921 Cy Denneny of the Ottawa Senators scores six goals in a 12-5 victory over the Hamilton Tigers.

1951 Ezzard Charles wins a unanimous 15-round decision over Jersey Joe Walcott to retain the world heavyweight title in Detroit.

1970 Austin Carr scores an NCAA tournament record 61 points as Notre Dame routs Ohio State 112-82. Carr hits 25 of 44 field goals and 11 of 14 free throws.

1983 Phil Mahre wins Alpine skiing's World Cup championship for the third straight year to become the third person to win three consecutive titles.

1987 Thomas Hearns wins his third championship, the WBC light heavyweight title, with a 10-round TKO of Dennis Andries.

1996 Magic Johnson becomes the second NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists, getting the milestone on the go-ahead basket in Los Angeles' 102-90 victory over Sacramento.

1997 Wilson Kipketer of Kenya smashes the world indoor record in the 800 meters, winning in 1 minute, 43.96 seconds at the World Indoor Championships in Paris. Kipketer breaks the record of 1:44.84 set by former teammate Paul Ereng at the 1989 World Indoor Championships.

2004 Detroit becomes the first team in the NBA's shot-clock era to hold three consecutive opponents under 70 points with an 86-65 victory over Seattle. The Pistons beat Denver 97-66 and Portland 83-68.