In Pontiac, Michigan, 61,983 people attend the Detroit Pistons' 125-108 win over the Boston Celtics. It is the largest crowd in NBA history. (The mark will later be broken by the Bulls in Atlanta on March 27, 1998.)
Dolph Schayes scores 23 points in the Syracuse Nationals' 135-109 victory over the Detroit Pistons to become the top scorer in pro basketball history with 11,770 points. The total exceeds the 11,674 scored by George Mikan.