Ned Irish, the sportswriter and public relations agent who became a force behind the growth of the New York Knicks and Madison Square Garden, dies of a heart attack at 76 in Venice, Fla.
Bob Cousy becomes the second player in NBA history to score 15,000 points (Dolph Schayes was the first) as the Celtics beat the Knicks, 116-96, in Boston.
Dave DeBusschere, the Knicks head of basketball operations, has his prayers answered as the Knicks win the NBA lottery and select Georgetown's three-time All-American center, Patrick Ewing.
The Cincinnati Royals' Oscar Robertson finishes the season averaging a "triple double," the only time it's been accomplished.
Pete Maravich scores 68 points to set an NBA record for points in a game by a guard in the Jazz's 124-107 victory over the Knicks in New Orleans.
Acrobatic Lakers forward Elgin Baylor breaks hiw own NBA record of 64 points in a game by scoring 71 tonight in a 123-108 victory over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.