On This Day (Feb. 4)
Notable events from NBA history that occurred on February 4.
Dobber Destroys Denver
On this day in 1977, the Detroit Pistons’ Bob Lanier had 40 points, 21 rebounds, five assists, and nine blocks in a 124-111 win over the Denver Nuggets. Since the NBA began tracking blocks in 1973-74, Lanier is the only player to record at least 40 points, 20 rebounds, five assists, and five blocks in a game.
This was one of seven career 40-point games for Lanier, 50% more such games than any other player in franchise history:
21 — Bob Lanier
14 — Dave Bing
14 — Joe Dumars
11 — George Yardley
10 — Kelly Tripucka
10 — Jerry Stackhouse
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