On This Day (Feb. 7)
Notable events from NBA history that occurred on February 7.
On this day in 1985, the Detroit Pistons’ Isiah Thomas scored 25 points, dished out 24 assists, and grabbed 10 rebounds in a double-overtime loss to the Washington Bullets. Thomas is one of only five players in NBA history to record at least 25 points, 20 assists, and 10 rebounds in a game (a total of 10 instances):
Oscar Robertson (3 times)
Russell Westbrook (3 times)
Magic Johnson (2 times)
Teammate Bill Laimbeer snagged a game-high 21 rebounds. Thomas and Laimber are one of only four sets of teammates since the ABA-NBA merger to record a 20-assist game and a 20-rebound game, respectively, in the same game (a total of five instances):
Isiah Thomas & Bill Laimbeer (Feb. 7, 1985)
John Stockton & Karl Malone (March 22, 1988)
Stockton & Malone (April 20, 1988)
Jalen Rose & Jermaine O’Neal (April 18, 2001)
Chris Duhon & David Lee (Nov. 29, 2008)
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