On This Day (Feb. 8)
Notable events from NBA history that occurred on February 8.
McGinnis’ Unique Feat
On this day in 1976, the Philadelphia 76ers’ George McGinnis compiled 38 points, 21 rebounds, 10 assists, and six steals in a 100-97 win over the Buffalo Braves. Since the NBA began tracking steals in 1973-74, McGinnis is the only player to record at least 30 points, 20 rebounds, 10 assists, and five steals in a game.
McGinnis played 44 minutes, shooting 12-27 from the field and 14-17 from the free throw line. He outdueled reigning MVP Bob McAdoo, who produced 31 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists in 47 minutes for the Braves.
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