15 ways the NBA on Christmas Day became a hoop happening

15 ways the NBA on Christmas Day became a hoop happening

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15 ways the NBA on Christmas Day became a hoop happening

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9. TINY ARCHIBALD COMES UP BIG

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Nate “Tiny” Archibald equaled the mark for most Christmas assists of 18, which had been set by Guy Rodgers in 1966. The Kansas City-Omaha Kings lost to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar Robertson and the Milwaukee Bucks, 104-99, in 1972. No one could blame Archibald, who played all 48 minutes, scored 20 points along with the 18 assists. One of the great “tiny” players in NBA history.

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