By Official release
Posted Jan 9 2010 9:08PM
NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2010 -- It's been over 63 years since New York's Ossie Schectman scored the first basket in NBA history on Nov. 1, 1946, at Maple Leaf Gardens, and tonight Ben Gordon of the Detroit Pistons scored the 10 millionth point in NBA regular season history.
It was Gordon's successful jumpshot at The Palace of Auburn Hills with 3:51 remaining in the second quarter of the Pistons-76ers game that represented the 10,000,000th point in NBA history.
Following is a look at the NBA's million-point milestones:
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|Ankle injury knocks Warriors' Randolph out at least 2 months|
|Wade returns to game after spraining right wrist|
|Haier Play of the Day|
Dwight Howard elevates and snatches Andres Nocioni's floater out of mid-air.
|Tuesday's Top 10|
Defense dominates in Tuesday's Top 10.
|The Daily Zap|
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|Dunk of the Night|
Richard Hamilton hits Ben Wallace inside for the acrobatic alley-oop jam.
|Block of the Night|
Gerald Wallace tracks down and denies Chase Budinger's layup against the backboard.
|Assist of the Night|
Manu Ginobili makes it look easy with the spin and bounce pass to Tim Duncan for the layup.
|Steal of the Night|
George Hill picks Kobe Bryant's pocket and takes it to the hole for a big jam.
|Magic vs. Kings|
Dwight Howard's 30-point, 16-rebound performance paces Orlando past Sacramento.
|Marc Gasol's Night|
The Grizzlies center had a big game with 24 points and 15 boards in a close win over the Clippers.
|Pistons vs. Wizards|
Charlie Villanueva scores 23 points, Rodney Stuckey adds a double-double as the Pistons defeat the Wizards.