On This Date in NBA History: April 19, Hakeem Olajuwon Scored 52 Points

Feb 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets former players Yao Ming (left) and Hakeem Olajuwon react as they are introduced to the crowd in the second quarter of the 2013 NBA all star game at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

1990 – In a 130-127 Houston Rockets overtime loss to the Denver Nuggets, Hakeem Olajuwon (@DR34M) scored a career-high 52 points. He also led all players that night with 18 rebounds and 10 free throws made. Olajuwon, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008, has the ninth-most points scored and most blocked shots in NBA history.

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