On This Date in NBA History: November 1, The First Game


Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; General view of the NBA logo and the Sprint Arena at the 2013 jam session for the NBA All-Star game at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

1946 – At Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, the New York Knicks defeated the Toronto Huskies, 68-66, in the first recognized game in NBA history. The league was known as the Basketball Association of America (BAA) at the time and consisted of 11 teams. The BAA would later merge with the NBA in 1949.

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