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Sat, 12.26.1964

The First All-Black NBA Squad In America Plays

*On this date in 1964, the first all-black National Basketball Association squad started a game. The Boston Celtics, on Christmas Day of that year, defeated the Pistons 118-106. But the game produced an injury to Tommy Heinsohn.

With a game, the following day against the St. Louis Hawks, head coach Red Auerbach needed to replace Heinsohn in the starting lineup. The legendary coach turned to Willie Naulls, a former All-Star near the end of his career. Naulls joined Sam Jones, K.C. Jones, Tom Sanders, and Bill Russell in the lineup.

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Drifting night in the Georgia pines, coonskin drum and jubilee banjo. Pretty Malinda, dance with me. Night is an African juju man weaving a wish and a weariness together to make two... HOME (for Maria and Julie) by Robert Hayden
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