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Today, January 12th is the 50th anniversary of legendary Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach's one-thousandth career victory (counting playoff wins).

The win, which fittingly came against the Los Angeles Lakers, was a 114 - 102 home victory, and while it's pretty rare to find much regular season footage from that era, here's a short clip of that memorable milestone:



Today also marks a less festive record, the end of former Celtic Dana Barros' 89 game three-point streak. It certainly wasn't for lack of effort - Barros launched 9 treys in a 105 - 92 loss to the New York Knicks on January 12, 1996. The streak, which began on December 23rd, 1994, stood as a record for 26 years until broken by Kyle Korver, who hit threes in 127 consecutive games between November 4th 2012 and March 2nd, 2014. The record is currently held by Stephen Curry, who stretched the record to nearly double Barros' record at 157 consecutive games between November 13th, 2014 to November 3rd of 2016.



Today is also the birthday of former Celtic Dominique Wilkins, who was born on this day in 1960. Wilkins, who joined the Celts for one season as his career began to wind down, still managed a noteworthy performance with the club - he averaged 17.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game - before moving on to play in Europe, unwilling to slog through what was at that time a rebuilding Celtics team.



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Photos via Bob Daugherty/AP
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Justin Quinn 1/12/2017 06:00:00 AM Edit
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