This is the player with the most recent game of 70 or more points in an NBA game
This is the player with the most recent game of 70 or more points in an NBA game|Rick Scuteri (Associated Press)
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Wednesday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - DeSean Jackson, Nolan Ryan, Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonds, Ken Griffey Sr., Ken Griffey Jr.

Vol. 2, No. 8

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QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Six different players have scored 70 or more points in an NBA game. Three of them (including the one in the photo) have last names that start with a “B”. Name all six.

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> MLB

Over the course of his 27 seasons, Nolan Ryan managed to strike out seven sets of major league father/sons:

> Alomar (Sandy/Robbie)

> Bonds (Bobby/Barry)

> Francona (Tito/Terry)

> Griffey (Ken/Ken)

> McRae (Hal/Brian)

> Schofield (Dick/Dick)

> Wills (Maury/Bump)

(Our thanks to Kenny from Chick’s Deli in Cherry Hill, N.J., for bringing this one to our attention as it made its rounds on social media a while ago. Chick's is now open for pickup Monday-Saturday. Check them out on Facebook.)

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>>> EAGLES

The week before making history (game-winning punt return TD as time expired) in the Miracle of the Meadowlands II (Dec. 19, 2010), DeSean Jackson had four catches for 210 yards against the Cowboys on Dec. 12, 2010. They went for 60, 91 (TD), 37 and 22 yards.

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>>> PHILLIES

The Boston Red Sox beat the Phillies, 2-1, in Games 2, 3 and 4 of the 1915 World Series.

The teams would meet 70 more times before the Red Sox would win by that exact score again (Sept. 14, 2019).

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>>> FLYERS

The Flyers won games on back-to-back days with two or fewer goals in their first two games ever (Oct. 18-19, 1967) . . . then again two months later (Dec. 16-17, 1967) . . . and then not again until Jan. 25-26, 2017.

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>>> NFL

The Dallas Cowboys are 2-10 in postseason games in the Eastern Time Zone.

Both wins came in Atlanta:

> Jan. 4, 1981 (beat Falcons, 30-27)

> Jan. 30, 1994 (beat Bills in SB28, 30-13)

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Six different players have scored 70 or more points in an NBA game. Three of them have last names that start with a “B”. Name all six.

Answer:

> Elgin Baylor (Nov. 15, 1960)

> Wilt Chamberlain (Dec. 8, 1961, first of six)

> David Thompson (April 9, 1978)

> David Robinson (April 24, 1994)

> Kobe Bryant (Jan. 22, 2006)

> Devin Booker (March 24, 2017)

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