Would you believe that the longest NBA
game ever ended after 6 overtime periods with the Indianapolis Olympians beating the
Rochester Royals 75 - 73.
1950 - 51 season is definitely not remembered for scoring as earlier in the
season the lowest scoring game ever played took place with Ft. Wayne edging out
Minneapolis 19 - 18. This game paved the way for the 24 second shot clock.
But, back to our longest game which took place on
January 6, 1951 and lasted 78 minutes of game time. It might be best to end it
here in fear of becoming as boring as the game itself was with only 23 shots in
the 6 overtimes. After all we don't want hundreds of our fans leaving early like
they did that night.
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