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This Day in Buffalo Sports History

   Oct. 20, 1972 -- The Buffalo Braves may have played the oddest game in their history this night. They set an NBA record for scoring in a quarter, and still lost. Here's the way the Web site Buffalo Braves' History describes it:

   "Buffalo fell behind the Bosotn Celtics, 103-60, after three quarters. Then the Braves scored an NBA record 58 points in the fourth quarter, only to lose, 126-118. 'Satch Sanders was guarding me,' rookie Randy Smith told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. 'He was near the end of his career. ... He told me during the game to slow down. Because of my speed, that was a remark I heard from everyone.' "

-- Budd Bailey

 
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