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This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Square one

Sept. 19, 1970 -- There probably isn't a plaque in Wooster, Ohio, but local pro basketball fans probably should visit there once anyway. After all, it was the location of the the first game every played by a team called the Buffalo Braves.

   The Braves took on fellow expansion team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. Buffalo took a 97-95 decision. But it turned out to be a memorable trip for some of the wrong reasons.

   The Braves took a bus home, and the vehicle ran out of gas at 2:30 a.m. The players scrambled to find shelter in a hotel that night. 

   For details on the first season of the Braves, click here.

--- Budd Bailey

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