Today in Sports History: January 9

By Jonah Sharf

On January 9, 1996, the Toronto Raptors set a record by becoming the first team in NBA history to not make a free throw the entire game, although they only took three free throws. Despite not making a single free throw, the Raptors put up a strong fight against the Charlotte Hornets, losing the game 92-91. This game occurred in the Raptors inaugural season, which they finished with a 21-61 record. Despite the bad record in their first season, they had a rookie of the year in Damon Stoudamire and were one of the few teams to beat Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls during their 72-10 season.

 

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