Today in Sports History: March 21

By Jonah Sharf

On March 21, 1953, Boston Celtics legend Bob Cousy made a playoff record 30 free throws to lead them to a 111-105 overtime win over the Syracuse Nationals, eliminating them in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Cousy ended the game with a total of 50 points, 25 of which came in the overtime period. The Celtics would lose in the next round, however, and Cousy would not win his first title until 1957. He would finish his career with six titles, one NBA MVP award, 13 NBA All-Star selections, and 10 All-NBA First Team selections. He averaged 18.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 7.5 assists per game over his career.

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