Today in Sports History: December 19

In 1990, Kevin McHale of the Boston Celtics scored 23 points in 29 minutes of play, pushing him past the 15,000-point mark in his career. His impressive performance helped the Celtics defeat Philadelphia 115-105 McHale was known for his low-post game and displayed impressive defensive skills as well. McHale played a big role in helping the Boston Celtics win the 1981 NBA Championship and landed him a spot on the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team. During the 1981 championship run, McHale stepped up with a huge block in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. McHale rejected Andrew Toney’s shot and corralled the rebound with 16 seconds left to protect the Celtics’ one-point lead. McHale would go on to play for 13 seasons, helping the Boston Celtics secure a total of three championships. McHale’s accolades include an All-NBA First Team, 3x All-NBA Defensive Second Team,  3x All-NBA Defensive First Team, 2x NBA Sixth Man of the Year, and 7x NBA All-Star.

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