On This Date 11/22/1950

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The Fort Wayne Pistons beat the Minneapolis Lakers 19-18 in the lowest-scoring game in NBA history. The loss ends the Lakers’ 29-game home winning streak. Thanks to NBA’s first star George Mikan, the Lakers were the league’s dominant team. Knowing his team could not stop Mikan, Pistons Coach Murray Mendenhall orders his team to stall all game, leading to the low scoring outcome and the win.