On This Date 4/29/1990

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Pat Riley of the Los Angeles Lakers becomes the first coach to win 100 playoff games in the NBA as the Lakers beat the Houston Rockets 104-100 in their opening-round series. The previous record was held by Red Auerbach, who won 99 games, most with the Boston Celtics. It would be Riley’s final season with the Lakers he later coached the New York Knicks and Miami Heat, winning a total of 171 games.

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