On This Date 4/9/1978

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A season-long duel for the NBA’s scoring title comes down to the last day of the regular season between George Gervin of the San Antonio Spurs and David Thompson of the Denver Nuggets. Gervin needing 58 points, scored 63 points against the New Orleans Jazz to win the scoring title. Thompson playing an early game, appears to put the scoring title away with 73 points against the Detroit Pistons.