Hoops Links: Harden, Jazz, Wizards, Johnson

On this date in 1995, the expansion Raptors and Grizzles both made successful NBA debuts with victories in their first regular season games.  The Raptors throttled the Nets 94-79 in front of more than 33,000 fans.  Meanwhile, the Grizzlies topped the Blazers 92-80 in Portland.  Unfortunately for both clubs, the wins would not be a sign of things to come in 1995/96.  Toronto finished out the year 21-61 while Vancouver went 15-67 in their inaugural campaign.  Things would eventually improve for both clubs, of course, and the Raptors even saw guard Damon Stoudamire win the Rookie of the Year award for 1995/96. 

If you have a great blog piece that you think we should feature in Hoops Links, then send it to me at HoopsLinks@gmail.com.  Here's this week's look around the blogosphere..

If you have a suggestion for this feature, Zach can be reached here.

View Comments (0)