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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Classic Hakeem Olajuwon
In anticipation of Hakeem Olajuwon announcing his retirement from the NBA on Nov. 9, ESPN Classic will present a day of some of his greatest college and NBA games on Sunday, Nov. 10 from noon-9 p.m. ET.
Sun., Nov. 10
Noon - 9 p.m. ET
Noon - 1983 NCAA Semifinal: Houston vs. Louisville
2 p.m. - 1994 NBA Finals, Game 7
San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets
Olajuwon had 39 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks as the Rockets beat San Antonio 100-95 to win the Western Conference finals, 4-2. Robert Horry was also key. Horry sank six 3-pointers, the last with 1:58 to play to put the defending champions ahead 97-93, then clinched the victory by making two free throws with 13 seconds remaining. He scored 22 points.
David Robinson, this season's MVP, scored 19 for San Antonio but missed two free throws and committed a fatal turnover in the final 1:06. Avery Johnson had 19 points and 10 assists for the Spurs.
6 p.m. - 1995 NBA Finals, Game 4
Drexler, who missed winning the 1983 NCAA championship with Olajuwon at Houston and made two unsuccessful trips to the NBA Finals with Portland, had 15 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Rockets after returning to his hometown in a Feb. 14 trade. Mario Elie added 22 points and Robert Horry 21 for Houston. For the Magic, Shaquille O'Neal and Anfernee Hardaway had 25 points each.
8 p.m. - Houston Rockets: Back-to-Back (1994-95)
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