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Dr. J gets to 30,000 in final Philly home game

Updated: April 15, 2001, 7:32 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

April 17, 1987

It's the last time the doctor makes a house call at home, and to commemorate the occasion, the Philadelphia 76ers honor Julius Erving in a pregame ceremony that lasts more than 40 minutes.

Dr. J, who is retiring after this season, wants to do something special in his last regular-season home game. He needs 36 points to join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (36,474 points) and Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) in the exclusive 30,000-point club. Though there is one more game left ...

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