February 23, 1987 - The Seattle Sonics’ Nate McMillan dishes out 25 assists to tie the NBA’s record for most assists by a rookie in a game set by Buffalo’s Ernie DiGregorio 13 years earlier. McMillan’s previous high in a game had been 13. McMillan lead the Sonics to a 124-112 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
"Nate really gives us emotion," says Sonics coach Bernie Bickerstaff. "The players know that if they run the court and they’re open, they will get the ball from Nate."