Despite never having an NBA team to call its own, the city of Las Vegas and the Thomas & Mack Center have found their way into the NBA history books. Below is a look at the NBA games staged at the Thomas & Mack Center and in Las Vegas.

Nov. 23, 1983 — First NBA basketball game held in Las Vegas. The Chicago Bulls defeated the Utah Jazz, 128-117. The Jazz played 10 more games during 1983-84 season in Las Vegas.

Nov. 29, 1983 — Utah 114, Phoenix 110

Jan. 4, 1984 — Adrian Dantley tied Wilt Chamberlain's single-game record for most free throws made by converting 28 of 29 free throws in Utah’s 116-111 victory over Houston.

Jan. 24, 1984 — Dallas 123, Utah 115

Jan. 31, 1984 — Utah 98, Seattle 94 (OT)

Feb. 7, 1984 — San Diego 109, Utah 103

Mar. 13, 1984 — Utah 124, Portland 119

Mar. 23, 1984 — Golden State 115, Utah 104

April 5, 1984 — Los Angeles Lakers’ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks the NBA all-time scoring record in a game against the Utah Jazz by hitting his trademark sky-hook, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain’s career total of 31,419 points, as the Lakers defeated the Jazz 129-115. Abdul-Jabbar would go on to score a record 38,387 points in his legendary career.

Apr. 10, 1984 — Utah 135, Denver 120

Nov. 2, 1984 — Utah 107, Seattle 101

Dec. 9, 1984 — Utah 123, Kansas City 120

Oct. 24, 1987* — Phoenix 90, Chicago 87

August 27, 1988 — First U.S. Olympic basketball team vs. the NBA All-Stars. The NBA All-Stars beat the Olympic team 90-85.

Oct. 17, 1988* — Phoenix 101, L.A. Lakers 98

Oct. 26, 1989* — Phoenix 113, Detroit 96

Oct. 23, 1990* — Philadelphia 102, Utah 95

Oct. 16, 1991* — Golden State 134, Charlotte Hornets 122

May 3, 1992 — Portland defeats the Los Angeles Lakers, 102-76, in Game 4 of the First Round of the NBA Playoffs. The game was held in Las Vegas because of the Los Angeles Riots.

Oct. 30, 1992* — Charlotte Hornets 130, Portland 123

Oct. 20, 1993* — L.A. Lakers 119, L.A. Clippers 90

Oct. 17, 1995* — L.A. Lakers 101, Charlotte Hornets 94

Oct. 28, 1995* — Atlanta 130, Denver 114

Oct. 12, 1996* — Seattle 96, Chicago 90

Oct. 22, 1997* — L.A. Lakers 124, Washington 113 OT

Oct. 26, 1999* — Phoenix 95, L.A. Lakers 73

Oct. 23, 2000* — Sacramento 118, L.A. Lakers 111

Oct. 20, 2001* — Sacramento 109, L.A. Lakers 104

Oct. 19, 2002* — Phoenix 90, L.A. Lakers 84

Oct. 24, 2003* — Sacramento 93, L.A. Lakers 87

July 13-18, 2004 — Reebok Vegas Summer League, "Stars of Tomorrow" debuts at the Cox Pavilion with six NBA teams competing in a six-day tournament.

July 6-15, 2005 — Reebok Vegas Summer League hosts 16 NBA teams competing in a week-long tournament.

July 6-14, 2006 — Toshiba Vegas Summer league hosts 16 NBA teams competing in a week-long tournament.

Aug. 3, 2006 — Team USA 114, Puerto Rico 69. After training in Las Vegas July 19-25 and July 31-Aug. 3, the U.S. Men's national team scrimmaged against the Puerto Rico national team at the Thomas & Mack Center in preparation for the 2006 FIBA World Championships, held in Japan in September.

Oct. 15, 2006* — Phoenix 99, L.A. Lakers 91

Oct. 17, 2006* — Sacramento 96, L.A. Lakers 91


* Preseason contest