This Day in Nuggets History: Jan. 18, 2005

Earl Boykins sets NBA record with 15 points in overtime
by Aaron Lopez

The tallest player on the floor forced overtime. The shortest player closed the deal.

On Jan. 18, 2005, Nuggets guard Earl Boykins set an NBA record by scoring 15 points in overtime to lead Denver to a 116-110 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics at Key Arena.

The outburst came after Denver center Marcus Camby scored on a putback with one second left in regulation to force the extra period. Camby finished the night with 24 points and 25 rebounds.

The 5-foot-5 Boykins took over in OT, hitting 4-of-5 shots from the field and 6-of-7 free throws to account for 15 of Denver's 21 points. He finished with 18 points for the game.

The previous overtime record was held by Butch Carter, who scored 14 points for the Indiana Pacers against Boston on March 20, 1984. Gilbert Arenas bumped Boykins from the record book, when he scored 16 points in OT for the Washington Wizards on Dec. 17, 2006.