Yesterday, the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Nuggets 140-137 in a four overtime playoff game, only the second quadruple overtime in the postseason and the first since the adoption of the 24 second shot clock.
Actually, the longest game in NBA history was on January 6th, 1951 when the Indianapolis Olympians defeated the Rochester Royals in a six overtime game played at Edgerton Park Arena. In fact, that game was one of three NBA historical milestones that all happened in Rochester.
As seen in When NBA history was made at Edgerton Park, on October 31st, 1950 Earl Lloyd became the first black player in the NBA.
As seen in Remembering one of two NBA firsts in Rochester: the 24 second shot clock. And why it was bad., almost exactly four years later fans at Edgerton Park Arena saw the first use of the 24 second shot clock.