- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League are honoring one of the signature moments in the sports history of the city.

Prior to the Crunch’s AHL game against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on April 10, the team will hold a special pregame ceremony in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Syracuse Nationals’ NBA title.

Three stars of that team - Dolph Schayes, Bill Kenville and Jim Tucker - and members of the family of the late Earl Lloyd plan to attend.

The Nationals triumphed in seven games over the Fort Wayne Pistons for the 1955 NBA title.

That season also was the first for the 24-second clock, a game-changing device perfected in Syracuse by the Nationals, who competed in the NBA between 1949-63 before moving to Philadelphia to become the 76ers.


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