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OBIT-SMITH

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) - Former NBA player Randy Smith has died
following a career in which he starred for the Buffalo Braves in
the 1970s. He was 60.
William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich says Smith was brought
into the hospital's emergency room about noon Thursday and was
pronounced dead.
Smith played 13 years in the NBA and set a record for playing in
906 consecutive games from 1972-to-1983. His mark was eclipsed by
A.C. Green in 1977.
Smith was drafted by the Buffalo Braves in the seventh round in
1971.
A small forward, he played seven seasons before the team moved
to San Diego. He also played for Cleveland, New York and Atlanta.
Smith averaged 16.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 4.6 assists per
game for his career. He finished with 16,262 points.


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