Last night, the Golden State Warriors beat the Denver Nuggets 131 to 117 in what USA Today called “one of the most entertaining blowouts in recent memory.” The high-scoring affair reflects the modern game. But scores that high would have been unfathomable back in the early days of the NBA. That is, until professional basketball was redesigned. This redesign is the subject of the latest episode of 99% Invisible.
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99% Invisible is a project of KALW. This story was produced by Eric Mennel, with help from Roman Mars and Sam Greenspan. A version of this story aired on Back Story with the American History Guys. You can read more about this story and others at the 99% Invisible website.