Dominique Wilkins can tell you exactly how many points he scored in his first game back from an Achilles rupture: 30. He can tell you his opponent in that 1992 game (the Knicks), and that despite his scoring burst, the Hawks lost. That game is seared into his memory, as is everything else that happened between his injury and return. The loss that day felt like an afterthought; what was most important was proving that he could still play. And his performance was a harbinger for what was to come.