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This Date in NBA History (March 2): Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 100-point game

On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain set an NBA record by scoring 100 points in a regular season game.

Along with his points tally, Chamberlain recorded 25 rebounds and two assists on 36-for-63 shooting from the field and 28-for-32 from the free throw line. (Blocks were not recorded at that time).

His performance led the Philadelphia Warriors to a 22-point win over the New York Knicks at the Hershey Sports Arena, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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Chamberlain was setting scoring records all through the 1961-62 season, a campaign where he averaged an NBA record 50.4 points per game

He played 15 seasons in the NBA, representing three teams: Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers. His No. 13 jersey has been retired by all these teams.

Chamberlain won two championships in his career, one as a member of the 76ers (1967) and the other with the Lakers (1972). In 1972, he was named the Finals MVP, the first and only such honour in his career.

Additionally, Chamberlain was a seven-time scoring champion, 11-time rebounding champion, four-time league MVP, 13-time All-Star, 10-time All-NBA selection (seven First Team and three Second Team) and Rookie of the Year.

In 1978, he was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He was subsequently elected into the NBA's 35th anniversary Team of 1980 and was chosen as NBA's 50 Greatest Players in NBA history in 1996.

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