NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain owns some of the league's most impressive records - most notably for scoring 100 points in a game.
On Nov. 16, 1962, Chamberlain delivered the fourth-highest points total in NBA history, scoring 73 points for the San Francisco Warriors on 29-of-43 from the field and 15-of-19 from the free-throw line, adding 14 rebounds.
Chamberlain scored 45 of his 73 in the first half to lead the Warriors to a 127-111 win over the New York Knicks, tying the mark he set earlier in the year after he dropped 73 points on the Chicago Packers in January.
|Wilt Chamberlain||Mar. 2, 1962||Philadelphia Warriors||New York Knicks||100|
|Kobe Bryant||Jan. 22, 2005||Los Angeles Lakers||Toronto Raptors||81|
|Wilt Chamberlain||Dec. 8, 1961||Philadelphia Warriors||Los Angeles Lakers||78|
|Wilt Chamberlain||Jan. 13, 1962||Philadelphia Warriors||Chicago Packers||73|
|Wilt Chamberlain||Nov. 16, 1962||San Francisco Warriors||New York Knicks||73|
|David Thompson||Apr. 8, 1978||Denver Nuggets||Detroit Pistons||73|
|Wilt Chamberlain||Nov. 3, 1962||San Francisco Warriors||Los Angeles Lakers||72|
|Elgin Baylor||Nov. 15, 1960||Los Angeles Lakers||New York Knicks||71|
|David Robinson||Apr. 24, 1994||San Antonio Spurs||Los Angeles Clippers||71|
|Wilt Chamberlain||Mar. 10, 1963||San Francisco Warriors||Syracuse Nationals||70|
|Devin Booker||Mar. 24, 2017||Phoenix Suns||Boston Celtics||70|
Chamberlain owns four of the top five scoring performances in NBA history, with Kobe Bryant's 81 the only other to break up his offensive dominance.
For the 1962-63 season, he averaged 44.8 points and 24. 3 rebounds per game on 52.8% shooting from the field, playing a ridiculous 47.6 minutes per game.
Despite his individual dominance, the Warriors went 31-49 that season and missed the playoffs.
Other notable events on Nov. 16
- In 1957, Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell hauled in 32 rebounds in a single half, during their 111-89 win over Philadelphia. His 32 boards in a half is an NBA record and he went on to record 49 for the game.
- In 1993, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf of the Denver Nuggets' consecutive free-throw streak ends at 81 in a game against the San Antonio Spurs. Abdul-Rauf's streak was the second-longest in NBA history, trailing Minnesota's Micheal Williams streak of 97, which he hit the week prior.
- In 1994, Patrick Ewing became the ninth player in NBA history to record 2,000 blocks after producing five blocks in the New York Knicks' 110-89 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. He retired with 2,894 blocks, sitting 8th on the NBA's all-time list
- In 2001, the NBDL tipped-off its inaugural season when the Greenville Groove took on the North Charleston Lowgators in Greenville, S.C.
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