We Reminisce: Wilt Scores 100!

03.02.09 10 years ago 21 Comments

47 years ago, on March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain achieved the impossible. Obliterating his previous NBA scoring record of 78 points set less than three months earlier, Wilt shot 36-for-63 from the field and 28-for-32 from the line (remarkable, considering his career free throw percentage was 51%) to reach the century mark.

While this is clearly one of the greatest games ever, most fans have this somewhere in their Top 10, but not No. 1. If scoring 100 in a game (and getting the W) isn’t the gold standard, then what is?

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