On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain set the NBA's single-game scoring record by dropping a nice, round 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169-147 victory over the New York Knicks. Played in Hershey, PA, the game was a home contest for Chamberlain and the Warriors, who often traveled to other parts of the state to attract more fans. He scored 23 points in the first frame and had 41 by halftime. after recording another 28 in the third quarter, and fans became aware of what they could witness, they began to chant, almost demanding that other members of the team “Give It To Wilt! Give It To Wilt!”
"The Big Dipper" scored his 100th point that night on an assist Joe Ruklick with 46 seconds left in the game. Shooting 36-for-63 from the field and 28-for-32 from the foul line, Chamberlain annihilated his previous NBA scoring record of 78 points set less than three months earlier. Fans stormed the court and play was halted as Chamberlain went to the locker room. PR man Harvey Pollack scribbled “100” on a piece of paper and had Chamberlain hold it up for photographers, making for one of the most famous shots in basketball history.
Philadelphia Warriors 169, New York Knickerbockers 147
March 2, 1962, at Hershey, Pa.
Officials: Willie Smith, Pete D'Ambrosio.
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|FG pct: .483. FT pct: .805. Team rebounds: 4.|
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On December 1, 1967, Wilt Chamberlain scored 52 points against the Seattle SuperSonics at home, becoming the first player in the history of the Philadelphia Spectrum to score 50 points in a single game.He finished the contest having shot a staggering 76% from the field, and tacked on 37 total rebounds in a 133-109 win for the 76ers. Chamberlain retired from professional basketball in 1973 having recorded 118 games with 50 points or more, the most in NBA history, a record that still stands today.
NBA Champion: 1966-67
NBA Finals MVP: 1966-67
NBA MVP: 1965-66; 1966-67; 1967-68
All-NBA First Team: 1965-66; 1966-67; 1967-68
All-NBA Second Team: 1964-65
NBA All-Star: 1965; 1966; 1967; 1968 1964-65
Scoring Champion: 1964-65; 1965-66
Rebounding Leader: 1964-65; 1965-66; 1966-67; 1967-68
Assists Leader: 1967-68
Dec. 16, 1967: W – Philadelphia 76ers @ Chicago Bulls 143 - 123; 68 PTS
Feb. 7, 1966: W – Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Lakers 132 - 125; 65 PTS
Mar. 3, 1966: W – Philadelphia 76ers vs. San Francisco Warriors 135 - 125; 62 PTS
Feb. 13, 1967: W – Philadelphia 76ers vs. Cincinnati Royals 131 - 123; 58 PTS