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Most Points in NBA Game

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February 3rd, 1962 marked one of the greatest games played by an individual basketball player, as Wilt Chamberlain became the first, and only, NBA player to accumulate 100 points in a single NBA game. The Philadelphia Warriors defeated the New York Knicks 169-147.

Chamberlain scored 23 points in the 1st quarter, 18 points in the 2nd, 28 points in the 3rd, and 31 in the 4th. He went 36 for 63 from the field and 28 for 32 from the line.

 

Most Points in One Game
Pts. Player Team Opponent Date OT
100 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia New York Mar. 02, 1962 -
81 Kobe Bryant LA Lakers Toronto Jan. 22, 2006 -
78 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia LA Lakers Aug. 12, 1961 (3OT)
73 David Thompson Denver Detroit Sep. 04, 1978 -
73 Wilt Chamberlain San Francisco New York Nov. 16, 1962 -
73 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia Chicago Jan. 13, 1962 -
72 Wilt Chamberlain San Francisco LA Lakers Mar. 11, 1962 -
71 David Robinson San Antonio LA Clippers Apr. 24, 1994 -
71 Elgin Baylor LA Lakers New York Nov. 15, 1960 -
70 Wilt Chamberlain San Francisco Syracuse Oct. 03, 1963 -
69 Michael Jordan Chicago Cleveland Mar. 28, 1990 (OT)
68 Pete Maravich New Orleans New York Feb. 25, 1977 -
68 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia Chicago Dec. 16, 1967 -
67 Wilt Chamberlain San Francisco LA Lakers Nov. 01, 1963 -
67 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia New York Feb. 25, 1962 -
67 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia St. Louis Feb. 17, 1962 -
67 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia New York Sep. 03, 1961 -
66 Wilt Chamberlain LA Lakers Phoenix Sep. 02, 1969 -
65 Kobe Bryant LA Lakers Portland Mar. 16, 2007 (OT)
65 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia LA Lakers Jul. 02, 1966 -
65 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia St. Louis Feb. 27, 1962 -
65 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia Cincinnati Feb. 13, 1962 -
64 Michael Jordan Chicago Orlando Jan. 16, 1993 (OT)
64 Rick Barry Golden State Portland Mar. 26, 1974 -
64 Elgin Baylor Minneapolis Boston Aug. 11, 1959 -
63 George Gervin San Antonio New Orleans Sep. 04, 1978 -
63 Wilt Chamberlain San Francisco Philadelphia Nov. 26, 1964 -
63 Wilt Chamberlain San Francisco LA Lakers Dec. 14, 1962 -
63 Jerry West LA Lakers New York Jan. 17, 1962 -
63 Elgin Baylor LA Lakers Philadelphia Aug. 12, 1961 (3OT)
63 Joe Fulks Philadelphia Indiana Oct. 02, 1949 -
62 Kobe Bryant LA Lakers Dallas Dec. 20, 2005 -
62 Tracy McGrady Orlando Washington Oct. 03, 2004 -
62 Wilt Chamberlain San Francisco Philadelphia Mar. 03, 1966 -
62 Wilt Chamberlain San Francisco Cincinnati Nov. 15, 1964 -
62 Wilt Chamberlain San Francisco New York Jan. 29, 1963 -
62 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia Syracuse Jan. 21, 1962 (OT)
62 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia St. Louis Jan. 17, 1962 (OT)
62 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia Boston Jan. 14, 1962 -
61 Shaquille O’Neal LA Lakers LA Clippers Jun. 03, 2000 -
61 Karl Malone Utah Milwaukee Jan. 27, 1990 -
61 Michael Jordan Chicago Atlanta Apr. 16, 1987 -
61 Michael Jordan Chicago Detroit Apr. 03, 1987 (OT)
61 Wilt Chamberlain San Francisco St. Louis Dec. 18, 1962 -
61 Wilt Chamberlain San Francisco Syracuse Nov. 12, 1962 -
61 Wilt Chamberlain San Francisco Cincinnati Nov. 21, 1962 -
61 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia Chicago Feb. 28, 1962 -
61 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia St. Louis Feb. 22, 1962 -
61 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia Chicago Sep. 12, 1961 -
61 George Mikan Minneapolis Rochester Jan. 20, 1952 (2OT)
60 Kobe Bryant LA Lakers Memphis Mar. 22, 2006 -
60 Gilbert Arenas Washington LA Lakers Dec. 17, 2006 (OT)
60 Allen Iverson Philadelphia Orlando Dec. 02, 2005 -
60 Tom Chambers Phoenix Seattle Mar. 24, 1990 -
60 Larry Bird Boston Atlanta Dec. 03, 1985 -
60 Bernard King New York New Jersey Dec. 25, 1984 -
60 Wilt Chamberlain LA Lakers Cincinnati Jan. 26, 1969 -
60 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia LA Lakers Dec. 29, 1961 -
60 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia LA Lakers Jan. 12, 1961 -

* Denotes Active Players

Updated: Mar. 5th 2013

Sources:

basketball-reference.com

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  • Michael Kaylor

    Wilt Chamerlain is a boss

  • VanGerald Mayweathers

    now u gotta add Carmelo in there

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