Honoring 'The Stilt's' record 51 years later

Honoring 'The Stilt's' record 51 years later
March 2, 2013, 11:00 am
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On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored a record 100 points against the New York Knickerbockers.

On this day 51 years ago, Philadelphia Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain did something that most likely will never be matched. He scored 100 points in one game.

No one has come close to achieving it since.

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On March 2, 1962 against the New York Knickerbockers in Hershey, PA, 4,124 fans watched Chamberlain accomplished the historic feat.

His line score is eye-popping: 36 shots made, 63 shots attempted, 28 free-throws made, 32 free-throws attempted. As if that wasn't impressive enough, he snatched 25 rebounds.

Chamberlain's season totals for the 1961-62 season are untouchable: 50.4 points per game, 25.7 rebounds per game and 48.5 minutes per game.

When you consider how difficult it was for Stephen Curry to score 54 points against the New York Knicks on Wednesday night, the magnitude of Chamberlain's accomplishment is put into perspective.

In the 51 years since that night in Hershey, PA, no NBA player has come close to breaking Wilt's record. Here's the list of individual single-game point totals after Wilt's 100.

Kobe Bryant came the closest with 81. David Thompson scored 73 points one night, Elgin Baylor 71, David Robinson 71, Michael Jordan 69, Pete Maravich 68 and even Tracy McGrady had 62 once.