On This Day (Feb. 10)
Notable events from NBA history that occurred on February 10.
First 60-Point Game
On this day in 1949, the Philadelphia Warriors’ Joe Fulks scored a career-high 63 points in a 108-87 win over the Indianapolis Jets, becoming the first player in NBA history to record a 60-point game. Fulks shot 27-56 from the field (48.2%) and made nine of his 14 free throws. His 56 field goals attempted is a mark that has only been exceeded by Wilt Chamberlain.
Fulks’ 63 points stood as the NBA single-game record until Feb. 8, 1959, when the Minneapolis Lakers’ Elgin Baylor scored 64 points versus the Boston Celtics. Wilt Chamberlain bettered Fulks’ franchise single-game mark on March 9, 1961, when he scored 67 points versus the New York Knicks.
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