On This Day (Feb. 24)
Notable events from NBA history that occurred on February 24.
Wilt Doesn’t Miss
On this day in 1967, the Philadelphia 76ers’ Wilt Chamberlain shot a perfect 18-18 from the field in a win 149-118 rout of the Baltimore Bullets, setting an NBA record for most field goals made in a game without a miss:
18 — Wilt Chamberlain (Feb. 24, 1967)
16 — Chamberlain (March 19, 1967)
15 — Chamberlain (Jan. 20, 1967)
14 — Bailey Howell (Jan. 3, 1965)
14 — Chamberlain (March 11, 1969)
14 — Billy McKinney (Dec. 27, 1978)
14 — Gary Payton (Jan. 4, 1995)
14 — Thomas Bryant (Dec. 22, 2018)
This was part of a multi-game span in which Chamberlain made 35 straight field goals, the longest such streak in NBA history. It was the second straight game in which he made at least 10 field goals without a miss. Chamberlain is the only player in NBA history to record two such games in a row. He also did so Jan. 19 & 20, 1967.
Chamberlain scored 42 points, grabbed 30 rebound, and dished out 10 assists, all game-high figures. Chamberlain is the only player in NBA history to record at least 40 points, 30 rebounds, and 10 assists in a game. This was the second of three times he achieved the feat.
Chamberlain (twice) and Nikola Jokic (Oct. 20, 2018) are the only players in NBA history to record a triple-double while making at least 10 field goals without a miss. Chamberlain had three career triple-doubles in which he did not miss a shot from the field, the most such games in NBA history.
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