On This Day (Feb. 25)
Notable events from NBA history that occurred on February 25.
Pistol Pete Poppin’
On this day in 1977, the New Orleans Jazz’s Pete Maravich scored a career-high and franchise-record 68 points in a 124-107 win over the New York Knicks. At the time, it was the most points scored in a game by a guard in NBA history.
Maravich also contributed six rebounds and six assists, becoming the first player in NBA history to record at least 65 points, five rebounds, and five assists in a game. Since then, only four more players have achieved the feat:
Pete Maravich (Feb. 25, 1977)
Michael Jordan (March 28, 1990)
David Robinson (April 24, 1994)
Devin Booker (March 24, 2017)
Donovan Mitchell (Jan. 2, 2023)
Maravich shot 26-43 from the field, setting franchise single-game records for field goals made and attempted. He also made 16 of his 19 free throw attempts. Maravich is one of only six players in NBA history to make at least 25 field goals and 15 free throws in a game (a total of 13 instances):
Wilt Chamberlain (8 times)
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