On This Day (Jan. 4)
Notable events from NBA history that occurred on January 4.
Dantley Ties Wilt
On this day in 1984, the Utah Jazz’s Adrian Dantley tied Wilt Chamberlain's NBA single-game record by making 28 free throws in a 116-111 win over the Houston Rockets. Chamberlain established the mark in his legendary 100-point game. Both players still share the record today.
Dantley scored 60.9% of his 46 points via free throws, the second-highest such percentage in NBA history by a player in a 40-point game:
65.0% — Anthony Davis (Oct. 29, 2019)
60.9% — Adrian Dantley (Jan. 4, 1984)
57.5% — Kobe Bryant (Jan. 31, 2006)
57.4% — Dantley (Nov. 25, 1983)
57.1% — Frank Selvy (Dec. 2, 1954)
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