On This Day (March 2)
Notable events from NBA history that occurred on March 2.
One. Hundred. Points.
On this day in 1962, the Philadelphia Warriors’ Wilt Chamberlain set an NBA record that has yet to be threatened, scoring 100 points in a 169-147 win over the New York Knicks.
Chamberlain scored 23 points in the first quarter, 18 in the second quarter, 28 in the third quarter, and a then-NBA-record 31 points in the fourth quarter.
Chamberlain also set NBA single-game records for field goals made (36), field goals attempted (63), and free throws made (28, later tied by Adrian Dantley). Outside of Chamberlain, only four other players in NBA history have made at least 36 field goals and 28 free throws over a two-game span:
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