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On This Day (Nov. 27)
Notable events from NBA history that occurred on November 27.
Wilt Makes 18 in a Row
On this day in 1963, the San Francisco Warriors’ Wilt Chamberlain missed his first shot from the field, then proceeded to make his last 18 in a row in a 118-89 win over the New York Knicks. He finished with 38 points and 17 rebounds in just 33 minutes.
Chamberlain owns the four-highest single-game field goal percentages in NBA history (min. 15 field goals made):
100% — Wilt Chamberlain, 18-18 (Feb. 24, 1967)
100% — Chamberlain, 16-16 (March 19, 1967)
100% — Chamberlain, 15-15 (Jan. 20, 1967)
94.7% — Chamberlain, 18-19 (Nov. 27, 1963)
94.4% — George Gervin, 17-18 (Feb. 18, 1978)
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Dallmar Misses 15 in a Row
On this day in 1947, the Philadelphia Warriors’ Howie Dallmar missed all 15 of his shots from the field in a loss to the New York Knicks. The Warriors shot 19-106 (17.9%) from the field as a team, with Joe Fulks turning in a 7-40 effort.
Dallmar held a share of the NBA record for most field goal attempts in a game without a make until Tim Hardaway went 0-17 on Dec. 27, 1991. Hardaway’s mark still stands.
This was actually the first of two times Dallmar shot 0-15 from the field in a game, the second such occurrence coming almost one year later (Nov. 25, 1948). He’s the only player in NBA history to record two games in which he attempted 15 or more shots from the field without a make.
Oscar the Great
On this day in 1965, the Cincinnati Royals' Oscar Robertson had one of the most efficient games of his career in a 132-129 victory over the New York Knicks:
Robertson became the first player in NBA history to record two 40-point, 15-assist games in a calendar month. Since then, only other player has achieved this feat: Nate Archibald in January 1972.
Robertson recorded 11 such games in his career, six more than any other player n NBA history:
11 — Oscar Robertson
5 — James Harden
3 — Jerry West
3 — Nate Archibald
On this day in 1979, the Utah Jazz’s Adrian Dantley scored 50 points on 21-27 shooting from the field in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. It was the first of Dantley’s six career 50-point games.
Dantley recorded a field goal percentage of at least 70% in four of his 50-point games, the third-most such games in NBA history:
10 — Wilt Chamberlain
6 — Michael Jordan
4 — Adrian Dantley
3 — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar