On this day March 2, 1962

American basketball player Wilt Chamberlain then playing for the Philadelphia Warriors, scored 100 points in a game against the New York Knicks at Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania, still a record in the National Basketball Association today.

wilt_chamberlain_100-pointThe Warriors won the game, 169–147, setting what was then a record for the most combined points in a game by both teams.

The game is most remembered, however, for the 100 points scored by Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain.

This performance ranks as the NBA’s single-game scoring record; along the way Chamberlain also broke five other NBA scoring records, of which four still stand.

Although a radio broadcast exists, the game was not televised, and as Chamberlain broke several other scoring records during the 1961–62 NBA season, his 100-point performance was initially overlooked. The game was never technically finished due to fans rushing the court after the 100th point was scored. In time however, it became his signature game.

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