On this date in 1962, Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 100 points, the most ever by an NBA player in a single game, during his team’s 169-147 win over the Knicks in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Chamberlain shot 36-of-63 from the field and 28-of-32 from the free throw line, to go with 25 rebounds. His 50.4 PPG scoring average in 80 games during the 1961-62 season remains an NBA record to this day and it’s hard to imagine it ever being broken.
Got a great basketball blog post that you want featured on Hoops Links? Send it to me at HoopsLinks@gmail.com. This week’s spin around the blogosphere..
- Six Championship Drive looks ahead to next year in Detroit.
- Point Guard U caught up with former Arizona Wildcat Mark Lyons.
- No Man’s Land looks at guys who could surprise in the second half, including Patrick Mills.
- Legion Report recaps the buyout period.
- Sean Mason sees the Lakers as a team with no future.
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