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Fri, 03.02.1962

Wilt scores 100 points

*On this date in 1962, Wilt Chamberlain set a National Basketball Association (NBA) scoring record of 100 points. In the game, the Philadelphia Warriors defeated the New York Knickerbockers, 169-147.

The game was played in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and the combined score was an association record too. Chamberlain toppled many records with his awesome display. The 7-foot-1-inch Warrior center set a league record for field goals (36), free throws (28 of 32), most points for a quarter (31), and most points for a half (59).

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