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Five things you didn’t know about Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game

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In leading the Warriors to victory, Chamberlain broke his own single-game scoring record of 78 points set on Dec. 8, 1961, against the Los Angeles Lakers, a game that included multiple overtime periods. Only one player has even eclipsed the 80-point threshold since Chamberlain’s historic night – the late Kobe Bryant poured in 81 against the Raptors on Jan. 22, 2006.

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Aside from the fact that Chamberlain hit triple-digits, what do you really know about the game? Let’s go back 58 years to learn more about Chamberlain’s iconic performance. Keep in mind Chamberlain shot 51.1 percent from the line for his career, so hitting nearly 90 percent of his free throws in one game is some kind of anomaly. The only thing more absurd than Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game was his stat line for the entire 1961-62 season.

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