On This Date 1/25/1960
Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors sets a record for most points by a rookie in an NBA game when he scores 58 points. The 58 points help power the Warriors to a 127-117 win over the Detroit Pistons in a game played in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Chamberlain dominated the glass as well, grabbing 42 rebounds. Wilt Chamberlain would go on to lead the league in both categories, winning Rookie of the Year and NBA MVP.