On This Date 12/8/1961
In perhaps the greatest one-on-one showdown in NBA history, Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor combine for 141 points in a triple-overtime thriller at Philadelphia Arena. Chamberlain broke the single-game scoring record set by Baylor in 1960, scoring 78 points, while Baylor scored 63 points at the time was the fourth highest-scoring game in NBA history. The Philadelphia Warriors would lose the game 151-147 to the Los Angeles Lakers. Wilt Chamberlain added 61 points the following day as the Warriors beat the Chicago Packers 135-113.