On This Date 3/2/1962
Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors reaches the unreachable summit by dropping 100 points on the skulls of the New York Knicks. The 100-point game is perhaps one of the most timeless and awe-inspiring individual performances in the history of sports. Over the years, millions have claimed to be among the 4,124 fans at the Hershey Sports Arena in Pennsylvania as the Warriors took down the Knicks 169-147, also setting a record for the highest-scoring game in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain finishes the game with 100 points, making 36 of 63 shots from the field and 28 of 32 shots from the free-throw line. Chamberlain added 25 rebounds in the historical performance.