The record for most points in one game NBA fans want to see broken is currently held by Wilt Chamberlain who scored an unthinkable 100-point barrier. There have only ever been ten games featuring games of more than 70 points for a single player and six of these have been completed by Chamberlain himself. In the current climate of the NBA where superstars are teaming up in duos and super teams, it looks as though Chamberlain’s record will never be beaten by an NBA superstar.
Who has scored the most points in one game NBA?
Wilt Chamberlain was playing for the San Francisco Warriors on March 2, 1962, when they took on the stars of New York and came out on top with a score of 169-147. Chamberlain took 63 field goal attempts to reach the perfect 100 points in a game that remains 19-points above the next best score in a single game scored by Kobe Bryant. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar achieved his highest score in a single NBA game in 2006 when he drove the Lakers back from an 18-point deficit to overcome the Toronto Raptors. Bryant’s game is ranked as one of the greatest of all time because of his 55-points in the second half of the game.
Super teams are changing the NBA
It seems as though the era of players scoring huge point totals in the NBA is long over with the period of the super team now fully engrained in the sport of basketball. The majority of superstars now understand the ability of a single individual to drag a team to the CHampionship is over because of the higher level of play from all players. Wilt Chamberlain will probably hold onto his record for many years to come as superstars now look to team up and become partners with their fellow stars to bring success to each team. Visit thefanatic.com for more information!