NBA Players With The Most 60-Point Games: Wilt Chamberlain Scored More Than Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, James Harden, And Damian Lillard Combined

Scoring 60 or more points in an NBA game is no easy task. It has only been done by 32 different players in the NBA’s 75-year history. The fact that these players were able to score 60 points in a game is special. The way that each player was able to achieve the feat makes it shine brighter. Some were able to dominate the game in the paint with putbacks, layups, and dunks. Others were able to establish their jumper and take over from the mid-range and perimeter.

The 32 players who have scored 60 or more points in a game are all-time greats, Hall of Famers, MVPs, and champions. There are 18 Hall of Famers on the list, as well as 12 players who are still active in today’s NBA. Of the 32 players listed below, only 6 have scored 60 or more points more than one time. Another interesting fact is that 3 out of the Top 10 total point scorers in NBA history did not cross the 60 points in a game threshold.

Here are the 32 NBA players that have scored 60 or more points in a game:

Joe Fulks - 1 Time

63 Points, Philadelphia Warriors vs. Indianapolis Jets

W 108-87 (February 10, 1949)

Joe Fulks was the first player in NBA history to have scored 60 points in a game. Played 8 seasons in the NBA with the Philadelphia Warriors from 1946-47 to 1953-54. Fulks was a 2-time All-Star who won the scoring title twice in his career. He led the Warriors to a title in his rookie season as the team’s and the league’s leading scorer. On this specific night, the game plan was clear, get the ball to Joe Fulks and get out of the way. Fulks attempted 56 shots and made good on 27 of them. As a team, the Warriors took 109 shots. No one on Fulk’s team scored more than 11 points, but it didn’t matter as the Warriors claimed a 21-point win.

George Mikan - 1 Time

61 Points, Minneapolis Lakers vs. Rochester Royal

W 91-81 (January 20, 1952)

When George Mikan scored 61 points in January of 1952, it was just the 2nd time in NBA history that it had occurred. He scored 61 of his team’s total 91 points in a double-overtime victory over the Rochester Royals. Mikan played a massive 58 minutes in the game and shot 22-45 from the field. He made 17 free throws on 21 attempts and added 36 rebounds to his night. He is just 1 of 3 players in history to record a 60-point/30 rebound game. On this night, Mikan scored 67.0% of his team’s total points, the most for any player in a 60-point performance.

Jerry West - 1 Time

63 Points, Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York Knicks

W 129-121 (January 17, 1962)

Jerry West’s only 60-point performance of his career came on his home floor against the struggling New York Knicks. West was unstoppable in this game, shooting 22-36 from the field overall at 61.1%. He was also able to get himself to the foul line and deliver, shooting 19/22 from the charity stripe. West also added 3 rebounds and 3 assists to his 63-point tally. The Lakers’ next 2 leading scorers in the game were Jim Krebs and Rudy LaRusso, with 19 points apiece. West also broke the 50-point barrier in a game 4 other times in his career.

Rick Barry - 1 Time

64 Points, Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers

W 143-120 (March 26, 1974)

You have to go back to 1974 to revisit Rick Barry’s stat-stuffing 64-point performance against the Trail Blazers. Barry poured in 64 points on 30-45 shooting and added 10 rebounds, 9 assists, and 5 steals. Barry only needed 4 free throws to hit the 60-point mark, making it one of the more efficient 60-point games ever. Barry’s 64 was not enough to get past Geoff Petrie’s big night for Portland as the Warriors lost by just 5.

Pete Maravich - 1 Time

68 Points, New Orleans Jazz vs. New York Knicks

W 124-107 (February 25, 1977)

“Pistol” Pete Maravich was truly a basketball player ahead of his time. He could shoot from anywhere and run a transition offense with elite handles and passing that only the likes of Magic Johnson could rival. His 68-point display against the Knicks in 1977 was no different. Maravich scored at will from anywhere he wanted on the floor and with any hand he wanted to use. He shot 26-43 from the field with no advantage of a three-point line. Maravich tallied 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the 17-point victory.

David Thompson - 1 Time

73 Points, Denver Nuggets vs. Detroit Pistons

L 137-139 (April 9, 1978)

David Thompson’s 73-point game is special in more ways than one. It was the final game of the regular season, and Thompson was locked in a scoring race with the Spurs’ George Gervin. Coach Larry Brown gave Thompson the go-ahead to get up as many shots as he could to win the scoring title. Thompson delivered, going 28-38 from the field and an incredible 17-20 from the free-throw line. He also added 7 rebounds. Thompson would end up tying Gervin with 27.2 PPG, but Gervin would take the scoring title on a total points tiebreaker.

George Gervin - 1 Time

63 Points, San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Jazz

L 132-153 (April 9, 1978)

George Gervin’s 63-point game came on the final day of the 1978 regular season. The Spurs were 52-29 heading into the contest against a Jazz team that was sitting under .500. We already spoke about the Nuggets’ David Thompson, and he and Gervin were locked in a highly contested race for the scoring crown. Against the Jazz, Gervin went for 63 points on the same day that Thompson went for 73 points, but it was Gervin who ended up edging out Thompson in the closest scoring race in NBA history. Gervin officially averaged 27.22 PPG against Thompson’s 27.15 PPG. Don’t let the efficiency nuts see this one, as it took Gervin 49 shots to get the job done, and the Spurs dropped the game 153-132.

Bernard King - 1 Time

60 Points, New York Knicks vs. New Jersey Nets

L 114-120 (December 25, 1984)

On Christmas Day in 1984, Bernard King decided to harness some magic for the New York Knicks. King went crazy in Madison Square Garden for 60 points on 19-30 shooting from the field and 22-26 from the foul line. His 60 points were the only thing working for the Knicks that day, however, as the Nets would take them down 120-114. No other Knicks player scored more than 13 points, and it was enough to overcome the play of Micheal Ray Richardson and Mike Gminski for the Nets. King’s 60 points stood as a Knicks record for 30 years.

Larry Bird - 1 Time

60 Points, Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks

W 126-115 (March 12, 1985)

Larry Bird set the Celtics' all-time scoring mark just 9 days after teammate Kevin McHale set the record with a 56-point performance. Bird was 28 years old at the time and in the middle of his second straight MVP season. For the game against Dominique Wilkins and the Hawks on this day, it was like Bird was from another planet. Bird shot 22-36 from the field and scored 32 of his 60 points in 14 second-half minutes. Bird finished the season with averages of 28.7 PPG, 10.5 RPG, and 6.6 APG.

Karl Malone - 1 Time

61 Points, Utah Jazz vs. Milwaukee Bucks

W 144-96 (January 27, 1990)

Karl Malone sits in 3rd place on the all-time scoring list, so it is no surprise to see him on the list of players who have scored 60 or more points in a game. The only surprise is that he only shows up once. Malone’s 61-point performance in 1990 was so dominant that we can let it slide. After hearing that Lakers forward A. C. Green was going to start the All-Star Game over him, Malone took it out on the Milwaukee Bucks. He poured in 82.0% of his shots on the night and 19-23 foul shots to destroy the Bucks by 48 points. What makes Malone’s performance even crazier is that Malone did all of this in just 33 minutes of play.

Tom Chambers - 1 Time

60 Points, Phoenix Suns vs. Seattle SuperSonics

W 121-95 (March 24, 1990)

The 1990 season was the best offensive season of Tom Chambers’ career, and on one night in March, it peaked. On the season, Chambers averaged 27.2 PPG and 7.0 RPG. In addition to his 60-point performance, Chambers recorded 5 40-point games and one other 50-point game. Chamber’s 60-point game had a different feel to it, with the Suns going up against Chamber’s former team in the Seattle SuperSonics. Chambers let them know what they were missing as he shot 22-32 from the field in the game and 16-18 free throws. He didn’t attempt a single three-pointer. Chambers’ 60 was a Phoenix Suns record until broken in 2017.

David Robinson - 1 Time

71 Points, San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers

W 112-97 (April 24, 1994)

David Robinson’s 71-point performance in 1994 came amid another tight-scoring title race. “The Admiral” entered the final day of the season, needing just 33 points to catch Orlando center Shaquille O’Neal. His teammates were looking for him every trip down the floor, as they fed Robinson at will. Robinson shot 26-41 from the field with 14 rebounds and 5 assists. He shot 18-25 from the foul line as well and became the 1st Spurs player since George Gervin to win a scoring title.

Shaquille O’Neal - 1 Time

61 Points, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers

W 123-103 (March 6, 2000)

Shaquille O’Neal’s career night also happened to occur on the same day as another special occasion in his life, his 28th birthday. Under his admission, Shaq was not prepared for the game that evening as it was against an underperforming Clippers team. Shaq was soon motivated when he showed up at the Staples Center, and Clippers management had the nerve to cover up Shaq’s championship banners. Shaq didn’t take too kindly to the act by the Clippers and made them pay that evening. He scored 61 points to go with 23 rebounds on 24-35 shooting. He also went 13-22 from the foul line in the Lakers' blowout win.

Tracy McGrady - 1 Time

62 Points, Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards

W 108-99 (March 10, 2004)

Headed into a late-season contest in 2004 with the Washington Wizards, the Orlando Magic had a miserable 18-48 overall team record. Tracy McGrady was in the midst of his 2nd straight season winning the scoring title, and his abilities were on full display in this one. McGrady shot 20-37 overall from the field, including 5-14 from three-point land and 17-26 from the foul line. He also added 10 rebounds, 5 assists, and a steal to his line on the night as he led the Magic to a 9-point victory. He was the 29th player in NBA history to reach the 60-point mark in a game.

Allen Iverson - 1 Time

60 Points, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic

W 112-99 (February 12, 2005)

Allen Iverson in 2005 was one of the best versions of himself that we had ever seen. It was the first season where the Sixers allowed him to run the point rather than play shooting guard, and Iverson went ballistic. Before the career-high night against Orlando, Iverson had already recorded 35 games of 35 points or more and 9 games of 40 points or more. On this night, Iverson did it all. He shot 17-36 from the field but also added 6 assists, and 5 steals to his night to will the Sixers to victory. Iverson’s 60 points stand as the highest scoring mark in Sixers history by a player not named Wilt Chamberlain.

Gilbert Arenas - 1 Time

60 Points, Washington Wizards vs. Los Angeles Lakers

W 147-141 (December 17, 2006)

Gilbert Arenas’s 60-point game is special in more ways than one. Not only did Arenas shoot 17-32 with 8 assists and 8 rebounds, but he did it on the road in Staples Center against Kobe Bryant. Arenas and Bryant were battling as Kobe dropped 45 points of his own. The game needed an extra quarter of play, and it was Arenas who had the last laugh. He scored 16 of his 60 in the extra time to break 60 and take down the Lakers on their court. At the time, it was a Washington Wizards franchise record which Arenas now shares with Bradley Beal.

Carmelo Anthony - 1 Time

62 Points, New York Knicks vs. Charlotte Bobcats

W 125-96 (January 24, 2014)

This showing by Carmelo in January of 2014 is near and dear to my heart as I was in the building for it. It was incredible. First, MSG was buzzing at halftime as Melo had 37 points at the break. The fans knew the Knicks and arena records were in his sights, and the place was electric. Melo’s game was so unique, he was scoring however he wanted. At the rim, mid-range, and from deep, it didn’t matter, Carmelo was feasting. Anthony shot 23-35 from the field and amazingly recorded no turnovers and no assists. As he headed to the bench with 8 minutes left, and the crowd rained down boos, longing to see more, you couldn’t help but appreciate what you had just witnessed.

LeBron James - 1 Time

61 Points, Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats

W 124-107 (March 3, 2014)

LeBron James's career-high 61-point game came just over 8 years ago when he was with the Miami Heat. On this night, James broke Glen Rice’s franchise record for points in a game and connected on his first 8 three-point attempts from the field. LeBron scored 25 points in the 3rd quarter alone of this contest and only went to the foul line 12 times the entire way. James ended the game 8-10 from three and 22-33 overall from the field. James carried the Heat to victory despite being the only player on his team with more than 15 points. As his eyes become set on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record in 2022, LeBron has yet to duplicate a regular-season performance like this one.

Klay Thompson - 1 Time

60 Points. Golden State Warriors vs. Indiana Pacers

W 142-106 (December 5, 2016)

Confirmed by both teammates and coaches, Klay Thompson overslept the day before his career night and missed practice. After a stern talking to by Coach Steve Kerr, Klay responded in a big way. Thompson shot 21-33 overall from the field and 8-14 from beyond the arc. The two stats that make Klay’s big game so impressive is that he only dribbled the ball 11 times throughout the game and held the ball for a total of 88.4 seconds on 52 touches. The Warriors blew out the Pacers by 36 at home. It was the first 60-point performance by a Warriors player since Rick Barry in 1974.

Devin Booker - 1 Time

70 Points, Phoenix Suns vs. Boston Celtics

L 120-130 (March 24, 2017)

Exactly 27 years to the day that Tom Chambers set the Phoenix Suns single-game scoring record, Devin Booker broke it. Booker’s game was unprecedented in the fact that the shooting guard scored just 19 points in the first half of the game. Booker would score a ridiculous 51 points in the second half to bring his total to 70. The Suns would lose the game by 10 points behind 34 from Isaiah Thomas. Booker shot 21-40 from the field and connected on just 4 three-pointers in the game while adding 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Booker did most of his work from the mid-range, a skill that he still uses to beat opponents today.

Kemba Walker - 1 Time

60 Points, Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers

L 119-122 (November 18, 2018)

Even though his performance came in a loss, Kemba Walker stole the show back in 2018 when he dropped 60 points on the Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid-led Philadelphia 76ers. Walker went for 60 on 21-34, shooting from the field or 61.8%. He added 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals in a game that came down to the wire in overtime. Walker became the first Hornets player in history to record a 60-point game, and just the 2nd player measured at 6’1" or under in height to do so. When it was all said and done, Walker had outscored his entire team combined, and it fell just short of defeating JJ Reddick, Joel Embiid, and Jimmy Butler’s combined 79 points.

Stephen Curry - 1 Time

62 Points, Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail Blazers

W 137-122 (January 3, 2021)

In the midst of an up and down 2021 season that saw the Warriors bounced in the Play-In Tournament, Stephen Curry had the greatest night of his regular-season career. Some amazing stats came out of his performance. He became just the 5th Warriors Player to score 60 in a game while becoming just the 2nd to score 30 in each half. Curry shot 58.1% from the field overall and a scintillating 8-16 from beyond the arc. He also knocked down 18-19 free throws. Just another reason why Stephen Curry is undoubtedly one of the greatest of all time.

Bradley Beal - 1 Time

60 Points, Washington Wizards vs. Philadelphia 76ers

L 136-141 (January 6, 2021)

Just a little over one year ago, Bradley Beal etched his name in the Washington Wizards record books in a 5-point loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Beal scored 60 points on 20-35 shooting, including 7-1o from three. He tied Gilbert Arenas’ franchise record for points in a game while passing him for most 50-point games in team history. At the time, Beal was on a scorching tear, averaging 34.3 PPG through 8 games of the 202-21 season. Beal would end the year averaging 31.3 PPG and finished second behind Stephen Curry for the scoring title.

Jayson Tatum - 1 Time

60 Points, Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs

W 143-140 (April 30, 2021)

Jayson Tatum was another player to make franchise history when he scored 60 points against the Spurs in April of 2021. First, he tied Larry Bird’s Celtics record for points in a game. He became the 2nd youngest player in NBA history to record a 60-point game. Not only did he accomplish those individual feats, but he also sparked a miraculous 32-point comeback to beat San Antonio. Tatum shot 20-37 overall from the field, 5-7 from three, and 15-17 from the free-throw line in the game. He also added 8 rebounds and 5 assists on the night.

Karl-Anthony Towns - 1 Time

60 Points, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. San Antonio Spurs

W 149-139 (March 14, 2022)

Just a few short months ago, Karl-Anthony Towns set franchise and career records when he poured in 60 points on the road against the Spurs. Towns scored the 4th most points in a quarter with 32 in the 3rd of this game. He also became just the 6th player in history to record a 60-point, 15 rebound game. Towns grabbed a total of 17 boards and connected on 7-11 from deep. He became the first Timberwolves player to record more than one 50-point game. On the heels of Towns’ big performance, the Timberwolves secured their first 40-win season since 2018.

Kyrie Irving - 1 Time

60 Points, Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic

W 150-108 (March 15, 2022)

One week after dropping 50 points in a game, Kyrie Irving went into Orlando and erupted for 60 against the Magic. It was an all-out beat down as the Nets broke a franchise record for points scored in a game with 150 and 86 points in the first half of action, which is also a franchise record. The star of the show was Kyrie, as he scored efficiently at all three levels on offense. He shot 20-31 from the field on the night and a stunning 8-12 from three-point range. Kyrie became the 32nd player in NBA history to score 60 points in a game achieving the feat just 4 months ago.

Damian Lillard - 3 Times

60 Points, Portland Trail Blazers vs. Brooklyn Nets

L 115-119 ( November 8, 2019)

61 Points, Portland Trail Blazers vs. Golden State Warriors

W 129-124 (January 20, 2020)

61 Points, Portland Trail Blazers vs. Dallas Mavericks

W 134-131 (August 11, 2020)

Since coming into the league, Damian Lillard has solidified himself as both one of the greatest shooters and scorers of this generation. Damian Lillard’s run in the 2019-20 season was truly something special. He became just the 2nd player in NBA history to record 3 or more 6-point games in a single season, Wilt Chamberlain being the other. The final game of his 60-point barrage was the most important as it clinched a playoff berth in the 2020 Bubble. After hitting the game-winner against Dallas, Lillard exclaimed, "Give me my damn respect!" When you drop 60 points 3 separate times in a season, you earn that right.

Elgin Baylor - 3 Times

64 Points, Minneapolis Lakers vs. Boston Celtics

W 136-115 (November 8, 1959)

71 Points, Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York Knicks

W 123-108 (November 15, 1960)

63 Points, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia Warriors

W 151-147. (December 8, 1961)

Elgin Baylor continues to be underrated to this day by NBA fans and the community. When you look at his impressive resume, you can’t help but admire the long list of offensive dominance. For his career, Baylor averaged 27.4 PPG and 13.5 RPG, furthering his case for a higher all-time ranking than where most have him at now. Baylor’s most impressive 60+ point performance came when he dropped 71 points on the New York Knicks in 1960. He finished 28-48 shooting from the field and hauled in a miraculous 25 rebounds to add to his big night. When we speak about all-time great scorers, Baylor’s name needs to be mentioned more.

James Harden - 4 Times

60 Points, Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic

W 114-107 (January 30, 2018)

61 Points, Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks

W 114-110 (January 23, 2019)

61 Points, Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs

W 11-105 (March 22, 2019)

60 Points, Houston Rockets vs. Atlanta Hawks

W 158-111 (November 30, 2019)

James Harden’s 4 60-point performances all came while he was wearing a Houston Rockets uniform. All 4 games came in 3 years while Harden was establishing himself as one of the great scorers the NBA has ever seen. The first of his 60-point performances proved to be the most special. Harden dropped 60 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in a win over the Orlando Magic. It was not only special for the triple-double and career significance, but for the fact that it came in his MVP year as well. Harden’s scoring in Houston was some of the most memorable basketball in H-Town since the days of Hakeem.

Michael Jordan - 4 Times

61 Points, Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons

W 125-120 (March 4, 1987)

61 Points, Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks

L 114-117 (April 16, 1987)

69 Points, Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

W 117-113 (March 28, 1990)

64 Points, Chicago Bulls vs. Orlando Magic

L 124-128 (January 16, 1993)

The only surprise at the greatest player and scorer of all-time being on our list is the fact that he has only scored 60 four times. For a man that won 10 scoring titles in his career, just 4 60-point games seems a little light. Nevertheless, Jordan has solidified himself as the greatest scorer in history. The most impressive of his 60-point games has to be his career-high 69 points against the Cavaliers in 1990. Along with his high-scoring total, Jordan added 18 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals. He shot 23-37 from the field and 21-23 from the foul line. Just the G.O.A.T. doing G.O.A.T. things.

Kobe Bryant - 6 Times

62 Points, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks

W 112-90 (December 20, 2005)

81 Points, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Toronto Raptors

W 122-104 (January 22, 2006)

65 Points, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers

W 116-111 (March 16, 2007)

60 Points, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies

W 121-119 (March 22, 2007)

61 Points, Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York Knicks

W 126-117 (February 2, 2009)

60 Points, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz

W 101-96 (April 13, 2016)

Every time that Kobe Bryant reached deep into his bag and scored 60 points, his team was victorious. As many moments as his historic career gave us, some of the most memorable were during his 60+ point performances. In 2009, Kobe dropped 61 points at Madison Square Garden and famously told Spike Lee that it was his fault. Of course, there was the 2nd highest single-game output he displayed in Toronto, dropping 81 points on Jalen Rose and the Raptors. Perhaps none were more memorable than when we saw Kobe Bryant step on an NBA court for the last time against the Utah Jazz in 2016. Kobe erupted in his final game for 60 points on 22-50 shooting. The plan was to feed Kobe, and it made for the perfect ending to one of the greatest careers in NBA history.

Wilt Chamberlain - 32 Times

67 Points, Philadelphia Warriors vs. New York Knicks

W 135-126 (March 9, 1961)

60 Points, Philadelphia Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers

W 138-117 (December 1, 1961)

78 Points, Philadelphia Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers

L 147-151 (December 8, 1961)

61 Points, Philadelphia Warriors vs. Chicago Packers

W 135-113 (December 9, 1961)

60 Points, Philadelphia Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers

W 123-118 (December 29, 1961)

73 Points, Philadelphia Warriors vs. Chicago Packers

W 135-118 (January 13, 1962)

62 Points, Philadelphia Warriors vs. Boston Celtics

L 136-145 (January 14, 1962)

62 Points, Philadelphia Warriors vs. St. Louis Hawks

W 136-130 (January 17, 1962)

62 Points, Philadelphia Warriors vs. Syracuse Nationals

W 139-132 (January 21, 1962)

65 Points, Philadelphia Warriors vs. Cincinnati Royals

L 132-152 (February 13, 1962)

67 Points, Philadelphia Warriors vs. St. Louis Hawks

L 121-128 (February 17, 1962)

61 Points, Philadelphia Warriors vs. St. Louis Hawks

W 139-121 (February 22, 1962)

67 Points, Philadelphia Warriors vs. New York Knicks

W 149-135 (February 25, 1962)

65 Points, Philadelphia Warriors vs. St. Louis Hawks

W 147-137 (February 27, 1962)

61 Points, Philadelphia Warriors vs. Chicago Packers

W 128-119 (February 28, 1962)

100 Points, Philadelphia Warriors vs. New York Knicks

W 169-147 (March 2, 1962)

72 Points, San Francisco Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers

L 115-127 (November 3, 1962)

73 Points, San Francisco Warriors vs. New York Knicks

W 127-111 (November 16, 1962)

61 Points, San Francisco Warriors vs. Cincinnati Royals

L 139-143 (November 21, 1962)

61 Points, San Francisco Warriors vs. Syracuse Nationals

W 136-124 (December 11, 1962)

63 Points, San Francisco Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers

L 118-120 ( December 14, 1962)

61 Points, San Francisco Warriors vs. St. Louis Hawks

W 130-110 (December 18, 1962)

67 Points, San Francisco Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers

L 129-134 (January 11, 1963)

62 Points, San Francisco Warriors vs. New York Knicks

W 123-103 (January 29, 1963)

70 Points, San Francisco Warriors vs. Syracuse Nationals

L 148-163 (March 10, 1963)

62 Points, San Francisco Warriors vs. Cincinnati Royals

W 122-106 (November 15, 1964)

63 Points, San Francisco Warriors vs. Philadelphia 76ers

L 117-128 (November 26, 1964)

65 Points, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Los Angeles Lakers

W 132-125 (February 7, 1966)

62 Points, Philadelphia 76ers vs. San Francisco Warriors

W 135-125 (March 3, 1966)

68 Points, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls

W 143-123 (December 16, 1967)

60 Points, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Cincinnati Royals

W 126-113 (January 26, 1969)

66 Points, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns

W 134-116 (February 9, 1969)

Let’s be honest, if I had written out all of Wilt’s 60-point games, you wouldn’t have read it all. All jokes aside, It is kind of insane how as NBA fans, we underrate the scoring accomplishments of Wilt Chamberlain. The man was a mythical creature on the basketball court and a true mainstay in the NBA history books. Here are some numbers to blow your mind. During his career, Chamberlain tallied 271 40-point games, 118 50-point games, and 32 60-point games. Insane numbers. The most famous of all is, of course, his epic 100-point performance against the Knicks in 1962. Wilt scored 100 points on 63 shots while grabbing 25 rebounds as well. This game is so iconic that many NBA fans have called into question its validity. That seems to be a theme for Wilt’s God-like career. There has never been a player like Wilt Chamberlain, and I don't know that we can say there will be again.


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