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THIS DAY IN NY SPORTS HISTORY

Friday, March 2, 1962

Chamberlain scores 100 vs. Knicks

Philadelphia Warriors star Wilt Chamberlain put forth the greatest offensive performance in NBA history, scoring a record 100 points in a 169-147 win against the visiting Knicks in Hershey, Pa., before a tiny crowd of 4,124. Chamberlain, a 7-1 center, shattered his own record of 78 points, set earlier that season. He hit 36 of 63 field-goal attempts and the career 51-percent free throw shooter connected on 28 of 32 from the line. Chamberlain, who also had 25 rebounds, dominated in the paint with his signature fall-away jump shot. He went on to average 50.4 points per game that season. Richie Guerin led the Knicks with 39 points and Cleveland Buckner had 33.

Warriors 169, Knicks 147

At Hershey, Pa.

KNICKS (147)

Naulls 9-13-31; Green 3-0-6; Imhoff 3-1-7; Guerin 13-13-39; Butler 4-0-8; Buckner 16-1-33; Budd 6-1-13; Butcher 3-4-10; Totals: 57-33-147.

WARRIORS (169)

Arizin 7-2-16; Meschery 7-2-16; Chamberlain 36-28-100; Rodgers 1-9-11; Attles 8-1-17; Larese 4-1-9; Totals: 63-43-169.

Knicks26 42 38 41 - 147

Warriors42 37 46 44 - 169

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