The Most Points Scored in a Single Game by an NBA Player
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The Most Points Scored in a Single Game by an NBA Player

The Most Points Scored in a Single Game by an NBA Player
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There are fewer joys in the sports landscape than watching a great player score in bunches and in this podcast, we are going to look at the moments that saw the most points scored in a single game by an NBA player

Great offense can beat great defense, and when the best players on the court get going, resistance is futile. There is no stopping some of the greatest players ever when they get going.

Everyone knows Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point performance in the single-game scoring record. Out of all the incredible chapters of Chamberlain’s storied career, the number 100 is more synonymous with him than anything else.

But in our look at the most points scored in a single game by an NBA Player, we’re highlighting the best individual scoring games in both the regular season and playoffs since 1963-64. That knocks out several early Chamberlain games but, as you’ll see, he still makes his presence felt in the rankings.

This podcast originally appeared as an article on The Analyst in January 2022.

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As mentioned in the podcast, don’t forget to check out our sister show ‘The Box Show Score‘, in particular, our episode looking back at the last quadruple-double in NBA history, thanks to David Robinson.