Individual points in a game: 100 (Wilt Chamberlain)
The ultimate feat in basketball history might just be Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game. Chamberlain scored 100 of the Philadelphia Warriors’ 162 points on March 2, 1962, finishing the fourth quarter with 31 to reach the century mark. The numbers are astounding: In the game, Wilt shot 36-for-63 from the field and 28-for-32 from the charity stripe.
Further, this performance came amid a record-smashing 1961-62 season for Chamberlain in which he averaged 50.2 points per game for the Warriors. The closest we’ve ever seen to this record came from the late Kobe Bryant, who scored 81 against the Raptors in 2006.
NBA high this season: 61 — Damian Lillard vs. GSW on Jan. 20