Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 3/2/12
50 years ago this Friday, on a dreary evening in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 100 points in a 169-147 win over the New York Knicks. Wilt’s century mark broke the NBA single-game scoring record—a record Chamberlain already held—and set a mark that no one in five decades has come close to matching. In honor of the golden anniversary of Wilt’s 100-point game, here are 100 facts about that March 2, 1962 game, the setting, the players, and the historical significance. The Setting  1. On March 2, 1962, the Philadelphia Warriors played the New York Knicks at Hershey Sports Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It was a home game for the Warriors, even though they were away from Philadelphia. Back then, some NBA teams played a handful of home games at neutral cities to attract new fans, especially in cities without NBA teams. The Warriors played three games in Hershey that season. 2. The game was the eleventh between the Warriors and Knicks. The
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