The 'Just a reminder that Wilt Chamberlain put up utterly absurd numbers' quiz


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On this day 55 years ago, Wilt Chamberlain hung a 100 on the Knicks in a game modern day NBA fans still think about quite often. So now seems like a good time to remind everyone just how ridiculous the Big Dipper was in his prime:

  • During that 1961-62 season, Wilt averaged 50.4 points per game. The next season was a massive disappointment where he was only able to manage a paltry 44.8 points per game. 
  • Throughout the high-scoring '60s, a player scored 60 or more points 36 times. Wilt was responsible for 32 of them.
  • He grabbed 27 rebounds per game his rookie year, and a career-high 27.2 the next season. His lowest average for his career was 18.2. The current leader in RPG is Hassan Whiteside with 14.1. 
  • During the 100-point game, Wilt went 36 for 63 from the field and 28 for 32 at the line. For comparison, in Kobe's final game, where he all but played one-on-five for 48 minutes, he only managed to go 22 for 50 on his way to 60 points. 
  • For his career, Wilt averaged nearly 46 minutes played per game, never once coming close to playing fewer than 40 minutes per game. 

So yes, suffice it to say, fans will never see a player as absurd and preposterous as Wilt was anytime soon. Which gets us to today's quiz. In NBA history, a player has gone for 60 points or more on 66 occasions. As mentioned, Wilt was responsible for 32 of these instances. How many of the rest can you recall? Eight minutes are on the clock.

HINT: Points - date of 60+ point game. 

Good luck!

QUIZ: Name the highest single-game scorers in NBA history, besides Wilt Chamberlain

Score:
0/34
Time:
8:00
81 - 01-22-06
Kobe Bryant
73 - 04-09-78
David Thompson
71 - 11-15-60
Elgin Baylor
71 - 04-24-94
David Robinson
69 - 03-28-90
Michael Jordan
68 - 02-25-77
Pete Maravich
65 - 03-16-07
Kobe Bryant
64 - 11-08-59
Elgin Baylor
64 - 03-26-74
Rick Barry
64 - 01-16-93
Michael Jordan
63 - 02-10-49
Joe Fulks
63 - 12-08-61
Elgin Baylor
63 - 01-17-62
Jerry West
63 - 04-09-78
George Gervin
63 - 04-20-86
Michael Jordan
62 - 03-10-04
Tracy McGrady
62 - 12-20-05
Kobe Bryant
62 - 01-24-14
Carmelo Anthony
61 - 01-20-52
George Mikan
61 - 04-14-62
Elgin Baylor
61 - 03-04-87
Michael Jordan
61 - 04-16-87
Michael Jordan
61 - 01-27-90
Karl Malone
61 - 03-06-00
Shaquille O'Neal
61 - 02-02-09
Kobe Bryant
61 - 03-03-14
LeBron James
60 - 12-25-84
Bernard King
60 - 03-12-85
Larry Bird
60 - 03-24-90
Tom Chambers
60 - 02-12-05
Allen Iverson
60 - 12-17-06
Gilbert Arenas
60 - 03-22-07
Kobe Bryant
60 - 04-13-16
Kobe Bryant
60 - 12-05-16
Klay Thompson
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